‘kyogero” may be harmful to your baby
Health experts have warned mothers against using herbal medicine commonly known as “kyogero” for bathing their newborn, saying that some of them are harmful to babies.
A recent study done in Kampala showed that majority of mothers were using herbal medicine to bathe their newborn babies.
The practice of bathing babies in herbal medicine stood at 65 percent. The study further revealed that 50 percent of the mothers applied various substances on the baby’s’ cord to quicken the healing.
Presenting the findings at the 11th Annual pediatric conference in Kampala, Dr. Violet Kayom said, although most of the mothers’ did not bathe their babies within the first 24 hours of birth, majority had no knowledge of skin to skin care as a thermo-protective method.
The theme for this year’s conference is , “the future of child health, opportunities and challenges”