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Dr. Kalpana Sridharan  - Pediatrician, Chennai

Dr. Kalpana Sridharan

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics

Pediatrician, Chennai

41 Years Experience
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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. Kalpana Sridharan is an experienced Pediatrician in T.Nagar, Chennai. She has had many happy patients in her 41 years of journey as a Pediatrician. She studied and completed MBBS, MD - Paediatrics . You can visit her at The Nerve Centre in T.Nagar, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Kalpana Sridharan on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - - 1976
MD - Paediatrics - JIPMER, - 1981
Languages spoken
English
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Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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I am having one month girl babies. Doctor suggested to give powder milk for the babies the name is PER NAN. They said for one scoop you should 30 ml water we are giving like that only. But my baby is suffering to go to motion. Can you help me with your message.

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General Physician,
I am having one month girl babies. Doctor suggested to give powder milk for the babies the name is PER NAN. They said...
I would advise to give only breast milk. If you give other feed give it with spoon and not bottle feeding,If you remove bottle diarrhoea will stop no matter how well you clean or sterilise as you say
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My daughter is six months old and was administered BCG vaccine at birth. Till date there is no scar on her arm. Should we vaccinate her again. Does successful BCG vaccine necessarily leave scar?

M.D PEADIATRICS, MBBS
Pediatrician, Pune
My daughter is six months old and was administered BCG vaccine at birth. Till date there is no scar on her arm. Shoul...
Hello lybrate-user, some babies fail to develope scar after bcg vaccination esp. When given immediately after birth, but that does not mean that, she has not developed immunity, so no need to repeat vaccine.
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My wife age 23, we have baby of 9 month, in this situation what type of medicine should take to avoid unwanted pregnancy?

DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Pune
My wife age 23, we have baby of 9 month, in this situation what type of medicine should take to avoid unwanted pregna...
U can go for injectable contarceptive prepeations if you r sure you have not concived in current cycle.
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I am suffering apydydamic cyst in my right testis, can you tell me is this cure with out any operation and with medication Please suggest.

MBBS,MD(medicine), PGDS(sexology), Fellowship in sexual medicines
Sexologist, Jaipur
I am suffering apydydamic cyst in my right testis, can you tell me is this cure with out any operation and with medic...
Yes it can be curable without medicines too nowadays. To get the proper proscribed medicines write me back.
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I'm having 38 days old baby. She s on FM fully due to I'm having insufficient BM supply. Shall I lactare granules and lactovit tablets to increase bm?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Gondiya
I'm having 38 days old baby. She s on FM fully due to I'm having insufficient BM supply. Shall I lactare granules and...
Yes you can take. Take good diet. Drink at least 15 glass of water per day. Breast feed your baby.
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3 Undisclosed Facts About Breastfeeding, This World Breastfeeding Week

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), PGDHHM, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
3 Undisclosed Facts About Breastfeeding, This World Breastfeeding Week
3 lesser known facts about breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is advocated to be the only best thing for a newborn. But while it is the most natural thing to do, it isn't an easy process. It is challenging and full of surprises. Researches throw up facts that surprise all. For example: breastfeeding is like a shield against breast cancer.
Here are 3 such lesser known facts:

1. The milk contents - ever wondered what your baby thinks of the taste of your breast milk. Well, the fact is that your breast milk is tailor-made for your baby. From the taste to its benefits, it is a full course meal. When the feeding begins, the milk is watery. This is to quench the baby's thirst. Then the consistency thickens and the milk becomes higher in fat content. This meets your baby's electrolyte needs as well as energy requirement. Want to know something more amazing? through the day, your breasts milk's properties keep changing. By evening, it has higher sedating properties and helps the baby's body meet nutritional demands. This should explain that satisfied smile babies have when they sleep right after their feeds.
2. Variation in milk production - it is okay and natural if you feel you are lopsided. Many breastfeeding mothers feel that one breast is heavier than the other since it produces more milk. This is possible and happens a lot. Our body is not perfectly symmetrical between left and right. This applies to breasts as well and shouldn't be worried about. Because of this, milk production can also vary between both the breasts.
3. It causes weightloss - some women are known to lose their pregnancy weight by breastfeeding. Yes, this is also a lesser known fact. Breast milk happens to be a high calorie food which the baby literally sucks off the mother's body. This leads to shrinking of the mother's body.
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My baby is 6 weeks. She does not look at me. But she looks n follows his dad. I feel like emptynes. Is the reason being I lack something .or being c section I was the last to hold her? Does any other pschyology behind.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My baby is 6 weeks. She does not look at me. But she looks n follows his dad. I feel like emptynes. Is the reason bei...
In 6 weeks it is normal and as keep on holding her and playing with her she will develop attachment to you.
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My 16 days old baby is on breast milk but sometimes when he feels hungry I give him formula milk Farex with bottle. I wanna ask, is there any problem to give formula milk n breast milk both? And he is not passing poop from last four days Plzz need urgent help.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Kendujhar
My 16 days old baby is on breast milk but sometimes when he feels hungry I give him formula milk Farex with bottle. I...
Dear Mom, You should not give formula, and you should give her Exclusive breastfeeding. Crying may not be equivalent to hunger. If your baby is passing 6 or more urine per 24 hour, then breastmilk is sufficient. If you still have doubt, weigh her once a week . if she is gaining more than 140 gm per week then she is having enough milk. Benefit s of Exclusive breastfeeding are many, u can find out from net, and definite ly formula can be potentially harmful. So please please give your baby exclusive breastfeeding that is the best gift you can give to her
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My 17 month old daughter gets cold often. She has haemoglobin 9.1.what special diet to be given and what to expect avoided. please prescribe.

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General Physician,
My 17 month old daughter gets cold often. She has haemoglobin 9.1.what special diet to be given and what to expect av...
Her hemoglobin has to be increased by iron syrup and allergy causing things need to be avoided from coming into contact with her. Only breast feed and homemade foods, avoid cold food and exposure to cold and dust.
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Sir My child who is 7 years old is not responding normally. At the time of bathing he oppose to apply the soap and start crying. Similarly at the time of applying cream or oil on his body he treated in the same way. He became irritable. Please give advise to treat him.

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Homeopath, Delhi
Sir My child who is 7 years old is not responding normally. At the time of bathing he oppose to apply the soap and st...
Do not do any treament. He is normal. I think you are very restless. Be cool. Time will make him ok. So please.
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I ve a one month old baby and am giving breast feed, can I add flax seed to my diet . Will it harm for me or my baby. Will it affect my breast feed.

M.Ch - Paediatric Surgery, MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
Pediatrician, Pune
I ve a one month old baby and am giving breast feed, can I add flax seed to my diet . Will it harm for me or my baby....
hi I went through your query first of all I would like you to note that there is no relationship of a maternal food intake with any effect on baby's health. your diet should be complete as you are breastfeeding a baby.
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Excessive Use of Mobile Phones in Children

MA - Clinical Psychology, P.G. Diploma in Guidance and Counseling, BA In Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Excessive Use of Mobile Phones in Children

The most advanced and effective communication device in this century is mobile phone. Mobile phone is not only being used by the corporate or highly qualified professional. People from all type of social group have mobile phone in their hands now. Usage of the mobile phone is not increased only with all social groups but also with people of all age groups. Children are the more noticeable group as they are using cell phones of all types. A recent research study shows that children are really capable of using any advanced type of mobile phones even without any proper guidance. Though mobile phones are the effective mode of communication, it is a well known fact that it also has adverse side effects if being over used. The mobile phones emit shockwave radioactive radiations that affect the body in various manners.

Adverse effects of mobile phone usage:

Today's children are growing up in a radio-frequency environment that never existed in human history before. The radiation emitted by mobile phones and mobile phone masts can have adverse effects on children. Some include:

  1. Affects your Immunity Status: cell phones after a full day usage contains many germs on their display which are highly numbered than your toilet seats. These germs are easily transferred to your body as you touch frequently or use close to your face for talking. This increases the risk of exposure to the germs and reduces your immune strength as immune status are not fully developed for children.
  2. Increase Risk of Chronic Pains: prolonged use of mobile phones for playing games or texting requires continuous movement for your hands which may develop chronic pain in joints of your shoulders and hands.
  3. Vision Problem: children when concentrate much on playing games in mobile phone they even fail to blink frequently with the increased interest and attraction towards the game. This causes the dryness of the conjunctiva and also increases the ocular tension.
  4. Affects your emotions negatively and increases the stress level

Mobile Phone Safety For Kids:

As a parent, you must take preventive measures to minimize your child's exposure to the harmful effects of mobile phones. These include:

  • Do not give cell phone if your child is under 16 years. A child's brain is too sensitive to withstand the effects of mobile radiation.
  • Do not let your child hold a mobile phone directly up to his head. Use an air-tube headset instead.
  • Do not let your child make calls in buses, trains, cars, and elevators. The mobile phone works harder to get the signal out through the metal, which increases the power level.
  • Do not let your child use cell phone when the signal is weak. It will increase the power to the maximum, as the phone attempts to connect to a new relay antenna.
  • Limit the use of cell phone around children.
  • Make sure that there is no mobile phone mast or network tower near your home or your kid's school.
  • Do not let children take mobile phones to school.
  • Do not leave mobile phones in your children's bedroom at night.

If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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Today pediatrian Dr. Given dpt booster 18 month vaccine to my daughter, due to this she filling very pain and fever. Unable to walk and play, please guide me this is normal and can I give her ibugesic for pain relief please suggest me.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
Today pediatrian Dr. Given dpt booster 18 month vaccine to my daughter, due to this she filling very pain and fever. ...
It is usual to get pain and fever afterdpt immunisation. This is normal. Paracetamol 7.5 can be given 6-8 hourly.
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Dear Sir My son had did IQ test and his IQ level 68 and he is suffering from depression. He is 25 years Old please give suggestion thanks.

Msc - Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
Dear Sir My son had did IQ test and his IQ level 68 and he is suffering from depression. He is 25 years Old please gi...
Dear Lybrate user, An IQ of 68 means your son is a slow learner. But with the correct support and education he can learn life skills. If his depression is due to his low IQ and inability to handle everyday tasks, he could need help with his confidence and self-esteem. You can start by complimenting even small achievements, that may not seem important at first. You may want to consult a counsellor/psychologist for further advice.
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I have 7 th month baby boy. He is having stools from yesterday and there is some blood in his stools. What is the reason for this and what happens if it comes like that?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), DNB (Pediatrics), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy), MRCPCH, Certificate in GI Endoscopy
Pediatrician, Delhi
I have 7 th month baby boy. He is having stools from yesterday and there is some blood in his stools. What is the rea...
I think by blood you mean that stool has got something red in it. I would advise you to first get the stool tested for blood at a pathology lab near you. Blood in an infant's stool could be because of intestinal infection if feed hygiene is improper. Another important cause would be a small mass of tissue called polyp inside the intestine. If stool test confirms the presence of blood, please see a paediatrician in person.
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Hi, I have 40 days old baby. But she sleep approx 20 to 22 hrs in a day. Is it normal? Or any issue. Kindly suggest.

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Hi, I have 40 days old baby. But she sleep approx 20 to 22 hrs in a day. Is it normal? Or any issue. Kindly suggest.
Generally infants in this age have long sleep periods so need not worry if they are feeding well and passing urine well.
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My daughter has the habit of sucking the fingers. What can I do to get rid of that habit. Because of that her teeth been come out. Please help me doctors. She is 3 years of old.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My daughter has the habit of sucking the fingers. What can I do to get rid of that habit. Because of that her teeth b...
I will suggest you to increase her self confidence and don't scold her and then train her accordingly.
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General Physician,
Growth and development: newborn to 12 months

A child's first year of life is an amazing period of growth and development. Here's a snapshot of your child's growth and development during the first 12 months of life.

Growth
During the first year, your baby will grow rapidly. By the end of the first year, your baby will have grown about 25 cm (10 inches), and will also have tripled their birth weight. Your baby's growth will tend to come in "spurts"

Development
Babies will reach a number of important developmental milestones during the first year:

Tracking a moving object with their eyes: around 2 months
Cooing: around 2 to 4 months
Raising head while lying on tummy: 3 to 4 months
Grabbing at objects: 3 to 5 months
Rolling over: around 4 to 6 months
Developing colour vision: around 4 to 6 months
Sitting alone without support: around 5 to 6 months
Starting solid foods: around 6 months
Pulling up: around 6 to 9 months
Crawling: around 6 to 9 months
Laughing, babbling, and making "raspberry" sounds: around 6 to 9 months
Imitating sounds (and perhaps saying "Mama" and "Dada" without knowing what they mean): around 9 to 12 months
Trying to walk or taking their first steps: around 9 to 12 months (may be later)
understanding several words: around 12 months
Helping your child grow and develop
The first year is your chance to get to know your baby. You will learn about their personality, the activities they enjoy, and the way they react to different situations. It's also a time where your baby will learn to know and trust you.

Here are a few tips on making the first year a safe and happy one:

Let your baby explore their world, but take steps to keep them safe. There are a few safety "musts" during the first year:
Take an infant first aid or CPR course so you'll be able to handle emergencies.
Be sure you have a properly-installed, rear-facing infant car seat that is certified by the CSA (Canadian Standards Association), and use it every time your baby is in the car.
Until your baby can roll over on their own, put them to sleep on their back.
Keep small objects away from your baby because your baby may choke on them.
Once your baby can move around, baby-proof your home. Plug outlet covers, lock drawers and toilets, install corner guards, keep small objects out of reach, and use baby
gates for the stairs.
Don't leave your baby alone with other children or pets. Also, don't leave your baby alone on a surface where they can roll off (such as a change table).


Talk, read, and sing to your baby: Even if it seems like they're not listening, their sharp little brain is taking everything in. Tell your baby what you are doing, and label objects, actions, and feelings.


Give your baby lots of love and attention. A baby who feels loved and secure will form a strong bond with their parents and feel more secure to explore the world around them.


Trust your instincts. Do what you feel is best for your baby. If something doesn't seem right, get it check out ONLINE www.Lybrate.Com/drsajeev


Finally, keep in mind that every child develops at their own pace. The timeframes listed here are just averages - your child may reach these milestones earlier or later. If you are concerned about your child's growth or development, CONSULT your doctor ONLINE www.Lybrate.Com/drsajeev
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This information is of my son. Please help me in selecting a diet chart for him. He is 9 months old.

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
This information is of my son. Please help me in selecting a diet chart for him. He is 9 months old.
Home diet is the best diet for children upto 2 years or more. So just make him eat what you all eat at home except non vegetarian and spicy dishes.
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