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Dr. Sumathi

Pediatrician, Chennai

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Dr. Sumathi is one of the best Pediatricians in Poonamallee, Chennai. You can visit him/her at VeeCare Sundar Hospital - Poonamallee in Poonamallee, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sumathi on Lybrate.com.

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VeeCare Sundar Hospital - Poonamallee

No.186, Trunk Road, poonamallee. Landmark: Poonamallee Bus Depot & Government General Hospital, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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For Boosting up your Child's Memory Power.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
For Boosting up your Child's Memory Power.
1. Install 2 drops badam rogan oil in each nostrils at least once a day.
2. Mix 4-5 drops of badam rogan oil in warm milk daily. This would also help to remove constipation in children.

Caring For a Premature Baby - Things To Remember!

MD- Paediatrics & Neonatology, MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Caring For a Premature Baby - Things To Remember!

Babies are fragile and need special care. In case of babies that are born prematurely, the amount of attention needed increases many fold and parents need to be extra careful and attentive. A baby born before 37 weeks of pregnancy is said to be a premature baby. The earlier the baby is born, the higher the risk of complications.

Most premature babies spend the first few days after birth in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). This is because they may have trouble breathing and may need help maintaining body heat. Though you may feel helpless watching your baby, it is important to spend time with your baby while he or she is in the NICU. Talk to the baby and touch him or her. As soon as your doctor allows, carry your baby while allowing him or her to have maximum skin to skin contact.

It is important to breastfeed a premature baby. Breast milk is the richest source of nutrition for your baby and is easy to digest. It is also rich in antibodies that help boost a bay’s immunity and protect them against a number of infections. If you cannot feed your baby directly, pump your breast milk and store it in sterilised bottles to be given to the baby. Premature babies can get critically ill very fast. To prevent this from happening, it is important to build a good rapport with your baby’s doctors and keep a close eye on your baby. Maintaining a journal can help you recognise changes in your baby’s development. Watch out for subtle signs that your baby could be falling ill. Some of these signs are:

  1. A distended abdomen
  2. Dry the diapers frequently
  3. Frequent vomiting
  4. Blood in the stool
  5. Temperature instability
  6. Lethargy and unresponsiveness
  7. Change in breathing

In some cases, the mother may be discharged before the baby. This may seem very difficult, but does not need to limit your time with your baby. Caring for a premature baby is tough and hence use the time away to rest and recuperate. Remember that your baby is in safe hands and do not let yourself get too stressed.

Your baby will be ready to come home once he or she can breathe on their own and is able to maintain a steady body temperature. Your doctor may also wait until the baby can be breastfed and begins gaining weight before discharging him or her. Once the baby is home, do not attempt to be the sole caregiver but involve your family in building a team of caregivers. This will keep you from getting burnt out and will ensure that your baby is constantly monitored. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a pediatrician.

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I have little son equal to 3 years old but sometime he is suffering from cough so he cant sleep easily because he cant take breath easily please give me best suggestion.

MD - Pulmonary, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
I have little son equal to 3 years old but sometime he is  suffering from cough so he cant sleep easily because he ca...
Can be asthma/ allergic rhinitis. Consult a chld spe, as physical examination is must. Avoid cold, pets, furs, egg, dust.
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Hi, My baby is 14 months. She is not taking food properly. Especially morning time breakfast. Till lunch at 1: 00 or 2: 00 pm she is not taking food. She is on breastfeeding. I thought the she didn't have enough milk from me. She is not yet walking. Just walking with support. Please suggest me food that she likes to eat.

Diploma In Paediatric
Pediatrician, Patna
Hi, My baby is 14 months. She is not taking food properly. Especially morning time breakfast. Till lunch at 1: 00 or ...
If child is growing well gaining proper wt and remain playful then don't worry. Continue breastfeeding atleast by age of 2 years along with mashed rice with dal, roti with dal, roti with milk. Some time you can give cerelac.
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I had unprotected intercourse with my wife. We have 3 month old baby. Baby is with only mother milk till now. She is getting periods on irregular basis. She took contraceptive pill (I-pill). Now production of milk from breast has become low and baby is falling short of milk. Can we go for other alternative food now for the baby or is there any chance to increase breast milk.

MD - Paediatrics, Lactation Consultant
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
Hello lybrate-user. Regards.It is quite common to have dip in milk supply after hormonal contraceptive. But that dip is transient. It is not advisable to start formula if otherwise she is making enough milk. You can ask her to feed frequently and to feed from both breast in a single session also to take adequate balanced diet and plenty oral fluids. All this will help to increase supply. She can also take certain medications and herbs known to increase supply. My advice will be to consult a lactation consultant before starting formula. Hope this helps you. I am lactation consultant and Pediatrician too. I do online consults too. Have a nice day.
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My baby boy is 6 months old. He have slightly enlarged breast. Breast feeding is going. Is it necessary squeeze the nipple for milk out?

MCh Plastic Surgery, MS - General Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Bangalore
No it is not required it will regress on its own. It is physiological gynecomastia due and it is very common in children upto 16 years.
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My sister baby 1 year old. She is in normal behaviour except weight gain. She is so lean. Suggest me how to increase her weight.

Lactation Consultant, Childbirth Educator, MHA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ludhiana
My sister baby 1 year old. She is in normal behaviour except weight gain. She is so lean. Suggest me how to increase ...
A good complementary diet, along with breastmilk ensure a good weight and proper growth of a child after the age of 6 months. I may need to see your baby's growth chart to comment further.
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My baby is 20 days old and she is on breastfeed I have catched cold and cough congestion Kindly suggest me any medicine which is safe to take during breastfeeding.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby is 20 days old and she is on breastfeed
I have catched cold and cough congestion
Kindly suggest me any medici...
Warm saline gargle, lukewarm water to drink and saline nasal drops to instill in each nostrils, if nostrils are block, are safest. Usually cold passes away in 4-6 days.
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Whats the maximum amount of or valporate sodium that can be given to 2 year old baby of 15 kg weight for controlling spasms / fits? Doctor is currently giving 5 ml twice a day. I am concerned whether that is less as it was same amount when baby was 10 kg. I thought amount should increase with weight.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
If fits are controlled, no reason to worry.It's doctors job and he will do it sincerely, doctors are trained to deal with illness in appropriate way . If you take up on yourself to monitor drug doses and his medical condition, it will be very difficult to bear tension for you. You must have faith in your doc, if you worry something,please talk to him first.
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