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Dr. V. Varadharajan

Pediatrician, Chennai

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Dr. V. Varadharajan is a popular Pediatrician in Saligramam, Chennai. He is currently practising at Sooriya Hospital in Saligramam, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. V. Varadharajan on Lybrate.com.

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Dear doctor, My new born children age is 6 days (Male) birth date 28.07. 2015, mother milk feed is not come, what is nutrition powder or any create powder to get mother milk?

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Dear doctor, My new born children age is 6 days (Male) birth date 28.07. 2015, mother milk feed is not come, what is ...
You can't think of no milk at that age. First of all you remove the thought of not having milk from your mind you must sit comfortably and suckle the baby. No drug will help to improve milk although there are galactogogues in the market. Drink lot of water and have good food.

What I should give to my 8 month baby?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician
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Weaning off is recommended after months of age. You can give your baby khichadi, dalia. Dal, soup, figure foods (potato fries, boiled potato), cerelac etc apart form milk.

My baby cries alot in the car. What do I have to do to stop him crying? he is 4 month old.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
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If he cries only in the car he may be scared. But you have not said whether it is during long journeys. Then he may be be hungry or diapers may be wet. You give more details about your baby.

Bone value after tooth loss

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In order to restore the ratio of calcium and phosphorus in our blood, and to enable minerals to bond to our teeth, we must also eat health-building foods, containing copious amounts of minerals and vitamins that will build a glassy hard tooth and bone structure .
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I'm a 34 years old mother of 2 girls, and a 14 years old son. My son has always been a loving, caring, well behaved child. Only problem that we have had is the first years and a half of middle school as he was focused on being cool. He's grades began to slip for a short period. Recently I found out that he gently rubbed my 16 years old sisters butt, and tried to slide his hand down her panties while she was asleep, one night while she and my mom came for a visit. My little sis slept in his bed, and he slept on floor beside the bed. He got as far as his knuckles when he pulled his had away. He says he stopped he felt guilty" Gross and disgusted" were the words he used. It truly flabbergasted me that he did this. I didn't believe it when I was told he had done this. He has always been a caring child. A kid that truly cared about other's feelings. My question is. Could this be normal exploration even though he chose to do this to a sleeping young lady, or could this be something that I should worry about as I have a 12 years old daughter, and a 3 year old daughter that doesn't speak well yet? I love my son and I'm very worried about this. Does he need counseling?

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See as far as age of your son is considered, these are some normal sexual explorations, but yes off course in a wrong way, your child needs counselling, but by you only. See, people in india do not want to talk about sex, but sex education in teenage is very much necessary to develop the good in your child. At this age teenagers are eager about the sexual changes taking place in their bodies and also of opposite sex, to fulfil their eagerness they indulge in wrong activities. If this time they are provided with good information about their eagerness from their parents itself, like friends, so they will develop into more mature male, and do whatever is correct. So, you, being a supreme power of the house, you can take charge of the task, instead thrashing you son, thrashing leads to separation and counseling leads to more friendship.

Hello My son is having diarrhea from past 3 days. He is passing more than 20 stools in a day. Earlier the color was black now it is greenish with mucous. We have consulted a homeopathy doctor and she has prescribed aloes200. Podo 200 and merc cor. For dysentery. Is it the correct medication since we are taking this from 3 days. He had fever also of 103 degree which has now reduced to 98.6. Only the frequency of stools has not reduced. We are confused if we should take him to allopathy for immediate relief or will it heal through homeopathic treatment.

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My son is having diarrhea from past 3 days. He is passing more than 20 stools in a day. Earlier the color was b...
Lybrate-user as you say that your child has improved and only loosemotions are there your child needs only ors and frequent smallfeeds of whatever you give him normally. Do add zinc andmultivitamin drops. You can give him khichri withsome ghee. Give nimbu pani give him curd or lassi made with curd continue brest feed if you are doing so.

Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux In Babies

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Which baby doesn't spit up their food! This is usually not a reason to worry, but if this spitting up is chronic and is accompanied by other symptoms it is known as Gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. Severe GERD can cause weight loss and breathing problems and thus, should not be ignored.

Reflux occurs when food is pushed out of the stomach and back up the esophagus. This is usually because the digestive system in babies is not yet fully developed. Vomiting often during the day is one of the most common symptoms of GERD. Other symptoms include:
- A persistent cough
- Choking or gagging while eating
- Refusing to eat
- Crying while feeding
- Heartburn
- Pain in the stomach

Most cases of GERD can be diagnosed by its symptoms and a look at the baby's medical history. In some cases, additional tests may be required, such as:

Barium swallow
The child is given a chalky substance to drink. This highlights the esophagus, stomach and upper part of the small intestines in a special X-ray. It is used to check if there are any blockages in the digestive system.
pH probe

A long, thin tube with a probe at one end is put down the child's throat. This is kept in the esophagus for 24 hours. The probe measures the levels of acidity in the stomach. This test is usually done when the child complains of breathing problems along with reflux.

Upper GI endoscopy
Here the doctor puts a thin, flexible tube down the child's throat. At one end of the tube is a camera that allows the doctor to look into the esophagus, stomach and small intestine.

Gastric emptying study
One of the causes of reflux is the slow emptying of the stomach. To check this, the doctor will mix a radioactive chemical with the baby's milk that allows a special camera to follow its path down the digestive system.

In most cases, GERD can be treated by making a few lifestyle changes. Some of these are:
- Raise the head of the baby's crib
- After feeding the baby, do not let him lie down, but hold him upright for half an hour or so.
- Change his feeding schedule
- Ask your doctor if you can try giving him solid food. Else, check if you can thicken his feed with cereal.
- Make the baby burp after feeding

Most infants outgrow this condition within a year, so do not stress yourself and enjoy life with your baby.
Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux In Babies

I am 15 yrs girl and have done heamoglobin test today in which I got report showing 9.7gm% which shows its much then required count. So can you suggest what shall I do naturally to increase my heamoglobin count without medicines. To inform you I dont have any other symptoms & just did this report as mom said I am looking bit pale. Please advice.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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You must go for a peripheral blood smear examination & if it confirms nutritional deficiency you can take plenty of green leafy & vegetables like palak & food items like jaggery, dates etc.

Tell me the healthy diet for my baby boy, 11 months age, he is lean, I want to see him stout.

PGD-AP, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician
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Tell me the healthy diet for my baby boy, 11 months age, he is lean, I want to see him stout.
Give him 3semisolids. Dalia. Khichri with vegetables. Rice and dal 150-200gms. Egg 2 servings of fruits.

Hello My 15 days old baby is on breast feed but didn't pass out potty daily. Is it normal? If yes so how many days are normal.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician
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yes it can be normal. but at the age of 15days, newborn babies usually have multiple stools daily with more than 6-8 urinations per 24 hr

My 1.5 month son is spitting (foamy) too much and is taking out much milk from nose and mouth. I am much worried. Please guide.

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My 1.5 month son is spitting (foamy) too much and is taking out much milk from nose and mouth. I am much worried.  Pl...
If not gaining weight consult for any congenital problem if weight gain is proper than burp properly when you will start semisolid food after 5 months of age it will subside.

This is my baby which is 8 month old and his left leg is not fully grown &hi leg is bend below his knee and is small from his right leg I want to know is there is any treatment for his leg.

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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This is my baby which is 8 month old and his left leg is not fully grown &hi leg is bend below his knee and is small ...
This is common in children below 1 year. Need not worry it will settle as the child starts walking and running. Can give calcium and vitamin d supplements.

What are the symptom of asthma. My 5 years old daughter facing this problem. Pls tell me the solutions.

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The symptoms of asthma include: wheeze, chest tightness, shortness of breath, night awakening due to asthma symptoms and early morning asthma symptoms on waking up plus frequent absence from work. Your daughter of course may not experience the last one. If she has symptoms like theses please consult your paediatrician or a chest physician who will properly investigate her and advise accordingly investigate her and treat her. Asthma is manageable and patient live very good quality of life with regular treatment.

My baby girl is 6 Months old. She was born in twins (baby boy) She is very weak. Her leg and hands are very soft she moves her leg and hands but not like her brother. Her brother can put his feet properly. Use ek hath se pakad lo to wo stand krta h bt wo leg bhi ni zin per, i'm very much worried about her. Kya wo chal payegi ya khade ho payegi apne leg par. Please advise me what should I do for her?

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My baby girl is 6 Months old. She was born in twins (baby boy) She is very weak. Her leg and hands are very soft she ...
One of the twins is generally slower and smaller than the other and will be alright as age advances. you should ahve told weights of both . ALos check her TSH

My daughter has persistent cough sometimes please prescribe some antibiotic to cure it she is 4years old.

Pediatrician
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The cause for her persistent cough needs to be identified, antibiotics alone are not going to help, get her evaluated by a pediatrician.

Benefits of Breastfeeding for Baby & Mother

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics, CRT in Autism
Pediatrician
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Breastfeeding is best for the baby and its benefits extend well beyond the paradigm of basic nutrition. Breast milk contains all the vital vitamins and nutrients, which a baby needs in the first six months of life. It is fully loaded with disease fighting substances, which protect baby from illness. Many international paediatric organisation recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months and recent research reports have proven that breastfeeding is good for both mother and the baby.

Breastfeeding protects the baby from a long list of illnesses, such as ear infections, lower respiratory illnesses, stomach disorder and meningitis and are less severe when they do happen. Breast milk adapts as the baby grows to meet the changing needs. Breastfeeding builds a strong emotional bond between the mother and the baby and it has long term benefits lasting right into adulthood.

The first milk of the mother contains high concentrations of secretory immunoglobulin A (IgA), which guards against invading germs by forming a protective layer on the mucous membranes in baby's intestines, nose, and throat. Mother's body responds to pathogens (virus and bacteria) that are in her body and makes secretory IgA, which is specific to those pathogens, creating protection for the baby based on to whatever mother is exposed.

The antibodies in breast milk gives a baby's immune system a boost and also helps children avoid type 1 and type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and inflammatory bowel disease that strike later in life. Babies who were not breastfed run the risk of developing Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

Breastfeeding boosts child's intelligence. Surveys have shown that premature infants with extremely low birth weight who receive breast milk shortly after birth improved their scores of mental development at eighteen months when compared with premature infants who weren't given breast milk. The emotional bonding happening during breastfeeding contributes to some of the brainpower benefits. Breastfeeding lowers the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). It reduces a child's risk of becoming obese as a teen or adult as the breast milk contains less insulin, which stimulates creation of fat. The high content of leptin in the milk regulates appetite and fat.

Breastfeeding triggers the release of the hormone oxytocin that promotes relaxation and nurturing. Oxytocin released while nursing also helps your uterus contract after birth, resulting in less postpartum bleeding. It reduces stress level and the risk of postpartum depression. Research studies show that breastfeeding results in changes in breast tissue and lactation reduces the production of oestrogen, which reduces the risk of breast and ovarian cancer. It also reduces the risk of osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease.
Benefits of Breastfeeding for Baby & Mother

Hi my question is what cause phlegm in babies. & what precautions should one take at home for 5 months old babies?

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General Physician
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Hi my question is what cause phlegm in babies. & what precautions should one take at home for 5 months old babies?
Normally the secretion of mouth come up in babies and need not be phlegm as you think . Phlegm comes in chest infection and is yellow in colour. YOu only need to wipe of the salival that form up in mouth as do in all babies

Am a breastfeeding women. Lack of milk is my problem. How can I increase milk secretions. Please suggest suitable medicine for increasing breast milk.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist
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Hi Shilu. I would suggest you first use natural things and herbs to increase breast milk. try using Jeera, ajwain in you food daily along with a kadha of Jeera and ajwain to increase milk production. Scientific research has shown them to be very effective in increasing milk production. If it does not work you can use medicines like domstal twice a day to increase milk production. Hope this information helps you. All the best.

My son is 2 year old. He is a very happy, social and fun loving child. He is nauseatic lot many times and even throws up for last 7 to 10 days. I had shown him to his regular paediatric, she said there might be some stomach upset and gave to stop vomiting. It did not help and she changed it to Atarax drops, which didn't help either, so discontinued it after 2 doses after reading on the net that it's a very strong medicine. I referred him to one of the most senior most and reputed paediatric in my city. He said that the child's stomach is absolutely fine no need to give him any medicine, he is just trying to do it to grab your attention, just ignore. I told him most of the time he gets up from his afternoon nap and throws up. He said at times when kids are having anxiety they may do it, just ignore it. I did ignore for 2 to 3 days he was still vomiting (lesser quantity though but 2 to 3 times) . I started with probiotic sachet Reflora-R which has reduced his vomiting and nauseatic feeling a bit but not completely stopped. After vomiting the child is fine just like a normal happy child. Should I show him to a gastroenterologist or is it his anxiety?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician
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My son is 2 year old. He is a very happy, social and fun loving child. He is nauseatic lot many times and even throws...
If child feels better after vomiting it suggest possibility of gastritis (hyperacidity. If he is fond of eating fried foods like potato chips, kurkure etc then strictly stop this. He will be better within 3 days. If he has any problem in stools (latrine) then do his stool examination from a laboratory. Pain may be due to stool infection.

My 2 year old child does not drink the milk .Can I use complain for him?

PGDMLS, DNB OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY, MRCOG PART1, MS OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY, MBBS
Gynaecologist
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My 2 year old child does not drink the milk .Can I use complain for him?
Yes you can use complain or horlicks to make it more palatable. It contains list of vitamins and proteins too. Other alternative is to make dry fruit powder at home using almonds, cashew nuts, dry dates, along with cardamom and mix with milk.
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