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Dr. N.Rajam

Pediatrician, Chennai

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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
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Dr. N.Rajam is a renowned Pediatrician in Mylapore, Chennai. You can consult Dr. N.Rajam at Dr. N.Rajam@St.Isabel's Hospital in Mylapore, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. N.Rajam on Lybrate.com.

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No. 49, Oliver Road, Musiri Subramaniam Road Landmark : Next to Luz ChurchChennai Get Directions
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Meri na beti h 3 years ki hojayegi may 3 Rd ko ab. Bt woh kch 3 to 4 months se bhut stubborn hogyi h zidd Krna Rona chid chid Krna. Skul Jane k liye Rona tang Krna .Shout Krna start hogyi h smjh nhn aarha h k Kya karu m very tensed Abt it.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ambala
It's all about management, aap ko Anne bache ko time jayda dena hai, find out why is she doing like this. Bache Zid karte hai, tabi wo bache hai. Aap ghar mein bade ho, bache ko payer se samjao. Usko new Kaam mein busy Rakhi.
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My niece is one year old. Doctors say she has hearing disability unto 75%. Please tell me the best treatment for that.

MS - ENT(Gold Medalist), MBBS
ENT Specialist, Delhi
My niece is one year old. Doctors say she has hearing disability unto 75%. Please tell me the best treatment for that.
There are two options for her: hearing aid or cochlear implant. Do you have any investigations with you like bera or any other. Send the reports so that I can help u.
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Baby poop: What's normal?

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Pediatric Surgery
Pediatric Surgeon, Jaipur
Baby poop: What's normal?

As a new mother, you will be always in a constant state of worry whether you are doing things right. And of those many, many things you worry about, your baby’s bowel movements are one of them.

A baby’s poop is a sign of his/her health. Thus, you do need to know what is normal and what needs medical attention. Read on to know more about your baby’s poop.

What’s Normal?

The kind of poop depends on how you are feeding your child. If you breastfeed the baby, his/her poop will be:

  1. Small in size—no bigger than a coin

  2. Light in colour, usually a greenish-brown or bright yellow

  3. Sloppy in texture

The first few weeks of breastfeeding will produce waste daily, after each feed. The frequency will diminish later, but that is not a concern, as long as the waste is easily passed and is soft.

If you are feeding your child formula, the poop will be different. You will notice that the poop is:

  1. Bulkier

  2. Yellow-ish brown or pale yellow in colour

  3. Smells stronger

The next worry you have is when you change your baby’s feeding routine. When you switch from breastmilk to formula, you will notice:

  1. The poop is darker in colour.

  2. The texture becomes thicker.

  3. The smell also becomes stronger.

The other dramatic change you will see is when your baby starts eating solids.

What isn't Normal?

There are mostly two things you need to be concerned about: diarrhoea and constipation. Both of these conditions mostly affect babies who are formula-fed.

If your baby has diarrhoea, you will notice:

  1. The poop is runny

  2. Frequency and amount of poop is increased

And if you suspect constipation, be aware of the following signs:

  1. Your baby finds it difficult to poop

  2. The poop is dry and small

  3. The tummy is hard when you touch it

  4. There might be blood in the poop

Green poo:

If you're breastfeeding, green poo can be a sign that your baby is taking in too much lactose (the natural sugar found in milk). This can happen if she feeds often, but doesn't get the rich milk at the end of the feed to fill her up. Make sure your baby finishes feeding from one breast before you offer her your other one.

If you are feeding your baby formula milk, the brand you are using could be turning your baby's poo dark green. It may be worth switching to a different formula to see if that has any effect.

If the symptoms last longer than 24 hours, visit your health visitor or GP. The cause may be:

  • a food sensitivity

  • side-effects of medication

  • your baby's feeding routine

  • a stomach bug

Very pale poo:

Very pale poo can be a sign of jaundice, which is common in newborns. Jaundice causes your newborn's skin and the whites of her eyes to look yellow, and usually clears up within a couple of weeks of birth. Tell your midwife or doctor if your baby has jaundice, even if it looks like it's going away.

Also tell your midwife or doctor if your baby is passing very pale, chalky white, poos. This can be a sign of liver problems, especially where jaundice lasts beyond two weeks.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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parenting tip

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
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Never leave a baby unattended on the bed or in a car

My baby is in teething period 9 months old, is loose motion common in teething period? Daily 4-5 times he will do loose motion. Please ans doctor.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My baby is in teething period 9 months old, is loose motion common in teething period? Daily 4-5 times he will do loo...
Loose motions are not related to teething but as the babies have a tendency to put every thing into mouth, they are more prone to have infections. Take care of hydration.
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Mere baby ka birth weight 3.6 kg tha. 6.5 month pr 7.3 kg tha but now he is 9 month old but still the weight is 7.3 kg only. What should I do?

Msc- Food & Nutrition, BHMS, CGO, Certification in Food & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ludhiana
Mere baby ka birth weight 3.6 kg tha. 6.5 month pr 7.3 kg tha but now he is 9 month old but still the weight is 7.3 k...
Weight for a month and improve his Diet, provide Curd, potato, Banana, Dal,Khichri ,green vegetables, Chapatti on regular basis. If no change then can consult me with full details.
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Could you please suggest the supplements needed for me while breastfeeding? I am a vegetarian and my baby is 4 months old.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), DNB (Pediatrics), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy), MRCPCH, Certificate in GI Endoscopy
Pediatrician, Delhi
Could you please suggest the supplements needed for me while breastfeeding?
I am a vegetarian and my baby is 4 months...
Apart from a balanced healthy diet, no supplement is usually required. If your doctor has advised any supplements, then it could be because you are deficit for them. There are no generic supplements beneficial for everyone.
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Ask for help with Breastfeeding

Lactation Consultant, Childbirth Educator, MHA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ludhiana
Ask for help with Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding may not necessarily come naturally to us. It is a good idea to get your facts right about breastfeeding before your baby is born, and also to seek help with establishing successful breastfeeding.

Hello doctor. Am mother of 12 days old baby. And mine is cesarian section that to absorbable stitches. In that case can I have mangoes or does it effect my baby or my stitches. Please let me know. Thanking you.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Hello doctor. Am mother of 12 days old baby. And mine is cesarian section that to absorbable stitches. In that case c...
Hello. Thank you for asking question. Wound healing is affected by poor nutrition, infection. You may eat mangoes it is not going to have deleterious effect on healing or on baby. But be cautious. Excess of amount of fruits may cause loosestool in baby.
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