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Dr. Malvika Bhattacharya

Pediatrician, Delhi

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Dr. Malvika Bhattacharya is a trusted Pediatrician in Vasundhara Enclave, Delhi. She is currently associated with Dr. Malvika Bhattacharya in Vasundhara Enclave, Delhi. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Malvika Bhattacharya on Lybrate.com.

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My new born baby of 2.5 months vomits milk last night 2 times is something to worry?

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My new born baby of 2.5 months vomits milk last night 2 times is something to worry?
Hello, don't worry , this is normal but if he vomits more times then need to consult a paediatrician.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
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Merits of extended breast feeding

Breastfeeding up to two years of age or beyond is based on the fact that breast milk is a [key organic source of DHA (Omega fatty acids), vitamin A, calcium and proteins and provides protection against infectious agents][1].

In 2008 the American Academy of Family Physicians said this in their [position paper][2]:


> It has been estimated that a natural weaning age for humans is between
> two and seven years. Family physicians should be knowledgeable
> regarding the ongoing benefits to the child of extended breastfeeding,
> including continued immune protection, better social adjustment and
> having a sustainable food source in times of emergency. The longer
> women breastfeed, the greater the decrease in their risk of breast
> cancer. There is no evidence that extended breastfeeding is harmful to
> mother or child.


[Many scientific studies prove][3] the point that longer breastfeeding [enhances the
neurodevelopment of infants][4] and their intellectual and scholastic ability in later life. **from one of these studies increase in the IQ by breastfeeding is directly related to the duration of breastfeeding**. These benefits are strongest for the infants of low birth weight on breastmilk feeding. It is found that Poor who are more likely to
enter into child malnutrition are more likely to benefit from enhanced optimal breastfeeding
practices.

longer breastfeeding promotes suppression of [following Diseases and benefits to the infant][5] :

- Enhanced stereoscopic vision
- Neuromotor development
- Lower chances of obesity in Adult life
- [Increase in height][6]
- suppression of gastrointestinal and respiratory infectious morbidity
- suppression of atopic eczema
- suppression of asthma

[Benefits for the Mother][7]:

- [Weight loss][8]
- lower chances of breast cancer
- lower chances of premenopausal ovarian cancer
- suppression of hypertension
- suppression of type 2 diabetes
- suppression of myocardial infarction (heart attack).

**WHO recommends that breastfeeding should continue for two years or more without accurately establishing a maximum duration for breastfeeding.In addition, there is insufficient evidence on the advantages and disadvantages of continuing breastfeeding after two years.**


[It is unfortunate that about many mothers are unable to breast feed even upto 1 year][9]. This may be because We’ve sexualized the breast so much that people have forgotten breasts are for breast-feeding. There is A [Harvard Study which looks at both health AND cost outcomes for U.S. mothers][10] if they were to breastfeed for 1 year.The study found that if 90% of mothers breastfed, U.S. women would significantly lower their risk of heart attack, breast cancer, and hypertension. On a macro level, further investment in lactation support for moms could prevent $17.4 billion in maternal health costs.

Many mothers have shared [positive Experiences of extended breastfeeding in this article][11]


[1]: http://www.bpni.org/information_sheets/IS-9.pdf
[2]: http://www.aafp.org/online/en/home/policy/policies/b/breastfeedingpositionpaper.html
[3]: http://europepmc.org/articles/PMC1721196/pdf/v084p00F23.pdf%E2%80%8E
[4]: http://europepmc.org/articles/PMC1721196/pdf/v084p00F23.pdf%E2%80%8E
[5]: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15384567
[6]: http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/73/5/959.short
[7]: http://journals.lww.com/greenjournal/Fulltext/2013/07000/Cost_Analysis_of_Maternal_Disease_Associated_With.17.aspx
[8]: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15384567
[9]: http://healthland.time.com/2012/06/04/why-most-moms-cant-reach-their-own-breast-feeding-goals/
[10]: http://www.upmc.com/media/NewsReleases/2013/Pages/study-shows-breastfeeding-reduces-maternal-health-disease.aspx
[11]: http://healthland.time.com/2012/05/10/extended-breast-feeding-is-it-more-common-than-we-think/

I am 28 my veins in my hand I can move them so freely and independently few say you are week few say complicated vien system its since from my age 13.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
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This is normal dear. It is possible sometimes that by birth you have less fatty tissue insulation in hands. Where veins don't have that subcutaneous fat base which fixes the vein and allows less movement. But if it is not so than also is fine, it is not counted as any disease at all. So enjoy.

What is the reason for congenital leukemia? My baby has this.What can i do?

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What is the reason for congenital leukemia? 
My baby has this.What can i do?
It can occur due to various causes like heredity, drugs, irradiation and infection during pregnancy etc. Show to an hemato oncologist.

Hridya (aged 6 months) had fallen off the bed yesterday and is acting perfectly normal till now. Kindly advice what symptoms should be checked for any internal injuries/damages.

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Hridya (aged 6 months) had fallen off the bed yesterday and is acting perfectly normal till now. Kindly advice what s...
Giddiness drowsiness decreased sensorium nausea vomiting convulsion ear/ nose bleeding foe above symptoms be watchful.

Dear Sir, Greetings for the day. My Son's age is 1year 5months. My son is facing very difficulty to go for motion and cry a lot that time, he is not drinking any liquid apart from milk. Kindly suggests me.

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Dear Sir, Greetings for the day.  My Son's age is 1year 5months. My son is facing very difficulty to go for motion an...
Dear lybrate-user, fruit juices, fibre rich food such as vegetables and green leaves should be added in diet. Reduce the amount of milk in food. Don't force him to go for potty. Have a regular time for toilet training.

my daughter is 17 days old and she is not having potty since 2 days please help.

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She will need personal regular advice. Ask privately for the time being, put a dulcolax suppository and inform privately.

How can I take best care of my two months old baby from morning till the evening in this summer. Please give me a proper schedule for my baby.

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How can I take best care of my two months old baby from morning till the evening in this summer. Please give me a pro...
Regular routine care of the baby. In summer keep the baby in a room where there is proper cross ventilation. Feed the baby whenever baby cries. Do not rap (cover) the baby totally. Do not keep the baby either too hot or too cold. Use the fan or ac /cooler according to the necessity. Give the baby bath everyday. Keep the baby surroundings hygienic. Control mosquitos and house flies.

Pet dog bites on her face. Dog is vaccinated. Kindly advice treatment, diet, and necessary instructions to follow. Thanking you.

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She still need to take vaccine and there is no restriction of diet or activities. She can eat any and all diet.

My baby is 4 months old. If I feed lactogen stage 1 to my baby then should I stop my breast milk?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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Just continue breast feeding, if baby weight is normal, no need to give lactogen. Start liquid & semisolid food at the age of 5 months in gradually increasing quantity.

Is it safe to vaccinate your kid after 3 years if you have missed out some of the schedules?

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Thanks for the query yes, there is catch up period defined for each vaccination. You can get your kid vaccinated safely. Please let me know till now which vaccines he has taken so that I better able to tell you about further needs. Regards.

Hi Sir. my baby girl child is 3 years old, since her birth she has dandruff problem, so please sir give me proper advise for treatment.

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Hi Sir. my baby girl child is 3 years old, since her birth she has dandruff problem, so please sir give me proper adv...
Dandruff is common due to excessive usage of oil especially in the winter months. Restrict the usage of oil & use k z shampoo for head bath twice a week.

Are otrivin drops safe for my 50 days old baby as he is suffering from blocked nose and cough .doctor has suggested novamox and solvin cold also. Please suggest.

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Are otrivin drops safe for my 50 days old baby as he is suffering from blocked nose and cough .doctor has suggested n...
You can use nasoclear drops which contain normal saline rather than otrivin which are medicated with oxymetazoline. Also, you can stop the other drugs. They are not necessary.

9 months baby is having severe dry cough and had fever 2 days ago. Now he isn't eating anything

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This is warning signal for severe respiratory tract infection. Get on to a pediatrician. If not available give first dose of augmentin oral suspension. Total per day dose is 40 mg/kg/day. Divide This total dose into three and give at every eight hours.

Hi. My daughter is 11 months old. And she has allergies. She has scares on her shoulder. What kind of allergy is it and whats the solution of it.

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Hi. My daughter is 11 months old. And she has allergies. She has scares on her shoulder. What kind of allergy is it a...
With this little description, I may guess, it may be a fungal infection. Apply candid lotion on. Wait for some days. If scar fades, continue treatment otherwise consult either skin specialist or pediatrician.

My baby is 20 days old. Previously after birth Doctors advised for GB paint, a blue coloured medicine which was beneficial for emblical cord. Now a days Doctors adviced for Betadine lotion. My query is, after 20 days emblical cord of my baby has not cured with betadine lotion and pus is coming out. Please suggest me what to do?

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My baby is 20 days old. Previously after birth Doctors advised for GB paint, a blue coloured medicine which was benef...
It may not be umblical cord which falls in about 10 days. It must be umblical stump which may ooze serous. Leave stump as such keep it open and clean. Take care scab formed over it, is not removed.

Sir, My son age is 16, everyday in the morning he is feeling very weak and some gaseous in his stomach. Please advise me Homeopath or allopathic treatment.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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Avoid junk, spicy food, meals at odd hours. Take 8-10 glass of water daily. Regular excercise (minimum 40 minutes) daily. He does not need any medication, just lifestyle modification will do wonders.

Whether a 16 year old boy can take a cup of green tea in early morning, moment he wake up from bed?

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Whether a 16 year old boy can take a cup of green tea in early morning, moment he wake up from bed?
Green tea is found to have catechins and polyphenols which are excellent antioxidants and prevent the body from free radical damage and helps to detoxify. Green tea is less processed than black tea and hence have higher amount of antioxidants. It has anti viral and anti bacterial effect and prevents plaque formation in the mouth. It helps to reduce bad cholesterol, improves good cholesterol and keeps blood pressure in check. It prevents formation of new cancer cells and destroys the harmful ones thereby protecting the body. It controls blood sugar levels and prevents heart diseases. Retards aging process and improves skin texture and complexion. Improves digestion, prevents gas formation and helps in weight reduction. It has mild bowel stimulating effect thereby preventing constipation. It helps to get rid of headache and tiredness which is a common problem in daily life. It improves immune system and prevents the body from infection like cold, cough etc. Its best to replace your coffee with a cup to green tea as coffee can dehydrate you and have a host of unhealthy effects on your body. Instead rehydrate your cells with a cup of green tea powerpacked with antioxidants.

My baby is 5 weeks old and vomits after feed since birth. She takes both the powder feeds and mother feeds. Since yesterday she is suffering from 99.5 fever measured from underarms. She has cold with a block nose and cough. She is refusing to feed frequently and is not as active as she normally is. Her birth weight was 3 kg and now her weight is 4.3 kg. We consulted multiple paediatricians and as per their advice we gave her 1 ml of DOMSTAL Baby drops three times a day for two days. However we noticed that she cried a lot and was really very fuzzy and was not sleeping at all so we stopped giving domstal. Right now she is suffering from fever, block nose and cough and vomiting after every feed so kindly suggest the best way possible to cure her health.

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My baby is 5 weeks old and vomits after feed since birth. She takes both the powder feeds and mother feeds. Since yes...
As I can understand your baby has regurgitation issues. Try to give your feed every 2 hrs followed by burping for minimum of 20 min. Give powder feed only if she demands despite your feeds. If she does not burp even after 20 min, in your lap keep her on stomach and pat a little. When you r awake put her to in lateral position instead of putting on back. Keep in cool environment. It is very hot so that also leads to poor feeding and fever. Must visit pediatrician if child is dull and not passing urine sufficiently.
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