Hi my baby is15 days old.. doc advised not to masage with oil but his skin looks dry after bath ..

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The doctor has suggested not to massage the baby because usually it is best to start putting oil on the baby after the umbilical stump falls. This is done because residual oil on the stump can lead to infection. If the baby's skin is dry, massage the arms and legs. Stay away from the stomach area for now.

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