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Dr. Latika Bhalla

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics)

Pediatrician, Delhi

31 Years Experience  ·  at clinic
Dr. Latika Bhalla MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics) Pediatrician, Delhi
31 Years Experience  ·  at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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Dr. Latika Bhalla is an experienced Pediatrician in New Delhi, Delhi. She has been a successful Pediatrician for the last 31 years. She has done MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics). You can consult Dr. Latika Bhalla at DR. Latika Bhalla Clinic in New Delhi, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. Latika Bhalla and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Gds medical College - 1985
DNB (Pediatrics) - Ganga ram College - 1992
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Hi doctor. . My daughter is 3 years old. A 32 week gestation preterm baby. Later operated with reflux problem. Now a days she does not eat anything. . She takes only about half a litre milk the whole day. Already she is under weight. . What should I do. I am in a big worry.

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Consult your pediatrician to see how she is growing. Accordingly see will be advised diet supplements etc

My son 8 Months old, he is not taking milk and having the tendency of vomiting since birth. What should I do and prescribe the medications.

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My son 8 Months old, he is not taking milk and having the tendency of vomiting since birth. What should I do and pres...
Stop giving milk and start on ragi poridge, rice poridge, add milk infruit juices. Give more of semisolid food rather thanmilk. Thatwill help him to puton weight.

I want to ask you about my three year old son, every month he got fever, cold and cough, I always take care of him but every month I have to take him hospital for medicine. And pediatric Dr. said ,immunity was week thats why he gets cold and fever. Sir please tell me what to do.

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I want to ask you about my three year old son, every month he got fever, cold and cough, I always take care of him bu...
With 16 kg at 3 yours of age,immunity is not the issue. Most likely recurrent infection caused by bottle feeding,thumb sucking,candies is the culprit. Proper hygeine care will reduce sufferings.

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The tiny tots must use a toothbrush with a small rounded brush head and soft bristles. It helps in cleaning their milk teeth thoroughly.

Hello doctor! Should I give 2almonds daily to my 22months old daughter without soak? And what are the healthy food to boost her mind.

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Hello doctor! Should I give 2almonds daily to my 22months old daughter without soak? And what are the healthy food to...
Can be given but in powder form dissolved in the milk. Other dry fruit are also to be used. Fruits, green leafy vegetables along with dates to sharpen her mind.

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As a parent, we all love our children deeply. And most of us will agree that these days parenting is very demanding and exhausting instead of pleasurable and joyous process. What has changed? It is not that children are any different. The difference is in the environment around them with stronger social influences; and this also affects the way we parent. In today's more democratic and egalitarian world; 'Do as I say and not as I do' style of parenting does not work. But, 'I will do as I see you doing' phrase from kids define our parent child relationship.

With change in social environment and influence, our strategies for correcting their behaviour and impart discipline has to undergo adaptation! When there are so many confusing and conflicting signals reach to our kids from their environment, whether we like it or not, we are still their role models. How positive parenting style will help? The core principle of positive parenting is to accept your child as an individual. We are in a democratic society and family is a small yet important part of society. Democracy does not mean allowing disrespectful and irresponsible behaviour; rather to effectively help kids change their behaviour and create harmonious and cooperative relationship with them. It also means that we as a parent need to learn to think, act and react in a different way.

Through, positive parenting, you will learn respectful disciplining methods, which would work better than demanding compliance. Through these principles and tips you will get your child to listen without screaming, nagging, reminding or evoking rebellious behaviour. More importantly this is all about building stronger relationship bond with your children and nurture them through early childhood to teen age years as they become independent, responsible, capable, kind, happy and successful young adults.

Tips to get you started:

1. Everyone deserves to be treated with respect and dignity, including children.

2. When your kid misbehaves instead of shouting or hitting, control your anger and respond in a calm and respectful way. Calmer but firmer tone and lower voice, yet not giving into their repeated demand, is much more effective as a discipline tool compare to nagging.

3. Understandable that you have a lot on your plate, such as work, managing and keeping the home in order, managing meals and other outside responsibilities, kids sports or extracurricular activities, family obligations and so on. It is easy to get lost in all these 'have to do' activities. Parenting shouldn't be just one more task to deal with. Reconnecting with your parenting goals and aspirations periodically will help take the stress out of it and add fun into it. Spend some time daily (10 minutes will do as well!) to just listen and enjoy your child (without correcting them or giving them suggestion to improve!).

4. Let your love for them be the driving force. Shift your internal conversations from 'have to' to 'Want to'. As you do enormous things for your child each day, think how you are supporting their ambitions. How you are helping them become independent and strong. How you are nurturing qualities like compassion and deep listening by extending yourself.

5. Give promises and keep them. As your children grow they need much more than your words to trust and rely on you. Keeping your promises, letting them know if you need to change the plan, taking their opinion in appropriate matter will go a long way.

6. Seek to understand and do not impose yourself on your child. Especially when they are in their teenage, as a parent you have lot of worries, you are afraid of them making mistakes and of course you want to protect them from vices. Listening to them while keeping your focus on genuinely understanding them is the only way to go, when they know you understand them and they can trust you, the street between both of you turns two way street! They will be open to your wisdom and suggestion when they are at the cross road.

7. Last but not the least, 'be a role model'. Don't preach. If they see you disrespecting others, they will not respect you. If they see you hooked on your smart phone; that is their license to keep theirs in front of their eyes 24/7. If you are hooked in front of the TV till late night and haven't picked up a book in last 6 months. Advice about reading is going to fall on dumb ears. In short, be the change you want to see in your children.

8. Have family nights at least once in a week, play cards, board games or go for a walk together. Talk and listen. Just be there and listen without judgement and criticism, without thinking about how to correct them. Just enjoy each other's company and see how they are changing their opinion about you. Positive parenting doesn't mean you will never have problems in your family. You will? if you are alive and growing family. Positive parenting style will open up the avenues to keep communication alive; it will open your children to your influence. Isn't it something that we all wish for!!
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My daughter is 16 years old. She has made a habit of sleeping late around 1p. M.daily and getting up late around 12,12:30. She is overweight and is very inactive. She does not listen to any one. She is suffering from thyroid and has multiple gallbladder stones. What should I do?

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My daughter is 16 years old. She has made a habit of sleeping late around 1p. M.daily and getting up late around 12,1...
HELLO AT THE AGE OF 16 GALL STONES SHOULD BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY AND NEED TO BE TREATED SERIOUSLY. AGAIN OVER THAT THYROID MAY GAIN HER WEIGHT. ALONG WITH MODIFICATION OF LIFESTYLE WE NEED TO FIND OUT REASON OF OBESITY AND TREAT HER ACCORDINGLY. IT IS PATHOLOGICAL OBESITY.

Hi I have 11 months baby boy. I want him to be social to all. And I want him to be stubborn free man. Need tips from you doctor so that I can follow it and it will b help full. For me.

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Hi I have 11 months baby boy. I want him to be social to all. And I want him to be stubborn free man. Need tips from ...
Hello, it's enough time to start such an exercise. First and the formost duty of yours is to give your boy a suitable lively hood, satisfactory care. Proper medication. Rest of the job b taken care of by the time itself. Tk, care.

Hello Dr. My baby is 15 days old. I had c section because of which I started breastfeeding the baby 7 days before. Wen I feed him it takes me 2 hours but then too he is hungry. And then I hav to give him lactogen. What should I do so that he should be full because I don't want to give him top feed please suggest.

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Hello Dr. My baby is 15 days old. I had c section because of which I started breastfeeding the baby 7 days before. We...
It is nice that you r aware of importance of breast feeding. Take care that baby is sucking well while on breast and it is not only nipple in mouth but areola, a blackish area around nipple, is in mouth. It is usual reason, look for it. Continue exclusive breastfeeding. If you have mentioned your criteria for assessing baby's hunger n his birth n present wt, it had been better to advise further. If you feel so, you may consult privately with this link through Lybrate.

My 2 years old son is having loose motions since yesterday. Please suggest medicine for instant relief.

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My 2 years old son is having loose motions since yesterday. Please suggest medicine for instant relief.
For medicines you need to check him by pediatrician, that will be better. Only thing I need to emphasize is give him plenty of water, along with ors, give curd, moong dal khichadi etc.

My son 8 months old suffering from cold and mild fever and also having motions at least 5 times a day from the last two days. Please help us sir.

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My son 8 months old suffering from cold and mild fever and also having motions at least 5 times a day from the last t...
Give t minic drops 0.25 ml thrice daily and calpol sy 5 ml four times or when there is fevr. And inform me personally.

The baby is not turning, nor she is moving on her stomach, nor on her knees. She sits well, straight. Doctor suspects of hypotonia? What is the cure.

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The baby is not turning, nor she is moving on her stomach, nor on her knees. She sits well, straight. Doctor suspects...
Sorry, your information is vague and some inconsistent. If baby can sit well, she must on also turn (rolling). As she can sit well, she may not be suffering from hypotonia. It is necessary to know more information to arrive some conclusion.

My daughter is 4 year old. She is suffering from cough last 6 month & also dark circles under eyes. please suggest what to do.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician
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6 months is long time with chronic lung disease, leads to weight loss and appetite. So try to consult pediatrician nearby get chest x-ray blood counts and crp test. Then proceed.

My son age 5 years height 78cm and weight is 23 kg. His body growth is very thin and he doesn't like have any frood. He doesn't wills to consume food. We forcefully feed food. What to do for his good health any medication required.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
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Average weight for his age is 15-24 and hight 100-115 cms. Height is mostly determined by genetic factors unless the child is chronically ill or have endocrinal disorder. Force feeding doesn't help. Respect his choice for taking meals. We can not control children at the most can guide them.

Is that must that child have vaccination ?

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Yes, in general, it's most cost effective way of preventing diseases. As for high priced vaccines, you can discuss with your paediatrician.

Can you recommend any tools that will help me stay motivated to stay on my eating plan? Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? If so, what are they and what medications are implicated?

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Can you recommend any tools that will help me stay motivated to stay on my eating plan? Are there any long-term effec...
A high-protein diet. Beans, cheese, eggs, meat, and nuts can be good sources of protein. Eat these kinds of foods in the morning and for after-school snacks. It may help improve concentration and possibly make ADHD medications work for longer. Fewer simple carbohydrates. Cut down on how many of these you eat: candy, corn syrup, honey, sugar, products made from white flour, white rice, and potatoes without the skins. More complex carbohydrates. These are the good guys. Load up on vegetables and some fruits, including oranges, tangerines, pears, grapefruit, apples, and kiwi. Eat this type of food in the evening and it may help you sleep. More omega-3 fatty acids. You can find these in tuna, salmon, and other cold-water white fish. Walnuts, Brazil nuts, and olive and canola oil are other foods with these in them. You could also take an omega-3 fatty acid supplement.

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A baby as young as 12 months should be bathed not more than three times a week.

How Should I Bath My Baby

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Bathing the newborn baby is a pleasurable experience both for the mother and the baby. It can also be defined as a process through which the mother and child bond. A mother understands the requirements of the child and the baby adapts itself to the cleanliness regime of the mother.
When should I start bathing my new born baby?
According to guidelines of WHO, initial bath for a term newborn weighing more than 2.5kg should be given 6 hours after birth. In the term low birth weight babies weighing less than 2.5kgs, only sponge bath is to be given, till the weight crosses 2.5kg.
Dip baths can be given once the umbilical cord falls off i.e. by 7 -10 days. Till then sponge baths are to be given.
How should I bathe my baby?
The room should be warm and free from draught of air as a wet baby can easily catch the chill. Check the temperature of the bath water before placing the baby in the bath tub. The depth of the water should be 5 cms upto the hip of the baby. Eyes can be cleaned by using one sterile water-soaked cotton swab for each eye. The Head should be washed last and dried first to prevent exposure due to large surface area. Pay special attention to skin folds of the neck, behind the ears, underarms, and diaper area. Also wash between the fingers and the toes.
What cleanser/ soap should I use for my baby?
Do not use soap for the first 1 month of life. After that, use any mild unmedicated soap or liquid cleanser with acidic/ neutral pH, that maintains the pH of the baby's skin. Avoid scented soaps and bubble baths.
How frequently should I bathe my baby?
In summer months, daily baths can be given. In winters, dip bath may be given twice/thrice a week and rest of the days, it is preferable to sponge the baby.
Hair wash can be given twice a week.
A word of caution:
Never leave your baby unattended to in the bath tub.Bath tub should be disinfected after use.
How Should I Bath My Baby

I am using Johnson baby soap to my 1years 8 months boy. He z become so dry day to day. Wt z d best soap for avoid dry skin to my kid?

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I am using Johnson baby soap to my 1years 8 months boy. He z become so dry day to day. Wt z d best soap for avoid dry...
Hello Suvarna , To overcome the dryness apply olive oil or coconut oil on his body and then bath him with Johnson 's soap or you can switch to pears or Himalaya baby soap or liquid soap. After shower apply moisturising cream to prevent drying. For further assistance you can consult me. Regards, Dr. Heena

My sons age is 7 month +. My question is that how much water should I give him in a day?

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General Physician
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If he is breastfed only he does not need additional water, but he is on other feeds by now. From 6 to 12 months, babies do not need much water but introducing some in a bottle or sippy cup can help them get used to the taste (or lack thereof) and consistency of the liquid. Limiting water to about 2 to 4 ounces per day is the typical recommendation as babies make the transition from an all-liquid diet to one involving solids, although some babies may benefit from closer to 6 to 8 ounces per day (such as in the case of constipation or extremely hot and humid weather). For regular advice on child rearing ask me privately.
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