The pacifier’s guard or shield should have ventilation holes so the baby can breathe if the shield does get into the mouth ||Don't let your baby nap in the car seat after you're home as a substitute for crib since it's harder for young babies to breathe in that position. ||AAP recommends to avoid blankets (a potential suffocation hazard) until your baby reaches her first birthday ||The sun is the most important source of Vit D ||Make sure your baby wears a hat if she will be in a cold environment ||Ask your baby's doctor about vitamin D supplements for the baby, especially if you're breast-feeding ||If your child's scalp is very crusty, put some baby oil or olive oil on the scalp 1 hour before washing to soften the crust ||Excessive warmth and overdressing are as harmful as cold weather. Temperature inside your home should not exceed 23 degrees ||By rising the temperature, the body can stop a virus's ability to grow. That's why we get fevers ||Infants raised on breast milk tend to score higher on tests of mental development than those on formula ||
G6PD Deficiency Guide

 

The G6PD diet is very easy to follow. However, if you don’t follow your diet you can get very sick. Some people become so ill that they have to be admitted to the hospital.
A mother who breastfeed a baby with G6PD should also follow the G6PD Diet.
If you avoid the following foods all of the time you will do well.

Foods to be avoided in G6PD patients:

Fava beans - also called broad beans. If not sure, identify the bean before using. Our Call Center can help. Call 2356 from any mobile phone.


Drugs and Chemicals That Should be Avoided by Persons with G6PD Deficiency:

Analgesics / Antipyretics

Acetanilid, acetophenetidin (phenacetin), amidopyrine (aminopyrine), antipyrine, aspirin, phenacetin, probenicid, pyramidone.

Sulfonamides/ sulfones:

Dapsone, sulfacetamide, sulfamethoxypyrimidine, sulphanilamide, sulfapyridine, sulfasalazine, sulfisoxazole.

Cytotoxic / Antibacterial:

Chloramphenicol, co-trimoxazole, furazolidone, furmethonol, nalidixic acid, neoarsphenamine, nitrofurantion, nitrofurazone, para-aminosalicylic acid.

Miscellaneous:

Alpha-methyldopa, ascorbic acid, dimercaprol (BAL), hydralazine, mestranol, methylene blue, nalidixic acid, naphthalene, niridazole, phenylhydrazine, toluidine blue, trinitrotoluene, urate oxidase, vitamin K (water soluble), pyridium, quinine.

Antimalarials:

Chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine, mepacrine (quinacrine), pamaquine, pentaquine, primaquine, quinine, quinocide.

Cardiovascular Drugs:

Procainamide, quinidine.

 

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