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Dr. Nirmal Kumar

Pediatrician, Delhi

550 at clinic
Dr. Nirmal Kumar Pediatrician, Delhi
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Nirmal Kumar is a popular Pediatrician in Tis hazari, Delhi. He is currently practising at Dr. Nirmal Kumar@St Stephens Hospital in Tis hazari, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. Nirmal Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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How Should I Bath My Baby

Panchkula & Delhi
Mother and Child Care, Panchkula
How Should I Bath My Baby

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. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult the doctor and ask a free question.

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My child is 45 days old and she was diagnosed with hydrocephalus on 8 th month. And she was a normal delivery at end of 8th month. We see only head circumference is high, her activities are normal. Its preferred to do etv for her.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My child is 45 days old and she was diagnosed with hydrocephalus on 8 th month. And she was a normal delivery at end ...
She may have delayed development and have intelligence impairment and she needs to be given a shunt for draining the hydrocephalus fluid and physiotherapy for gaining normal power
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My daughter, age 7 yrs, shows multiple bilateral neck lymphadenopathy (Reactive) and small nodule with cystic changes in left lobe of thyroid. Features suggesting colloid nodule.

Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Bangalore
My daughter, age 7 yrs, shows multiple bilateral neck lymphadenopathy (Reactive) and small nodule with cystic changes...
I hope all the investigations are done and diagnosis is proved. Thyroid swelling in children are uncommon and needs to be properly evaluated. Reactive lymphadenopathy if not responding to antibiotics I suggest you to get a repeat fnac of thyroid and lymph nodes.
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Hi! My daughter is 12 year old she is suffering from cold from last one week. I gave her febrex plus but she is still complaining of blocked nose. Pls suggest some good medicine. She does not have other health problems nor she is having fever now.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Bidar
Hi! My daughter is 12 year old she is suffering from cold from last one week. I gave her febrex plus but she is still...
U may give her nasoclear nasal drops. Two drops in both nostrils two times daily for five days.(2) start syp. Zinc 5 ml two times dialy. Consult local doctor if fever.
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MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Kolkata
As summer approaches, try to give ample water to your kids. Avoid dehydration, avoid multiple problems.
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Hi my son who is 1 year old. After his vitamin D test it shows only 19.60. Which is low kindly advise how to increase as he is growing. I hope it's not worrisome. Thanks.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hi my son who is 1 year old. After his vitamin D test it shows only 19.60. Which is low kindly advise how to increase...
This level of vitamin d is quite low. You can correct this by giving vit d3 sachets, 60, 000iu, once a week in milk, for 10weeks.
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Hello doctor mere ghar me 2 month old baby hai uske chest me cuff ho gaya hai usse thik karna hai give some solution.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello doctor mere ghar me 2 month old baby hai uske chest me cuff ho gaya hai usse thik karna hai give some solution.
Hello, baby ko thik rakhney ke liye aapko thick rehna hoga. Thandey item nahi lenahoga. Baby ko homoeo medicine deyen. @ Bryonia album 30-1 drop thrice 1 Chapmach aapney milk ke sath. @ Antim tart 30 -1 drop +1 chammach apana doodh. Thrice. Dono medicine mein 10 mnts Ka gap hona chahiye. 4/5 days mein report kariye. Tk care.
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Dear Doctor, I am not able to do Breast feeding. My breast is not producing enough milk for my baby. I am just 3 days after my delivery. Dr. is there any medicine to produce milk so that I can do breastfeeding to my baby. Please help me.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Dear lubrate user, no medicine, normal home diet. Rest assured more you allow baby to suck, more will be breast milk out put.
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My new born son's ear lobes is slightly disfigured. The reason and remedy please?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My new born son's ear lobes is slightly disfigured. The reason and remedy please?
Ear anomalies are minor congenital anomalies of cosmetic issue seen in many children. Exact cause is not known. Rarely they are associated with kidney anomalies. Better to go for ultrasound kub to rule out.
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I am 24 years old women. My baby age now 6th month now I what food prefer to my baby boy?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ranchi
I am 24 years old women. My baby age now 6th month now I what food prefer to my baby boy?
Feeding tips for baby between 6-12 months of age try variety of foods as by this age increasing the variety the appetite/palatability improves. Add ghee generously if tolerated to increase the calorie value of diet. In compare to protein and carbohydrate calorie value of fat is thrice. Give at least one katori serving at a time of- mashed roti/bread/biscuit mixed in sweetened undiluted milk or mashed roti/rice/bread/dosa mixed with thick dal with added ghee/oil or khichadi with added ghee. Add cooked vegetables in the servings. You can also give dalia/suji ka halwa/kheer prepared in milk or any cereal porridge cooked in milk. You can give mashed boiled potato also. Give banana, papaya, cheeko, mango to meet the vitamin's requirement. Give these servings 3 times per day. Feed the baby in your lap with your hands. Don't force. If needed give small amount and increase the frequency of feeds.
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I am female 27 years old. Have a baby 20 days old. My nipples are very small. When I feed my baby milk does not comes out in normal flow, and it becomes red and sour after every time I feed my baby. Please advise.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
I am female 27 years old. Have a baby 20 days old. My nipples are very small. When I feed my baby milk does not comes...
I think you have inverted nipples. You should pull them out gently 20 to 30 times in the morning and evening. You can also try syringing which is taught by a pediatrician. For sore nipples apply your milk only which comes at the end of feeding.
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My boy is almost 12+ years old and sleeps continuously for hours at a stretch. Can anything be done for his mood upliftment . Kindly suggest.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Shower unconditional love and affection without being critical of his behaviour. Seek therapist's opinion.
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I have 3yrs 9 months old daughter & the problem is she is not walking & talking. What will I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, What her Paediatrician says about her? Give her homoeopathic medicines which are pretty safe to give children and also will shows changes soon in many such cases. But give her details. Medication: Baryta Carb. 30/ thrice daily and Biocombination-21/ thrice daily. Give these for 4 weeks first.
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My sons weight is 8 kg and he is 10 month old. He is having food 3 times daily and feeding milk. But not taking external milk. His weight is ok or not? For external milk I can use flavoured like born vita.

MBBS,MD(PGI,Chandigarh)
Pediatrician, Kolkata
My sons weight is 8 kg and he is 10 month old. He is having food 3 times daily and feeding milk. But not taking exter...
Yes,weight of your baby is normal.Try to give 3 times complementory feeding along with breast milk.Try to avoid those type of milk with artificial colour and flavour.If you want to give its better to give some formula milk for infant of some standard company as per age
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Hi my son completed 11 month but he is still crawling only but he will stand by holding things all and if I put him in walker he will walk fast all over. I am giving practice to him to walk by holding my hand but he walk only 10 steps later he sits. When will he walk. Any things I want to do.

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)
Occupational Therapist, Delhi
Hi my son completed 11 month but he is still crawling only but he will stand by holding things all and if I put him i...
Have patience he is 11 months only now, if he has achieved supported standing & walking then soon he will also achieve walking freely. Some children start unsupported walking around 1 1/2 yrs of age also Give him good legs massage Let him stand & walk with support then gradually decrease minimise his support
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Good Breast Feeding: How to Know?

MD - Paediatrics, DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Rourkela

Usually mothers often feel insecure about their milk production amount and they often feel that their babies aren't getting enough milk, which results in switching to formula feeds, which is not good for their babies in the long run.

This post will help the willing mothers to feed their babies and help as confidence building measure.

1. Milk production gets boosted when mother keep their babies close to body. It provide warmth, bonding, ease tension, etc

2. Proper positioning of baby while feeding is important. You can watch YouTube videos on breastfeeding positions, like CRADLE, CROSS CRADLE, FOOTBALL positions etc.

3. Breastfeeding is a painless procedure,if you are feeling pain,something is wrong.Getting sore nipple,crack nipple are findings of improper attachment.

4. Feed the baby for atleast 20min, it helps baby getting foremilk(watery part of milk) which quench thirst as well as hind milk(thick part of milk) which provides satiety.

5. If baby sleeps while feeding,wake her up by gentle stroking in feet, completely empty your breast otherwise the baby becomes cranky,pass frequent small quantity stools with improper weight gain

6. Passage of urine more than 8 times per day,good sleep in between feeds and proet weight gain are good sign of successful breast feeding.

7. Dont get biased based on advertisement of formula feed in media. They aren't superior to breastmilk in any ways.Breastmilk provide protection against asthma, allergies, blood pressure, heart diseases etc

HAPPY NURSING..

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