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Pediatrician, Bangalore

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Dr. Prakash is one of the best Pediatricians in New BEL Road, Bangalore. He is a qualified MBBS . He is currently practising at MS Ramaiah Hospital in New BEL Road, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Prakash on Lybrate.com.

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Child's Addiction To Sweets - How To Deal With It?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Child's Addiction To Sweets - How To Deal With It?

If your child has become increasingly addicted to sweets and other sugary items, this addiction can lead to certain behavioral problems (like mood swings, irritability, anger, etc) in children. Moreover, a high sugar intake can lead to your child falling prey to serious diseases and conditions, including diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular diseases

Here's what you can do to break your child's indulgent habits and wean him from ill-health causing culprits like cakes, ice creams, candies, chocolates and rich and creamy desserts etc.

1. Practice what you preach -
In order to develop healthy eating habits in your child, it is imperative for you as a parent to lead by example. When it comes to weaning your child from sugary foods and sweets, you yourself should limit your intake. So, if you tell your child to avoid sweets but love sweets yourself, you'd be setting a bad example by eating them yourself and not letting your child have them. The best thing to do is to be a role model to your child as children learn everything from their parents. 

2. Curb consumption of sugar by deferring intake to a later date -
Instead of depriving your child completely, it would prove to be more useful to tell them that they could have sweets on some other day. This is because if you deny him his indulgence, your child would invariably go on an eating spree the moment an opportunity arises. A study on a group of restrained eaters and non-diet individuals revealed that restrained eaters were found to consume more food than the non-dieting individuals. Not knowing when they could have their favourite foods again, they went on an eating spree.
Make frequent yet small offerings of sweets while explaining to him the importance of moderation and why he/she shouldn't overindulge but space out sugar intake.

3. Try the 90/10 rule - 
Teaching older children the 90/10 principle is another sure-shot way of breaking your child?'s addiction to sweets. The rule calls for 90% of the diet to be made up of healthy food with the remaining 10% being devoted to foods your child wants to indulge in such as junk food, sweets or foods with high sugar content. The total calorie intake that arises from consumption of about 10% or 1-2 fun foods is only about 100-200 calories everyday. 

4. Present your child with healthy alternatives to sugary items -
The next time your child wants to indulge in his sugar craving, instead of giving a processed sugary food, give healthier sweet foods like dates, honey or a fresh sweet fruit. Consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Dental Tips General Category

BDS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S)
Dentist, Pune
Dental Tips General Category

Soft drinks, cordials and fruit juices should be consumed in a limited quantity because they are acidic in nature. Acidic food or drinks often soften the tooth material which leads to the dissolution of minerals into the tooth enamel, resulting in cavities (holes).

My baby now going to complete 5 months I have give DBT2 injection after some hours he getting fever then he is crying I didn't understand what should I do now? Please help me.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My baby now going to complete 5 months I have give DBT2 injection after some hours he getting fever then he is crying...
This is a usual after effects in dpt vaccine. Just cold pack, paracetamol syp stat & sos for a day or two will help.
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My new born baby of age 6 days have found bilirubin level as 11.5.Dr recommended photo therapy. My baby is under photo therapy treatment but some people are saying it's not recommended upto 8th day. Should I take out her from there?

BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
My new born baby of age 6 days have found bilirubin level as 11.5.Dr recommended photo therapy. My baby is under phot...
It's not a big deal to have photo therapy in initial days as it is needed and however the bilirubin levels are not so high and congenital jaundice is common in new born, so don't get tensed.
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My 2 year old child has early tooth caries, what should I do? Can I go for a treatment? please help me.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My 2 year old child has early tooth caries, what should I do? Can I go for a treatment? please help me.
Toothcaries has to be treated even for temporary teeth or else it may go for complications like abscess.
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My child is one and a half year old and he does not eat anything and only drinks milk. And also bites everyone.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Greater Noida
My child is one and a half year old and he does not eat anything and only drinks milk. And also bites everyone.
Teething may be the cause behind his biting problem. Start giving him some crunchy food like piece of apple or some teething toy. Give him every home made food which you eat seeing you eating will help him to pick eating habit.
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My baby is 7 months old. Which type of foods are good for him? Weight is little low at the time of birth. What are the weight gain food.

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
My baby is 7 months old. Which type of foods are good for him? Weight is little low at the time of birth. What are th...
Hello, Start giving him liquids like dals, Moong water etc. Fruit juices without sugar can also be given.
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My one year baby has103 fever at night I give her ibugesic plus 3ml her weight is 6 kg she has runny nose also what can I give her? Any antibiotic etc?

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Homeopath, Faridabad
My one year baby has103 fever at night I give her ibugesic plus 3ml her weight is 6 kg she has runny nose also what c...
Hello, I would recommend you to choose homoeopathy as it's the safest medicine for adults as well as babies! Take Schwabe’s Alpha-CF and Biocombination-11, both after every 2 hourly for 4 days. Use Bakson's Nasal-Aid spray/ 1-2 sprays after every 4 hours. Management: - Avoid cold drinks and fried food, take healthy food. -Avoid exposure to Air-conditioner or cold air (wrap a warm stole or muffler around neck). -Avoid excessive or rough use of your voice/ shouting. -Gargle with warm water and salt 3 times a day and take steam-inhalation once before going to bed. -Take enough sleep and rest.
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My baby is 53 days old. Last 2-3 days she does not want to breastfeed like previous. After 4-5mnt of feeding she become sleepy. Sometime she cry before passing urine. Is this all normal?

MD Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Vadodara
My baby is 53 days old. Last 2-3 days she does not want to breastfeed like previous. After 4-5mnt of feeding she beco...
There will always be variation by which the child feeds. She may feed 1hrly, 2hrly or 3rly or 4hrly. She will take when she is hungry so do no be stressed. She will take amount of milk which she requires. IF there is adequate weight gain and 6-7 urine passage per day then she is getting adequate milk. Infants usually sleep after taking milk so rest assured. Also many infants cry before passing urine and that is perfectly alright. Even after passing urine if she is crying then kindly check her local urinary passage parts as there might be rash which may be causing burning sensation leading to excessive crying.
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