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Dr. Mr S Balasundaram

Pediatrician, Chennai

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To provide my patients with the highest quality healthcare, I'm dedicated to the newest advancements and keep up-to-date with the latest health care technologies....more
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Dr. Mr S Balasundaram is one of the best Pediatricians in Mandaveli, Chennai. You can visit him at B.J. PAEDIATRIC THERAPY CENTER in Mandaveli, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Mr S Balasundaram on Lybrate.com.

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Hi doc, my baby is 3 and half month old. From last 3 days she is having dark green colour poo, only once in a day. She is on formula milk, as I don't have sufficient milk for her. Little worried about her, please advice. Thanks.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi doc, my baby is 3 and half month old. From last 3 days she is having dark green colour poo, only once in a day. Sh...
Please tell her weight and change formula and feed it with a cup and spoon and not from bottle. If you keep feeding there should be sufficient milk, from 4 months you can start giving homemade semi solids like kitchri, dal mashed and banana mashed egg yolk mashed to paste like consistency. For regular advice on child rearing you ask me personally.
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I am a mother of 2 months old baby and my milk supply is low. I started taking lactare tablets. initially I was taking 2 tablets daily, but now its not enough for me so I started taking 2 tablets twice daily. Is it safe? Will it harm my baby? How long I could take this tablet? Will my supply get improved?

MBBS, MS - Obs and Gynae, MRCOG(London), DNB, Fellowship In Uro Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Hi, you can take two tablets 3 times day. It is herbal- contains asparagus, fenugreek and ashwagandha mostly. You can continue till you are breastfeeding-will not affect your baby. You should also take plenty of fluids- up to 2 litres daily.
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I masturbate once in 2 days. I am very lean and skinny. Is it the cause of my skinny body. What else problem is caused by it?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
I masturbate once in 2 days. I am very lean and skinny. Is it the cause of my skinny body. What else problem is cause...
Masturbating is quiet normal for your age. Your lean and thin ness is not because of this. You have balanced diet to improve your weight.
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Celiac Disease (Wheat allergy)

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
In northern India nearly one percent (one in hundred) of the population is allergic to wheat. The problem remains unrecognized for years as most people and doctors have no idea how to diagnose or treat this disease.
If your child is suffering from frequent loose motions, is anemic, not gaining weight or is the shortest child in class, she/he should be immediately screened for celiac disease. This can be done by a simple blood test which is available in most cities with accredited labs. For more information, you can contact a gastroenetrologist
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My baby (3 years old) is not growing since he completed 1st year, his height and weight didn't increase (not a inch) I am very worried about him what should we do please suggest.

BHMS
Homeopath, Jaipur
My baby (3 years old) is not growing since he completed 1st year, his height and weight didn't increase (not a inch) ...
Hello lybrate-user, yes it is worth worry that your child is not gaining weight and height. You should go for pediatric check up and moniter your child on groeth chart. There are many causes of it like hypothyroidism, familial short strature, pitutary linked problem etc. All will be cleared once you got regarding test done. Observe mental ansd social development and his learning and understanding skills.
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5 Ways To Encourage Your Kid Eat Better

Msc - Clinical Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
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Its challenging for mothers to feed their kids who are fussy as far as their diets are concerned. Well there are smart ways for such moms to ensure that their child eats well and has a balanced diet.

Please help out, pediatrician given expired chlorea vaccine to my baby today, sanchol orally, it xpird in march 2017, he given it to my baby, please tell me does it harms my baby? In future will there will be side effects? My baby 13 months old, 9.9 kg weight. We are so stressed regarding this please give me solution.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
Please help out, pediatrician given expired chlorea vaccine to my baby today, sanchol orally, it xpird in march 2017,...
Don't worry, maximum that will happen is that vaccine will not be effective. You may have to go for repeat dose. It will not at all harm your baby. Relax.
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Behavioral Problems in Adolescents

MBBS, MD
General Physician, Gurgaon
Behavioral Problems in Adolescents

Upon reaching adolescence, children's bodies undergo several changes and so do their minds. It is then that their minds are most, as well as least impressionable. And the daunting question regarding the upbringing of an adolescent is how to treat their constantly changing behavior?

Here are some of the tantrums adolescents more commonly throw, and what should ideally be your approach to it:

  1. Your child seems to hate you: It is very common for a phase of emotional exclusionism to prevail between 16-17 years of age approximately. And the worst thing you could do is heighten that emotion by returning the hatred. Make sure you're firm against any extremely unacceptable behavior, but at the same time, show them that you're there for them no matter what.
  2. Electronic devices become the center of their attention: Whenever you want to have an earnest conversation with your children, their attention seems to be drawn solely to their phones and computers. They feel the need to be connected to their friends and all times. Ways to monitor that are by setting limit to the maximum hours spent on devices or making them pay their own bills, which will make them more responsible rather than splurging unnecessarily. Also, if your child is not entirely secluded from the family, it is probably best not to interfere all the time.
  3. Ignoring the curfew: Your kids often stay out later than the set limit. But it is quite possible that your curfew is unreasonable when compared to other parents' curfew. Find out what the average time limit is; it may prevent your child from bearing a grudge against you. In case they still fail to respect your curfew, make sure you spill out to them what the consequences can be, like being grounded for a week. However, in certain cases, your child may be spending time doing nothing constructive, but away from home. There may be something else going on, find out what that is.
  4. Being friends with the wrong people: Sometimes it might happen that you think some children do not have a good influence on your child, but you cannot say that directly because adolescents tend to get very defensive about their choice of friends. Unless the adolescent is doing something harmful with the friend, like using drugs, let him exercise his choice. Otherwise, don't hesitate from seeking professional help to counsel your child.
  5. Being over-dramatic: Every emotion is heightened in your child and you cannot tell them that what they are whining or being overjoyed about are trivial, because that's their prime focus then. Let them realize on their own how irrational they sound or else you may risk spoiling your relation with them.
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Hi my son is 3 years old & he takes proper diet however he do potty once in every alternate day. Please suggest.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
You include more fiber in his diet and give more water and need to check blood cbc and tsh to see if hypothyroidism is an issue here.
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My baby is 6 months old and I want to know about his feeding. I feed him cow milk and breast milk but I avoid solid feed so which solid foods I can give him .can I give him some water?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby is 6 months old and I want to know about his feeding. I feed him cow milk and breast milk but I avoid solid f...
It is right time to wean and start with liquid semi solids like dal, suji kheer, mashed veg, daliya or like tostart with any of these and gradually changing n increasing frequency after about a week gap. Continue top n breast milk. Water may be given if he feels thirsty.
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