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Dr. Ann Mathew

Pediatrician, Delhi

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Dr. Ann Mathew is a trusted Pediatrician in Tis hazari, Delhi. You can consult Dr. Ann Mathew at Dr. Ann Mathew@St Stephens Hospital in Tis hazari, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ann Mathew and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Hi Doctor, My baby is a 2 months old she is crying at night time only at morn she will active and sleep well also . At night time only she was crying continues and my family Dr. given pedicloryl syrup I've doubt sir that's syrup use daily it's give any side effects sir, we can use or not? I'm worry about it sir please reply my ans.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Zirakpur
Hi Doctor, My baby is a 2 months old she is crying at night time only at morn she will active and sleep well also . A...
Nght time crying and morning sleep normal phenomenon for baby as in womb so she will take time to adapt to new environment. She does not need any medication for that. You can use pediculoryl thts safest drug fr sedation in babies but try not using it daily.
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Weight Gain Issue Among Exclusive Breast Feed Baby

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Seoni

Doctor sahab my baby is not gaining weight properly or not eating anything is the one of the major complain in any parenting forum and in my clinic also. This blog is dedicated to those parents who always concerned about baby weight. I will try to cover all step by step. This post is only for exclusive breast feeding baby means below 6 months of age baby. At birth baby weight should be approximately 3kg or more than that. Less than 2.5 kg is low birth weight. Babies lost there weight in initial days and regain there birth weigh around 10th to 14 th day of life. In first 3 months growth rate is approximately 25 to 30 gm per day after that it will increase @ 400 gms per month till 1 year. Weight will double at 5 months and triple at 1 year. Usually we compare our baby weight with others and get frustrated our baby is not healthy. We expect chubby photogenic baby. So here I will try to explain the whole story.

Let's start from the very beginning the story start the day we decide to have a baby. Maternal nutritional status and medical fitness have a mojour role. Single infection can cause low birth weight baby or preterm. In us dental infection is one of the majour cause of preterm baby. We adviced to consult couples before and after pregnancy for any problem. You can have folic acid 3monthes before concepction. Mother, short interval of previous pregnancy, maternal hemoglobin level, nutritional status, high bp (pih, viral infection, bleeding per vaginal, chromosomal abnormalities can be cause of low birth wight, prematuered or iugr baby. Women should have healthy food, do some light exercise and try to live stress free life.

In second part of story baby born with certain weight and maturity. Weight less than 2.5 kg is low birth weight and birth before 37 weeks called premature baby. Baby weight gain is mostly affected by recurrent infection and feeding and temperature for initial days.
 

Temperature regulation:
Too hot or too cold weather can affect weight. Try to wear one extra clothes what we are wearing like if we are comfortable in half shirt we can wear him full shirt or if we are comfortable in full shirt we can wear him a half sweater more. In winter we have wear him cap and shocks but in summer only cotton jhabla is sufficient. 

Infection control:
New born babies had low immunity so chances of infection is much more. To prevent infection you should remember these things

  • try to touch baby after hand wash and try to not touch the above the wrist joint. We touch by infected hand and baby keep the same hand in his mouth get stomach infection.
  • don't give any antibiotics without without consulting doctor and complete full course of antibiotics
  • immunize your child as per schedule.
  • avoid bottle feed if possible and if you are using it should be properly sterilized.

Feeding:
Exclusive breast feeding is adviced till 6 months. There is either problem in milk production and ejection or technique of feeding.

  • Milk production and ejection: Milk production is controlled by prolactin harmone. For most part of milk production is use it or loose it process. The more often baby nurse the more milk you make. Oxytocin harmone is responsible for milk ejection. Suckling, thought of the baby, sound and sight of
  • Baby stimulate milk ejection: Stress is the major suppress of milk ejection. Plenty of water, milk, apricot, poppy seed, papaya, oatmeal, carrot, bottle ground, funnel seed, basal leaf, can be used to augmentation of milk production.
  • Breast feeding: Proper positioning and attachment is necessary for successful breast feeding. Try to feed baby with one breast at a time so baby can get for milk and hind milk both. For flat or inverted nipple can be corrected by syringing method. Tounge tie or fungal infection can be cause of improper feeding. Feed your baby on demand or every 2hr. If baby satisfied he should sleep 2 to 3 hrs after feeding, passes 6 to 8 time urine. 5 to10 min sufficient for feeding if your baby takes half an hour means you had less milk production. Initial 3monthes feeding frequency8 to10 times day after 7 to 8 times a day may be sufficient.
  • Condition related to baby: For preterm and low birth weight kangaroo mother care is very useful. Where baby is kept in vertical position between the mother breast under the clothes so both skin can be in touch. You have to keep baby at least 1 to 2 hrs in a single sitting and as long as you can. It helping milk production and weight gain of baby. Repeated infection of respiratory tract, stomach infection, urinary tract infection, some congenital infection, metabolic disorder may cause slow weight gain. Neurological insult during delivery may cause slow weight gain with delayed mile stones.
  • Motherhood is a great honor and privilage: It is the most challenging and utmost satisfying job, and as in every job first year is most difficult one with less paying with no vacation. As a man we never understand these things. So big salaute to those moms who day and night care there baby and wish best of luck.

How to increase breast milk. My son is 50%on breastfeed nad 50% on formula. Is galact granules effective?

DGO,DNB
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Drink plenty of water (at least 3-4 litres) and increase your milk intake. Take galact granules 2 spoons with a glass of milk twice a day.
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My child age 5 months suffering from fever, I think teeth is about to come, kindly suggest me what should I do, to avoid fever.

BHMS
Homeopath, Noida
My child age 5 months suffering from fever, I think teeth is about to come, kindly suggest me what should I do, to av...
Keep surroundins clean. As kids got irritation in their gums, when tooth erupt. So they tend to put fingers or toys in their mouth. So you should frequently wash your kid's hands n toys.
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My 2 months 21 days old baby girl, facing issue with mother milk as doctor told that baby unable to digest lactogen, so he suggested to use zerolac and to stop mother milk and also he told there is no other option for this and need to go with zerolac, please suggest is there any treatment again to start mother milk.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
My 2 months 21 days old baby girl, facing issue with mother milk as doctor told that baby unable to digest lactogen, ...
YOu need to take Lactare tablets and the baby should not bottle feed and he should suck your breast as often as he can to induce the milk formation
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My son 7 years old suffering from nasal block if he take air of fan for cooling in summer when he sweating, he born in im-matured (8 months), he often suffering from several problem please, suggest me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Tell me his birth history and if you need regular advice ask me privately with all details. He is probably having allergic nasal block.
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My son is now 6 and half months old. He can not hold his head for long time. He can able to turn to his back but not able to crawl. Is it normal.

BHMS
Homeopath, Greater Noida
U have to take proper and symptomatic treatment in homoeopathy. Some medicine as abrotanum 200 and silicea 30 has good result in such case and tell your proper case history as what is the diet of your child does this problem exist from birth and please attach your child's pic or any investigation report if you have.
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My daughter is 6 months old and she has problem of nose block from so many days. We are giving her saline nasal drops 6-7 times a day. Are Saline nasal drops are safe? And how to do permanent cure of this problem?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
My daughter is 6 months old and she has problem of nose block from so many days. We are giving her saline nasal drops...
Saline drops are safe and may not give consistent with block. He has allergic nasal block and may need other nasal drops like Otrivin.
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She is 2 years old her weight is 9kg she is not having her diet properly what to do? Is there any medicine for hunger for her.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
She is 2 years old her weight is 9kg she is not having her diet properly what to do? Is there any medicine for hunger...
Usually children don't eat properly during 2nd year. Give noworm suspension 5ml at bedtime & repeat after 15 days. Give cypon syrup 2.5ml twice daily before. Meals.
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My daughter has severe cough from last 3 months. We consulted pediatrician for 5 times and the medicines are not working. X-ray and blood tests are done. Pediatrician says no issues with the reports and it's a dry cough and suggested to use the medicines advised until the cough stops. Please help.

M.D. Consultant Pathologist, CCEBDM Diabetes, PGDS Sexology USA, CCMTD Thyroid, ACDMC Heart Disease, CCMH Hypertension, ECG
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
My daughter has severe cough from last 3 months. We consulted pediatrician for 5 times and the medicines are not work...
Avoid ghee and oily food. Saline gargles daily two times. Tab. Lacto-LM daily and Coscopine Linctus 1TSF TDS for one week.
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