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Dr. Lini Balakrishnan  - Pediatrician, Bangalore

Dr. Lini Balakrishnan

85 (10 ratings)
MBBS, DCH, DNB

Pediatrician, Bangalore

13 Years Experience  ·  600 at clinic
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Dr. Lini Balakrishnan 85% (10 ratings) MBBS, DCH, DNB Pediatrician, Bangalore
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Lini Balakrishnan is a popular Pediatrician in Dodda Nekkundi, Bangalore. You can visit her at Motherhood Hospital in Dodda Nekkundi, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Lini Balakrishnan and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS, DCH, DNB - Government Medical College,Thiruvananthapuram - 2005
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English
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paediatric critical care
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Motherhood - Sarjapur

514/ 1-2-3, Kaikondara Village, Opp. More Mall, Sarjapur RoadBangalore Get Directions
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
ARE YOU WORRIED THAT YOUR BABY VOMITS ALL THE MILK IT TAKES.
Most mothers complain this.Whereas the real condition in majority of cases is not a disease "vomiting" READ ON. YOur baby is possetting.

Possetting
What is possetting?

Possetting is normal in small babies. It's when small amounts of milk are brought back up. It's often why parents have a cloth with them after a feed to catch the posset which often bubbles through baby's lips after a feed


What causes possetting?

Often when your baby's stomach is full, milk can come back up. Babies often posset a little when burping, bringing up the milk often with swallowed air or wind.

In a baby the muscular valve at the end of their food pipe, which acts to keep food in the stomach, hasn't developed properly yet.

What are the symptoms of possetting?

Bringing up about a few teaspoons worth of milk after a feed.

It's non-forceful and tends to dribble out.

How is possetting treated?

If it is just possetting your GP or health visitor will give you reassurance that is it quite normal.

They can also help establish if it is the more serious conditions of reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease known as GERD.

What is reflux?

Reflux is more serious than possetting. It's when the stomach contents are regurgitated.

When acid from the baby's stomach comes up as well as the milk, this can be painful. About half of babies will experience some form of reflux during their first year. As the muscular valve gets stronger, your baby is better at keeping food down.

How to tell the difference?

If your baby shows discomfort when feeding, such as arching away, refusing to feed and crying, it can be a sign of reflux. She may also frequently vomit or spit up more than normal possetting, and cough a lot, including at night, with no other sign of a cold.

If your baby displays any of the above symptoms check with your GP. Reflux is quite common. It tends to peak between one and four months and normally ends by 12-18 months.

How to alleviate reflux?

It can often be successfully controlled by simple remedies: For example:

More small feeds to prevent your baby's stomach getting too full.
Keeping him upright during and for at least half an hour after a feed.
Avoid tight clothing, particularly around your baby's stomach.
Ask your doctor or health visitor for advice.

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

If reflux is very severe there can be complications like damage to the oesophagus ( oesophagus), or long-term problems and this is diagnosed as gastro-oesophageal reflux disease ( GERD).

Symptoms may include: vomiting, failure to put on weight, coughing and breathing problems.

If your baby vomits bile which is green, has repeated projectile vomiting or vomits blood seek medical advice straight away. Symptoms like bloody stools (poo), abdominal distention, excessive crying or if baby keeps refusing feeds may also be signs of GERD, and again should be checked by a medical professional promptly.

It is rare for infants to suffer from GERD but bringing milk up is very common for most babies, who tend to grow out of possetting or reflux by 12-18 months.

Hi, doctor My daughter is 1 years 2 months old she is suffering from cold running nose and cough. I gave her ascoril flu and cofstop syrup 2 ml each. Is dat both medicines r safe for her. Please suggest me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Ranchi
Hi, doctor My daughter is 1 years 2 months old she is suffering from cold running nose and cough. I gave her ascoril ...
Yes these are safe but advice is try to use homoeopathy medicine under doctors supervision.this will help to build her immunity.
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My sister have thyroid problem and doctor refer 50 mcg dosage and she has 4 years old baby girl. That baby ate that half of 3 tablets. Any side effect or any remedies please tell me, Thanking you sir/madam.

MBBS, MD
Endocrinologist, Delhi
My sister have thyroid problem and doctor refer 50 mcg dosage and she has 4 years old baby girl. That baby ate that h...
Do not worry, keep medicines away from children. Nothing can be done now and hopefully nothing adverse will happen to baby.
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My daughter is 7 year old from last day she feel pain in throat (she feeling pain throat when she eat food and drink) like tonsil and she have pain in one side in neck also please give some valuable advise Thanks.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Do warm water gargle with turmeric and salt. You can consult me through Lybrate for homoeopathic treatment.. Till then give Belladonna 30 one dose.
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My son is eleven years old. Has motions since last night. I have given him Oz 7.5 ml at night and in the morning with sporlac. What should I do next.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My son is eleven years old. Has motions since last night. I have given him Oz 7.5 ml at night and in the morning with...
For loosemotions drink ors solution and to stop the frequency of motions take capsule roko and Avoid spicy food in your diet and eat only curd rice or khichdi
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My baby loves to eat suji. I gve her the same by just boiling it in the infant formula in her breakfast. She is suffering from paediatric constipation. Should I stop giving her suji? Her age id 2 years 3 months.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Please Give her our regular foods Give Sy triphala by Himalaya 3 ml twice a day for 6 wks, to regularise her bowels naturally. Sy zentel 1 5 ml stat.
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Sports Injury In Children - Know Everything About It!

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Fellowship In Joint Replacement
Orthopedist, Hyderabad
Sports Injury In Children - Know Everything About It!

Sports injuries are very common in children because in this age they are most likely to involve themselves in a lot of outdoor activities. A sports injury can be minor cuts and bruises or can be a major fracture or broken bones. The bones of children are more porous than children, therefore injuries can happen more easily. Dehydration, not wearing proper sports equipment and not warming up before makes a child more vulnerable to a sports injury.

The common types of sports injury in children are as follows:

  1. Contusion- It is a portion of tissue or skin in which blood capillaries have been damaged. The effects may vary from a hematoma to compartment syndrome.
  2. Lacerations- A laceration is a deeply cut wound, that is, a tear in the skin or flesh. In case of a laceration try to wash the wound as soon as possible.
  3. Sprains- A sprain is a stretch or a tear in the ligament. A ligament is a fibrous tissue that joins the bones and joints. Bracing and proper rest can cure sprains. However severe cases may require surgery.
  4. Strain- The cure for a strain is similar to that of sprain. Rest, icing, compression and elevation are the initial steps to cure a strain. It mostly occurs in the muscles and myotendinous joints.
  5. Rotator cuff tendonitis- Repeating overhead activities or dislocation or contusion of the shoulder causes rotator cuff tendonitis. Shoulder pain that doesn't cease or pain that occurs when a person tries to do a certain overhead activity are the common symptoms.
  6. Thrower’s shoulder/elbow- When a child practices throwing, an excessive number of times they are likely to get thrower's shoulder or thrower’s elbow.
  7. Osgood Schlatter disease- This disease arises when a child is in their growth phase. Irritation and inflammation at the growth surface of the shin bone give rise to Osgood Schlatter disease. This can be cured by stretching and strengthening exercises.
  8. Jumper’s knee- When there is inflammation or irritation of the growth plate at the bottom of the patella. This disease is similar to Osgood Schlatter disease and usually observed in children in their growing phase.
  9. Shoulder dislocation- In this type of injury, the upper arm bone comes out of the shoulder socket. It is an extremely painful condition generally caused by an extremely hard collision.
  10. Patella dislocation- It is a kind of knee injury in which the patella or the kneecap comes out of its original position.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Proper positioning for breastfeeding

Lactation Consultant, Childbirth Educator, MHA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ludhiana
Proper positioning for breastfeeding
It is very important to position your baby well while breastfeeding. Not only would it ensure that the baby gets sufficient milk for the efforts he/she makes in suckling, it would ensure that you do not suffer from pain and sore/cracked nipples, and that your baby wouldn't get frustrated and refuse to breastfeed.
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