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Dr. B Benjamin

MBBS, DCH, MD

Pediatrician, Chennai

44 Years Experience  ·  0 - 500 at clinic
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Dr. B Benjamin MBBS, DCH, MD Pediatrician, Chennai
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I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care....more
I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care.
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Dr. B Benjamin is one of the best Pediatricians in Alwarpet, Chennai. He has been a practicing Pediatrician for 44 years. He is a MBBS, DCH, MD . You can meet Dr. B Benjamin personally at Shishu Clinics in Alwarpet, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. B Benjamin on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - Madras University - 1973
DCH - Madras University - 1977
MD - Madras University - 1978
Awards and Recognitions
Capt. Jaising Jadhav Memorial Prize, Best M.D (Paediatricics)
Thomas Dina Prize in Physiology
T.C.F. Silver Jubilee Gold Medal, Paediatric Prize Examination
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Mary Israel Prize in Medicine
Mrs. Mariaviakulam David Memorial Medal, Best Outgoing Medical Student
Professional Memberships
Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP)
National Neonatology Forum, India
Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM)

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New #15, Old #7, Sir C V RamanRoad, Alwarpet,Chennai, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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Old No. 7, New No, 15, Sir CV Raman Road, Alwarpet. Landmark: Next To Aarthi Scan, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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My kid is 6 years old. She is very stubborn. When I say not to do something she will deliberately do the same thing. How to handle this situation?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Some children have a rebel nature especially if pampered or neglected. Some develop such attitude with the arrival of a sibling. Better you take the opinion of a child psychologist.
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Actually I have a daughter. She is 5 plus. She is very aggressive. Most of the times she becomes very rigid and behaves very bad.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Try to improve house atmosphere. Tense atmosphere give a tense child. If not, than try to teach him outdoor with other peers. He will definitely show improvement.
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My son is 4 months old and he has a black mole on his back side of left leg. Is it anything to concern?

MBBS, MRCPCH
Pediatrician, Bangalore
My son is 4 months old and he has a black mole on his back side of left leg. Is it anything to concern?
Generally moles are not of concern. If they are growing or changing color, bleeding or too big in the first place, see your pediatrician.
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Hi, My son is 18 month old and had chicken pot vaccination today after few hours of vaccination in his right hip his right hand also not moving well. Is the same a relevant after vaccination impact?

BHMS
Homeopath, Bhopal
Hi, My son is 18 month old and had chicken pot vaccination today after few hours of vaccination in his right hip his ...
A vaccine, like any medicine, is capable of causing serious problems, such as severe allergic reactions. The risk of chickenpox vaccine causing serious harm, or death, is extremely small. Getting chickenpox vaccine is much safer than getting chickenpox disease. Most people who get chickenpox vaccine do not have any problems with it. Reactions are usually more likely after the first dose than after the second. Mild problems Soreness or swelling where the shot was given (about 1 out of 5 children and up to 1 out of 3 adolescents and adults) Fever (1 person out of 10, or less) Mild rash, up to a month after vaccination (1 person out of 25). It is possible for these people to infect other members of their household, but this is extremely rare. Moderate problems Seizure (jerking or staring) caused by fever (very rare). Severe problems Pneumonia (very rare) Other serious problems, including severe brain reactions and low blood count, have been reported after chickenpox vaccination. These happen so rarely experts cannot tell whether they are caused by the vaccine or not. If they are, it is extremely rare.
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Reasons Behind Iron Deficiency In Children!

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Reasons Behind Iron Deficiency In Children!

Iron deficiency is a common condition in children. It occurs when there is a scarcity of iron in the child's system due to malnutrition. Iron is an extremely important mineral that is required for growth and development in young ones. It is an essential nutrient for formation of Hemoglobin, which transports Oxygen and Carbon dioxide through the bloodstream and it is also essential for the functioning of the muscles. If the child's diet lacks iron then the condition might worsen and turn into anemia.

Children need different levels of iron intake at different ages for proper development of all mental and physical faculties. As the child gets older and reaches the age of puberty, the requirement of iron and other minerals also increases. Deficiency of it causes anemia specific to iron. 

Deficiencies can lead to various nutritional disorders that may cause severe complications.

The primary cause of iron deficiency in children is an improper diet which leads to a lack of nourishment. There are a number of other causes of the problem, some of which are as follows:

  1. Low birth weight
  2. Excessive intake of cow's milk at less than 2 years of age
  3. Feeding exclusively on breastmilk beyond 6 months of age
  4. Lead poisoning
  5. Gastrointestinal disease or infection
  6. Improper diet of the mother during pregnancy
  7. Chronic diarrhea
  8. Infestation of parasites in the digestive system.

If the problem arises due to dietary deficiency, it can be easily solved by making simple modifications to the child's diet plan. If the condition stems from other factors or diseases, the child must be taken to a doctor immediately for a medical diagnosis and remedial treatment. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Pediatrician.

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Sir my baby (2 month) is still unable to hold and control his neck movement wht should I do.

DNB Paediatrics, DCH, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Sir my baby (2 month) is still unable to hold and control his neck movement wht should I do.
Hello lybrate-user, its too early for your baby to have complete control of his/her neck. Neck holding usually is seen by 3 months of age and there may be still some head wobbling with complete control by 4 months. So do not worry às its completely normal and do support your baby's head while holding upright. Hope that helps.
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My 5 month old baby is passing greenish and curdy stool, is cause any harm to my baby? What should I do now?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My 5 month old baby is passing greenish and curdy stool, is cause any harm to my baby? What should I do now?
Hello. Don't worry, babies usually get greenish stools during dentition as they put things into their mouth. Give your baby homoeopathic medicine - Chamomilla 30/ thrice a day for 1 week. Get back to me.
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Hi my 4 1/2 month baby do green and sticky potty 2 or 3 time a day is it normal? and some time he take feed after 4 hours gap

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
What is the weight of the baby? green potty is alright. Never bottle feed. Only breast milk and homemade semi solids can be given from 4 th month. Ask privately for personal guidance.
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My male baby Age is 17 months old. His last two month the health is poor viral fever submit in body due to changing in weather so how can I build his immune system what type of necessary supplement I give to him or follow food chart please give me the solution.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My male baby Age is 17 months old. His last two month the health is poor viral fever submit in body due to changing i...
To develop immune system, give him good nutritious protein rich diet prepared at home including vegetables, fruits, milk and dry fruits if he can chew. Avoid junk food and high sugar drinks and edibles.
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I have 3 months baby. I'm breastfeeding my baby boy. I have a doubt that my milk is enough to my baby or not. What to eat to get more milk that is enough to my baby?

M.D PEADIATRICS, MBBS
Pediatrician, Pune
I have 3 months baby. I'm breastfeeding my baby boy. I have a doubt that my milk is enough to my baby or not. What to...
Hello, lybrate-user! this is a concern for all new mothers. If your baby is hungry every 2-3 hours, gaining adequate weight, passing urine atleast 5-6 times a day &motions atleast once a day, that means your milk is adequate remember that, milk flows when baby starts sucking at breast.
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Could there be an endocrinology related issue that could cause obesity in children if they are gaining weight even with careful diet (no junk food, soda, overeating) and good physical activity?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
Yes Indeed. It is a good idea to consult a doctor and do a metabolic screening including a thyroid profile.
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What Is Parental Depression? How to Support Each Other?

Panchkula & Delhi
Mother and Child Care, Panchkula
What Is Parental Depression? How to Support Each Other?

Parental Depression is an aspect which affects the innocent child, right from the time it is in the mother's womb.

Maternal depression could be due to various reasons ranging from familial disharmony to poor health. Unfortunately, a depressed mother's pessimistic thoughts could pass on to the pure soul inside her. So the effect starts in utero. After birth, she may be careless and negligent towards a child whose most important requirement is love. And children of these mothers become victims of behavioral and cognitive problems and poor school performers. They may also acquire the illness of depression eventually.

A depressed father will display stress and agitation instead of engaging the young minds in interesting learning or other activities.

Hence, before stepping into parenthood, it's important to be mentally fit and not just physically healthy. Exercise and meditation is of great help and of course a happy home environment.

Supporting each other is the key to getting things on track again.

  • Talk to your spouse: Chat with your spouse, showing affection, doing things with them and encouraging them to get out of the house are important.
  • Appreciate her but respect your family: Help her see that the family needs her and appreciates that she is expecting. While doing the same ensure that you respect the feelings of your family members.
  • Opt for specialist care: Offer to see a therapist and encourage her to take medications. Getting the help of an expert helps get guidance to handle difficult situations.
  • Be emotionally present with her: Go with her to as many antenatal checkups as you can, and make sure you are there for the ultrasound scans. This encourages a woman and gives her the satisfaction that her partner is involved.
  • Compliment her and pay attention to her: Many women find it difficult to cope with the changes in their body during pregnancy. She may be worried about stretch marks, concerned about weight gain or just be feeling not much like her old self. Make sure to compliment her and let her know how much you love her.
  • Be a shoulder for her to cry on: Listen to all of her concerns, and offer her the reassurance and support she really needs.
  • Be there to help: After the birth, your partner will need time to recover. She will be exhausted, sore and hormonal, and will be relying on you for support. Help with the baby, and do as much as you can.
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MAMC, MRCPCH, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Noida
If your kid is diabetic then regulate meal-timings and ensure timely insulin shots for the kid
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Hello doctor. My baby is of 10 days now. And still there is no breast milk formed. Pls suggest as I don't want to keep him on powdered milk. This is my first pregnancy. Pls suggest how can I increase the flow of the milk.

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hello doctor. My baby is of 10 days now. And still there is no breast milk formed. Pls suggest as I don't want to kee...
It is nice that you strongly wish to breastfeed him. For first 7 days or so the milk produced is known as colostrum which is yellow coloured ,small in quantity &high in antibody content. But it is sufficient to meet the needs of baby. Pl give powdered milk as per directions written on the can if at all it has to be given. Pl give cup or katori ¬ bottle. GOVT OF INDIA guidelines recommend exclusive breastfeeding for first 6 months of life. The best stimulus for milk production is frequent sucking day &night. Have balanced diet & be confident. Have loving thoughts for your baby. Keep him in direct skin to skin contact. Regards&best wishes.
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My baby is 5 month old having Pulmonary atresia with Vsd, one BT shunt operation has been done pls suggest if full correction is possible without open heart surgery. Kuldeep Verma9810881171.

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 5 month old having Pulmonary atresia with Vsd, one BT shunt operation has been done pls suggest if full co...
No dear, full correction is not possible without surgery. Post bt shunt child would mostly need bidirectional glenn surgery at later age (usually around a year or two depending upon child's oxygen sats.) but don't worry next 2 surgeries requirement in your baby (approx) would not be difficult as child would be bigger by then. While bt shunt is major surgery in neonatal age group.
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Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Ahmednagar
Foods like peanuts, whole grapes, cherry tomatoes, carrots, hot dogs, meat sticks, or hard candies should be kept away from toddlers as they may have problem in chewing them. Give them mashed, cut and easily chewable food.
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What can I give to my 6 mnth child so dat he bcm healthy and also suggest timings. Bcs mne use bina timing gap ke kch na kch khilati rhi jiski wjh se usko loose motions ho gae ha .or wo healthy bhi nhi ho raha ha.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
What can I give to my 6 mnth child so dat he bcm healthy and also suggest timings. Bcs mne use bina timing gap ke kch...
You have to give all home made foods and avoid bottle feed, instead give breast feed or feed with spoon apart form introducing all homemade foods one by one.
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I have two children; soo, How much the calories should be required for the children between age of fifteen to twenty.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Calories in adolescence is more than adults. More protein food. This help in developing muscles and physique.
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