Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Kim | 2012/06/12

Q.

Concerned

Good Day Prof
Hope you''re well.
I''ve noticed that my 1 month old sons navel expands when he cries. Should i be concerned about this?
Also, is it good to give a baby of his age honey?

Please advise.

Regards
Kim

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Thank you. Your baby seems to have a very small hernia where his bellybutton is situated. This will close by itself without any treatment. You should not give honey to your baby.In fact he should not have any honey until he is at least 12 months old.

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