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Dr. Ratna Kumar

Pediatrician, Hyderabad

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Dr. Ratna Kumar is a renowned Pediatrician in Secunderabad, Hyderabad. She is currently associated with GNR Multi Speciality Hospital in Secunderabad, Hyderabad. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Ratna Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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Hi Doctor, I have confusion regarding which vaccines to purchase for my baby for his 10 weeks vaccination schedule. Please confirm if the below vaccines are effective and good to be taken for DPT, Hib,Hep B, PCV, IPV and Rota? 1. pentavac or Easyfive TT or Quinvaxem? 2. Imovax for IPV? 3. Synflorix for PCV? 4. Rotavac for Rotavirus? Also, our pediatric skipped the 4th week IPV dose saying it was short. Will it incurr any issues or the OPV can substitute IPV?

DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Hi Doctor,
I have confusion regarding which vaccines to purchase for my baby for his 10 weeks vaccination schedule. P...
Let's answer one by one 1. Opv is NOT a substitute for IPV 2. Minimum two doses of ipv are protective 3. These days Ipv (Imovax) is not available in the market. It's only available at the government hospitals who do not give it to kids born outside. 4. We have newer vaccines like Hexaxim and Easy 6 which includes IPV, that can be given to your 10 week baby. 5. Synflorix and Rita's are fine. 6. You can take ipv even now. Doesn't matter if you missed it at 4 weeks. Hope this helps.
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Which milk supplement is good for kids? Junior horlicks/lil champs/pediasure/horlicks growth plus or any others.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Noida
Which milk supplement is good for kids? Junior horlicks/lil champs/pediasure/horlicks growth plus or any others.
As such if a child is having normal indian food then there is no need of a supplement at all but if child is not eating properly then first approach should be towards proper eating habits and not just to give supplements bcz no supplement can give you proper nutrition still if you want to give then they all have different nutritive value and you can give them alternatively.
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What fruits can I give my 6 month old baby girl. Also whether should I grind them in the mixer?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jodhpur
What fruits can I give my 6 month old baby girl. Also whether should I grind them in the mixer?
All fruits can be given. Preference should be yellow/orange/red fruits. They can be given in liquid to semisolid form like juices/shakes/soft meshed fruits or purees.
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My baby is 4 months old. And I want to start giving her top milk along wd d breastfeed How shud I begin?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby is 4 months old. And I want to start giving her top milk along wd d breastfeed
How shud I begin?
Best is breast feeding till 6 months of age. Avoid bottle feeding during weaning period after 6 months of age.
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My son is 3 years old his weight is only 12 kg is it proper for him if not pls suggest me a diet chart for him.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My son is 3 years old his weight is only 12 kg is it proper for him if not pls suggest me a diet chart for him.
Ideal wt for this age is 14 kg. U may increase number of feeds including ghee cooked nutritious diet rich in protein of his choice n at his liberty. No force feeding.
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My baby girl is complete her 4 month now she is 5 month running and her wait is 5.25 kg its enough or less?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My baby girl is complete her 4 month now she is 5 month running and her wait is 5.25 kg its enough or less?
If your baby is asymptomatic and if the weight 5.25 kg is better than her previous reading than there is nothing to worry
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DO's and DONT's: Encouraging Good Eating Habits In Children!

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai

During the first few years of life, it's vital to meet nutritional needs in order to ensure proper growth and also to establish a lifelong habit of healthy eating.

Eating a meal should be both a healthy and enjoyable occasion- a fact that many parents overlook when planning a meal for their growing children. Instead of a fast meal (especially one short in nutritional value) that family members eat at different hours, mealtimes should promote family togetherness whenever possible. If mealtime is a pleasant event, children may practice healthful eating habits in later life.

  • Do set a good example for your child to copy. Share mealtimes and eat the same healthy food.
  • Do discourage snacking on sweets and fatty food. Keep plenty of healthy foods, such as fruits, raw vegetables, low-fat crackers, and yogurt, around for children to eat between meals.
  • Do allow children to follow their natural appetites when deciding how much to eat.
  • Do encourage children to enjoy fruits and vegetables by giving them a variety from an early age.
  • Don't give slim or 1-percent fat milk to children under the age of 5 unless your doctor prescribes it; at this stage, children need the extra calories in whole milk.
  • Do ask children to help prepare meals. If parents rely mostly on convenience foods, children may not learn to enjoy cooking.
  • Don't add unnecessary sugar to drinks and foods.
  • Don't accustom children to extra salt by adding it to food placing the shaker on table.
  • Doon't give whole nuts to children under the age of 5, who may choke on them. Peanut butter and chopped nuts are fine as long as the child is not allergic to them.
  • Don't force children to eat more than they want.
  • Don't use food as a bribe.
  • Don't make children guilty about eating any type of food.
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My son is frequently stomach pain. Pain coming time stomach below full swell and vomiting. .he was studying 8th class but this pblm he was irregular going to school. His ultrasonography of abdomen and pelvis report Impression:- Findings suggestive of retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy. What is the actual pblm for my son? Why r you same disease frequently coming? I am very depressed for my son's problem. So you r valuable rply as soon as.

M.Ch - Paediatric Surgery, MS - General Surgery
Pediatric Surgeon, Kolkata
We need to see and evaluate your child. He may be having some infections which may be medically treatable or some chronic problem like gastritis or even appendicitis. Needs an early pediatric surgical consultation.
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I've some questions in my mind regarding my wife and my daughter's health. My only daughter,aged 12 Yrs+ right now and she is suffering from Allergetic Childhood Bronchial Asthama since at the age of 04 Yrs. Frequently she suffers in cold and cough. Everytime when our doctor's advised for some radiological and pathological investigations, it's doesn't reveals any abnormality in the report. What should i do next to free herself from this problem? Kindly help me Sir. I am a Radiographer Technician by profession and working in a reputed Diagnostic Centre in Kolkata since for the last 15 Yrs.

MD - Pulmonary, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
In a case of diagnosed childhood asthma repeated xray and pathological tests are not advisable. Try to assess severity of asthma by PFT/PEAK FLOW RATE. She should take inhaled budamate 200 twice/day through spacer. There very good chest/respiratory centre at Kolkata,where you can follow her treatment. A growing child may go into remmission and may remain asymtomatic for long.
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