Malaysian Doctor Teaches Mother How To Soothe Baby & His Smart Method Works Instantly
Being a new parent can often come with a variety of challenges. But sometimes, the aid of a professional can be the most handy and necessary thing to make the journey manageable.
A recent TikTok has gone viral online after a Malaysian woman named Liyana shared a smart trick used by a doctor in Penang to stop a newborn baby from crying.
In the 45-second clip, the doctor, who goes by Dr Tan, picks up a crying newborn and gently tilts the baby. Holding the child close to his chest, Dr Tan proceeds to rock his body back and forth, effectively stopping the crying almost instantly.
Explaining this method to those around him, he stated that babies are accustomed to this motion while they are still in the womb, which provides them with a sense of comfort.
Dr Tan then demonstrates how to calm the baby if the child starting crying and wants to drink milk. The doctor gently rocks the baby up and down in the air before moving the child's head forward. Remarkably, the newborn's mouth also opens slightly, indicating that the child is ready to be fed.
In a caption plastered across the clip, Liyana revealed that the TikTok was taken at Lam Wah Ee Hospital in George Town, Penang.
Amazed by his method, the TikTok has received more than eight million views at the time of writing, with many Malaysians praising Dr Tan's skills and expertise
"It's so good that Dr Tan is giving these tips. If other doctors did the same, it would be great for new mummies," wrote one user.
Others also thanked Dr Tan for teaching them the method, stating that the same technique worked for them when they tried to soothe their own babies.
Others even expressed their desire to have Dr Tan as their paediatrician when they eventually have kids. Some who already take their kids to Dr Tan also vouched for him as an excellent doctor.
"Dr Tan is the best. Last time when I was admitted into the ward, he helped handle my baby," wrote one TikTok user.
A few couldn't resist making jokes in the comments section, with some suggesting that they would gladly try this method on their pets.
"Oh my gosh, I did this for my cat and it actually works!" jested one user.
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