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Dr. Rathna. H

Pediatrician, Bangalore

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Becoming Parents: An Emotional Journey

Panchkula & Delhi
Mother and Child Care, Panchkula
Becoming Parents: An Emotional Journey

The journey to parenthood begins long before the baby arrives, long before the expectant parents ever set eyes on the new life they have created. Being a parent is hard and exhausting, mentally, physically and emotionally. As a mother, one goes through a journey that encompasses huge changes to her body, her emotional state of mind, career, relationship with partner and her entire outlook on the world around her but, let's not forget the emotional impact on fathers too.

There is no, particular psychological pathway to parenthood as every couple's experience is shaped by a unique set of circumstances; their own childhood memories of their parents, observations of other parents and by the type of relationship they have with each other.

Being parents changes you: Becoming a parent changes two fundamental things: first, your perception about yourself, and secondly, it changes the nature of your relationship with your partner. You need to understand that you're no longer two independent adults but a team. You have to prioritize the needs of your child over and above your own needs. The sooner you realize and implement this in your life, the better you turn out as a parent.

Planning is essential: As an expectant couple, you need to plan and prepare, not to guarantee a result, but to open their minds to the vast enormities of the life changes that you are about to experience. This way you will be better prepared and equipped to cope with the challenges and situations that may come your way. You should try to imagine what your life will be like, after the baby arrives, realistically. The pregnancy period is an opportunity for both - the mother and the father, to run through a psychological rehearsal of "life after the birth of baby". Although it is, unrealistic and impractical for the expectant parents to think that, they can strategize for every conceivable scenario related to new parenthood, what so ever it may be, however, they can use the nine months of pregnancy to begin to reflect on how a baby will affect their relationship.

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My baby is 2 years old and she is drinking lots of milk everyday, so that she is suffering from constipation, what can I do?

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My baby is 2 years old and she is drinking lots of milk everyday, so that she is suffering from constipation, what ca...
Give more fibres in daily diet and plenty of water in a day. Constipation is easy to treat with fibre and green vegetables in diet in raw form rather then cooked form. Along with this you need medicines after showing to pediatrician, of course chronic constipation should be ruled out with thyroid problems for safer sake, and second condition causing the same is hirshprung's disease. Regards.
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My baby is 9 months. She has no teeth till now. What kind of food should I give her as she ia not able to chew. If she find any particle she vomits it.

MD Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Vadodara
My baby is 9 months. She has no teeth till now. What kind of food should I give her as she ia not able to chew. If sh...
you can wait for eruption of tooth till 1 1/2 years of age. till that age give semisolid food for diet. you can give all food of regular diet in mashed form / semisolid form. takehelp of mixer for the same. keep good variety of food to the child. add fruits also to the diet. important is semi solid form so that the baby can swallow it easily. some of the foods that can begiven are khichdi dal daliya rab sheera khir fruits seasonal milk products etc
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There is some kind of pain in my food pipe. When I swallow something, I feel pain.

DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Amravati
There is some kind of pain in my food pipe. When I swallow something, I feel pain.
Pain in your food pipe that is esophagus could be because of ulcers or acidity. Take cold milk, avoid spicy food. If it persist then go to yourself physician.
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My one month old baby boy cries a lot throughout the day and sleeps well in nights. His weight gain is normal and looks active. Giving breast feed as well as formula. May I know why cries so much and how can I sooth him.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My one month old baby boy cries a lot throughout the day and sleeps well in nights. His weight gain is normal and loo...
Give him exclusive breast milk up to the age of 6 months. No formula milk. At night baby must be taking mother's feed thus satisfied but in day time baby may be in need of mother's hug. Babies are also emotional. Other common reason of cry is uncomfortable conditions.
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My son is 11years, he is finding difficult to digest food. He is not feeling angry. I should force him to eat. liquid food he take. But not sold. Please suggest.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
My son is 11years, he is finding difficult to digest food. He is not feeling angry. I should force him to eat. liquid...
Dear lybrate user, your son might be having some health issues. There can be many reasons for not having solid food. If he is having any difficulty in digesting the food, then he will not be hungry also. Please do not force him to eat. Kindly take him to a doctor. If there is no physical problem, then you might have to look into his emotional needs. Talk to him about himself, school, his friends, his games, hobbies etc. If he is not happy about something, he will be able to share that with you, which ultimately will lift up his mood and make him more active and energetic and then he might start having food on his own. Pursuade him to play physical (not computer games) games of his choice.
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My 2 year son baby urine colour is not coming as normal from morning where it is coming some what pinkish reddish. .he has not eaten anything out of his normal routine although from last few days we have started given hime threptin biscuit in milk. Pls help and guide..

MD Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Vadodara
My 2 year son baby urine colour is not coming as normal from morning where it is coming some what pinkish reddish. .h...
Get a urine routine micro investigation to rule out any urinary bleeds. If the baby is asymptomatic then you can wait and watch for another day. If the baby cries during urination or has fever, cries irrtiable then get the investigations of urine and blood as soon as possible with a sonography. Kindly meet your pediatrician for further managment.
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Hello! We have a 9 months old baby and we want to feed her egg so how and which part we should feed her?

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Hello! We have a 9 months old baby and we want to feed her egg so how and which part we should feed her?
Hello, You can start with scrambled or boiled and mashed eggwhites to start off with, later once tolerated you can add eggyolks as well. Tart with minimal quantity.
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HOW DO I CARE FOR MY CHILDS TEETH???

BDS
Dentist, Chennai
HOW DO I CARE FOR MY CHILDS TEETH???
Kids have all their baby teeth by age 3. These are called Primary teeth. Baby teeth start falling out around age 6; that’s when the permanent, or adult teeth start coming in. gaps between baby teeth are normal. They make room for the permanent teeth. Most permanent teeth come in by age 13

Tips to keep kids teeth healthy and strong:

0-2yrs
• Wipe gums with a wash cloth after feeding to avoid plaque that can cause tooth decay
• Start brushing twice daily using soft bristle tooth brush once first primary tooth erupts

3-5years
• Start using fluoride toothpaste at age 3- use only pea- sized amount. Make sure your child spits it out after brushing
• Try to break thumb sucking and pacifier habits by age 4

6-9 years
• Start flossing as soon as teeth touch/ contact each other
• Until children are able to practice proper oral health habits alone, parents should help their child brush and floss twice a day

10-12years
• Require children who plays support to wear a mouthguard to protect their smile

13+ years
• Parents can encourage their teens by reminding them that a healthy smile and fresh breath will help them look and feel their best.

Quick tips
1. Schedule your first dental appointment before child’s first birthday.
2. Start visiting your dentist every 6 months.
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My 5.5 month old has been passing green thick smelly stool since we started him on top feed - banana, dal water, rice paste, wheat paste etc. Is this normal? There is no apparent discomfort he is suffering from.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My 5.5 month old has been passing green thick smelly stool since we started him on top feed - banana, dal water, rice...
It is normal. You may give all items but not in a day. Give him one item for 2 to 3 days and then switch over to other item gradually.
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MBBS, Diploma in Child Health
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Common Skin Problems in Newborns

Eczema

This is very common after the baby has turned about 2-3 months of age or even slightly later. This appears as a red area with itching on the cheeks or the chest area. These babies usually have very dry skin, and it is also not uncommon for one of the parents to have eczema. This form is called atopic eczema. The severity of the eczema is very variable, but the vast majority grow out of the eczema by the time they reach 15 years of age. This tends to be a persistent problem and needs to be managed on a regular basis.

The most important factor to keep in mind is to use a gentle soap and a pH neutral moisturiser all over the body. The soap and moisturiser needs to be continued for years and the dermatologist may prescribe a steroid or anti-inflammatory creams for brief periods during a flare up.

Diet for DM HTN

Homeopath,
Diet for DM HTN

Diet plan for DM and HTN


 Food should be distributed into small frequent feeds. The days requirement should be well distributed between the different meals. Skipping a meal or fasting is not really advisable. 

As far as possible, the patient should maintain ideal body weight. Considering the height, weight, activity, age and sex of the individual the days calorie requirement can be calculated. Of the total calories 55-65% should come from cho's 15-20% from protein and the remaining 15-20% from fats. 

General instructions to be followed:

Different cereals contain almost the same amount of cho and so the quantity of cereal consumed should be noted rather than the type consumed. 

Whole grain cereals are better, preferred for their fibre content and satiety value.

Rice gruel if consumed, should be done so by discarding the rice water, and adding hot water. 

When consuming wheat porridge, it is better to have it with pulses than using coconut milk in it. 

Include whole pulses in the diet, soya products help to reduce cholesterol. Sprouted pulses are more nutrious. 

Fish can be included in the diet, in the curry form. Fried fish is the best avoided. Shell fishes like prawns, lobsters etc should be avoided. 

Poultry (without skin) can be used occasionally. Beef, pork, mutton, liver etc should be avoided by cardiac patients. Trim off excess fat (if any) before cooking. 

Egg yolk has to be avoided by individuals with hyperlipidemia. 

Milk and its products need not to be used more than 400 ml/ day. Use skimmed milk whenever possible, otherwise cream has to be removed before consumption. 

Root vegetable like tapioca, yam, potato, colocasia etc are better avoided and if used, should be in moderation instead of cereals.

Include more vegetables (esp. Raw salads and green leafy vegetables) in your diet, as it is rich in fibre which in turn helps to reduce blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Raw salads with sprouted pulses enhances the nutrient composition. 

Fruits are restricted for diabetics and preferably should be consumed as such than having it in the form of juice. Select low calorie fruits from exchange list. 

Cardiac and hypertensive patients can take 3-4 servings of fruits. Whenever possible consume fruits with edible skins eg. Apple. Guava etc. 

Use of coconut and its products must be minimized. 

Cardiac patients need not restrict the intake of tender coconut water, whereas diabetes can only use it occasionally. 

It is better to avoid nuts like badam, peanuts, cashew nuts etc. But occasionally can be used in restricted amounts instead of some other food items so that the calories remain unchanged. 

Sugar and sweet should be avoided by diabetic patients. Low calorie sweeteners can be used in moderation as substitutes for sugar, honey, sweets etc. Cardiac and hypertensive patients should minimize their intake of sugar and sweets. 

Garlic, curry leaves, fenugreek seeds cluster beans, oatbran etc have blood sugar and cholesterol loosing efforts. Ginger, foods in rich with vit- e and b carotene reduces the risk of cardiac diseases. 

Alcohol intake injurious to health, 1 ml of alcohol contains 7 calories. Alcohol can cause hypoglyemia and can increase triglycerides which can be harmful for the heart. 

Cooking oil used should be minimized and may be restricted to 10-15 ml/day. (2-3 tsp). Use cooking methods that require little or no fat. Hidden fat in bakery products and snacks should also be taken into account. 

Preferably use a combination of cooking oils like sesame. Ground nut, sunflower, rice bran, corn oil etc. Use of coconut and palm oil should be maintained at minimum levels. 

Dinner should be enjoyed two hours before retiring. At bed time either diluted milk of fruit can be consumed. 

Include foods from all the different food groups and thus consume a balanced diet. 

Regular exercise is most useful but physical strain after a meal should be avoided. 

Free foods (can be included liberally)


 Thin buttermilk, unsweetened lime juice, jeera water, fenugreek water, raw vegetable salads made of low calorie vegetables, plain clear soups etc. 

Foods to be used in moderation.

Cereals, pulses, dhals, egg white, fish, chicken (skinned) milk and milk products, fruits, coconut, oil etc. 

Foods to be avoided by diabetics. 

Sugar, honey, jaggery, glucose and sweets of all varieties like cake, pastries, jams, jelly, sweetened drinks etc. 

Roots and tubers like potato, tapioca, yam etc

Butter, ghee, dalda and fried preparations. 

Horlicks, bournvita, boost etc

Fruits like jackfruit, banana, mango, sapota etc. 

Dry fruits and nuts

Barley water, rice water etc. 

Cholesterol rich foods (to be avoided by cardiac patients)

Whole milk and milk products

Egg yolk

Shellfishes like prawn, crab, lobster etc. 

Organ meats like kidney, liver, brain etc. 

Chicken, duck with skin. 

Sweet like pastries, ice creams etc. 

Butter, ghee, dalda, coconut oil, palmoil

Fried foods like vada, chips, pappads, samosa etc. 

Alcoholic drinks, creams soups etc. 

Fiber rich foods

Whole wheat, parboiled, sago, oats etc. 

Pulses

Fenugreek and sesame foods

Vegetables and fruits (with skin)

Fresh coconut etc. 

Sodium rich foods (to be avoided by hypertensive patients)

Salt (avoid extra salt in food and table)

Baking powder, baking soda, ajinomoto etc

Bakery products like biscuits, cakes, pastries, chocolates, bread, bun etc. 

Salted chips, nuts, popcorn etc

Pappads, pickles, dried fish etc

Canned and salt preserved foods

Sauces, soup cubes

Sausages, lobsters, meat and yeast extracts

Carbonated beverages

Readymade foods like cornflakes, noodles, fast foods etc.

Proprietary drinks eg. Horlicks, complan, bournvita etc

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My kid is facing motion problem from last one month and also dejection is very less. Can you suggest what will be solutions for this. Thanks

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My kid is facing motion problem from last one month and also dejection is very less. Can you suggest what will be sol...
YOu have not mentioned age of your child and if it is constipation you have to check thyroid and feed fiber containing diet and fruits and give water plenty
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Hello sir my daughter in law is 3 years old she get vomited what ever she eats tomorrow we are going to have a 29 hours train journey continuously so please sugest the food diet we should maintain during the journey.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hello sir my daughter in law is 3 years old she get vomited what ever she eats tomorrow we are going to have a 29 hou...
You should not give bottlefeed and feed from a cup or glass . ou can check up the cause of vomiting , if it is severe . During journey give bread and homemade foods that you can carry
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My daughter is 6 months old. Please suggest a proper diet plan. What all food is safe to give at this point till 7th month.

Pediatrician, Pune
Can start with rice water, light moong dal continue the same for a month in addition to breast feeds.
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If my child has a fever, can I give them paracetamol and ibuprofen at the same time?

DNB (Pediatrics), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
You can, but I suggest give paracetamol 1st, then if it doesn't subside in a hours time, give ibuprofe. Make sure you are not over dosing your child.
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Do babies have body pain due to continuous travelling? If yes what should I do? My baby is 5 and half months old and we are suppose to travel a lot! Please help me.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Continuous travelling may cause little uneasiness to the baby. But you should not give unnecessary medications.
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Avoid Loud Noise

MBBS, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Delhi
Avoid Loud Noise
Avoid loud music specially while using ear phones and listening to music
It can cause irreversible hearing loss.
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My baby is 5-1/2 months old. Some sound is coming from his breathing. He has no phelgm in chest. We have consulted child specialist He says that his breathing tube will expand as he grows more . He has checked his chest also But says that everything is normal. But sound is coming I do not know what to do. Please give opinion.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Bareilly
Hello. It might be a simple thing called Laryngotracheomalacia. .A condition in which the front wall of windpipe is a bit weak.Put some normal saline drops in both nostrils and let the baby lie in prone (Face down) position for few seconds. .If the sound goes off.Just wait & watch till 8-9 months of age.Vit. D supplements help. Get well soon
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My grand daughter who is just 6 months' old is having problems in sleeping she sleeps only 5-6 hours a day and is constantly troubling her mom to continuously feed. How to manage this? what type of solid we can start?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My grand daughter who is just 6 months' old is having problems in sleeping she sleeps only 5-6 hours a day and is con...
You can give home made semi solids like khichri, dal mashed and banana mashed and egg yolk changing each every item so that child is not bored with only one food. You can remain in touch with me as personal doctor for regular advice. Ask me privately.
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