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This is a very hot and trending topic among new mums in Nigeria. Popularly called 'Oka' in the south-western part of Nigeria, this is one issue that makes lots of mothers run helter skelter..so we thought to share an in-depth look on this issue by a paediatrician.

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Q : Some women believe undergoing a Caesarean section is a sign of weakness; like it makes them less of a woman. Others view it as some taboo and pray it away. As a man and also an ob-gyn, how do you view it?

A: Firstly, a caesarean section is an operation (surgery) to deliver a baby through a cut on the mother’s abdomen and another cut on the uterus. It certainly is NOT a sign of weakness to have a caesarean section (c/s). There are indications f...

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Q: What are some complications that may arise after the surgery?

A: Complications that may arise could be grouped under those of anaesthesia and those of the surgery itself. Complications of anaesthesia could be a reaction to the drugs administered or may result from technique. They range from post spinal headaches to hypotension and even death. Complications of the surgery may be early or late. It includes haemorrhage (bleeding excessively), inju...

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Q: How does one take care of her incision site after she has been discharged from hospital? When can water touch the site?

A: The duty of the patient in taking care of the incision site after discharge lies in NOT GETTING THE DRESSING WET. When the skin wound has completely closed and the wound dressing removed, it is alright for water to touch the site but DO NOT scrub the incision. You may use a mirror to inspect the incision to make sure the sk...

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Breastfed BUT Starved!!!!!

10 January 2016 23:19:07 WAT

We often hear complaints from some mums about their baby's feeding pattern. 'My baby is never satisfied', 'my baby eats too much', 'My breastmilk cannot satisfy my baby', 'I feel like I breastfeed round the clock'...they say. While these complaints may be valid, did you know that you could be breastfeeding your child and starving him or her as well?.......

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