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Dr. Soma Shekar

Pediatrician, Chennai

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Dr. Soma Shekar is an experienced Pediatrician in Pammal, Chennai. You can visit her at Subhiksha Hospital Pvt Ltd in Pammal, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Soma Shekar on Lybrate.com.

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I have a son of 4 1/2 years he often gets cold every now & then why does he get cold every time if I give him kerala banana will it effect him from cold & he likes to drink milk from the feeder. He don't leave his feeder.

FIAP(NEONATE), MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
Children are often prone to cold which may be due to viral infection or an allergic phenomena. However if there is an adequate weight gain and no other symptoms,no need to worry. As he grows, the episodes will become less frequent. Usually there is no relation between banana and cold as commonly believed. And you need to stop the feeder immediately. Warm Regards.
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Can I give banana to my 7 month old baby. When he is suffering frm asthma. And what else can I give him to feed.in this situation. ANd what I shud not give pls help.

MBBS MD DCH, Dch
Pediatrician, Muzaffarpur
Can I give banana to my 7 month old baby. When he is suffering frm asthma. And what else can I give him to feed.in th...
Banana is excellent recipe for your baby. In fact ashma has nothing to do with any kind of fruits. It is a myth. Please give your child home made cereals apart from mothers milk. Diet/feed has hardly any role in aetiopathogenesis of asthma. The triggering factors are viral infection dust smoke cold air change in season etc. Best wishes.
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Can I use otrinoz. 025% baby nasal drops for my 2 moths old baby having weight 3. 8kg and if yes please confirm about the dosage.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Don' t use any drops, it will cause mucosal damage if used repeatedly. If child is taking breast feeds at night, his nose is not blocked.
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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.

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2. Formula feeding challenges

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

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Hi Doctor, My wife delivered a male baby clinically complete healthy from yesterday baby doing around 10-12 times latrine and bit of vomiting after feeding is this common symptoms during first month.

MBBS MD DCH, Dch
Pediatrician, Muzaffarpur
Hi Doctor, My wife delivered a male baby clinically complete healthy from yesterday baby doing around 10-12 times lat...
Yes no intervention is required it is absolutely normal. Keep the baby on exclusive mothers milk for first 6 months and weigh the baby every month best wishes.
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Water requirements, infant:

Water is an important part of a baby's diet because water makes up a large proportion of the baby's body.

When properly prepared, all infant formulas are approximately 85% water. Infant formulas are available in three forms: liquid ready-to-use, liquid concentrate, and powder concentrate. Liquid ready-to-use formulas do not require the addition of water, while the liquid and powder concentrates require the addition of water. It is of prime importance for parents to read, understand, and follow the manufacturer's directions when adding water to liquid and powder concentrates.

Too much water: Adding too much water to these formula concentrates or adding water to ready-to-use formulas can lead to water intoxication in the baby. In severe cases, water intoxication can cause low blood sodium levels, irritability, coma, and even permanent brain damage.

Not enough water: failing to adequately dilute the concentrates with water causes the formulas to be too "hypertonic" Hypertonic formulas can induce diarrhea and dehydration. In extreme cases, ingestion of overly hypertonic formulas can lead to kidney failure, gangrene of the legs, and coma.

Therefore, parents should not adjust the amount of water that is added to concentrates to either "fatten the baby up" or "put the baby on a diet" Instead, parents should discuss their concerns regarding the baby's calorie intake with his/her pediatrician.YOU CAN ASK ME WITH DETAILS LIKE WEIGHT/WHETHER BOTTLE FED AND HISTORY OF ANY DISEASES etc.
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I am 30 years old. Delivered baby boy in May 16, in mid June 16 was operated for breast abscess. I stopped feeding baby for 15 days post which when I tried to resume breastfeeding many times but he refused to take. Also I was given few doses if cabgolin for speedy recovery. Currently baby is on FM, wish to resume BF.

DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Faridabad
I am 30 years old. Delivered baby boy in May 16, in mid June 16 was operated for breast abscess.
I stopped feeding ba...
u had breast abscess which means u werent feeding properly. u need proper training and try to feed baby patiently. this will help u in resuming lactation.
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I HAVE A 7 YRS OLD DAUGHTER. THREE YRS BACK SHE WAS ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL FOR 2 DAYS FOR DEHYDRATION. FROM THEN ON SHE HAS A LOT OF ITCHING ON HER BODY. IT KEEPS OCCURRING IN 2-3 MONTHS GAP. PLEASE SUGGEST SOME REMEDY

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
There is no relation at all of the mentioned prior treatment to itching now. please see a skin specialist. She could be having scabies.
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I have one concern about my son does not feel hungry and does not eat properly, he is 2.5 years old and his weight is 11 kg so please what can I do for wight management.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Love him, do anything but don't force feed or criticize him. It will need lots of patience and practice.
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Dear sir I have 10 month old daughter, she doesn't go motion (both) freely, what can I do sir ?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Faridabad
Hello, at this age usually babies are on exclusivrly milk diet, top milk and breast milk. You shld introduce semisolid diet like khichdi porige etc.
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My son 6 year old and his weight is 20 Kg. He is suffering from cough, cold & Khansi periodically. Resulting he is not intake properly food and showing weak. Can you suggest what should be done?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
My son 6 year old and his weight is 20 Kg. He is suffering from cough, cold & Khansi periodically. Resulting he is no...
Repeated cough and cold is usually allergic in nature resulting from bad quality of air, which is prevalent everywhere. It affects children more because of small diameter of respiratory tract. As and when children grow older it gets okay. This element needs treatment with bronchodialators and steroids under the supervision of a pediatrician, who will also rule out other possible causes of cough.
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My 5 month old baby is passing greenish and curdy stool, is cause any harm to my baby? What should I do now?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My 5 month old baby is passing greenish and curdy stool, is cause any harm to my baby? What should I do now?
Hello. Don't worry, babies usually get greenish stools during dentition as they put things into their mouth. Give your baby homoeopathic medicine - Chamomilla 30/ thrice a day for 1 week. Get back to me.
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What all can I give to my 7 month old other than breast feed? can you please give me a schedule?

Pediatrician, Pune
Can continue with breast feeds till 18 months of age, additionally can start with rice water, light moving dal, smashed boiled vegetables, seedless fruits bannana, introduce new food items every 15 days to a month.
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Certified Implantologist
Dentist, Ahmedabad
The tiny tots must use a toothbrush with a small rounded brush head and soft bristles. It helps in cleaning their milk teeth thoroughly.
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Ma'am mera son ko bukhar hai white blood cells kam hai Tu bache ko ziyada kya khalana hoga energy ko aur o Kyun kam cell hote hain rezon kya hai.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Ma'am mera son ko bukhar hai white blood cells kam hai Tu bache ko ziyada kya khalana hoga energy ko aur o Kyun kam c...
The most common explanation is either viral infection or it is typhoid... Khane me usko ap kuchh bhi halka khila sakte he.. like fresh fruit juice.. home made free of any essence... and other regular diet free of much oil and ghee....etc.. You have to keep him hydrated...
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To my 2 years old baby mostly I give sujji halwa at early in the morning and sabodaana at dinner. Suggest me this is good diet or bad?

M.D.Pediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
To my 2 years old baby mostly I give sujji halwa at early in the morning and sabodaana at dinner. Suggest me this is ...
Dear mother suji and sagudana are good but for a two year old child this is inadequate. Besides these two give him food from family pot. That means whatever you all eat in breakfast and lunch and dinner should be given to the child also. For further query you can contact.
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Improving oral and dental health

MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
Improving oral and dental health
Using an appropriate tooth paste is very necessary for the health of our teeth. Tooth pastes which contain flouride help in keeping the teeth healthy by reducing the risk of tooth decay.
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My baby is 2.2 years old. Shud I go for homeopathy/allopathy treatment for common cold, fever&loose motions.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My baby is 2.2 years old. Shud I go for homeopathy/allopathy treatment for common cold, fever&loose motions.
Hello, Thanks for the query. The choice of type of medicine that you want to use on you. All the medicines if taken in appropriate dose are always safe. Thanks.
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Hello doctor. My baby is of 10 days now. And still there is no breast milk formed. Pls suggest as I don't want to keep him on powdered milk. This is my first pregnancy. Pls suggest how can I increase the flow of the milk.

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hello doctor. My baby is of 10 days now. And still there is no breast milk formed. Pls suggest as I don't want to kee...
It is nice that you strongly wish to breastfeed him. For first 7 days or so the milk produced is known as colostrum which is yellow coloured ,small in quantity &high in antibody content. But it is sufficient to meet the needs of baby. Pl give powdered milk as per directions written on the can if at all it has to be given. Pl give cup or katori ¬ bottle. GOVT OF INDIA guidelines recommend exclusive breastfeeding for first 6 months of life. The best stimulus for milk production is frequent sucking day &night. Have balanced diet & be confident. Have loving thoughts for your baby. Keep him in direct skin to skin contact. Regards&best wishes.
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