Nigeria

Breastfeeding in Public As an African Mother

Dear Mothers, would you breastfeed your baby in public? Been a while, welcome to Health Matters With Dr Weyoms I recently asked mothers via my social media handles, their thoughts and experiences about breastfeeding in public places, and I have received mixed reactions which I find really fascinating and worth starting a conversation on. For …

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Crying Baby: What You Can Do

Yesterday, I asked a question on what you would do if your baby cried for long hours? I got some hilarious responses. From putting the baby on OLX to African Mama suspicious thinking, trying out lullaby and even telling the baby your mind or pinching the baby more. You people had me laughing out loud …

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Adolescents and Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Nigeria

Nigeria has an estimated population of 191, 835, 93. I know that anytime I visit the National Population Commission’s website, this number increases. They haven’t told me if they count those in the very remote areas 😊. Also 22.3% adolescents make up this population, Nigeria is a breeding ground if I must say.  One in …

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Practise As a Medical Doctor or Be Something Else

Watching the Minister of Health in Nigeria, saying all doctors must not be specialists. They could be farmers, tailors and whatever else they can be. I don’t know if I should be annoyed or just forget I heard him say anything. Dear young medical student or soon to be graduate, have a plan. I don’t …

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Self-Funded Postgraduate Journey

Yay me! I have actually crossed the first year hurdle as a PhD student. It started really well with amazing ideas, I could literally write a book on those ideas. My research started out by changing its focus from the UK to my home country, Nigeria.  I believe that is one of the best decisions …

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Pneumonia: How Much Do You Know?

Everybody loves Mondays. I know many people won’t agree with me. It’s another time for #HealthMattersDrWeyoms Thanks for the genuine conversations on Abortion. We are going to have a new conversation about Pneumonia. Do you know about pneumonia? Have you heard about this disease before? Do you know what causes it? It is said that every …

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Abortion: Just So You Know Part 2

Everyone loves the weekend. It is another beautiful Monday with #HealthMattersWithDrWeyoms I read quite a number of comments about our abortion tweets. Yes, the discussion on abortion arouses strong feelings both for the married and unmarried.  For men, it may be a difficult time as well. Men do not really express their feelings about a …

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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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World Malaria Day, 2018: Ready to Beat Malaria

My little boy about 1-month-old My house in Nigeria used to have plenty mosquitoes and even if we used insecticides, the mosquitoes multiplied. So we decided to use mosquito net because we feared for Dearest M. Today is #worldmalariaday and we are still fighting the battle to roll back malaria from harming our children. “It is known …

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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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The Baby, The Mother and The Paediatrician: Dramatic Me!

Dear Doctor, my Mother thinks I am a Drama King 😱. Do you think I am?  Dearest M, it’s been a while we spoke. Can you tell me what you do at your leisure? You know physical development has a key role to play when we are talking about you 😊 Dear Doctor, I try …

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Tribute To The African Woman: International Women’s Day

She is a woman With dark nights without stars, Rising temperatures that disturbs daily life, With children who fall ill week after week, Yet she beams with hope She’s a woman, With the biting and scorching sun, She bargains with customers for her wares, With the little profit, she saves for her children’s education. Without …

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International Childhood Cancer Day

Dear Doctor, what is wrong with my child?  We have been to several hospitals and have spent a lot of money. My son’s abdomen keeps getting bigger and he keeps losing weight. Dear Mama, your child has what’s called cancer. She didn’t understand what the other doctors told her because they had language barrier. She …

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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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What To Do This Year

I hope it is not too much to ask for much. Many young people have died from avoidable health related issues and some are because they didn’t take their health problems seriously. So it’s 2018,  just take a break and care about yourself. 1. Take care of your mental health. Speak to someone if you …

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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:

Merry Christmas Everyone! Love from the team of Dearest M and Dear Mama and The Baby, The Mother and The Paediatrician.  Be safe with your baby! #doctorlife #christmas #womeninmedicine#motherhood #babydiaries #8monthsold#paediatrician #leedsmums #leeds #naijamum Please follow and like us:

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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