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QUESTION: My baby boy was born fair and was fair till his 4th month but later he became dark is that a problem? Can u tell me y it  happened is there any solution to get back his original complextion plz dr. Help me

ANSWER: Hi, bhagyasri,

Babies skin color can change from birth.  What is wrong with him being a bit darker than before?  Why would you want to change his skin color?  Even if you wanted to, there is no way to do this.

Good luck, Dr. Olson

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QUESTION: Thank u dr. I thoughg there will be a medical reason but u clarified my doubt iby saying its natural i am happy now thank u once again and now my baby is not eating food properly from last two days  he is  twelve months old in a day totally he is taking very little amount of milk not taking  any fruits or solid food plz suggest me any medicine to improve his appetite

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Hi, bhagyasri,

There are no medicines we use to stimulate appetite.  Generally when babies don't eat well for a couple of days, they are sick in some way.  If he is no running a fever, is going pretty well, you may just wish to follow things.  If he is getting clearly sick, then a visit to the doctor might be in order.

Good luck, Dr. Olson

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