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Dr. Kishor

Pediatrician, Chennai

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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Kishor is a trusted Pediatrician in Villivakkam, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Kishor personally at Niranjana Hospital & Well Women Centre in Villivakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Kishor on Lybrate.com.

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No.2, 1ST Street North, Red Hills Road, Villivakkam. Landmark: ICF Railway Gate & Reliance Fresh Signal, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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Hi, my kid is 9 months old. Now he is eating kichidi which is made with rice, dal, half tomato, small piece of carrot, 2 peas, 4 to 5 leaves of palak or spinach. My doubt is that if I use palak along with tomato is that causes any problem like stones in kidneys like that. please suggest. Suggesting some other baby food is most helpful.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Hi, my kid is 9 months old. Now he is eating kichidi which is made with rice, dal, half tomato, small piece of carrot...
Baby needs to be given same food that family eats. It has to be made semi solid so that baby can swallow. You all need to take meals together with baby so that baby watches and learns the way you eat. Whole family (infants and older children included) needs to take healthy food. You are doing a great job just enjoy meals together with the baby. This will inculcate a good habit.
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How Food Plays An Important Role In Developing The Mind Of The Babies?

IPNA(Nephrologist), ISPN, Diploma In Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
How Food Plays An Important Role In Developing The Mind Of The Babies?

It is often stated by doctors that a child's brain and body develop through good nutrition, and this starts even before they have been conceived. If you are planning for a baby, then it is a must to tune your body for infant nutrition, as healthy growth of the brain in a child begins much before conception. An example to support this is that, folic acid intake should be started 14 weeks before conception. Folic acid is considered to be helpful in the early functioning of the brain.

By the time a baby is born, already three quarters of the cells of the brain are formed and the quarter which is left is formed by the first birthday. As soon as children reach 3 years, they have a brain which is as big as an adult's, and when children are growing, the neurons of the brain grow and develop with them. Thus a poor diet can hamper the growth of children, and also affect their ability to process information and learn. This becomes worse if the iron levels in the body dip below the required levels.

Iodine shortage also leads to irreversible motor and cognitive developments in the child. Similarly, DHA which is considered to be an essential fatty acid in the child development, if compromised, can lead to learning problems. It is known that DHA is the key component for the intensive production of the synapse which is important in the initial years of life for development and learning. Other nutrients like zinc, folic acid and choline all pay a role in the initial functioning of the brain.

Feeding a variety of food to the baby is important as they help in the development, but certain foods are a must. These are:

  1. Breast Milk: As per dieticians, a baby can only digest breast milk or formula milk in the initial months. Babies should be breastfed for the first six months as it has the basic nutrients required by a baby, and also gives protection against allergies, digestive diseases and infections. Breast milk also has iron which is crucial for the development of the baby.
  2. Iron rich cereals: Babies can be fed solid food by 4-6 months. If a baby can sit without support and shows tongue thrust reflex, then he or she is ready for solids. Starting solids with the introduction of cereals or rice cereals is good, as they can be easily digested. It can also be diluted with the breast milk or formula. As these cereals are rich in iron, they are good for the development of the baby. A diet deficient in iron leads to delayed talking and walking of a child.
  3. Fruit and vegetable: A good time to introduce vegetables and fruits is when the baby is 6-7 months. These foods are loaded with minerals and vitamins which provide different textures and tastes to the baby. Carrots mashed and strained, along with beans, apples, bananas, peaches and peas and pears can be given to the baby. These can be boiled or pureed or mashed for the baby for easy consumption.
  4. Pureed Food: These foods are generally the meats which can be given from 8-9 months. Meats like lamb, chicken and liver contain iron. The iron of the meats is easily absorbed, as compared to the iron in plants. For the maximum absorption of the iron in the meat, it should be served with vitamin C, some fruits, cantaloupe or broccoli. It is believed that vitamin C boosts the absorption of iron.

Though there are a number of environmental and genetic factors which effect the development of a child, food is one of the most important factors. Thus it should be kept in mind that good food leads to a happy, healthy and a well developing baby. Start from the beginning and focus on the right portions to ensure the health of your baby.

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13 months old boy is often suffering from constipation and sometimes blood is there on his stool also the stool is very hard and is difficult to pass. He cries a lot while passing the stool sometimes.

M.D. HERBAL
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Dehradun
13 months old boy is often suffering from constipation and sometimes blood is there on his stool also the stool is ve...
Take org wheat Grass Powder, drink 10 ml castrol oil in milk at bed time, apply also in & out of belly button.
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My daughter is 10 months old her skin becomes dry due to winter I wanna use libero lotion is lotion is good to use for my baby skin.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My daughter is 10 months old her skin becomes dry due to winter I wanna use libero lotion is lotion is good to use fo...
It is difficult to tell how much this lotion is useful for the condition! I suppose whole body skin is not dry. If it is so consult either pediatrician or skin specialist. Otherwise you may use white petroleum jelly ie vasiline.
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My son is 1.5 years old. His weight is only 9.5 kg. Pls suggest how should increase his weight. His height is 78' and he's a active child. His birth weight was 3.6 kg.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My son is 1.5 years old. His weight is only 9.5 kg. Pls suggest how should increase his weight. His height is 78' and...
It's normal height & weight. If you expect more than this he will be overweight. Because of increased activity children don't put on weight during 2nd year.
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How to enhance a boy aged 9 years to show interest in reading and writing. Shows more interest in computer games.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
By gently counselling him and making aware of the future benefits of studying. Constant motivation is needed.
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MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Raipur
Formula to keep ur gums & teeth healthy - 2*2*2
2 minutes of brushing
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2 visits yearly to the dentist
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My baby is 2.5 months old. Suddenly past a week she has started sleeping for 4-5 hours continuously through the night. She doesn't take feeds in sleep. Should I wake her up or is it normal to sleep for 4-5 hours continuously?

BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
My baby is 2.5 months old. Suddenly past a week she has started sleeping for 4-5 hours continuously through the night...
Sleeping 4-5 hours is OK and usually doctors say to wake the child and feed if sleeping for prolonged periods but if he is sleeping for 4-5 hours that's OK and not to be concerned much if sleeping for still more hours then you can wake him up and feed him.
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My 2 years old baby is having fever today. With teary eyes and running nose. Active although. But not taking food. How to treat him at home.

MBBS MD DCH FRCP (LONDON), Dch
Pediatrician, Muzaffarpur
My 2 years old baby is having fever today. With teary eyes and running nose. Active although. But not taking food. Ho...
Most likely your child is having viral fever which is self limiting in nature. At most you can give paracetamol sy 125 mg every 4 hourky in case child is running fever beyond 101degreexF or is very uncomfortable. If fever persists beyond 4 days or child looks ill please consult your pediatrician.
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I became d mother f a baby gal before a month (c-section). I want to knw wat kinda f diet shud I take so dat I cud feed d baby also n my weight gain will also remain in control. sometimes I feel weakness in my lower body. Its my second baby.

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy, PhD
Homeopath, Delhi
I became d mother f a baby gal before a month (c-section). I want to knw wat kinda f diet shud I take so dat I cud fe...
Hi lybrate-user You need to take a proper diet as you are feeding your baby. Kindly avoid any dieting regimen of eating less in a day to decrease weight. You should focus on eating high fiber diet that includes peas, beans, spinach, avocados, whole grain flour, barley, oats etc. You can also start with very light exercises of yoga at home.
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