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Dr. Indra

Pediatrician, Chennai

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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Indra is a popular Pediatrician in Ambikapuram, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Indra personally at V K Nursing Home in Ambikapuram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Indra on Lybrate.com.

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Hi, I have 3+ years daughter. She eat very less and weak. Also she under weight. Could you please suggest how we can improve her eating habits. Thanks.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
It is more of an art rather than science. No medicines are going to help to improve appetite of active healthy child of which weight is not the only criteria. Take meals together in family along with the child. She will imitate parents. There is no instant way. Keep loving, stop forcing, she will pick up your habits.
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What types of food I can give my baby as she is just five months and I don't have much breast-feeding because of very less milk. Other than formula milk what can I give her.

MD - Homeopathy
Pediatrician, Mumbai
What types of food I can give my baby as she is just five months and I don't have much breast-feeding because of very...
For 5 months old baby you can start introducing first with fruit juices then gradually start with thin vegetable soups and milk shakes and as your baby completes 6 months start with semisolid diet like moong dal khichdi, sheera,
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My baby girl is 1 month after farting and toilet she releases little poop. Please advise. After every feed she gets 15 min burping.

Pediatrician, Pune
If she is breast fed, gaining weight well, stools are golden yellow, whatever she is doing is normal for her age.
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My son is 5 years old and is on a restricted to take milk these days for last 4 months due to abdominal ache and loose stools after milk uptake. He is only 14.9 kgs, 3.5 feet and lean and thin in structure, please advice a proper diet to improve his muscles, weight and health.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Weight and height are ok for the age. It seems child is having milk allergy. You can switch over to hypoallergenic milk like soya milk.
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Hi my baby is 10 months old and her weight is 6.85 kg. She is not eating properly. And not gaining weight also. Only BM she likes to have Any ways to make her eat better?

Fellowship in Neonatology, MRCPCH(UK), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hi my baby is 10 months old and her weight is 6.85 kg. She is not eating properly. And not gaining weight also. Only ...
Do not give breast feeding for 3 hours prior to feeding solid food. Encourage her to eat on har own. Do not force feed her.
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I gave breastfeed to my kid till 2 years but now I stop giving him. From last 3-4 days I felt pain in my left side of breast. I can't lie upside down on my bed while sleeping.

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist, Delhi
Though you have done the right thing in stopping breast feeding, for how long now, have you stopped it. Milk production subsides gradually, and it may be because of the collection, that they may be full, swollen and hurting. Please be sure there is no redness and you are not running fever. These are signs of a breast abscess. You may get an ultrasound of the breast to be more sure of the problem.
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My baby suffering from loose motion from past 15days, her poo like green mix and now she is 5 month old. She is taking only breastfeeding and formula feeding Please suggest.

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Stop formula milk, continue only breast milk, add some pro biotic sachets as well as zinc suspension. Consult a paediatrician if it still persists.
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Sir my baby is 4 month old uskay neck pay kuch white little balls niklay plesae what is the reason ?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Balls? or white patch? where exactly? if they are movable. They could be lymphnodes. But in 4 month old there is no chance unless he has some infection in the throat or on the skin. You need to give more details. Come to private consultation with all details.
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My son is 1 years 3 months old. His body weight is 9.5 kg .Please tell me dosage of walamycin suspension and for how many days it should be given.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
My son is 1 years 3 months old. His body weight is 9.5 kg .Please tell me dosage of walamycin suspension and for how ...
Walamycin should not be used without prescription. Moreover it is not used in GI infections, as it has no role.
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Hello 'Dad' Your Health Affects Your Baby's Well-being Too

Panchkula & Delhi
Mother and Child Care, Panchkula
Hello 'Dad' Your Health Affects Your Baby's Well-being Too

We all are aware of the fact that it's not just mothers- to- be who need to make sacrifices during pregnancy, infact it's a excellent idea for fathers to give up smoking and drinking too. Many people are aware of the fact that smoking during pregnancy can be harmful for an unborn baby, so if either you or your partner is a smoker, you should actually give up now. And giving up smoking and cutting down on alcohol now will eventually lead to a healthier and fitter you, so that when you've got a little baby around, you will be in the best of your health.

Passive smoking is harmful:
Passive smoking near your partner is dangerous as when she breathes in your cigarette smoke, your baby is taking in harmful carbon monoxide, nicotine and maybe other harmful chemical substances. Nicotine may lead to constriction of the blood vessels and might affect the uterine and placenta blood flow, might even increase blood pressure and heart rate of you and your baby.

One of the best moves you and your partner can practice is to keep your baby's surrounding and environment smoke free, both for now and as well as after the birth too. If you and your pregnant partner or other people in your home indulge in smoking, it can cause serious harm to your unborn baby.

Drugs and Alcohol is a Big No:
Taking other drugs or drinking alcohol can surely get in the way of you being the parent you always wanted to be. It can also affect your ability to take care for your child. This is a big issue with newborns, who wake up often during the night for feeding and changing. Parents indulging in the use of drugs and alcohol, this unhealthy practice may lead to the risk factor for SUDI if the children sleep in the same place as the parent. For many men, alcohol and other drugs can fuel heated arguments that might lead to violence and aggression. This can have serious consequences for the health and wellbeing of the mother and child.

Your habits affect your kids:
In a recent research the rate of lymphoma, brain tumours and leukaemia were up to 80% higher in children under the age of 5 when fathers had smoked prior to conception, even though the mothers were non smokers all the way. Moreover the rate of childhood cancer was seen highest when fathers smoked more cigarettes every day, or had been smoking for a longer time or started smoking before the age of 20.

It's not just your partner who requires staying healthy before, during and after pregnancy, you all fathers need it too. A healthy diet can surely help with conception, but it's always important to practice and carry on eating a well-balanced variety of nutritious foods. This will lead to the encouragement of your partner to do the same and help her enjoy a healthy pregnancy as well.

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I have baby boy of 2 years he ate chocklate too much now his teeths are black what can I do for clean his teeths I brush his teeths daily but unable to clean his teeths any suggestion please?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
These are temporary teeth to be replaced by 6-9 years. You need not worry much. But you can carefully clean after each feed and show a dentist if you want. But giving too much chocolate is not healthy and what is the weight?
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Hi my baby from 8 days he have more motion 10-12 a day s it normal .and he s just 2.5 kg I wanna increase his weight please suggest.

DNB (Pediatrics), Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Pune
Hi my baby from 8 days he have more motion 10-12 a day s it normal .and he s just 2.5 kg I wanna increase his weight ...
Frequent motion is normal in small babies as they have gastrocolic refles after feed. So nothing to worry. Continue breast feeding. Watch for frequency of urination. If it is more than 6 times per day, nothing to worry.
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My daughter (infant) 18 months baby having a fever from past 5 days, after consulting doctor we are giving her iron supplement just two days back. But still fever is not reduced, every 4 hours we are giving medicine as per doctor strict ion, please suggest to reduce my daughter fever.

MD pediatrician, MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My daughter (infant) 18 months baby having a fever from past 5 days, after consulting doctor we are giving her iron s...
There is some miscommunication between you and your doctor. Iron supplement should not be given during fever. Give her paracetamol to bring down her fever and re consult your pediatrician.
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My ninth month old son has not yet started crawling. Nor he is teething. Is this normal. What shall I do for his proper development.

MDS - Periodontics, BDS
Dentist, Ranchi
My ninth month old son has not yet started crawling. Nor he is teething. Is this normal. What shall I do for his prop...
Nothing to worry for teething at present....teething vary from child to child.....it might take some more time....
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What to feed a new born baby and what is the real working woman choice so that find real value of health and best figure.

BUMS
Pediatrician, Washim
What to feed a new born baby and what is the real working woman choice so that find real value of health and best fig...
Mother's milk is best for new born baby. There is no need to give other feed if mother has sufficient lactation.
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I have thyroid from last 2 years. Is my new born baby also get it. Now her age is 4 months. If she has what is the solution?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
I have thyroid from last 2 years. Is my new born baby also get it. Now her age is 4 months. If she has what is the so...
Thyroid is general terminology used for hypo thyroidism. Get your baby investigated for Thyroid profile. If she has thyroid deficiency, she should be treated accordingly.
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My 5 years old son with DS doesn't have any heart problem but still he fall sick frequently and plus he is very thin and weak.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
majority of children in India is weak at one to five years.reason being inadequite calories in diet.self feeding by age of 10months and feeds cereals based is compomised with milk.milk is good diet but poor in calories . hence it has to be replaced by solid home made food.breast feeds should be reduced in frequency as per age .
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Hi My 4 and half year old baby girl. Sometimes I feel that my kid can hear properly. Sometimes I call her lots of time but no response. What is the reason please suggest.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Jamnagar
Can not be said without getting total history and examining the child. Please consult a pediatrician.
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My daughter is 16 days old and she keeps her mouth open is this a sign of deficiency? After 2 days from discharge from hospital her bilirubin got increase upto 14. 7 due to which she was asked to admit for phototherapy now her bilirubin is 9.5 does this effect her growth? When to start with bottle feed her weight at the time of birth her was 2.8 kg she looks so weak how to make her health better? When to start with her bath and is it safe to clean tongue of such a small baby n if yes what's the procedure?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My daughter is 16 days old and she keeps her mouth open is this a sign of deficiency? After 2 days from discharge fro...
Get her examined for open mouth which may be either due to nostril block or some other reason. Bilirubin if physiological, shall hve no adverse effect on her growth. No bottle feed at any time only exclusive breast feeding till 6 months of age and continue feeding thereafter with supplementary food. Give adequate feed for good health. U may give gentle bath now. No need to clean tongue or to put any thing in mouth except breast.
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