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TENDER HEARTS CHILD CARE CLINIC

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Pediatric Clinic

Shop No. D - 5, Opp. Sector B - 8 Vasant Kunj New Delhi
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TENDER HEARTS CHILD CARE CLINIC   4.5  (117 ratings) Pediatric Clinic Shop No. D - 5, Opp. Sector B - 8 Vasant Kunj New Delhi
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We like to think that we are an extraordinary practice that is all about you - your potential, your comfort, your health, and your individuality. You are important to us and we strive to ......more
We like to think that we are an extraordinary practice that is all about you - your potential, your comfort, your health, and your individuality. You are important to us and we strive to help you in every and any way that we can.
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TENDER HEARTS CHILD CARE CLINIC is known for housing experienced Pediatricians. Dr. Ashima Aggarwal, a well-reputed Pediatrician, practices in New Delhi. Visit this medical health centre for Pediatricians recommended by 76 patients.

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Vasant Kunj New Delhi, Delhi - 110070
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PALS, MD, MBBS
Pediatrician
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Deficiency of Iron in Children

PALS, MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Deficiency of Iron in Children

For the growth and development of children, they need an essential nutrient Iron. It helps in the transfer of oxygen from lungs to the body's tissues. Red blood cells contain iron in the hemoglobin. The hemoglobin carries oxygen in the blood to the different parts of the body. Iron has an important role to play in the development of brain and generating energy in a child's body. The lack of sufficient iron in the child's body can lead to anemia, which is a nutritional deficient illness and will require medical attention. When a child suffers from anemia, the lack of oxygen makes a child weak and sick.

There are certain symptoms of Iron deficiency in a child's body. These are:

  1. Infections and weak immune system can make a child suffer from frequent infections.
  2. Lethargy and fatigue is another common symptom of an iron deficient body. Due to deficiency of Iron it is difficult for the body to transport oxygen to cells in the body and hence it unable to generate enough energy levels.
  3. Breathlessness and increased sweating can be a sign that your child may be suffering from iron deficiency.
  4. Pica Children suffering from iron deficiency may find a special taste for non-food substances like chalk, dirt and clay.
  5. Lack of iron in the body hampers the physical growth of a child.

The deficiency of iron in children can be diagnosed through blood tests. Your doctor may recommend supplementing iron content orally or through multivitamin medicines. But the deficiency of Iron in a child's body should be taken care of with absolute urgency.

Proper steps should be taken to prevent the deficiency of Iron in children. Those notable precautions are mentioned below:

  1. Balanced diet: A well balanced diet is always recommended. For older children (within 9-12 years of age), red meat, chicken and fish would suffice as good sources of iron.
  2. Oral iron supplements: Oral iron supplements would be required for children with low weight at birth and who have a deficiency of iron in their daily diet.
  3. Vitamin C: Foods such as strawberries, tomatoes and potatoes help in providing the sufficient iron content when included in daily diets, thus reducing the chances of anemia.
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Most Common Structural and Functional Birth Defects!

PALS, MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Most Common Structural and Functional Birth Defects!

The most important concern that any expecting parent can think about is the possibility of a baby born with birth defects. Birth defects are common in the era of modern medicine and advanced technology, but some of the birth defects are easily avoidable.

Birth defects are either Structural Birth Defects or Functional Birth Defects. The structural birth defects include the infant showing abnormal symptoms and progress in muscles and organs whereas, functional birth defects include the defects in systems, which make the body function properly, such as the neurological and endocrine systems.

The most common structural birth defects are given below:

  1. Missing or abnormal limbs
  2. Heart defects
  3. Club foot (when you cannot put your foot sole on the floor)
  4. Cleft palate (splits or openings in the mouth's roof)

Causes of structural birth defects: The causes of structural birth defects are mainly attributed to genetic disorders or environmental factors such as conception and pregnancy. The external factors include smoking or drinking during pregnancy, deficiency in nutrition or exposure to viruses and other harmful chemicals.

The common functional birth defects are given below:

  1. Sensory disorder: Disorders in sensory system that can cause blindness and other problems, such as the loss of hearing abilities (both partially and fully).
  2. Spectrum Disorder: Problem in proper functioning of brain and the nervous system leading to intellectual impairment, ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) and disability in speaking and hearing.
  3. Immunity disorder: It may cause cancer, autoimmune diseases (wherein your body's immune system attacks the healthy tissues) and allergy disorders.
  4. Degenerative Disorder: In this case, the child grows normally, but later shows problem in functioning and day to day activities. Examples of Degenerative disorder will include Rett syndrome (rare neurological postnatal condition of the brain's grey area) and muscular dystrophy (continuous muscle weakening).

Treatment of Birth defects: Birth defects are recognized by a series of tests conducted during pregnancy. Prenatal ultrasounds can be used to identify birth defects in the uterus. A sample of amniotic fluid (the fluid which surrounds the fetus) can be done along with blood tests to combat birth defects. Some prenatal tests can be done to determine the infections which the mother might have which can cause harm to the infant. There are many medications available to combat birth defects. However, it must be noticed that majority of birth defects can be diagnosed and cured after birth.

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5 Quick Tips For Healthy Mouths

PALS, MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
5 Quick Tips For Healthy Mouths

Cavities and bad teeth are the most common complain of children around the world. It is never too early to start inculcating good dental habits in your child. You can begin even before your child has his or her first set of teeth. Begin by being a good example and taking care of your own teeth. Along with that, here are a few dental tips to keep a bright smile on your child's face.

  1. Get a dental check up: Your child's first visit to the dentists should be when he is she is around a year old. Even if your little one only has two teeth by this time, the dentist will be able to take a look at how the child's teeth are developing. The first dental visit should be followed by regular checkups.
  2. Check your water: Your child needs water with fluoride in it. This protects the teeth. Bottled water usually does not contain fluoride and hence should not be used to make the baby's formula or given to the baby. Additionally, ensure that the baby's mouth is cleaned of all milk residues, etc. before he or she goes to sleep. 
  3. Brush teeth: Once your child has his first set of teeth, it is time to teach him how to brush them. Ideally, teeth should be brushed twice a day for two minutes each.  Use a soft bristled toothbrush for your baby with a smear of fluoridated toothpaste. Brushing your teeth with your child will give them an example to follow and make it easier for them to learn how to brush their teeth. You may introduce your child to flossing once they are 6 years old. 
  4. Avoid sugar: Candy and chocolate is the leading cause of cavities in children. Sugar releases acid that takes up to half an hour to be cleaned by saliva. Thus, frequent sugary snacks can leave your child's mouth acidic for longer and make it more susceptible to cavities and tooth decay. 
  5. Meal times: Maintaining regular mealtimes not only gives your baby a healthy lifestyle, but also affects their dental health. Instead of letting your child sip out of a sipper cup throughout the day, encourage him to drink a glass of juice in one sitting. Juice contains sugar and hence this has a similar effect to snacking in the day. When using a sipper cup also pay attention to the back of your child's upper front teeth. Since the sipper cup positions itself behind these teeth, this may be the first to show signs of tooth decay.
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I have 6 month baby. Should I give him fruit juice or vegetable soup as an external food?

PALS, MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hi, yes you can give, along with that you can try mashed banana, potatoes, and dal and then gradually start khichadi.
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Childcare

PALS, MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi

It is very important to teach your child that nobody should be touching his/her private parts except the doctor or nurse for health-ups.

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Feeding your baby

PALS, MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Feeding your baby

After feeding, make sure to make your baby burp several times.

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Nestle Nan pro 1 is a artificial man made milk, I'm not sure if it is safe to give to my baby, or natural fresh cow's milk should be given. Please suggest.

PALS, MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hi, nan pro 1 is safe to give, its better than cows milk, it can be given till 6 months of age, but breast milk is the best.
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I have 6 month old baby. I am giving him daal ka pani. Ccan I give mashed daal also.

PALS, MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hi, yes you can give it, its better not to give dal water instead give dal, also try mashed banana, potatoes and apple, if he takes dal then after few weeks you can make khichadi also.
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My Baby is Just 6 Months old. Apart from mother Milk what supplement we should give which is better for him. Pls advice.. We started giving cerelac. We should continue or stop giving that?

PALS, MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hi, start giving her mashed banana, potatoes, dal, introduce one food item at a time and then gradually increase it.
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My baby is 6 months 4 days. When it is better to start solids. Now we r giving formula milk 3 times and brest milk 2 times. 2days back we started giving boiled carrot. And today we gave mixed (raw carrot 2 badam 1 cashew) 4 spoons. She splited out.please advice

PALS, MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hi, you can start giving her solids, avoid giving dry fruits so early, give her mashed banana, mashed potatoes, apple, dal and introduce one food item at a time and then gradually increase to khichadi, dalia.
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Can you please help me out for feeding pattern for my son who is now 15 month old. What should be best for feeding to make him healthy or what should be avoided?

PALS, MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hi, give him milk 2-3 times a day along with that give dal, cooked vegetables with roti, khichadi, dalia, fruits, if non vegetarian than 1 egg daily.
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Is cerelac necessary for 6months baby? Is it safe or continue with milk? Mention the food for 6 months baby. Answer me soon.

PALS, MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hi, cerelac is not necessary, you can give milk but along with that give food items like dal, khichadi, mashed banana, mashed potatoes, dalia.
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I have a 6 and a half month old baby can I give him pale g biscuit dissolved in formula n how many. Are thy harmful?

PALS, MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hi, avoid giving biscuit formula milk is already fortified. Instead of biscuit give him dal, khichadi, mashed banana, potatoes.
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I have to queries about my son, 5 year old, he don't take milk, what should we do? He drinks only half glass milk in a day.

PALS, MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hi, nothing to worry you can make any fruit shake, custard, cornflakes, dalia and give at least twice in a day.
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My son is 13 years old and he weighs approx 70 kg what should I do to make his weight normal. His height is approximately 5.3 feet.

PALS, MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hi, give him healthy food containing vegetables, cereals and fruits. Try to avoid junk food, cheese and oily food. Involve him in exercises, sports badminton cricket football, encourage him him in sports.
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My baby is now six month. I dint gave any food to him. Other than milk. What should I give for my baby.

PALS, MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hi, you should start giving mashed banana, dal, mashed potato one by one and gradually introduce other food items.
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My baby is 3 months old. He is stooling after every breastfeed. What is the reason for this and how to overcome this problem?

PALS, MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hi, its normal for brest fed babies to pass stools after baby. You just have to be sure that he is passing 6-7 times urine in a day, he is active and playful and gaining weight.
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Hi Doctor My daughter is 3 Months Old and since the past couple of weeks had issue with Nostril. There is no chest congestion however she faces issues with Breathing. We have been applying Nostril Drops and Stream but it is not providing much relief. Kindly suggest.

PALS, MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Infants tend to get nasal block quite often, steam and nasal drops is the treatment, if there is no chest congestion.
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My 2.5 year old son is suffering from vomiting and loose motion. Doctor said he has diarrhea. He is eating nothing and seems weak. What precautions should I take for him?

PALS, MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hi, you should look for his hydration status. Keep him giving more of oral liquids, avoid packed juices.
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