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Dr. Manohar H Banashankri

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My baby eat very less food. He did not eat chapati. He has small hole in his heart. But he recover day by day. Pls tell any precaution or medicine.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My baby eat very less food. He did not eat chapati. He has small hole in his heart. But he recover day by day. Pls te...
Age f yr baby is not mentioned. Doses of medicine will b decided to b administered as per age. If, yr child is between 1 to 5 use 2 drps of med. 6 to 10 use 5 drps. Homoeo-care: arjuna q, thrice a day 2 tsfl of water cina 30 x3" chelidonium30 x3" report after. A month tk care.
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My little one is 4 months old he's having motions from yesterday morning, I gave him zorno syrup but it didn't work n he's also having some reddish colours in his motions please help.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
If child is exclusively breast fed, passing watery urine frequently and is active, you don't need to do anything. No antibiotic is going to help.
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My child is 7 years. He is very shy when we are there and he doesn't want to talk with elders in front of us. Please tell me how to deal with him ?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear, your child is learning. He should be given training according to your cultural and society needs. At this age he needs appreciation and encouragement. Don't force him for anything. Just encourage him. Bless him and care him. Take care.
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Iron Deficiency - How it Puts Your Child at Risk

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Iron Deficiency - How it Puts Your Child at Risk

Iron is an essential nutrient and mineral that is required by adults and children alike. Iron helps move oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body and helps muscles store and use oxygen. It is especially important for children because it aids development and prevents anaemia. Untreated iron deficiency in children can cause physical and mental delays. It can lead to less healthy red blood cells in the child's blood stream which will cause a delay in the growth of physical and mental faculties.

Risk factors for iron deficiency in children

Infants and children at highest risk of iron deficiency include:

  1. Babies who are born prematurely or have a low birth weight
  2. Babies who drink cow's milk before age 1
  3. Breast-fed babies who aren't given complementary foods containing iron after age 6 months
  4. Babies who drink formula that isn't fortified with iron
  5. Children ages 1 to 5 who drink more than 24 ounces (710 milliliters) of cow's milk, goat's milk or soy milk a day
  6. Children who have certain health conditions, such as chronic infections or restricted diets
  7. Children ages 1 to 5 who have been exposed to lead
  8. Adolescent girls also are at higher risk of iron deficiency because their bodies lose iron during menstruation.

Symptoms of iron deficiency anaemia

The signs and symptoms of iron deficiency anaemia in children may include:

  1. Pale skin
  2. Fatigue or weakness
  3. Slow cognitive and social development
  4. Inflammation of the tongue
  5. Difficulty maintaining body temperature
  6. Increased likelihood of infections
  7. Unusual cravings for non-nutritive substances, such as ice, dirt or pure starch

Prevent iron deficiency in children

Take steps to prevent iron deficiency in your child by paying attention to his or her diet. For example:

  1. Breast-feed or use iron-fortified formula. Breast-feeding until your child is age 1 is recommended. If you don't breast-feed, use iron-fortified infant formula.
  2. Encourage a balanced diet. When you begin serving your baby solids, typically between ages 4 months and 6 months, feed him or her foods with added iron, such as iron-fortified baby cereal. For older children, good sources of iron include red meat, chicken, fish, beans and dark green leafy vegetables. Between ages 1 and 5, don't allow your child to drink more than 24 ounces (710 milliliters) of milk a day.
  3. Enhance absorption. Vitamin C helps promote the absorption of dietary iron. You can help your child absorb iron by offering foods rich in vitamin C, such as melon, strawberries, kiwi, broccoli, tomatoes and potatoes.
  4. Consider iron supplements. If your baby was born prematurely or with a low birth weight or you're breast-feeding a baby older than 4 months and he or she isn't eating two or more servings a day of iron-rich foods, talk to your child's doctor about oral iron supplements.

Make sure that you watch out for the tell tale signs of iron deficiency and take the necessary precautions to avoid the same. If you wish to discuss about any specific child related problem, you can consult a specilized pediatrician and ask a free question.

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Breastfeeding - Know Its Top 5 Benefits!

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Dehradun
Breastfeeding - Know Its Top 5 Benefits!

A mother’s milk is said to be the most nutritious food for a new born baby. It contains the perfect balance of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals needed for your baby and changes to keep up with your baby’s growing needs. However, the benefits of breastfeeding extend way beyond nutritional value. Breastfeeding is beneficial for both you and your baby. Ideally, a baby should be breastfed for at least the first six months.

Here are 5 major benefits of breastfeeding.

  1. Stronger immunity: Mother’s milk is rich in antibodies and a number of unique compounds that help the newborn child’s body fight bacterial and viral infections. No other form of baby food is as rich in these antibodies. Babies who have been breastfed have a lower risk of suffering from ailments such as ear infection, stomach upsets and respiratory problems. The first milk expressed by a woman’s breasts after giving birth is known as colostrums. This milk coats the baby’s digestive system and prevents the growth of harmful bacteria.
  2. Fewer allergies: Breast milk is easier to digest than formula or cow’s milk. This protects the gastrointestinal passages from inflammation and prevents undigested food from triggering allergic reactions. Being breastfed can also reduce the number of allergies a child may suffer from in their later years.
  3. Healthy body weight: Breastfeeding makes a child less likely to suffer from obesity in their later childhood and adult years. This is because breast milk contains less insulin and more hormones as compared to formula. This helps regulate fat absorption. On an average, babied fed on formula put on weight quickly and are more likely to overeat in their later years.
  4. Stronger bones: Breastfeeding is beneficial for both the child and the mother. When a woman is breastfeeding her child, her body’s ability to absorb calcium increases. This helps increase bone density, especially as pregnancy can make bones weak.
  5. Builds a strong mother-child bond: After 9 months of carrying a child to term, giving birth may lead to post partum depression and a mother may feel the connection between her and the child severed. Breastfeeding helps nurture this connection and provides emotional relief to both the mother and child. For the mother, this experience releases hormones that reduce stress and relax the body. For the baby, close physical contact is very important and this process provides the perfect opportunity to do so.
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Hi, My baby is 54 days old. So I have doubt that whether I can give biscuit to her. Please advice what should we do?

M. Phil. Food and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chennai
Hi,  My baby is 54 days old. So I have doubt that whether I can give biscuit to her. Please advice what should we do?
Hello lybrate-user, strictly no biscuits for your baby or anything else, not even water for 6 months. It should be exclusive breastmilk. This will increase your baby's immunity, cognitive abilities and much more. Hope this helps. Wishing good health for your baby.
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I have 11 months baby. should I give him ayurvedic sitopaladi churn with honey as he is suffering from cold. Or suggest other ayurvedic medicine for nasal block.

M.D.Pediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
I have 11 months baby. should I give him ayurvedic sitopaladi churn with honey as he is suffering from cold. Or sugge...
As an allopathy doctor I can't say about aryuvedic medicine. But if your child is relieved you can continue after consulting some ayurvedic doctor. But you can put saline drops in nose one in each nostril 4-5 times in a day. Hope this helps.
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My 1 month old baby's breath sometimes sounds as if she has cold but actually she has not. But she feels uncomfortable sometimes and her breathing produces sounds. What should I do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My 1 month old baby's breath sometimes sounds as if she has cold but actually she has not. But she feels uncomfortabl...
It is seen in all babies and due to dryness of nostrils which are not fully grown up or open. you put saline nasal drops to keep the nose wet/ moist and only that is needed
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My 11 months old daughter licks dirt from floor, paint from walls, or eats soap while bathing. She does this occasionally, not regularly. Please help.

MD
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My 11 months old daughter licks dirt from floor, paint from walls, or eats soap while bathing.
She does this occasion...
These are symptoms of mineral deficiency. Get her evaluated by pediatrician to look for other signs of iron and calcium deficiency. Lab test for iron and calcium level in blood may be required. Deworming is also needed. You give her nutritious diet rich in calcium and iron. Give her plenty of milk products and green vegetables. If she is mainly on milk based diet, introduce family food in her diet. If you are already using iron and calcium supplements keep a gap of 2 hours between them as calcium interferes with iron absorption.
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My daughter 6 yrs old getting very slow growth.Her D O B is 04/6/2008.Her present hieght is 110 cm,and weight is 19 Kg.But she is very active.What i have to do for her normal growth? Shall i consult what Dr in this regard?I am very much worrying.Kindly guide and advise me in this matter.I will greateful to you for ever.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
You have to stop worrying and start enjoying. Plot the weight and height on IAP Growth chart(Google it) for girls and see yourself if it is normal or not.
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Taking Care of Children!

Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Ludhiana
Taking Care of Children!

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My baby daughter (1 years 10 months old) doesn't eat and drink anything except milk. A few months earlier she used to eat rice, vegetables, fish, egg, fruits but suddenly stopped eating. When I force her to eat she cries her lungs out. I am really concerned about her health. Please help me out. Thanks.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Aurangabad
My baby daughter (1 years 10 months old) doesn't eat and drink anything except milk. A few months earlier she used to...
Do not force her eat something. At this age kid have something called temper tantrums. By this she will try to assert her will and personality. Let her be. Just make sure she does not have anything else like biscuits, wafers, kurkure etc in between. That can be a reason she does not feel hungry and finds home food less tasty than the bisciuts and wafers.
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My son is 2 years old and he is still not learnt to speak? he says only papa and maa. Kindly advice.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ranchi
My son is 2 years old and he is still not learnt to speak? he says only papa and maa.
Kindly advice.
Hello thanks for the query You won't get worried if he responds to sound, clearly speaks papa and mama and other motor and social milestones are normal. In the current era of gadgets/television and nuclear family it has been observed that the language development lags behind. Just observe about the development and try to interact more with the baby. I hope this helps. Regards.
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New born baby of 3 months old does normal activities like turning head towards sound and sounds ohh and all. But last week his sister pops a toy horn with loud sound. After that he doesn't reacts to any sound. Is ter any problem please reply. If yes any solution?

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
New born baby of 3 months old does normal activities like turning head towards sound and sounds ohh and all. But last...
Please consult near by pediatrician in person baby may have some hearing problem (locking of tympanium) due to sudden loud sound near ears.
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Hi my child has fever since last two days, so I give her meftal-p suspension but it's not given me satisfactory results kindly Help.

MD Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Vadodara
first of all ideally you should have given paracetamol first for fever and not meftal-p. second thing in children the dose varies as per weight of the child. you should show to a doctor to find the cause of fever and then get medicines prescribed from him in right doses
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My baby is 20 days old after feeding her she do not burp what shall I do. I use to tap her bck also still she do not what shall I do becoz she feels vry uncmfrtbl.

MBBS,MD(PGI,Chandigarh)
Pediatrician, Kolkata
My baby is 20 days old after feeding her she do not burp what shall I do. I use to tap her bck also still she do not ...
If she do not burp, keep her erect for 15-20 mints. After that keep her in bed in one side and elevated head end.
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My son aged 2 year has cough for more than a month. We have been giving Alex junior .In between we showed to doctor and he prescribed Azee. He had that too for. 5 days. He doesn't cough but there is lots of mucus discharge from his nose. Doctor pls suggest.

M. D & BSMS, M. Sc clinical research, PGdip yoga
Siddha Specialist, Chennai
My son aged 2 year has cough for more than a month. We have been giving Alex junior .In between we showed to doctor a...
Hi May I suggest following relax It will be improves immunity Syp immunocin 3 ml one time per day Syp septilin 3 ml per day for at least 2 to 3 months, no side effects. You can give with out doubt. Prescribed many children.
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I am having cold and water is coming from one nostril and slight pain is also there in the bone of nostril. I am breastfeeding a two months old infant. I am worried that my cold will transfer to him. Please help doctor.

MBBS
Pediatrician,
I am having cold and water is coming from one nostril and slight pain is also there in the bone of nostril. I am brea...
You can continue breastfeeding, it is very, very rare for a mom to need to stop breastfeeding for any illness. There are only a few very serious illnesses that might require a mom stop breastfeeding for a period of time or permanently.
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Hi, my question is to a child/new born specialist. Recently I hv been blessed with a baby girl 4 days back. I would want to know which external feed /milk is best for my baby (cow's milk, buffalo's milk or packed milk powder). Please help me on this because mother's feed is not available in adequate amount to nourish baby at this point of time.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Hi,
my question is to a child/new born specialist. Recently I hv been blessed with a baby girl 4 days back. I would w...
Any milk other than breastmilk is not safe for a newborn baby. If mother consumes adequate fluids & food there will be enough milk secretion. If at all you want to give other milk nan 1 can be given.
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