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Dr. Shantha Kumar

Pediatrician, Bangalore

200 at clinic
Dr. Shantha Kumar Pediatrician, Bangalore
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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family.
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Dr. Shantha Kumar is one of the best Pediatricians in Tavarekere, Bangalore. He is currently associated with Lalitha Memorial Polyclinic in Tavarekere, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shantha Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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My daughter is 14 months old. She had undergone surgery for not passing her first stool due to meconium ileus. I had came to know that meconium ileus will be due to cystic fibrosis. Please inform me about the symptoms of cystic fibrosis and other reasons for having meconium ileus.

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My daughter is 14 months old. She had undergone surgery for not passing her first stool due to meconium ileus. I had ...
Meconium ileus (mi) is a condition where the content of the baby's bowel (meconium) is extremely sticky and causes the bowel to be blocked at birth. In most cases the bowel itself is complete and intact but it is just the inside that is blocked. In some cases there has been a twist of the bowel before birth, which has caused the bowel to be blind ending (an atresia). Most babies with meconium ileus (90%) have cystic fibrosis (cf) and it is this that has caused the sticky meconium. Meconium ileus is a rare condition affecting only 1 in 25, 000 babies. For further doubts and regular advice on child rearing as your family doctor you can ask personally.

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Fluoride makes baby teeth caries free!
It needs 4 application per year at every 3 months interval.

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If your adolescent boy or girl spends too much time alone, talk to him/her as a friend.

Post root canal treatment instruction - Final Sitting

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
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1. Start chewing from both the side.

2. It may take 7-10 days to adjust with new crown or bridge.

3. Maintain proper oral hygiene with brushing twice a day.
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I am 33 years. I have given birth to a girl baby on december 30th with normal delivery. Still i am not able to feed my daughter with breast milk. I have tried all the steps to increase molk supply but not able to produce milk. Could anyone help me with this?

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Young Mothers always think that their milk is not sufficient. Don't be disheartened. The more you feed , the better will be the supply of breast milk. Drink a lot of water, eat nourishing food and continue taking iron and calcium supplements. If the baby is passing urine frequently and stool normally and gaing weight nicely, you can be sure that you are producing enough milk.

My baby is 3 month old. Breast milk is not sufficient to my baby. Is there any possible to improve the quantity of milk.

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My baby is 3 month old. Breast milk
 is  not sufficient to my baby. Is there any possible to improve the quantity of ...
Frequent suckling excessive fluid intake good nutritious diet no drug will help to increase breast milk.

It's for my baby who is 5 months old, suffering from constipation from his early 2 months. I give him himalaya Bonnisan drop 30 ml and Neopeptine drop 15 ml from 3 months but there is no improvement. Can I give him EVICT syrup for constipation.

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It's for my baby who is 5 months old, suffering from constipation from his early 2 months. I give him himalaya Bonnis...
If baby is breast fed only or getting some cow's milk or formula milk or calcium syrup. You should withhold everything except breast feed. Secondly if stools are not hard, then it's ok with once a week frequency for stools, if baby is breast fed only.

Meri bachi ko bukhar tha lekin ab kam he but kuch khari nahi aap koi suzao do kya khilaye jis se usko healty mehsus ho aur fit rahe.

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Meri bachi ko bukhar tha lekin ab kam he but kuch khari nahi aap koi suzao do kya khilaye jis se usko healty mehsus h...
Dear lybrate-user bimari main aur uske baad bache ki bhuk kum ho jati hai. Vo jyada nahi kahata to aap koshish karo kithori thori der ke baad kuch kuch khilate rahen. Agar usko antibiotics diye hain to 15 din usko soporolac /neutralan syrup de sakte ho. Kuch aur puchhana ho to likhna.

My baby is 3 months old. He is stooling after every breastfeed. What is the reason for this and how to overcome this problem?

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My baby is 3 months old. He is stooling after every breastfeed. What is the reason for this and how to overcome this ...
Hi, its normal for brest fed babies to pass stools after baby. You just have to be sure that he is passing 6-7 times urine in a day, he is active and playful and gaining weight.

My baby is 1 and half tear old. She has congestion in her chest since yesterday. She became very uncomfortable with this. What to do to cure her.

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My baby is 1 and half tear old. She has congestion in her chest since yesterday. She became very uncomfortable with t...
Hi. Give her homoeopathic medicines which can be given to even newborns with no side effects!! Give her Antim. Tart. 30/ thrice a day for 3-4 days, then let me know about her condition. Also, give her steam.

My baby having 5-6 times potty in a day since last 15 days. He is 4 month 1 week old. Got treatment but no effective results. Help me.

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My baby having 5-6 times potty in a day since last 15 days. He is 4 month 1 week old.
Got treatment but no effective ...
Stop bottle feeding if doing, continue breast feeding with semisolid diet give plenty of fluids zinc oxide ointment application in perianal area if red keep nappy area dry.

My four year baby is sick with a temperature of 99 degrees she can't keep anything down including liquids. Please what should I do.

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Such low grade fever usually do not indicate anything wrong,unless accompanied by other sign & symptoms or for long duration.

Sir I have one daughter of eight months old and his name is hrudya. She looking very week and I check his weight and found eight kg. So what can I do for increase his health.

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Sir I have one daughter of eight months old and his name is hrudya. She looking very week and I check his weight and ...
it is common among children. no need to use any medicine instead you give her proper food and nutritional supplements.

My daughter is almost 11 years old and weights around 27 kgs. She suffered from jaundice, measles, typhoid in past five years. She frequently fall ill as her immunity is very weak. Please guide me.

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For developing immunity, give her good nourishing diet rich in protein, fruits, vegetables and nuts. Zinc and vitamin A is helpful in improving immunity. Vitamin A 60,000 units daily for a week and Zinfate 1 tab daily for 15 days may be given.

My son is 18 months old and is not having food properly, please suggest

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Should have to be patiently encourage him to have proper feeds. Give him two solid feeds both in morning and evening.

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Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? I...
Hello, dear lybrate user, i, being a homoeopath may suggest some recourse in homoeopathy *homoeo medicine * @ hypericum 200-6 pills, twice a day. @ arnica mont 200-6 pills, thrice. Please, follow all d norms instructed by your treating orthopaedic surgeon. Take, care.

Hiii doctor My baby is 1 day old. I want to know that his report is C - reactive protein (quantitative) is 15.7 mg/l. What is this. Should I admit d baby in hospital or some injection should be given. Please advise me.

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Hiii doctor My baby is 1 day old. I want to know that his report is C - reactive protein (quantitative) is 15.7 mg/l....
Crp is a indirect test for infection and inflammation. No need to worry if the baby is feeding well and active. However your pediatrician will examine and tell you what to do. Above value is abnormal. Baby needs follow up with pediatric / neonatal consultant.

Hi My children has some problem in passing motion for last two days i. E yesterday and today She tries to push out but it does not happens, she cries a lot while passing motion We have given her milk of magnesia one table spoon today morning but it did not worked out Also given hot water in the morning and dried grapes also given but no use. Any suggestions?

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Hi
My children has some problem in passing motion for last two days i. E yesterday and today
She tries to push out bu...
This is problem of constipation. Your child's diet should have plenty of fibrous diet like chapati, fruits, vegetables, reduce the milk intake and avoid maida products. Presently you can give a trial of syrup duphalac twice daily fr 4-5 days. Diet modification is more important than medications.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
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Merits of extended breast feeding

Breastfeeding up to two years of age or beyond is based on the fact that breast milk is a [key organic source of DHA (Omega fatty acids), vitamin A, calcium and proteins and provides protection against infectious agents][1].

In 2008 the American Academy of Family Physicians said this in their [position paper][2]:


> It has been estimated that a natural weaning age for humans is between
> two and seven years. Family physicians should be knowledgeable
> regarding the ongoing benefits to the child of extended breastfeeding,
> including continued immune protection, better social adjustment and
> having a sustainable food source in times of emergency. The longer
> women breastfeed, the greater the decrease in their risk of breast
> cancer. There is no evidence that extended breastfeeding is harmful to
> mother or child.


[Many scientific studies prove][3] the point that longer breastfeeding [enhances the
neurodevelopment of infants][4] and their intellectual and scholastic ability in later life. **from one of these studies increase in the IQ by breastfeeding is directly related to the duration of breastfeeding**. These benefits are strongest for the infants of low birth weight on breastmilk feeding. It is found that Poor who are more likely to
enter into child malnutrition are more likely to benefit from enhanced optimal breastfeeding
practices.

longer breastfeeding promotes suppression of [following Diseases and benefits to the infant][5] :

- Enhanced stereoscopic vision
- Neuromotor development
- Lower chances of obesity in Adult life
- [Increase in height][6]
- suppression of gastrointestinal and respiratory infectious morbidity
- suppression of atopic eczema
- suppression of asthma

[Benefits for the Mother][7]:

- [Weight loss][8]
- lower chances of breast cancer
- lower chances of premenopausal ovarian cancer
- suppression of hypertension
- suppression of type 2 diabetes
- suppression of myocardial infarction (heart attack).

**WHO recommends that breastfeeding should continue for two years or more without accurately establishing a maximum duration for breastfeeding.In addition, there is insufficient evidence on the advantages and disadvantages of continuing breastfeeding after two years.**


[It is unfortunate that about many mothers are unable to breast feed even upto 1 year][9]. This may be because We’ve sexualized the breast so much that people have forgotten breasts are for breast-feeding. There is A [Harvard Study which looks at both health AND cost outcomes for U.S. mothers][10] if they were to breastfeed for 1 year.The study found that if 90% of mothers breastfed, U.S. women would significantly lower their risk of heart attack, breast cancer, and hypertension. On a macro level, further investment in lactation support for moms could prevent $17.4 billion in maternal health costs.

Many mothers have shared [positive Experiences of extended breastfeeding in this article][11]


[1]: http://www.bpni.org/information_sheets/IS-9.pdf
[2]: http://www.aafp.org/online/en/home/policy/policies/b/breastfeedingpositionpaper.html
[3]: http://europepmc.org/articles/PMC1721196/pdf/v084p00F23.pdf%E2%80%8E
[4]: http://europepmc.org/articles/PMC1721196/pdf/v084p00F23.pdf%E2%80%8E
[5]: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15384567
[6]: http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/73/5/959.short
[7]: http://journals.lww.com/greenjournal/Fulltext/2013/07000/Cost_Analysis_of_Maternal_Disease_Associated_With.17.aspx
[8]: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15384567
[9]: http://healthland.time.com/2012/06/04/why-most-moms-cant-reach-their-own-breast-feeding-goals/
[10]: http://www.upmc.com/media/NewsReleases/2013/Pages/study-shows-breastfeeding-reduces-maternal-health-disease.aspx
[11]: http://healthland.time.com/2012/05/10/extended-breast-feeding-is-it-more-common-than-we-think/

My son's age 4 months. Problem born starting vometing.

MD - Paediatrics
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There can be so many causes of vomiting. The most common in this age group is gastroesophageal reflux. Small amount of vomiting 2-3 times a day is normal in early infancy and it improves with age. The vomiting can be prevented by proper burping of the baby. If vomiting is severe it may be due to gastroesophageal reflux (more severe form, any obstruction in the intestine, metabolic disorder or brain disorder. The management depends on the underlying cause. I request you to provide details (like when did it start and how severe it is. If any other associated symptoms or poor weight gain) so that I better able to help you out. Regards.
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