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Dr. Lathika Balla

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Dr. Lathika Balla is a trusted Pediatrician in Jeewan Mala Hospital, Delhi. You can consult Dr. Lathika Balla at Nova Specialty Hospitals - Karol Bagh in Jeewan Mala Hospital, Delhi. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Lathika Balla on Lybrate.com.

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my angel age 2 years 3 m baby she is wt 10. 6 kg she not taken food please suggest any tonic for her like juice fever so it will take like juice she not taken medicine syrup also.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
my angel age 2 years 3 m baby she is wt 10. 6 kg she not taken food please suggest any tonic for her like juice fever...
Don't feed forcefully. Give her available food at home of her choice n taste. Nutritious diet is best tonic. Consult pediatrician to look for any nutritious deficiency. If still you feel to get advice, may consult privately.
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Nappy Care

post graduate in paediatric nutrition
Pediatrician, Srinagar
Nappy Care

Nappy care:
1. Nappy should be made of cotton cloth, home laundered with mild soaps.
2. If affordable, diapers and super disposable

3. Diapers help keep skin dry, maintain ph, reduce risk of rash.
4. Diaper should be slightly loose to minimize contact between skin and urine and feaces.
5. Hand washing after each diaper change.

Hi doctors, My little baby has completed 7 months and now 8 month is running. I've started to give him little bit solid food along with the cow milk. But some of my Superiors are not allowing me to give him solid food. The are telling that it's not the proper time. After 1 year I should start the solid food. Explain me why should I start solid food after 6 months so that I can convince them by showing your explanation. Moreover tell me too much cow milk is beneficial for my baby? Thanks.

BSc - Dietitics / Nutrition, PG Diploma In Dietitics & Hospital Food Service
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Hi doctors, My little baby has completed 7 months and now 8 month is running. I've started to give him little bit sol...
Weaning towards solid foods is individualistic. Semisolids are gradually introduced from 6 month onward or once the baby starts showing swallowing actions. One needs to check how comfortable is baby in swallowing. Food in semisolid form like chapati dipped and soften in dal or soup is recommended, soft small cut fruit is ok. Try foods that baby can eat comfortable. Avoid crispy and hard foods as they having risk of choking the baby.
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Five Tips To Parenting Your Teenagers

Msc - Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore

I don't really understand why my child has changed, he is not his real self anymore, my child's academic performance has been deteriorating off late, he behaves very arrogantly and prefers to stay in his room most of the time.

Adolescence is the transitional period between childhood and adulthood. Many parents find it hard to deal with their teenagers.

Here are five different ways of dealing with the turbulence years of adolescence described by tasneem, psychologist and psychotherapist @ apollo specrra, koramangala: 

1. Parents involvement: in fact this is a stage when adolescents tend to pull away from their parents, rely more on peers and become rebellious towards parents. Their typical behaviour is manifested in disobedience,
protest, and resistance, a subconscious way of seeking attention fromtheir parents and other related adults. Hence, attending to their cravingfor attention in healthier ways can help them deal with the problems of this crucial period.

2. Love and care: embracing them with more love and care, and making them feel accepted irrespective of their achievements can go a long way in helping them overcome this critical stage.

3. Reinforcing positive behaviour: strange but true, even adolescents love to be cuddled and hugged or at least appreciated and encouraged for their achievements. Hence positive reinforcement could be adopted to enhance acceptable behaviour.

4. Resolving the identity crisis: most adolescents suffer from identity crisis, being bothered with questions as-what am i, or what will I be. Hence, listening to their concerns patiently and helping them establish self identity and meaningful standards to follow can lead them towards a brighter future.

5. Family therapy: parents intervention in addressing adolescent's problems to the therapists helps gain deeper insights into this transitional phase. Researchers also agree that interaction with family members can affect the emotional health of the adolescents.

However, studies have shown that the foundation of what a child will become is laid between ages one and ten when they are most amenable and intuitive. Parents who dedicate more time in shaping their little ones
during these foundation years are more successful in understanding and dealing with their young adults in healthier ways.

Diabetes - How Proper Nutrition Can Help You Combat It?

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Jaipur
Diabetes - How Proper Nutrition Can Help You Combat It?

There are many myths about diabetes, especially related to what you can eat and what you can’t. Lots of people think that diabetics shouldn’t eat sweets at all. This is not true. Similarly, all carbs and fats are not bad. A high protein diet is also not required and there are no special diabetic meals. So, what should you as a diabetic, eat to combat diabetes? Read on to find out:

  1. Low glycemic index foods: Complex carbs are best for you as they limit the amount of sugar released into your blood stream and are digested more slowly and prevent your body from releasing too much insulin. These are also called low GI foods as well as slow-release carbs and are also high in fibre. Processed carbs like white bread, pasta, and rice, as well as sodas, packaged meals, and snacks must be junked. These are all called high glycemic index (GI) foods and spike your blood sugar.
  2. Manage sugar wisely: Diabetes doesn’t mean that you can’t eat sugar or desserts. It means you have to be smart with sugar, like
    • Take smaller servings of your favourite desserts as they are best eaten in moderation.
    • Reduce the sugar in your diet slowly rather than at once. This will give your taste buds some time to adjust, reducing sugar cravings.
    • If you want to eat dessert, hold back on carbs in a meal. Balance out meals so that you don’t eat too many carb-heavy foods.
    • Add some healthy fat to your diet, as it slows down the digestive process, which means that your blood sugar levels don’t spike as quickly.
  3. Eat sweets along with a meal and not alone: Sweets eaten alone can spike your blood sugar levels a lot.
  4. Don’t drink alcohol: Alcohol is full of calories and carbs and cocktails are loaded with sugar. Alcohol can interfere with diabetes medication and insulin, as well.
  5. Avoid junk, soft drinks, soda and juices: They are all packed with sugar.
  6. Avoid processed or packaged foods: These are loaded with hidden sugars. Eat food cooked at home.
  7. Remember high protein diets are not always good: Studies have shown that if you eat too much protein, especially animal protein, you may become insulin resistant. A healthy diet for diabetics includes protein, carbohydrates, and fats for the body to function properly.
  8. Eat more of these
    • Healthy fats found in raw nuts, olive oil, fish oils, and flax seeds.
    • Also eat more fruits and vegetables. Avoid juices.
    • Eat more high fibre cereals.
  9. And avoid foods like
    • Trans fats which means all deep-fried foods
    • Fast foods, especially cakes, pastries, and chips
    • Red meat

Remember, your overall eating patterns are very important. It’s also important to eat at regular intervals and avoid missing meals. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dietitian-nutritionist.

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My grandson, aged 2 years and 3 months now is struggling to speak except for words like Papa, Bike, Car, Horse. He is not speaking words with'M' including Mama. What should we do?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My grandson, aged 2 years and 3 months now is struggling to speak except for words like Papa, Bike, Car, Horse. He is...
Children at that age usually make sentences of 2 to3 words. Slight variation is normal. You can teach him to use m.
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My 7 month baby suffering from cold and nose block. Now that time m give her wikoryl AF and Atarax. 0.5 ml three time in a day. Is it ok for cold? please suggest for best medicine for her.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My 7 month baby suffering from cold and nose block. Now that time m give her wikoryl AF and Atarax. 0.5 ml three time...
I have answered similar query many times. Simple cold goges in 4 to 6 days on its own. For nasal block, instill saline nasal drop in each nostrils 3 to 4 times in a day. It is safe. For further information you can consult privately.
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I have 9 months baby I had undergone sterilization now my belly is coming out what to do for that and how to maintaintain my body.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Kolkata
I have 9 months baby I had undergone sterilization now my belly is coming out what to do for that and how to maintain...
Wear a back support, tummy control belt. Exercise for 40 minutes everyday. Have 5 portions of fruits+green veggies, proteins and high fibre carbs. 1 glass of lemon water every morning empty stomach. Have a bowl of cucumber salad half an hour before every meal. Do a plank (ab tightening exercise) every day with increasing duration /repeats. Have 4 to 6 l per of water per day. Share your body weight and height then a more personalise plan can be given. And let me know. Hope this helps.
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Hi .i have 10 months old baby. My wife drunk non alcohol beer. Is there any any problems for baby because breast feeding.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Hi .i have 10 months old baby. My wife drunk non alcohol beer. Is there any any problems for baby because breast feed...
If it is non-alcoholic, then there is nothing to worry about. It will not affect the baby much. But it will better if she avoids it until her breastfeeding time is over.
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