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Dr. Shashi Shekhar

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. Shashi Shekhar is a popular Pediatrician in Sangam Vihar, Delhi. You can consult Dr. Shashi Shekhar at Malik Hospital in Sangam Vihar, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shashi Shekhar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Is it advisable to feed cerelac to your 5 months old child 2-3 times a day? And slowly reducing milk intake until she turns 1? Or it should be like solids should be a treat and milk a main course to their diet. Please help.

mbbs, dch, DNB
Pediatrician, Bangalore
Is it advisable to feed cerelac to your 5 months old child 2-3 times a day? And slowly reducing milk intake until she...
Hi the question is not clear. Weaning foods like cereals (cerelac) can be started from 5-6 months but preferably at 6 months. Breast feeding should continue till 2 years thanks.
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My son doesn't eat anything and just keeps drinking mother's milk, he is 1.5years old. My wife wants to stop feeding milk as she is carrying 4 months. Please assist.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My son doesn't eat anything and just keeps drinking mother's milk, he is 1.5years old. My wife wants to stop feeding ...
You should have trained child to take solids around 6 months. Any way treat child with patience & explain him correct way & importance of solid diet. Tell him he has grown up and does not require breast milk anymore.
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Sleep - How Much Is Too Much For Your Baby?

M.D(Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician, Rewari
Sleep - How Much Is Too Much For Your Baby?

Sleep is an essential part of a child's growth and development journey. Sleep helps the child develop both physically and mentally. Thus, it is important for every child to develop good sleeping habits. The amount of sleep a child requires varies from child to child and according to their age. Here's a broad guideline for how much sleep your child should be getting depending on their age.

Less than a year

The confusion between day and night ends when the baby is about 4 months old. This is when you will notice regular sleep patterns emerging. By the time they are 6 months old, most infants have a regular sleep and wake cycle. At this age, your baby needs at least 15 hours of sleep a day. The goal here is to establish healthy sleeping habits.

1-3 year old

After their first birthday, toddlers tend to reduce their number of day-time naps. But they still require 11-14 hours of sleep a day. Let your child take a 1-3 hour afternoon nap and put them to bed early, so that they can get a full night's sleep.

3-6 year old

Naps gradually become shorter as the child grows up. These pre-schoolers need 10-13 hours of sleep a day. At this age, it is a good idea to encourage your child to fall asleep on their own. They should no longer need an adult to put them to sleep. They should also learn to fall back asleep on their own, if they wake up in the middle of the night.

7-12 year old

A pre-teen needs 10-11 hours of sleep a day but the average sleep they get is about 9 hours. The challenge at this age is to not allow bedtime to get very late. Once they start going to school, children have a fixed time to wake up. Thus, a late bedtime will give them inadequate sleep.

12-18 year old

Teenagers require 8-9 hours of sleep a day. In no way should they get less than 7 hours of sleep. It is a good idea to keep the television and computer out of their bedroom. Also, avoid letting them have caffeinated drinks before sleeping.

Poor or inadequate sleep can lead to a number of health complications as well as mental disorders such as ADHD and cognitive problems. Thus, it is important for your child to not only follow a regular sleep schedule, but also to have restful sleep. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Pediatrician.

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Dear sir my son is 4 months and 26 days old. His weight is 5 kgs and 516 grams. Is he having normal weight? How can I feed to get increase the weight? please send me thorough information.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Dear sir my son is 4 months and 26 days old. His weight is 5 kgs and 516 grams. Is he having normal weight? How can I...
This is normal weight and it is not advisable o increase weight beyond the normal as it leads to obesity, a great hazard for children. From 4 months he should be given all homemade foods.
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MD - Paediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
How to change a diaper!
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Hi I am blessed with a baby boy on april 10th. Since two days he has vomited two times. He is affected with jaundice on 15th after treatment he is taken home on 20th. I am much worried. I need online consultation regarding taking care of my babies health, and clarity for all our doubts.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
Hi I am blessed with a baby boy on april 10th.
Since two days he  has vomited two times. He is affected with jaundice...
Well jaundice in newlyborn is mostly physiologic due to blood group disparity between in mom and child ,and many a times due to various other subtle reasons for which you have just not to be worried much. Just make sure it is not pathological disparity like ABO mismatch. No need to be worried. Enjoy the child hood of your baby after proper consultant visit.
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My baby is 4 months old. My milk is not sufficient for my baby. Can you suggest me the food to increase the production of my milk.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My baby is 4 months old. My milk is not sufficient for my baby. Can you suggest me the food to increase the productio...
food that increases breast milk supply is called as galactagogue. few effective food list is as follows :- dates : Oatmeal: Oats are easy to prepare as a meal. ... Salmon: .. .Spinach And Beet Leaves: .. .Carrots: . ..Fennel Seeds: . ..Fenugreek Seeds: .. .Bottle Gourd: ... Basil Leaves: kheer sattu modak etc
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I'm a nursing mother of a 6 month old baby boy. I started feeding him cerelac but most of the time I'm struggling as he don't Iike to eat at all. I want my baby to be healthy please help

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Kolkata
Are you a first time mother? This is a common problem that can be easily solved. It is a detailed discussion. Kindly give more detail about sleep, urine, stool, weight of your child. You have written 8 kg - are you sure?
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My 3 year old baby having Burning sensation when urinating and he is crying on that time.

B.Sc. - Dietitics/Nutrition, M.sc-DFSM
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
My 3 year old baby having Burning sensation when urinating and he is crying on that time.
Hi, pls give more fluid like coconut water fruit juices, water,buttermilk. For better result consult to urologist. Thanks for query.
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