Newborn Health

Q&A With Expert Series: Get Your Answers On The Common Doubts For Newborn Care!

5 min | Updated on 30-03-2023 by HappyPreggie
If you are a new parent, you might worry that you are not ready to take care of a newborn. You're not alone. Lots of new parents feel unprepared and might have several concerns about their baby’s wellbeing and health. While the concerns may be different among parents, there are a few common health issues a newborn goes through.

Q&A With Expert Series with Dr. Yi Ki
(Q&A With Expert Series with Dr. Ng Yi Ki)

Here, we have compiled a list of surprisingly common concerns that mums and dads usually have about newborn care answered by Dr. Ng Yi Ki, Pediatrician at Baby Beyond Child Specialist Clinic Publika, who joined us and answered all the worried parents about their concerns. Thank you, Dr. Yi Ki.

Let's jump into the questions:

Q1. How to care for a baby that inherited G6PD (Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase) deficiency? Does the baby in need of further check-ups after a few months?

P.S. G6PD is an enzyme that helps red blood cells to work correctly. When the body doesn't have enough of this enzyme, red blood cells are destroyed faster than they can be made and causing anemia.