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Dr. Lalithkumar

Pediatrician, Chennai

Dr. Lalithkumar 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. Lalithkumar is an experienced Pediatrician in Avadi, Chennai. You can visit him/her at Meenakshi Hospital in Avadi, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Lalithkumar on Lybrate.com.

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My elder daughter is 8 years old. She do bed wetting in the night daily. Is it normal? What do you suggest to cure this ?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
It's not normal after 6 years. Restrict fluid intake after 5pm. Make her to void before going to bed and in the midnight. Drug therapy is the last resort.
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My daughter age is 15 month And 10 days. When his age is 6 and half months than we find that she is suffering from Iron deficiency Anemia. That time hemoglobin level is 6.5% and that time required blood transfusion. After that when she admitted in hospital that time Hemoglobin level is 10.38% and at presently We take some test. At present hemoglobin % is 12.20 and LDH level 597U/L and S. Ferritin level is 63.8 ng/ml and we also taken HB ELECTROPHORESIS and result is HB A- 96.5%, HB A2-2.3% and HB F -1.2%. Now I want to know the above report result mean. Can you tell me please? We are worry about his weight and not eating, when we try to her some food always vomiting.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My daughter age is 15 month And 10 days. When his age is 6 and half months than we find that she is suffering from Ir...
These are in fair range and you have to ask details with weight and feeding habits and you can ask personally so that I will see it Ferritin is an ubiquitous intracellular protein that stores iron and releases it in a controlled fashion. The protein is produced by almost all living organisms, including algae, bacteria, higher plants, and animals. In humans, it acts as a buffer against iron deficiency and iron overload.The normal range for blood ferritin is: For men, 24 to 336 nanograms per milliliter (standard units) or 24 to 336 micrograms per liter (international units) For women, 11 to 307 nanograms per milliliter (standard units) or 11 to 307 micrograms per liter (international units)
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Kawasaki disease is a rare condition that mainly affects children under the age of five. It's also known as mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome?

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics), MD - Paediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Kawasaki disease is a rare condition that mainly affects children under the age of five. It's also known as mucocutan...
Hello, Kawasaki disease is also known as mucocutaneous lymph node disease. It is not very rare but a underdiagnosed condition. Mainly a clinical diagnosis based on set clinical features. Treatment options are available and can be considered.
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Don't Understand Why Baby Is Crying?

M.Ch - Paediatric Surgery, MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
Pediatrician, Pune
Don't Understand Why Baby Is Crying?

All babies cry sometimes. It's perfectly normal. Most small babies cry for between one hour and three hours each day.

Your baby can't do anything for herself and relies on you to provide her with the food, warmth and comfort that she needs. Crying is your baby's way of communicating any or all of those needs and ensuring a response from you.

It's sometimes hard to work out what your baby is telling you. But in time you will learn to recognize what your baby needs. And as your baby grows she'll learn other ways of communicating with you. She'll get better at eye contact, making noises and smiling, all of which reduce her need to cry for attention.


In the meantime, if your baby is difficult to soothe, she may be trying to say:

I'm hungry

Hunger is one of the most common reasons that your newborn baby will cry. The younger your baby is, the more likely it is that she's hungry.

Your baby's small stomach can't hold very much, so if she cries, try offering her some milk. She may be hungry, even if her last feed doesn't seem very long ago. It's likely that you will be feeding often and regularly in the first day or so to help your breastmilk to come in anyway. If you are formula feeding your baby she may not be hungry if she has been fed within the last two hours.

I need my nappy changed

Your baby may protest if her clothes are too tight or if a wet or soiled nappy is bothering her. Or she may not mind if her nappy is full and may actually enjoy the warm and comfortable feeling. But if your baby's tender skin is being irritated, she will most likely cry.

I'm too cold or too hot

Your baby may hate having her nappy changed or being bathed. She may not be used to the feeling of cold air on her skin and would rather be bundled up and warm. But you will soon learn how to perform a quick nappy change if this is the case.

Take care not to overdress your baby, or she may become too hot. She will generally need to wear one more layer of clothing than you to be comfortable.

Use sheets and cellular blankets as beddings in your baby's cot or moses basket. You can check whether your baby is too hot or too cold by feeling her tummy. If her tummy feels too hot, remove a blanket, and if it feels cold, add one.

Don't be guided by your baby's hands or feet, as they usually feel cool. Keep your baby's room at a temperature of between 22 and 25 degrees c depending on the weather.

If your baby is co-sleeping with you, contact with your body will elevate her skin temperature so she's likely to be warm. Is she is using a cot, place her down to sleep on her back with her feet at the end of the cot. That way she can't wriggle too far down under the blankets and become too hot.

I need to be held

Your baby will need lots of cuddling, physical contact and reassurance to comfort her. So it may be that she just wants to be held. Try a baby sling to keep her close to you, perhaps swaying and singing to her while you hold her.

You may be worried about spoiling your baby if you hold her too much. But during the first few months of her life that's not possible. Small babies need lots of physical comfort. If you hold your baby close she may be soothed by hearing your heartbeat.

I'm tired and need a rest

Often, babies find it hard to get to sleep, particularly if they are over-tired. You will soon become aware of your baby's sleep cues. Whining and crying at the slightest thing, staring blankly into space, and going quiet and still are just three examples.

If your baby has received a lot of attention and cuddles from doting visitors, she may become over-stimulated. Then, when it comes to sleeping, she'll find it hard to switch off and settle. Take your baby somewhere calm and quiet to help her to settle down. Read more on establishing good sleeping habits.

I need something to make me feel better

Be aware of changes in your baby. If she's unwell, she'll probably cry in a different tone to her usual cry. It may be weaker, more urgent, continuous, or high-pitched. And if your baby usually cries a lot but has become unusually quiet, it may be a sign that she's not well.

Nobody knows your baby as well as you do. If you feel that there may be something wrong with her, speak to your doctor and discuss your concerns. Call the doctor if your baby has difficulty breathing through the crying, or if the crying is accompanied by a fever, diarrohea, or constipation.

I need something. But I don't know what

Sometimes you might not be able to figure out what's wrong when your baby cries. Many newborns go through patches of fretfulness and are not easily comforted. The unhappiness can range from a few minutes of hard-to-console crying to several hours at a stretch, an almost constant state of crying that is sometimes called colic. Colic is defined as inconsolable crying for at least three hours a day, for at least three days a week.

Many parents find it very difficult to cope with a baby who has colic, and it can put a strain on the whole family. There is no magic cure for colic, but it rarely lasts for more than three months.

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My 2 years old kid (female - till now no speech, but says 2 or 3 word only) having mild autistic spectrum disorder. Doctors informed to go for occupational therapy and speech therapy. I want to know about this. It is curable or not? Most of them telling that, this is not curable. Please advice.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MRCPCH, MRCP (UK), MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
If your child has mild autistic features and can speak 2-3 words then she should do well with intensive therapies, this is the right age to act. You should learn yourself and work with therapist.
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MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
Parents must be truthful to their children and must fulfill any promise made to them.For example you may take your child to the doctor for vaccination,tell him that he would be vaccinated and it is very important to prevent the disease .one injection will prevent many injections.
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My daughter completed 8 month, i plan to start solid food. So please tell me which type of food I can start.

Lactation Consultant, Childbirth Educator, MHA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
My daughter completed 8 month, i plan to start solid food. So please tell me which type of food I can start.
Fresh, home cooked food with a soft, thick consistency is best for baby. Mashed bananas, papayas, pureed fruits and vegetables, khhichdi, dal, chapati soaked in dal and mashed would be good to give.
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My 6 month old baby is passing soft yellow stools 6-7 per day. Her pediatrician said she has milk indigestion as baby is on breastfeeding she recommended to stop completely and suggested lactose free milk isomil but baby is not taking any milk accept mothers milk. So please suggest.

PGPN, MD
Pediatrician, Vizianagaram
My 6 month old baby is passing soft yellow stools 6-7 per day. Her pediatrician said she has milk indigestion as baby...
Absolutely baby has no problem. Passing soft yellow stools 10 to 14 per day is normal for breast fed babies. Continue breast feeds.
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I have 4 month baby boy. He has a problem of green diarrhea. Please do help in this matter.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Mangalore
I have 4 month baby boy. He has a problem of green diarrhea. Please do help in this matter.
During crawling normally, baby's have frequently green colored stools. Wait for 2 days, if not controlled do stool analysis to confirm infection.
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hello Doctor my baby is 1.5 years old suffering from high fever and small red boils ion this body unable to digest food can your please tell the reason is this chickenpox or small pox.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
hello Doctor my baby is 1.5 years old suffering from high fever and small red boils ion this body unable to digest fo...
It is chickenpox, smallpox eradicated two decades back. Rest,paracetamol,antipruritic drug & plenty of fluids are advised.
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I have 45 days baby ,after feeding she vomit after 5 to 10 min and its contain. I want to know its a common problem or need to see doctor please advice.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I have 45 days baby ,after feeding she vomit after 5 to 10 min and its contain.
I want to know its a common problem o...
Hello, there may be under lying reasons against vomiting: 1 baby has to be put on your left shoulder on upper abdomen with your right hand on the back to erruct gas after tkg feeding.(dakaar-lena jaroori hota hai) 2 some times after feeding her bowel is compress to vomit the contains. 3 the test of milk is not accepted by the baby. Give her the homoeopathic medicine:@ china30-1 drop with your own milk (1tsfl )twice a day. Report, wkly. Your feedback matters for further follow-up, please. Tkg. Care.
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My daughter is 4.5 month old, she has problem of vomiting throughout the day. Only stop in sleep. We only give mother milk but we don't understand what is actually cause either liver problem or gastritis or something other. I gave her ondem drop and perinorm drop but no benefit find. Problem is still remain. Weight is 6 kg. please advice me for treatment.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My daughter is 4.5 month old, she has problem of vomiting throughout the day. Only stop in sleep. We only give mother...
This is not vomiting ans is called possetting .Happens in all babies as the muscle (GES) is not strong. All you have to do is burp well and put baby on left side after burping .Weight is good. Do not give drops.
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Hi m having 2mnth baby. Since my breastfeeding is not much so I have to giv my baby dexolac. Can I giv him cow milk? Will it be ok? Else with wat should I feed him to improve his health? please help.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi m having 2mnth baby. Since my breastfeeding is not much so I have to giv my baby dexolac. Can I giv him cow milk? ...
YOu have to give exclusive breast milk and if you cannot give you can give cow's milk , but not in a bottle with nipple . YOu have to feed with a spoon and or a sipper. Try to give as much of breast milk as possible and as the bebey sucks the milk should form
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Hi Doctor, I'm planning to stop breast feeding and this is my 1st baby. So please help me out.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Hi Doctor, I'm planning to stop breast feeding and this is my 1st baby. So please help me out.
U would either need to take medications to stop your feed and try weaning the child away by giving top feed ,also you would need to be patient as child would be looking to have breast feed ,so you may apply something bitter on your nipples, so as to prevent it child from having feed, for any further information or assistance you may get back to us.
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Important Aspect of Baby Growth from 6-12 months

DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
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Here are some important tips for baby growth from 6-12 months

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What care should be taken (from now on) for my six year old daughter so that she has healthy hair and skin in future. Should some supplements be given for a healthy body?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, maintain personal hygiene, use protein shampoo. She should consume protein rich diet e. G. Appla. Carrots, milk, cheese, almonds, walnuts, spinach, rippened mangoes, fish, eggs. Her diet be easily digestible on time. Give her homoeo medicine: @wiesbaden 20-6 pills, thrice a day, orally. @ jaborandyq-10 drops with olive oil, apply on scalp, twice. Avoid, junk food, caffiene, dust, smoke, polluted atmosphere. Tk care.
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Hi doctor my daughter is 2 and half months old she is not having a regular sleeping pattern. In the day she sleeps well upto 6 hrs in a stretch but in the night once she gets up at 3 for her feed den she doesn't to sleep till 8 in the morning. She is not cranky. Just smiling and playing around.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
Hi doctor my daughter is 2 and half months old she is not having a regular sleeping pattern. In the day she sleeps we...
Madam, Infant's sleep 18 to 20 hours per day. They don't have any specific time. You will have to adjust your work and sleep with child's activities and sleep., respectively. Get back to me for any clarification.
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Hi. I am having 5 months baby. I am not interested in commercially available cerelac. So I prepared home made cerelac made out of (wheat, rice, corn, black grams, dry fruits, horse gram, masoor dal and moong dal). But my doubt is can I give to my 5 months old baby. Please suggest me a diet chart and the foods I can feed to my baby.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Hi. I am having 5 months baby. I am not interested in commercially available cerelac. So I prepared home made cerelac...
5months is ok to start soup thin half cup two to three timmes. At least three hrs after bottle or breast feeds. Foodmust be cereals ata dal powder curd or milk. Home made.
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Hi my baby is 4 months old and exclusively breastfed. I am getting suggestions from friends and family to feed cerelac to my baby from next month. Can you suggest me if it's the right tym to put her on cerelac.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Hi my baby is 4 months old and exclusively breastfed. I am getting suggestions from friends and family to feed cerela...
Not at all ..till 6 month you have to keep eclusively breast feed,if baby is gaining weight,passes urine5-8 times a day& sleeps 2-3 hr after taking feed noyhing require to add,weaning should start after 6 month only home based dal pani,rice water,fruit-veg soup etc...
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