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Dr. Somashekar

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics

Pediatrician, Bangalore

14 Years Experience  ·  0 at clinic
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Dr. Somashekar MBBS, MD - Paediatrics Pediatrician, Bangalore
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I'm a caring, skilled professional, dedicated to simplifying what is often a very complicated and confusing area of health care....more
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Dr. Somashekar is a popular Pediatrician in Vidyaranyapura, Bangalore. She has had many happy patients in her 14 years of journey as a Pediatrician. She studied and completed MBBS, MD - Paediatrics . You can visit her at Aveksha Hospital in Vidyaranyapura, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Somashekar on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Mysore Medical College - 2004
MD - Paediatrics - LLRM Medical College, Meerut - 2010

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Aveksha Hospital

122, Varadarajaswamy Layout,, Singapura, M. S Palya,Singapura Village, Varadharaja Nagar, Vidyaranyapura, Bangalore Get Directions
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122, Varadarajaswamy Layout, M.S Palya, Singapura, Yelahanka Hobli, Bengaluru, Karnataka Landmark : On the way to Singapura BBMP OfficeBangalore Get Directions
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5 Month old baby boy got only BCG vaccination till now due to some health issues. Now from last month baby is health, so what and when vaccination needs to be given?

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Varanasi
5 Month old baby boy got only BCG vaccination till now due to some health issues.
Now from last month baby is health,...
You can start vaccination schedule from any day, better would be to start one month after BCG vaccination, if the time has passed you can schedule your baby's vaccination any time from a pediatrician.
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My daughter age is 7 years. Since one month, pus is discharging from her left ear with bad smell. Already consulted an E.N.T. Specialist. He suggested to use candid ear dropsfor 10 days. But invain.

MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Aurangabad
Hello, Probably your daughter is having a fungal infection of the outer ear . If she is not responding to Candid ear drops , then she may require an examination of ear under microscope ( called otomicroscopy ) and suction clearance. This will help in faster healing as well as a confirmed diagnosis / to rule out any other ear pathology.
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Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
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/
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My daughter is 3 months old and not sleeping in day and night. I thought of trying phenergan syrup is it safe? If it is then how to use it please suggest.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Narnaul
My daughter is 3 months old and not sleeping in day and night. I thought of trying phenergan syrup is it safe? If it ...
Phenargan is not safe, find out the cause behind She may be hungry, mothers milk is not enough for her, consult child specialist.
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My 8 months daughter is yet to get adjusted to the solid food. She doesn't eat much. Only 2 to 3 tsp. She likes only to be breastfeed. Please let me know what can I do so that she adjusts to the solid food.

BSC (Home), cerificate course in child care, diploma course in hospital administaration, master in food service management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Vadodara
My 8 months daughter is yet to get adjusted to the solid food. She doesn't eat much. Only 2 to 3 tsp. She likes only ...
Reduce the frequency of breastfeed try to give veg soup dal and rice khichdi raab boiled potatoes.
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Hi. I m blessed with a Baby Girl! Glad to see wonderful doctors here As we will be purchasing all baby products like shampoo, soap, creams etc. What is the best brand to go with? Also regarding baby food products, brand advise needed. Hope to get quick response on above. Thanks a lot for Lybrate for staying connected.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hi.
I m blessed with a Baby Girl!
Glad to see wonderful doctors here
As we will be purchasing all baby products like ...
God bless her long, happy and healthy life. There is no need for any special purchase. No need of shampoo, cream etc. sponging specially of folded areas as arm pit etc is sufficient up to 1 month of age. Do not go for any specific brand. Select yourself with your own skill. Exclussive Breast feed up to 6 months of age is best food.
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My son is six years and eight months old. He is having problem of bedwetting, I have tried but still he has not overcome with this problem, kindly suggest what should so that he can overcome this problem.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Bedwetting is considered normal upto 6 years. As it's only 6 years and 8 months you can wait for some more time. Rule out diabetes.
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Our kid one year five month old boy might have bug or worm in his stomach because we watched him scratching his butt and always putting his hand in stomach. And he has fever around 103.2 f. Kindly advise.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Our kid one year five month old boy might have bug or worm in his stomach because we watched him scratching his butt ...
pinworm doesn't cause pain abdomen esp. upper abdomen.any how you can give Noworm suspension to child and better toilet habbits. for one day just give paracetamol syrup 6 hrly as per weight of child.
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How to approach a child with convulsions at home?

CCT, FRCPCH , MRCPCH, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
How to approach a child with convulsions at home?
1. Put the child in a recovery position and do not put any anything in the mouth, not even water.
2. Ensure the head is protected
3. Release any tight clothing
4. Move away from a dangerous position.
5. Use intranasal midazolam (insed or midsip nasal spray as advised by your doctor) as first-line treatment.
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