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The Nigerian Child: My Ins and Outs

The news in the last few days has been dark especially in my country, Nigeria. It is not about COVID19 but the effects of a pandemic in some ways.  I recently participated in a WhatsApp group session where we talked about “The Nigerian Child- Past and Present Successes and Struggles. It was hosted by a …

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Your Child’s Environment Matters

Family structure is not the core matter but how we all get on. Welcome to #HealthMattersWithDrWeyoms You and anyone you live with is your child’s environment and it is very crucial to the holistic wellbeing of your child. How your child goes on to feel about themselves and how they interact with others is a …

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What Did You Do With Your Child Today?

What did you to do with your child today? I have danced with my little one today. Do not allow the pressures of social media make you scared of marriage or parenting. Reframe your thoughts about marriage and parenting to yield positive results. Spending quality time with your child is more about the usual daily …

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Potty Training

There are no set rules about when to start potty training but you will need to recognise the signs that your child is ready for it. You may be wondering when to start potty training?As you have probably heard many times, every child develops at a different pace. So it is good to wait until …

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Malaria in School Children: Do Schools Have a Role to Play?

Nigerian Government and Diaspora Doctors, I am looking at you people but first let me mind my business this #HealthMattersWithDrWeyoms as we meddle in the affairs of malaria and children. According to the WHO, a child dies from malaria every two minutes.” Malaria is one of the leading causes of death among children under five …

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Allergies in Children

A child who sneezes or coughs a lot, who frequently develops a rash or hives (raised swollen bumps), or who gets a stomachache, cramps or nausea after eating certain foods may have allergies. Any child may develop allergies, but they are more common in children from families with a history of such reactions. Early identification …

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How Do I Get My Baby To Eat Other Foods?

Dear Doctor, how do I make my baby eat other foods apart from baby milk? For about the first six months of their life, babies only need breast milk or formula milk depending on what you decide to do as a mother. If solid foods are started too early, babies are likely to take less …

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Cerebral Palsy Podcast for Mothers and their Children

Many people don’t know what it is called. They tag the child as an imbecile. Some mothers are confused about the condition. They are worried when their baby’s head cannot stay straight, or the baby at 8 months cannot sit down, or the baby at 18 months cannot walk. Here’s a short discussion about what …

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Bonding With Your Baby

Hello family, it’s the end of the jolly weekend, so I just feel you join enjoy some of my talkative nature about bonding with a baby as a mother. For experienced parents, how have you bonded with your baby or babies, feel free to leave your comments. Listen to my segment “Bonding With Your Baby” …

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The Baby, The Mother and The Paediatrician: Chamomile Tea

Disclaimer: This is for those who believe in the use of herbs. I don’t mean fetish things.  What herbs have you tried on children? If you have, can you share? As a proper Itsekiri woman, I use herbs where necessary and they have been effective. Practice what you believe! #babydiaries #chamomiletea #herbs #plants#flowers #motherhood #parenting #medicine#teething #diarrhea #diarrhoea #naijamum #mummy#doctor #womeninmedicine #doctorlife #phdmama#leedsmums #leeds #uk #warri #instamedicine#instahealth #healtheducation #7monthsold —  Please follow and like us:

The Baby, The Mother and The Paediatrician: Medicine Palava

I know right😊 Medicines don’t just work well with us. I remember during my pregnancy and I was vomiting all the drugs given to me. The doctors gave up and I decided to respect myself and enjoy my food, fruits and herbs. Don’t try what you don’t believe in o! I decided to be nice and …

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World Toilet Day 2017: Where Is Your Shit Going To?

“Toilets save lives because human waste spreads killer diseases. However, 4.5 billion people live without a household toilet that safely disposes of their waste. World Toilet Day is about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis. If there’s one thing that unites humanity, it’s the call of nature. But depending on where we live, …

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The Baby, The Mother and The Paediatrician: Dockie, No antibiotics!

Dockie: Mama, na cough and catarrah with malaria dey do your pikin. So I go give una coartem and some vitamins and paracetamol as you say him body dey hot. The test show say na virus dey cause the cough and cattarah.  Mama: Dockie, thank you. But I think say you go give us amoxil …

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