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Dr. Alka is an experienced Pediatrician in Khar West, Mumbai. She is currently associated with Chrysalizz Hospital in Khar West, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Alka and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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My son born on April 1 2016. Now I am preferring lactogen for feeding. My question is -when to take solid food for my son and what to give. Please send some foods, fruits, vegetables, non vegetarians. After completing 6 month what milk can I prefer?

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Pediatrician, Washim
My son born on April 1 2016. Now I am preferring lactogen for feeding. My question is -when to take solid food for my...
You should give weaning foods to your baby after the age of 6 months. You can give all home made foods, veg and non veg soups, fruit juices. Avoid sugar products.
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What medicines should be given to my baby she is 5 months old kid she is having cold and she is very thin.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
What medicines should be given to my baby she is 5 months old kid she is having cold and she is very thin.
breast feed the child 20 min.on both breast everu 4..5 hrs intetval and add thin porige of cereals you eat twice a day app 1/2 cup. cold doesn't need any trt in very young child.
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Is it a wise decision to do operation for tonsillitis in the age of five.Or any other alternate is there?

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Kolkata
Wise or not it depends on the reason we want to operate for tonsillitis. Please describe problems in detail to be able to give opinion
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Pihu is my 8 months old daughter. She is having loose motions for about 3-4 days. I am giving her khichdi, boiled potato n rice. Also I have her z n d solution but no effect. One day she is fine, other day the same. Kindly suggest asap. Also help me with some weight gain tips as she is 8 months n her weight is only 6.5 kgs.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Pihu is my 8 months old daughter. She is having loose motions for about 3-4 days. I am giving her khichdi, boiled pot...
Generally speaking it takes about 7-8 days to stop loose motions in children give her syp rinifol 2.5 ml twice a day for 5 days. Keep watch on signs like 1. Dehydration (decrease urine output i. E urination less than 6 times a day) 2. High fever 3. Blood in stools.
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I want to grow up my muscles so tell me that what I have to do for it. I don't know any thing about it. So, please help me.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
You take good nourshing diet including fruits, green leafy vegetables, paneer etc. In addition to regular exercise. I will advise you not to take any medication for growing muscles.
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What is the alternative food for cow milk for 17 month baby. He hates cow milk. If force feed, his motion comes watery the next day.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
What is the alternative food for cow milk for 17 month baby. He hates cow milk. If force feed, his motion comes water...
All that you have it for meals in family. Dal rice, Idli Dosa, Uttapam, Rasam, Sambar rice, curd rice, fruits, meat, chicken, eggs and you name it, he can have it for meals.
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I have tried for induce lactation and I have started milking within 12 days but now I don't get the milk after pumping but baby continues sucking is getting milk from me or its just habit that she continues she sucks for hour also want to know What is the reason I can not see milk on pumping but baby get that if my breast are producing milk.

M.B.B.S, Post Graduate Diploma In Maternal & Child Health
Gynaecologist, Bokaro
Babies keep sucking because they get a sense of security. But if she is not getting enough milk, she would be crying. So most likely she is getting just enough milk to make her hold on. You must be getting her weight checked once in a while. Her health should not suffer. You can try to increase your milk by taking certain medicines and food. If you are interested, you contact me.
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My Daughter She is 7 years old. She is very weak, her weight is 15 kg only. But she is active in study, playing and everything, I consult Endocrinologist visited doctor in sirsa, he write tests and amt. Of test is 8000. What can I do. Problem is Vrinda not gain weight or height. So give me right suggestion about it.

MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
If you feel she is well doing normal activities than don't keep much tention. These things are relates to family members weight and height in child hood, specially parents. Give healthy food and increase it. Personally checkup is important.
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Health Tip for Babies

Diploma in Paediatrics, MD (Physician)
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Health Tip for Babies
Applying a fragrance-free, hypoallergenic moisturizing lotion after bathing your new born baby can prevent dry skin and the development of a skin condition known as eczema.
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My son is 20 days old and has been suffering from severe nasal congestion from almost 10 days. Sometimes even accompanied by cough and sneeze. I have consulted his pediatrician twice and he has prescribed nasal drop and t-manic for him but the medicine are not helpful. Due to his nasal congestion he is having problem in breathing. please help.

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My son is 20 days old and has been suffering from severe nasal congestion from almost 10 days. Sometimes even accompa...
Usually the medicine prescribed works well. But in our kind of situation with breathing difficulty and if feeding is also less, baby is drowsy or irritable, you revisit Pediatrician. The things are dynamic, the findings Pediatrician must have seen and prescribed you medicines can change many times within day or two and you might have to change medicines. Visit your Pediatrician if any of above mentioned symptoms have started.
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I stopped him giving calcium syrup when he was 1 year. He sweats more when he play. So can I start to give him the calcium syrup.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS, FISPN & FISPN - Pediatric Nephrology
Pediatrician, Delhi
I stopped him giving calcium syrup when he was 1 year. He sweats more when he play. So can I start to give him the ca...
every baby sweats more while playing as long as the bay is having proper food and weight gain nothing to be worried. Calcium syp has no relation with the sweating
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For how many months can you can give bevon syrup to 3 years old child can it be continued for 6 months.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
For how many months can you can give bevon syrup to 3 years old child can it be continued for 6 months.
The usefulness of all multivitamin syrups is determined by the general health of the child and review of the dietary intake. If the child's weight and height for age is fine, general health is ok and diet is adequate and balanced, there is no need to supplement with multivitamin syrups.
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My daughter is 23 days old. I feed her with breast milk and formulated milk. Will it have a bad effect on her health?

MD Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Vadodara
My daughter is 23 days old. I feed her with breast milk and formulated milk. Will it have a bad effect on her health?
Exclusive breastfeeding should be given till 6 months of age. If the position and attachment of giving breastfeeding is right then there is no need to give any top milk of formula milk. Mother should be encouraged to give exclusive breastfeeding there is no need to give any extra water also because 80% of the milk contains water. Whenever we are giving top Milk or any other thing through the mouth it increases the chances of infection injection into the body leading to other infections like loose stool vomiting. Also for the optimal growth of the baby breast milk should be given exclusively for 6 months. If the baby is gaining weight adequately ,passing urine 6 to 7 times per day ,sleeps after taking feed then these are some of the signs of adequacy of breastfeeding and then there is no need to give any extra formula feeds.
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Is it normal for a infant of 25 days to have cough and cold from last 20 days. My son is 25 days old and his cough cold and nasal congestion is persistent from around 20 days. His nose remain block most of the time with mucus filled in it. He does have difficulty in breathing sometime. Pllz suggest what to do. Um highly concerned.

Pulmonologist, Rajkot
Is it normal for a infant of 25 days to have cough and cold from last 20 days. My son is 25 days old and his cough co...
Use Saline Nasal drops frequently. It will clear nose. If Baby not abnormally crying and Taking proper breast feed. No need to worry. Or else please Go to Child specialist earliest.
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My son is suffering from cold and he is sneezing again and again my doctor told me for asnophilia check the level was 5. Please advice

ENT Specialist, Anantapur
Dear lybrate-user Your son might be suffering from eosinophilia but get a absolute eosinophil count done rather than cbp alone. It will tell exactly how many eosinophils are there in the blood. Treatment becomes much easier once diagnosis done. Consult close by Ent doctor soon once you get your reports. Get well soon kid.
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My daughter is 7 month complete, Her birth was premature by one month. We give her formula milk, Banana, cerelac, and cow milk in her diet. She is active ,her weight is 6.4 kg. Problem is, she poo after every feed. Poo color is different every time. Some time it's hard, other time it's normal. Suggestions needed. Thanks.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My daughter is 7 month complete, Her birth was premature by one month. We give her formula milk, Banana, cerelac, and...
There is no cause of worry. Since baby is passing almost normal stool. It is normal. By passage of time it will go. In stead of formula milk give dairy milk and breastfeeding till 2 years of age.
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My baby is ten weeks old. Two days back she was given DPT and Rotavac. Same and next day nothing we noticed. On the third day I found redness around the injected surface and big clot. The little girl is crying. Not taking adequate breast milk. Kindly help doctor sir

Diploma in Paediatrics, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My baby is ten weeks old. Two days back she was given DPT and Rotavac. Same and next day nothing we noticed. On the t...
This is very common after giving dpt. Vaccine. 1 apply ice over it 2 metacin drops 6 drops 3 times a. Day for 2 days. Sweling and redness will disappear. After 4 to 5 days. Very imp. Even by giving above treatment swelling persist it is must to consult a doctor for further treatment.
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