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Dr. Nandhini Balaji

MBBS, D.Ch, DNB (Pediatrics)

Pediatrician, Chennai

24 Years Experience  ·  at clinic
Dr. Nandhini Balaji MBBS, D.Ch, DNB (Pediatrics) Pediatrician, Chennai
24 Years Experience  ·  at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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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. Nandhini Balaji is a trusted Pediatrician in Purasaivakkam, Chennai. She has over 24 years of experience as a Pediatrician. She studied and completed MBBS, D.Ch, DNB (Pediatrics). She is currently associated with Dr. Nandhini Balaji's Clinic in Purasaivakkam, Chennai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Nandhini Balaji on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Dr. MGR University - 1992
D.Ch - Dr. MGR University - 1996
DNB (Pediatrics) - National board of examinations - 2000
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I had 6 month baby & from last two -three days he is having watery stools. We are giving him cefixime & vizylac drops. Kindly suggest what to do.

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Dont worry take ars. Alb 200 dose/per stool stop feeding also watch for dehydration. U can try above homeopathic medicine.

My baby is 3 month old can I give water to drink ?

MD - Paediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician
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My baby is 3 month old can I give water to drink ?
No, water is not recommended to a baby who is three months old. All foods except milk are not allowed and that includes water also. You don't need to give water, because the milk that your child is drinking is almost 85 percent milk. Why is more water required? not required. Just continue with milk feeds. That is enough.

I had cough from last week I tried cough syrup but it did not work So did I got T. B or any serious illness?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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I had cough from last week I tried cough syrup but it did not work So did I got T. B or any serious illness?
, check cbc, esr, mt, cxr, sputum for afb to know exact cause. Check for fever, weight loss, poor appetite, blood in sputum, pain chest.

My 80 days old baby is sucking finger badly even after breastfed, how can I help him to rid of this habit?

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General Physician
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My 80 days old baby is sucking finger badly even after breastfed, how can I help him to rid of this habit?
After all in 80 day old it is just normal and leave to alone. If you are so particular, tie a cloth on the finger and it will distract him.

Nursing Bottle Caries- Causes and Management

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Nursing improperly often becomes a big reason for tooth decay and caries in babies. The way out is to get the baby tooth cared for from the very first day. This form of tooth decay is associated with nursing, when the baby sucks the pacifier, or takes other sugary juices or drinks, or formula milk from a nursing bottle.

The main causes of nursing bottle caries
The babies are often fed in nursing bottles or feeding bottles, and the bottle nipple often stays in the mouth for long; sometimes overnight also if not taken care of. Again, the babies are pacified with pacifiers, which are often dipped in honey or a sugar solution, and this again brings in more reasons for dental caries. In any of the situations described, the baby's newly formed teeth which are susceptible to all forms of decay and damages while being gentle and new can get cavities. The sugary liquids and milk can form a coating on the teeth which brings in cavities.

How to prevent the nursing caries
The best option to prevent is not to leave the baby with the bottle or pacifier for long. Again, the pacifier or the bottle should be always washed properly, sterilized and not left in the mouth of the baby uncared, especially during sleep time, when the baby sleeps while sucking onto them.

There are some steps to follow to prevent the early tooth decay and maintain baby dental hygiene. They are:

1. Even before the first tooth comes out, massage and clean the baby's gums with a clean washcloth or soft cotton everyday, and after every long feeding.

2. You don't need toothpaste to start brushing the first few new teeth that come out. Just brush without a toothpaste and use a very soft gentle brush to form the habit. In areas where no tooth has come up, brush and massage the gums only.
When all the teeth have come up, start flossing everyday
Try to take the baby for a dental checkup at least every year if not every six months.
Try to cut down on the consumption of extra sweet beverages. Add some water to the fruit juice to dilute the concentration and sweetness.
All these steps mentioned are great to start healthy and good dental care and hygiene, and if you follow them well, then dental caries will be away.
Nursing Bottle Caries- Causes and Management

I have 13 month boy baby, his weight is 8 kgs. How to improve his weight & health.

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Pediatrician
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I have 13 month boy baby, his weight is 8 kgs. How to improve his weight & health.
Give her 3 semisolids. Khichri with vegetables. Dalia. Rice and dal. Egg. 2 servings fresh seasonal fruits.

my daughter age 4 every 15 days she have cough n cold cough comes continuously during night it comes more right now I am giving levolin syrup please help.

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Is she febrile? maybe it is allergic cough. Try giving levocet-m syrup 5 ml daily once in the evening and report privately. Send reports of her cbc, absolute eosinophil count and tsh.

DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician
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Rather than asking your children to stop playing computer games, ask them to play outdoors. That will be easily accepted by child.

My baby is 10 month old and suffering from fever from last 3 days how detect if it is viral fever or not?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician
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My baby is 10 month old and suffering from fever from last 3 days how detect if it is viral fever or not?
If baby is getting fever 6-8 hourly, responding to paracetamol, in between fever active, passing normal urine (as it was before illness) and not dull then it may be viral. Any thing else need investigations on day 4.

My baby birth weight 3.250 now 4 month old still weight 5.12 only how to increase the baby weight breastfeeding some time formula milk giving.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician
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My baby birth weight 3.250 now 4 month old still weight 5.12 only how to increase the baby weight breastfeeding some ...
Mam, pl give breast feeding to baby exclusively. Note. Breast feeding shld b done from one side at a time. Doing this baby will b satisfied n will sleep for 2hrs at least. And he will gain weight also.

Hi sir/maam . My child age is 13 yrs, he is interesting to do ladies works and spend on more time to girls and play with girls games, this type of case can I do any hormone test or he needs any operation? Could you please suggest me.

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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Well this is a behaviour disorder so try to change his surroundings and his friend circle. I assume that he is surrounded by females in house and there is no male friend hence he is interested in more of females jobs. So shift him from that place and make a new friend circle for him.

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Fish + olive oil + avocados = baby brain boost.
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My baby is in her 6th month now. Can we give red bananas (chenthura pazham). As i am from kerala we get this bananas more. So is it advisable to give that now. I have lil today as she was eager to eat that as it tastes sweet. Is there any side effects if I give? please help. Thanks in advance.

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My baby is in her 6th month now. Can we give red bananas (chenthura pazham). As i am from kerala we get this bananas ...
First you must acclimatise your baby to home available semisolids like rice porridge, kichri etc. Once in a week you can add one by one like fruit, mashed vegetable etc.

5.5 yrs. Kid suddenly got fits symptom.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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If associated with fever it may be febrile fits or intracranial infection. If not it may be 1st episode of epilepsy. Consult a pediatrician.

Hi sir, my wife is 3months pregnancy n it was by ivf. Now we were done blood test today tsh is. 09 n t4 is 2.03. Is there any risk to baby? Please suggest me a good solution please.

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Hi sir, my wife is 3months pregnancy n it was by ivf. Now we were done blood test today tsh is. 09 n t4 is 2.03.
Is t...
Production of thyroid hormones T3 and T4 increases by about 50%. As a result, the normal thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) level during pregnancy is lower than the normal nonpregnancy level. The new recommendations for TSH levels during pregnancy are the following: First trimester: less than 2.5 with a range of 0.1-2.5.. You have to leave the decision to your doctor

My daughter is 6 years old she has night bed wetting problem please tell me remedy.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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Bed wetting can persist in some children for a long time. You have to make changes in her routine. There should be atleast 2-3 hour gap between dinner and bedtime. Do not give any fluids before bedtime. Time when she wets the bed (it usually occurs at a more or less fixed time after sleep), then wake her up just before that time to go the toilet. These simple steps usually help. Follow them and wait.

Hi, My baby is 3 months old he's exclusively on breastfeed and once a while I give him formula milk. I need to leave him and go for 2 nights. Is it advisable to leave and go the baby also does that affect the milk supply of the mother child breast feeding relation?

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Hi, My baby is 3 months old he's exclusively on breastfeed and once a while I give him formula milk. I need to leave ...
Only thing I want to add is that after refrigragion you can thaw the milk by keeping the katori in lukewarm container. And for two days you should express the milk and empty the breast whenever possible just to maintain adequate milk supplies.

Hi my daughter is six months old. She is having loose motions. Is it because of the reason tat she is teething? Pls suggest. And also let me know whether to use dentonic?

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General Physician
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If you bottle feed you stop bottle and give breast milk only and other foods to be given with a spoon

What should be deit for ten month child ?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician
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The babies weaning starts at the age of when they completes five months ,here we start with liquids then gradually semisolid then solid food ,by ten months baby can eat chapatimashed in dal or sabji,mashed pototo,dal rice mixed ,khichadi,etc can be given a home prepared food r to be given
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