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Pediatrician, Bangalore

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Innovative Tips to Make Your Kids eat Healthier Food

B.Sc. Food & Nutrition, M.Sc. Food & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore

We all know the rules avoid junk food, eat healthy, say no to fizzy drinks and finish your veggies. But do kids really listen? who says eating right needs to be followed by the book! parents stress and worry about their children's bad eating habits day and night, just to find their child pigging out on that packet of chips you thought you managed to hide. Instead of setting rules for what he/she can or cannot eat (and we all know how much children love rules) why not provide them with options (you could even trick them into believing its totally unhealthy) they'll gobble up happily.

Say yes to junk food:
There is no parent who could eat healthy all the time, so how can you expect your kids to do the same? if they want chocolate, melt some rich chocolate in milk and serve it to them as hot chocolate. When your child demands choco chip cookies, try making them at home with healthier alternatives like atta instead of maida and olive oil instead of butter. And sometimes just give your kids a break, when they ask for a packet of chips or some silly over priced chocolate, just let them have it!

Sauce it up:
Stop trying to force feed icky green dry vegetables to your child! I'm sure you also couldn't have eaten something that bland, happily as a kid. It's unfair to ask your child to eat boiled broccoli and boring raw salads just to maintain that healthy balanced diet. Instead you could make all these vegetables yummy by adding different sauces and dressings to them. Load up any salad with some mayo dressing or thousand island or whatever you think your child might enjoy. If they're happy eating such yummy salads you probably won't worry about the calories in the sauces! serve beans, broccoli, cucumber and anything else you want them to eat in a creamy white sauce. That way they'll lick the bowl clean before you can even say green vegetables!

Serve dessert and food togteher:
Won't they just eat the dessert and skip dinner? if you give them just one serving of dessert long with dinner, they'll still be hungry after that small amount of dessert. So even if the attack the dessert first, odds are they'll still be hungry and will end up having their dinner too. The trick here is to give a small portion of dessert so they can't fill up on just dessert. You could serve items like fresh fruit, apple crumble, oatmeal cookies, frozen yogurt etc to keep the desserts on the healthier side.

Serve dinner for breakfast:
Whatever your child's favorite dinner dish is, try serving that for breakfast. If your child loves pizza, serve mini pizza's for breakfast. Just fill pita pockets with chicken, cheese, tomatoes and serve it up as a mini pizza. If your child loves egg then make an omelette with vegetables and some cut pieces of meat. You could even add some cheese to it! this might make them finish breakfast in no time.

Provide alternatives:
If you child wants chips, offer tortilla chips with salsa. If they ask for french fries, make those at home using less oil and salt. When he/she asks for pizza, try making them at home instead of ordering them from outside. Just by proving similar alternatives to food they crave you can improve their eating habits. Also when you're cooking at home, you can toss in a lot of vegetables without them finding out!

Try new recipes:
Not only kids, every person gets tired of eating the same thing over and over again. Try to find various recipes for one food item so that your child can keep eating the same vegetables without saying the food is boring. You'll find more than 5 ways to make healthy pasta and a zillion ways to make paneer ki sabzi. Actually this little trick might even spruce up your taste buds, not to mention cooking won't seem like such a tedious task once you get tasty food as the reward!

Don't try too hard:
The more you push, the more they'll push back. Using threats, bribes, punishments and anger isn't going to make them eat vegetables. Just sit back and let them eat their food without nagging in between. Eventually you'll notice the food that used to lie on the corner of the plate is now happily settled in their stomach. This way they'll learn to eat healthy on their own, especially in the long run. You won't have to call them during their college ad working years to ask did you eat your fruits and vegetables today? Phew, now won't that be a relief.

In case of any query or to book an appointment with dt. Silky mahajan please send us a mail at info@foodsandnutrition. In or call on 080 6741 7780 (dial extension: 778).

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Hi Doctor, My baby was 2 month she was crying at night daily my family doctor given pedicloryl surp shall I use daily it's give any side effects I'm worry any it my baby my sleeping what to do please visit give me ans sir.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician,
Hi Doctor, My baby was 2 month she was crying at night daily my family doctor given pedicloryl surp shall I use daily...
Try to look for actual cause. It may be simple colic pain. Do not not use support unless it is an emergency. Kindly consult.
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My niece vomits every time when she coughs. She is 4 year old and this problem is for more than a month. Kindly advice

BHMS
Homeopath, Greater Noida
Take homoeopathic med. Ipecacuanha 30 four times a day avoid cold food and drink during cough take med on time.
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My 3 year daughter is having worm in the lower abdomen. For that she is never interested in food. Kindly advice some medication so that it can be cured.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
My 3 year daughter is having worm in the lower abdomen. For that she is never interested in food. Kindly advice some ...
As you think it is not due to worms. Anyway you give bandy plus syrup 10ml at night and send me the reports of tft & cbc so that I can better treat her.
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My baby is born on 11 Dec. Today c is not taking breast feed n crying all long. please help.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My baby is born on 11 Dec. Today c is not taking breast feed n crying all long. please help.
Hello, don't worry and consult her paediatrician to check her abdomen whether she has gas related colic or any thing else.
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My baby have gave 2.5 month vaccine at yesterday noon. She have around 99.5 fever till today, so is this thing to worry or its a common. Also how much day fever effect. Please let us know.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My baby have gave 2.5 month vaccine at yesterday noon. She have around 99.5 fever till today, so is this thing to wor...
Vaccines are organisms to fight various kinds of diseases but body usually treat these organisms as foreign bodies. The body fight off the strain of organisms injected through vaccines to give signs in the form of rise in temperature. When the individual is attacked by organisms, the body fights them back to save life of child. High temperature kills bacteria and viruses which thrive in the body at normal temperature. Rise in temperature help the body to produce more white blood cells, antibodies and other infection-fighting agents for infants’ protection. In fact, fever is beneficial in infants after vaccination.Dont wory it will subside automatically in a day or two.
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Hello sir. .i am from mumbai. My son is going to be 5 years in this may 2nd. I gave 4 doses of ipv at the age of 6 weeks, 10 weeks, 6 month and 18 th months. So my pediatrician advice me not to give a ipv booster at age of 5.my question is that should I give 5th dose ipv at 5 year or not??

MD - Paediatrics, DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Rourkela
there is no ipv booster at 5 years of age...no need of 5th dose either..3 dose usually suffice.extra dose do no harm...but not required...
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My baby is 7 month old and still he does not take good sleep at night, he used to wakes up every 2 hr for feeding. We are giving lactogen 2. Pls advice.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jodhpur
My baby is 7 month old and still he does not take good sleep at night, he used to wakes up every 2 hr for feeding. We...
Let the child empty breasts completely in every session of breastfeeding. Let the child suck both breasts in each session. Count the total hours of sleep if it is 10 to 12 hours out of 24 hour it is normal.
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My baby 1 years old Usne kal din me urine ke sath blood pass kiya Or thoda si problem b huyi usko urine pass karne me Kal Dr. ko dikhaya to uska urine analysis report kucj is tarah he URINE analysis report Physical examination Colour- pale yellow appearance- turbid Reaction (pH)- 7.0 Specific gravity- 1.010 1.020-1.030 Chemical examination proteins - nill Glucose- nill Ketone/acetone- Nill Blue salts- nill Bile pigments- nill Occult blood - Present Microscopic examination RBC - 20-30. Cells/hpf Pus (wbc) cells- 5-10. Cells/hpf Epithelial cells- 5-10 Casts- nill Crystal- nill bacteria - nill Ab bataiye please kya problem he.

MS - General Surgery, FMAS.Laparoscopy
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
My baby 1 years old
Usne kal din me urine ke sath blood pass kiya
Or thoda si problem b huyi usko urine pass karne me...
Hello dear Lybrate user, hi Warm welcome to Lybrate.com I have evaluated your query thoroughly. Problem urine infection ki he jyada paani dijiye medicines chalu rakhe sahi ho jayega private parts ko antiseptic liquid ya soap se clean karke clean, dry, cotton under garments pahenaiye Hope this clears your query. Wishing her fine recovery. Welcome for any further assistance at my private URL https://www.Lybrate.com/gandhinagar/doctor/dr-bhagyesh-patel-general-surgeon Regards take care
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Causes and Symptoms of Migraine

MBBS, D.P.H
General Physician, Gurgaon
Causes and Symptoms of Migraine

It is the most common problem seen in society today. A migraine is a common neurological condition characterised by a headache, but some people have associated symptoms of eye and ear.
Classic symptoms of a migraine:

  1. Severe throbbing headache on one side of head
  2. Nausea and vomiting
  3. Sensitivity to light and noise.
  4. Prefer quite a dark room to sleep

Vestibular symptoms:

  1. Vertigo
  2. Dizziness
  3. Imbalance
  4. Unsteadiness
  5. Sensitivity to motion

Hearing symptoms:

  1. Muffled hearing
  2. Ear fullness
  3. Ringing in the ear or tinnitus

Causes of a migraine:
Migraine headaches probably relate to both abnormal discharges in cells within the brain and to the construction of the walls of the blood vessels in and around the brain. But the exact cause of a migraine is not known. Following are the provocating factors which make the condition worse

  1. Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar)
  2. Stress altered sleep patterns
  3. Diet fast food, oily food, processed food
  4. Chocolates, cheeses
  5. Coffee sodas with caffeine
  6. Alcohol

Factors related to a migraine

  1. More common in women than men
  2. Symptoms are often worse during menstruation
  3. Family history

Management

  1. Avoid food, which triggers migraines e.g. Chocolate, alcohol, cheese, oily, spicy, junk and processed food
  2. Relaxation exercise
  3. Stress management
  4. During menstrual period decrease the salt intake and take some diuretic
  5. Ibruphen for pain after meal
  6. Other treatment with the advice of neuro physician e.g.
    1. Beta blockers agents
    2. Calcium channel blockers
    3. Tricyclic antidepressants
    4. Seratonergic agents
    5. Gabapantin or neurontin
    6. Clongepam
    7. Acetazolamides or diamox
    8. Sodium valporate or depakots
    9. Topiramax
    10. Oxycarbazapine or trieptal
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