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Dr. Nandhini Balaji

MBBS, D.Ch, DNB (Pediatrics)

Pediatrician, Chennai

25 Years Experience
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Dr. Nandhini Balaji MBBS, D.Ch, DNB (Pediatrics) 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. Nandhini Balaji is a trusted Pediatrician in Purasaivakkam, Chennai. She has over 25 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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My baby is of one month but he is not taking breastfeed from the beginning. I have tried very much but unsuccessful. I was given him my milk through breast pump but now my breast milk is decreasing day by day. What should I do. Kindly help.

MSc.PhD Nutrition & Diete, Jr. Research Fellowship for PhD, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition - Dept. of Post Graduate Studies
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
My baby is of one month but he is not taking breastfeed from the beginning. I have tried very much but unsuccessful. ...
Take galact and or shattavari pd 1tsp with milk three times a day it will improve your milk output, as mother milk is the best food - complete nutrition for first three months You may improve your diet with all the basic five food grps and some more nutrition supplements to help millk quantity n quality May connect me
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My 2 months old daughter sleeps a lot in night or 12am to 5am then she wakes up for feed again frm 5: 30 am to 8 am she sleeps continuously without feed. Please tell me what should i do?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My 2 months old daughter sleeps a lot in night or 12am to 5am then she wakes up for feed again frm 5: 30 am to 8 am s...
Small babies sleep more. You must wake her up for feeding by gently stroking. Once the stomach is full she will again go for sleep.
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If a child will continued vomiting. Then what should be treated as food to him or her.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Bangalore
If a child will continued vomiting. Then what should be treated as food to him or her.
First and. Foremost thing is stop force feeding, then childwill stop vomiting. Give how much the child takes. Give what baby tummy needs
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When to Seek Medical Help for Epilepsy

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Sexologist, Mumbai
When to Seek Medical Help for Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a form of chronic disorder and it is characterized by recurrent seizures. The episodes of epileptic seizures may differ from person to person. These seizures could be a result of genetic disorder or a result of trauma or stroke. During a seizure, a patient may also experience symptoms of neurological disorders and sometimes lose consciousness.

Medical help for epilepsy
Epilepsy itself cannot be cured using medication, but proper medicines help in eliminating recurrent seizures. These medicines stabilize the electrical activity within the brain preventing seizures.

How effective is the medication for epilepsy?
The success of controlling seizures using medicines depends on the type and severity of the epilepsy. Medicines for epilepsy are usually very effective and may fully keep seizures under control. However, controlling seizures caused due to brain problems may be more difficult. Usually, epilepsy medicines can control seizures for a long period of time when they are taken regularly.

When is medical help needed?
The decision about when to start medicines for epilepsy is a tricky one. This is because a first seizure cannot confirm whether a person has an on-going epilepsy problem. A second seizure may occur after many years or may not happen at all. Prediction of seizures is also quite difficult.

The severity of seizures also indicates when to start medicines for treatment. In case a first seizure is quite severe, medication should be started at once. Some people have very mild seizures even though they may be recurring in nature, and medication can be avoided in this situation.

All the pros and cons must be thought over before starting medications for the treatment of epilepsy. It is advisable to wait for a second seizure and then start medications for treatment. In most cases, medication is started after a second seizure occurs, twelve months within the first seizure. You should always consult a doctor to know when you need to start taking medicines to treat the condition.

For making the most out of the medicines to control seizures, you should follow certain steps:

  1. You must take medications exactly as your doctor has prescribed.
  2. Before switching to generic versions of your medicines or before taking other prescribed medicines, you must consult your doctor.
  3. You should never stop taking the medicines.
  4. In case you experience enhanced depression, mood swings and suicidal thoughts, you should talk to your doctor immediately.
  5. In case you have migraine, you should let your doctor know so that he can prescribe you anti-epileptic medicines, which also prevent migraines.

Medicines cannot treat the underlying cause of epilepsy, but these help in controlling seizures and this is the most common symptom of epilepsy. Medication should be started at a proper time and must be continued without stopping.

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My girl is 14 month old, she is not on breastfeeding now and was eating solids, two weeks back she got cold from that she stopped eating food, now she is cured too, but now to she avoids food, I used to give rice dal idli dosa chapatti but now she almost avoids everything, if I compel she cries n never open mouth, hardly she eats 1 spoon of what I give then goes away, im totally scared seeing this is there any solution for this? Is this a very serious issue?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My girl is 14 month old, she is not on breastfeeding now and was eating solids, two weeks back she got cold from that...
Best solution is that DON'T FORCE her to eat and leave her on her own liberty to choose food of her liking available at home. Baby needs change in variety of food of her/ his liking. Avoid toffee, cold drinks n junk food etc.
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My 3.5 years old daughter has always been very adamant and impatient. How can I make a positive change in her? Please suggest.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
As she is too young now, you ahve to wait for her to grow and inculcate values in her and make her understand things positively and behave well. It may take time and be patient
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I have baby boy. I am planning to 3 years for next baby. So what are the ways I follow. What is the best way you are suggested.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
I have baby boy. I am planning to 3 years for next baby. So what are the ways I follow. What is the best way you are ...
You can go for it. As you have your previous child. And 3 years gap between two kids is sufficient good enough. Take care. :) And All the best :)
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My baby is 1 month 25 days old. She had loose motion since 9 days continuously after feeding lactogen as I don't have enough breast milk. We did stool testing there was mucus present doctor suggested to stop lactogen and give nutricia nusobee formula. Is that good, for how long can I use nusobee?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My baby is 1 month 25 days old. She had loose motion since 9 days continuously after feeding lactogen as I don't have...
Nusobee is good. But my advice is to stop bottle feeding and give only breast milk. But if you still give the formula avoid bottle and feed with spoon.
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Now my baby (boy) was 3 months old 4th month running, from last 2 days he was continuously doing motions pls suggest me good syrup please, his weight is 3.8 kg. We are not giving any external food giving only mother, s milk.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Now my baby (boy) was 3 months old 4th month running, from last 2 days he was continuously doing motions pls suggest ...
If you are giving only breastfeed your baby has a viral diarrhoea and it should subside without any specific treatment except probiotic powder . His weight is too low for his age need to check up
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M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Remember- never leave toddlers unattended.

My son who is 2 years and 4 months sleeps from early in the morning until evening and he is awake the whole night and always watching kids videos on mobile all through night.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My son who is 2 years and 4 months sleeps from early in the morning until evening and he is awake the whole night and...
Human beings have a circadian rhythm of sleep. If it's altered happens like this. You must restrict his addiction to video games. Sometimes excessive video watching and sleep deprivation may result in fits.
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I am a self employ and my question is how to growth health of a 6 month child with out milk.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
I am a self employ and my question is how to growth health of a 6 month child with out milk.
You can gradually start solid foods one after the other and give calcium supplementation. But better to continue milk for some more time.
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Sir my son is 13 years old. He have obesity. His weight is about 70 Kg. Let me know the simplest way to loose weight of my son. Due to nature of my job I can't spare more time for my family. I will be thankful if you solve this problem. Thanks Umesh Khinvasara.

MD - Homeopathy
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Sir my son is 13 years old. He have obesity. His weight is about 70 Kg. Let me know the simplest way to loose weight ...
13years and weight 70kg. You need to become his role model and help him in a strict diet control, exercises and yoga if possible. Diet wise cut down his high calorie diet intake for example highly fried food items, bakery items, packed food items, breads, chocolates, icecreams. Encourage him to increase salads, soups, fruits, buttermilk, sprouts, vegetable juices in his diet. Tell him to take small meals at small intervals. Do not remain hungry for long duration this will make him hungry and he will eat more. Drink lots of water. Take him for cycling, skipping, jogging, daily morning and evening walks and see you will definitely get results in losing weight and get back to me after a month.
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Tear comes often in a six month old baby boy(not too much). Is that common? Any precautions to be taken?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Jamnagar
Yes it is common. Massage in the inside corner of eye 4 times a day as per your pediatrician's advice
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I have 4 months baby. I m breastfeeding my baby. As someone told me that the breastfeeding mother shouldn't sleep on her back as the milk should go back and there will be no milk for breastfeed. Is it truth?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Faridabad
I have 4 months baby. I m breastfeeding my baby. As someone told me that the breastfeeding mother shouldn't sleep on ...
Conditional, breastfeeding mothers need to change positions while they are not feeding. They can sleep according to their comfort. However, when they are feeding then they need to lay side se side position some mothers, particularly larger breasted women, find they will need to roll themselves and their baby over to their other side to feed from the second breast, whilst others will find that once they have fed from the lower breast they can just lean forward and feed from the top breast without changing sides. If you do choose the second alternative you will need to make sure that the lower breast is well drained before switching to the upper breast so that blockages in the milk ducts to not occur.
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Hi my son is 13 month old. Bt he did not like to eat anything. Even nt liquid food. please suggest something to rove his appetite.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi my son is 13 month old. Bt he did not like to eat anything. Even nt liquid food. please suggest something to rove ...
You have to see his weight and if it is around 10- 13 Kg he is finen and you can give all homemade foods of his choice. Aldo try digestive enzymes like Aristozyme and check his TSH.
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My baby is one month old and is spitting milk after almost every breastfeed. It is watery milk. Kindly suggest me is it safe or not? Thanks.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Narnaul
My baby is one month old and is spitting milk after almost every breastfeed. It is watery milk.
Kindly suggest me is ...
Dear lybrate-user Burping is essential for small babies She might be suffering from reflux, babies swallow air with milk so burping will help air to come out.
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