Q: Dear Doctor, I have a son who is six months old weighing 8 Kgs. Since few days I have observed that his saliva drips from his mouth. Well! doctors do say that it is normal for a baby to drip saliva, but doesnt too much dripping show a poor health. Does it mean there is some problem with his digestion? (probably boils in his mouth, heat in stomach, etc). Even though my question may sound a bit silly, I look forward to to an answer.
A:Rest assured that it is normal for a baby to dribble. It does not indicate an abnormality of the digestive tract. It may cause some soreness below the mouth; Vaseline may help to protect the skin.