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Dr. N Srinivasan

Pediatrician, Chennai

Dr. N Srinivasan Pediatrician, Chennai
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5 Tips on How to Talk to Your Child About Sex for the First Time

Post Graduate Diploma In Rehabilitation Psychology, M A Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Bhopal
5 Tips on How to Talk to Your Child About Sex for the First Time

5 Tips on How to Talk to Your Child About Sex for the First Time

You may find it very uncomfortable to talk to your child about sex for the first time, but it’s a parenting skill you need to acquire. Encouraging your child to discuss their sex-related queries with you will ensure that they don’t pick up wrong information from undesirable sources, or conceive notions that might affect their overall behaviour.

Moreover, it will also strengthen the bond between you and your child. Here are some effective tips that will make it easier for you to talk with your child about sex.

1. Be confident

First of all ensure that you have all the facts correctly arranged in your mind. Do some research, if necessary. Set a specific plan beforehand on how you intend to solve your child’s sex related queries. Always remember the fact you are your child’s role model and you need to have the correct knowledge to educate your child about sex. Face all the questions asked by your child confidently, without letting him/her sense your discomfort.

2. Use proper anatomical terms

Use the actual anatomical terms while referring to the various body parts, like vagina or penis for example. If you use any indirect word or expression to convey your message, the child will sense your embarrassment in talking about certain body parts. This will create a wrong impression in the mind of the child about sex from the beginning. You can use humour as a tool to overcome your discomfort while talking. Moreover, this will also help your child to open up easily.

3. Don’t project sex as a bad thing

It is very important to convey the idea to your children that sex is not an act of sin, but it is regarded as a sin only when misused, like rape or sexual abuse. Encourage them to accept the fact that the occurrence of changes in their body with the onset of puberty is completely normal. Also convey that these changes are a positive way of making them a complete human being.

4. Teach your children the importance of sexual purity

Enrich your children with values like loyalty, respect and love. Teach them the importance of remaining faithful to their partner and treating their partner with love and care. Motivate them to resist peer pressure and not to embrace infidelity.

5. Set healthy boundaries

Set boundaries for your children carefully and make them understand why you did so. For example, convey that their modesty should be reflected from their appearance and behaviour because that is the best they can do to respect their own bodies. Moreover, put specific guidelines on what type of media your child is allowed to watch and tell him/her that it is a way to respect and let his/her thoughts grow. Gradually, when your children start showing mature reactions to these guidelines, allow them to make their own choices and give them more personal space.


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4 Excellent Ways to Break Your Child's Addiction to Sweets

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
4 Excellent Ways to Break Your Child's Addiction to Sweets

If your child has become increasingly addicted to sweets and other sugary items, this addiction can lead to certain behavioral problems (like mood swings, irritability, anger, etc) in children. Moreover, a high sugar intake can lead to your child falling prey to serious diseases and conditions, including diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular diseases. 

Here's what you can do to break your child's indulgent habits and wean him from ill-health causing culprits like cakes, ice creams, candies, chocolates and rich and creamy desserts etc.

1. Practice what you preach -
In order to develop healthy eating habits in your child, it is imperative for you as a parent to lead by example. When it comes to weaning your child from sugary foods and sweets, you yourself should limit your intake. So, if you tell your child to avoid sweets but love sweets yourself, you'd be setting a bad example by eating them yourself and not letting your child have them. The best thing to do is to be a role model to your child as children learn everything from their parents. 

2. Curb consumption of sugar by deferring intake to a later date -
Instead of depriving your child completely, it would prove to be more useful to tell them that they could have sweets on some other day. This is because if you deny him his indulgence, your child would invariably go on an eating spree the moment an opportunity arises. A study on a group of restrained eaters and non-diet individuals revealed that restrained eaters were found to consume more food than the non-dieting individuals. Not knowing when they could have their favourite foods again, they went on an eating spree.
Make frequent yet small offerings of sweets while explaining to him the importance of moderation and why he/she shouldn't overindulge but space out sugar intake.

3. Try the 90/10 rule - 
Teaching older children the 90/10 principle is another sure-shot way of breaking your child?'s addiction to sweets. The rule calls for 90% of the diet to be made up of healthy food with the remaining 10% being devoted to foods your child wants to indulge in such as junk food, sweets or foods with high sugar content. The total calorie intake that arises from consumption of about 10% or 1-2 fun foods is only about 100-200 calories everyday. 

4. Present your child with healthy alternatives to sugary items -
The next time your child wants to indulge in his sugar craving, instead of giving a processed sugary food, give healthier sweet foods like dates, honey or a fresh sweet fruit. 

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Sir/madam, I have a baby girl 6 months, due to my job reasons am not given breast milk in 5th month. Now am going back to my baby so what can I do to increase production of milk for breastfeeding.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Milk production increases on it own eventually. As you start feeding her and as her demands will increase, the body will start producing more milk on its own to fulfill your child's need.
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Top newborn problems (and how to solve them)
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1. Breastfeeding challenges

Breastfeeding is natural, but it takes practice – and it doesn't always go smoothly in the beginning. Two-thirds of the moms we surveyed breastfed their baby, and most said nursing was at least somewhat difficult at first.

Problem: You're not sure your baby is getting enough to eat (42 percent of moms share this concern).

What you can do:

Find out how to tell whether your baby is getting enough breast milk.

Problem: Like 41 percent of moms, you're struggling to get your newborn to latch on.

What you can do:

Get tips for improving your baby's latch.

Problem: You're having a hard time getting comfortable while nursing.

What you can do:

Find out how to get comfy and create a personalized nursing area at home.

More solutions for your breastfeeding challenges:

Read our guide to getting started breastfeeding.
Use our Breastfeeding Problem Solver to find solutions for your nursing issues.
Get breastfeeding tips from veteran moms.
Find solutions for other nursing problems.
2. Formula feeding challenges

Formula feeding brings its own unique challenges. Here's what moms in our survey struggled with the most.

Problem: You're not sure which kind of formula to buy.

What you can do:

Find out how to choose the best formula.

Problem: You suspect your baby is allergic to formula.

What you can do:

Learn the signs of a formula allergy.

Problem: Formula can get expensive.

What you can do:

Get tips for saving money on formula.

Problem: Like 42 percent of moms we surveyed, you feel guilty about feeding formula to your baby.

What you can do:

See how other moms deal with guilt.

3. Other feeding challenges

Whether you're breastfeeding or bottle feeding your baby, you may encounter some of these dilemmas.

Problem: Your baby spits up a lot (41 percent of moms we surveyed had this feeding problem).

What you can do:

Discover why babies spit up.

Find out what's normal spit-up behavior.

Problem: Your baby suffers from reflux.

What you can do:

Learn what causes reflux and how it's diagnosed and treated.

Problem: Your baby isn't gaining weight.

What you can do:

Check out our Growth Chart Calculator to see whether your child's weight is on track.

Find out more about failure to gain weight.

Problem: Keeping bottles and nipples clean is a hassle (49 percent of moms said this is their number one struggle with bottle feeding).

What you can do:

Find out how to keep bottles clean.

Know the signs of when a bottle or nipple should be tossed.

Problem: Your baby refuses to take a bottle.

What you can do:

Find out how to introduce your breastfed baby to the bottle.

See our illustrated guide to getting your baby started on the bottle.

Problem: Preparing bottles for nightime feedings can be a challenge.

What you can do:

Find out when babies are old enough to give up nighttime feedings.

Get tips on making a bottle.

4. Sleep challenges

Getting your baby to go to sleep – and stay asleep – can be a big challenge for new parents.

Problem: Your baby's up a lot at night, you're sleep-deprived, and you're not sure what to expect.

What you can do:

Find out how to help your baby establish good sleep habits.

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Problem: Getting your baby to sleep is a challenge.

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Learn how to establish a soothing bedtime routine.

Problem: Your newborn won't nap.

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Get the scoop on napping.

Find out how to switch your baby's nap schedule.

5. Crying challenges

We all know that babies cry. But when you're a sleep-deprived new mom, your baby's tears can be especially hard to handle.

Problem: 27 percent of moms struggled more with crying than with anything else.

What you can do:

See why babies cry and how to soothe them.

Find out what to do if your baby won't accept comfort.

Use our Cry Decoder to find out what's behind your baby's tears.

6. Challenges for you

Newborns present plenty of challenges. Half of the moms we surveyed said having a newborn is harder than they expected.

Problem: You're exhausted (71 percent of moms said lack of sleep is the hardest part of having a newborn).

What you can do:

Learn eight ways to get more sleep.

Read about sleep aids for new parents.

Find out how to cope with sleep deprivation.

Try these relaxation techniques.

Problem: You don't have any time for yourself or to get things done (64 percent of moms said this is a problem for them).

What you can do:

Find ways to take care of yourself during the newborn months.

Get tips on getting ready fast.

See how other moms stay sane.

Problem: Having a newborn is straining your relationship with your partner.

What you can do:

Learn nine ways to make time for your mate after the baby arrives.

See how other parents feel about their relationship after baby.

Get secrets to a low-stress marriage.
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My 3 years old daughter does want to eat non -veg food. Always she wants to eat some spicy food. She wants chicken in her every launch or dinner. She doesn't like Dal, sabji etc. It is not good for her health, isn't in Dr? Can I give LIVSAVE KIDS to protect her liver? Please give me suggestion.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
There is no need to give Livesafe or anything and in younger age this may not be a problem and slowly you can make her understand the need for vegetables and a balanced diet
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My son is ten years old. But his weight is22 and height is30 CM. I want. To know why he is not growing according. To his age group.

MD - Homeopathy
Pediatrician, Mumbai
How can a child of 10 years age can be only 30 cms in height? you please check properly and confirm. Yes he is underweight. Increase protein intake in his diet in the form of paneer, sprouts, dals. Give him more of milkshakes, vegetable soups, fruit juices, dates, jaggery, parathas of various types, rice with mixed vegetables.
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Dear Sir/Madam. I am from Arunachal Pradesh, Kanubari Block. I have a baby girl 11 months and in january she will attain in 1 year. My question is that why she is not sleep as other child as we know that sleeping is very much essential to every child to grow fast. And also she is feeling unfree while doing toilet (piss). Kindly give me some suggestion as there is only one Community Health Centre and no any other hospital in the place.

MD - Alternate Medicine, Doctor of Homeopathic Medicine (H.M.D.)
Homeopath, Delhi
generally babies of her age should sleep minimum 12 hours a day. If she cries while urinating then there may be problem of uti. Clean her privates with very mild soda bi carb solution and maintain hygiene .
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Is it safe to vaccinate your kid after 3 years if you have missed out some of the schedules?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ranchi
Thanks for the query yes, there is catch up period defined for each vaccination. You can get your kid vaccinated safely. Please let me know till now which vaccines he has taken so that I better able to tell you about further needs. Regards.
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I am having dry cough since 15 days. I took Telekast L tablet thinking that the cough would be because of dust as I am allergic to dust, but no use. Now I took one Alkof cough gel tablet, but still there is no use. Now I am having pain in left throat when I swallow. Please advice me some medications. Thank You.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
Allergic bronchitis is the condition what it seems like from the history available here. Must to consult chest physician or allergy specialist to have permanent control. Medicines could be in form of inhalation in these situations which I feel has not been ever started in your case,
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My 1year 8months son has fever since 4 days. On antibiotic Gladyclav 228 since 3days and MBKcin injection since 2days and Meftal-p for fever, but his temperature still goes upto 103.

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Get a complete blood count done meanwhile continue antibiotics as prescribed, fever may resolve in another 1-2 days.
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My child is 5 years old. His speech is not clear yet and he is not able to speak clearly. Should I see a speech therapist. Can this treated at home?

MASLP
Speech Therapist, Hyderabad
Consult a speech pathologist for assessment of speech & language skills. If only clarity i. E speech intelligibility is an issue or there is any lag in language needs to be confirmed. Treatment approach depends on severity of problem. Remedial measures will be discussed after diagnosis and frequency, duration of speech therapy needed will be estimated.
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My Daughter suffering from coughs and vomiting n she has fever as well kindly suggest us what we have to do now (Medicine available is crocin maxtra) thanks she is 3 n half year.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
well I can say to use symptomatic treatment rather then going to consultant.lf child is eating alright playing it just need symptomatic drug like you mentioned.
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what is minimum sugar level in new born baby? Is it possible that a new born baby has a low sugar level (in between 30 to45)?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
A new born baby should maintain a sugar level above 50-60mg/dl. If the sugar is between 30-45 mg/dl it is termed as hypoglycemia and warrants immediate treatment.
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My 4 month baby is losing his hair. On born time his hair was very less. Is this normal? What I do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Shave his head once completely. By the age of one, the hair starts coming uniformly.Don't worry, not a concern.Sometimes u need to shave it once or even twice for good hair to come, bu it will come.
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Hai last Saturday I putted sixth week vaccination to my kid. After that he not taking milk properly. Now he doesn't have fever. Kindly advice wat to do to take the milk properly.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Vellore
After vaccination, fever and mild illness lasts only for few hours. Not taking feed is due to so many reasons like: heat waves, fever, chest infection, urine infection and all. Keep years baby cool if not feeding consistently better contact child specialist.
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My son is 6 years old mostly complains of stomach pain near naval area specially morning time for having milk. Otherwise he is quite active. Please advise.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Pain around navel is usually not of much concern. Give noworm suspension 10ml at bedtime. If pain is persistent go for an ultrasound examination.
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Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? If so, what are they and what medications are implicated?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Use of stimulant decreases the symptoms to a much good effect and if we don't give stimulant medication there will be more of conduct disorder and progress in disease and for side effects we have to monitor the person and advice them accordingly.
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Now my baby 6 month old. Now I take blood sugar level and thyroid test. Test result BLOOD GLUCOSE (F) Method: GOD-POD=113 mg/dl BLOOD GLUCOSE (PP) Method: GOD-POD= 145 mg/dl Thyroid FREE T3 Method :ECLIA=5.76 pg/ml. Ref. Val 2.38-4.37 FREE T4 Method: ECLIA = 18.68 pmol/L.Ref.val 12.40-20.40 TSH-ECLIA Method: ECLIA = 0.093 uIU/ml. Ref. Val 0.44-3.63 Pls explain this test result. Which tablet I take .doc said eltroxin 50 mg nly. And sugar tablet not prescribe.

MBBS, MD - Forensic Medicine/Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, PG Diploma in Diabetes & General Medicine
Diabetologist, Gurgaon
Please stop all sugars and sweets Walk yoga exercise ad health permits Yes only eltroxin as of now and repeat test after two weeks.
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