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Dr. Alka Fernandes

Pediatrician, Mumbai

400 at clinic
Dr. Alka Fernandes Pediatrician, Mumbai
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I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care.
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Dr. Alka Fernandes is one of the best Pediatricians in Khar West, Mumbai. You can consult Dr. Alka Fernandes at Beams Hospitals in Khar West, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Alka Fernandes on Lybrate.com.

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How to make baby to sleep faster? What 'll be the best food for 3 months old baby boy?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
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How to make baby to sleep faster? What 'll be the best food for 3 months old baby boy?
keep baby happy by giving him full diet, maintaining hygiene n playing with him to make him sleep faster. The best food is mother milk up to the age of 6 months.

33 weeks old boy baby born on 27th July now 5th day. My baby is now in icu. Baby and me are different hospital. My breast milk production started, now the breast have pain. How can I stopped temporarily. Dr. said baby will stay in icu still 4 days.

M.Ch - Paediatric Surgery, MS - General Surgery
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33 weeks old boy baby born on 27th July now 5th day. My baby is now in icu. Baby and me are different hospital. My br...
You do not need to stop lactation. Just express the breast milk as frequently as you can. There is no substitute to breast milk. Your baby will need the same when he comes back to you. If you do not do that, your milk production will automatically stop.

My daughter is 15 months old. She is having mother feed n do not want to discontinue. I want to know that till what age I can feed her.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)and Dip inYoga and Naturopathy
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My daughter is 15 months old. She is having mother feed n do not want to discontinue. I want to know that till what a...
Feeding uptil 1years is more than sufficient. After that baby gets nothing from feed but mother looses her calcium. Try to feed your child with proper food at night. Try to make her sleep with someone elze except you. In few days she will leave the night habit also.

My baby of 1 years but her weight is only 5.500kg. So please suggest ?

Diploma in Paediatrics
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She is having malnutrition. Add Simyl MCT Oil 1/2 tsp to every feed you give her. Her weight will shoot up rapidly.
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My daughter is 2.5 years old and doesn't know how to chew. Pls advise as she is not able to eat solids.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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My daughter is 2.5 years old and doesn't know how to chew. Pls advise as she is not able to eat solids.
Babies are born with ability to breast feed to sustain, rest all qualities are aquired by proper training. Give your child solid diet at frequent intervals so he learns how to eat solid diet. Gradualy child will start taking meals like you. This way he will shift from liquid to solid diet.
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Bacho ko masquto net ghar mai use karsaktai hai per baher odomas lagana padhta hai creme lagane se skin damge hoti hai KyA doctor.

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Bacho ko masquto net ghar mai use karsaktai hai per baher odomas lagana padhta hai creme lagane se skin damge hoti ha...
Hello, Odomos herbal hai jiska koi side effect as such nahi hota hai aur bachcho ke liye bahut safe hai, to darne ki koi baat nahi.
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How do I ease my baby's (1year) blocked nose & cough?

Pediatric Gastroenterology, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
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You can use Nasoclear saline nasal drops use 2-3 times a day and use syp Benadryl 3-4 ml three times a day for 3 days.
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Facts about asthma:
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways.
symptoms are wheeze, cough, breathing difficulty.
Asthma is a controllable disease.
asthma can be diagnosed based on history & Pulmonary function test.
Inhaled drugs are the best choice for asthma.
Inhaled drugs are safe and practically have no side effects.
Asthma symptoms are variable.
regular follow-up is required to titrate the drugs.

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My daughter got fever when she was vaccinated at 6 weeks and 10 weeks , but at at 14 weeks , she doesn't got any fever. Is it normal or should I need to see a doctor ?

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My daughter got fever when she was vaccinated at 6 weeks and 10 weeks , but at at 14 weeks , she doesn't got any feve...
thats fine ..it is not necessary that each time child would have fever...dont worry.vaccine would still work.

My 4 months 12 days old daughter is suffering from severe cold from today afternoon. Only Solvin nasal drop (2 drops each hourly) have been given to her. Please give me suggestions.

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics), MD - Paediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
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My 4 months 12 days old daughter is suffering from severe cold from today afternoon. Only Solvin nasal drop (2 drops ...
Hello there, Plain normal saline nasal drops like plain solvin drops are the best and safest to use at this age. Mostly these are viral infections and resolve spontaneously. If condition persist or is very problematic, can plan to start oral anti-allergic drops. Keep the baby well hydrated and keep giving plenty of fluids.
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I have a baby boy having a problem. Mean he fall in trouble when goes for latrine. He is 3 years old and it takes him lot of time to do potty. Please suggest what to do ?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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Mostly it is functional constipation. Give lot of fluids and fibre rich foods lik vegetables and fruits. Cultivate the habit of sitting on the toilet daily.

My daughter is 9 years her both palms are always release sweat. It become wet and difficult while writing, books become wet. It happens in all seasons. She use hanky always to wipe the sweat.

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This is genetically controlled situation called hyperhidrosis. There are medicines when severe but has sedation and other difficulties. You can ask privately for further guidance/
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Diabetes - 6 Natural Remedies that Will Help You Manage it

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Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder that results in higher level of blood sugar in the body. It is assuming epidemic proportions and India has become the new diabetic capital with more than 50 million diabetic people. The main problem with diabetes is that it does not completely go away and there is a whole myriad of issues that it brings along with it. Heart attack, stroke, eyesight problems, delayed wound healing, nerve damage and impotence. Therefore, diabetes and by that we mainly mean blood sugar level has to be managed so that there is a delay in onset of the associated conditions and/or reduced in severity.

Ayurveda refers to diabetes as Prameha (excessive urination) and Madhumeha (sugary urine) and has identified close to 20 forms of the disease. According to Ayurvedic belief, each disease is caused due to imbalance in kapha, pitta, and vata doshas and diabetes is caused by all these, predominantly by kapha. With any stream of medicine, management of diabetes involves two tracks one is lifestyle changes and the second is medications.

Lifestyle changes include the following:

Diet: Reduce the amount of rice, sugar, potato, sweet fruits, maida, deep fried foods, and red meat. Protein-rich foods like lentils, soya, green leafy vegetables and fish should be increased. Diet plan should change to small, frequent meals instead of binge eating.

Exercise: Include 30 minutes of regular exercise into your daily routine if you have a diabetic predisposition.

Others: Avoid smoking and alcohol, ensure sufficient sleep, avoid sleeping during day time, improved foot and eye care, periodically check sugar levels and manage stress levels.

Medication

Ayurveda has a whole lot of home remedies which have proven to be very effective against diabetes:

Jambhul: Eugenia Jambolana whether eaten raw or juice extract has been shown to have beneficial effects in managing sugar levels and cholesterol.

Gymnema sylvestre: Used to manage diabetes for over 2000 years, it reduces sugar cravings and is being touted as the future for diabetes treatment.

Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia): It has 3 components that give it strong antidiabetic properties. The charantin reduces blood sugar levels; the polypeptide has insulin-like effects; and lectin that again has hypoglycemic effects.

Bel (Aegle marmelos): Also known as wood apple, leaves of the plant are shown to have antidiabetic properties. 5 to 10 leaves can be chewed on a daily basis to help control blood sugar levels.

Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum): Consuming 10 g of fenugreek seeds soaked in water increases the amount of insulin produced, thereby increasing sugar breakdown.

Neem: Chewing about 4 to 5 leaves in the morning on an empty stomach helps to control blood sugar levels. Alternately, neem leaves powder is available which can be dissolved in water and consumed.
Diabetes - 6 Natural Remedies that Will Help You Manage it
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Hi Doctor, my daughter is 2 and half years old, she never eat properly, she loves to eat only chocolates, I give her junior horlicks to drink every day. I am really worried about her growth. She is also on breast feed still. I really do not know what to do please help me for her good diet.

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Hi Doctor, my daughter is 2 and half years old, she never eat properly, she loves to eat only chocolates, I give her ...
Hi lybrate-user, you could give chocolates as a reward in case your daughter eats properly for a week. You could make colorful foods like a colorful fruit yoghurt, fruit custard, soups in winters or fruit shakes. Try making her diet as nutritious as possible by adding veggies and cereals. Do not force feed her. Give her small portions to finish and give frequent and small meals. You could start supplement powders to be added in milk like pediasure etc. Get her weight and height checked regularly on your pediatrician visit and maintain her growth record in order to understand her pattern of growth. Hope that helps.
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What if cystic fibrosis patient is not able to bring out mucus because mucus is so thick?

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Do steam inhalation regularly do warm saline gargle. Have homemade freshly prepared lemon juice which is rich in vitamin c thereby increasing your body autoimmune system which prevents infection. You can have cough expectorants like benadryl cough syrup.

Hi doctor. My baby is 4 months old. Last week we did vaccination for her. She was normal that time. From yesterday her body is slightly hot. When we checked the temperature it was normal. But her head is hot. What to do.

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Hi doctor. My baby is 4 months old. Last week we did vaccination for her. She was normal that time. From yesterday he...
Dear Lybrate user As a parent first be calm your child picks your anxiety hydrate the child with your milk vaccination gives fever to less than 1 percent. If thermometer shows fever feel free to contact me.

My son is 12years old his height is 132cm his growth has stopped and height is also not increasing he has white spots on face what should we do to increased his height.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda
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My son is 12years old his height is 132cm his growth has stopped and height is also not increasing he has white spots...
There is a hormone in the body known as Human Growth Hormone (HGH) that regulates height... Here are the top 10 ways to increase your height. Take ashwagandha and lakshadi guggul with milk twice a day Drink milk Indulge in Yoga Stretch your body Engage in exercise and sports Get proper sleep Eat a balanced diet Enjoy the sunlight...vitamin D Practice good posture
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Pls help me My 19 days old baby is on breast feed, he feeds 2 hrs but still hungry then I have to give him bottle 80 ml water n 3 spoon of Farex. What should I do? How much milk is needed for him?

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Pls help me My 19 days old baby is on breast feed, he feeds 2 hrs but still hungry then I have to give him bottle 80 ...
Babies crying is not always for feed. In the first 3 months crying is more in some babies. It can be due to wet napkins and need for urinating. You have to give other feeds with s spoon and not bottle.
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Bonding of my baby with father: Should I do something extra?

Panchkula & Delhi
Mother and Child Care
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The bonding between parents and baby is complicated and often takes time to gel. While some dads connect with their baby within the early days of birth, it may take a little longer for others and that s perfectly normal. Fathers often assume that the mother will naturally have a stronger bond with the baby than you will. As long as they spend more time with the baby, a bond will develop between the two of them. Certain things that you can do to strengthen the bond between your baby and your partner are as follows:

Develop a baby bond by spending time: Start early and make him talk or sing to your pregnant belly often. This establishes a strong connection before the baby is even born. This helps your newborn to recognize the tone and pattern of each of your voices, later on.

Develop skin contact: Make him hold the baby whenever possible.Stroking their back or rocking them gently in arms invokes a sense of protection and comfort in your baby's mind. This is the best way to bond. The best is when the baby ends up sleeping and resting in the arms of the father. The baby starts to feel secure and comfortable in their presence.

Tell him to help you: Ask him to help you with bathing, dressing, and changing diapers of the baby. A father's involvement in the baby's life is essential. It not just helps the mother but also makes the father an active participant.

Let him burn the mid night oil: Let him to take up the night duty. Ask him to pick up and bring the baby to you for feedings and then take the baby back for burping. This would not only enhance their bonding but also let help you relax a bit.

Let him joke around: Fathers can soothe a crying baby extremely well. Babies pacify instantly, when the parents make funny, silly faces to make them smile.

Encourage a baby's day out: Babies love fresh air, let your partner carry and take them out for a stroll around the block.

Encourage touch: Babies respond to touch. Let him give the baby a massage for 10 to 15 minutes by gently rubbing their legs, belly, arms, and neck.

Be there: Encourage him to make it part of his daily routine, to set aside time every night to play with your little baby.

Attachment is an interactive process. You don't have to be a perfect parent all of the time in order to bond with your baby. Just do your best, and don't worry!
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