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Dr. Amikala

Pediatrician, Mumbai

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Dr. Amikala is a renowned Pediatrician in Mumbai, Mumbai. You can consult Dr. Amikala at Trustee Masina Hospital in Mumbai, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Amikala and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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My 7 year old daughter is a very picky eater. She refuses to eat anything, and is underweight. Can you point me to some reference material? thanks.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician
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Some children are very fussy in eating do not force feed and make eating enjoyable. If you tell me her weight and test her tft and cbc in a good lab and send reports to, me privately, I can help better.

My ward (child) is 13 year old having weight 26 kg only. His growth (both weight & hight) is not not normal as per age. His diet is (one chapati in lunch & dinner) very less & feel uneasy if try to eat more. Please suggest what shold I do? I am very anxious for my ward health.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician
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Your child is not very much under weight. Some children eat less and do not put on much weight. In fact obesity is a leading problem in childhood. If we make sure he has no underlying diseases nothing need to be worried. There' s appetite stimulant and he can be given nutritional supplement. More can be personally discussed. If interested you can come to personal chat online. Regards
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When I can do my baby's massage after born? Which oil is best for baby massage? Can I use home made butter for baby massage?

Lactation Consultant, Childbirth Educator, MHA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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When I can do my baby's massage after born? Which oil is best for baby massage? Can I use home made butter for baby m...
A baby can br massaged lightly after about two weeks of birth. Homemade butter or ghee can be used for massage, also coconut oil. But make not to smear too much oil and to massage with light hands.
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Hello. Ma baby is 5 month old and has eczema. Doctor has suggested fucidin h ointment along with atarax drops. Also dewsoft kid lotion. Is all dese safe fr my kid. I'm worried because fucidin h has steroids. Also how long will dis skin problem will be there for my kid?

Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), MBBS
Dermatologist
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Plz upload its photo, its very rare to develop eczema in such little baby, it might be fungal infection.
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My 2 months old son is allergic to lactose and fructose now he is on soy formula zerolac. I want to ask when will my son be able to take buffalo milk? ? In future is there any difficulties appear in feeding my son?

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician
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My 2 months old son is allergic to lactose and fructose now he is on soy formula zerolac. I want to ask when will my ...
Well if it is lactose intolerance. Then buffalo milk also would clause symptoms. So better not to try. Zero lac is a good product.
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Dear sir. My both daughters aged 7 and 5 yrs have skin or blood infection can't differentiate. They get black marks left after mosquito bite. Their legs are full of marks. It doesn't look nice. When consulted with doctors they prescribed cetrizine. What to do for blood purification.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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Dear sir. My both daughters aged 7 and 5 yrs have skin or blood infection can't differentiate. They get black marks l...
Mosquito bites leave behind black marks in some children which fade away over a period of time. It's not related to blood infection. Apply calamine lotion liberally on those areas.

Y can not you doctors understand I am saying na I am nit having milk suggest some ways to feed my baby through bottle.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician
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Y can not you doctors understand I am saying na I am nit having milk suggest some ways to feed my baby through bottle.
As per national policy and scientific evidence we only recommend breast feeding upto 5-6 months. Thereafter continue breast four times and start on cereals based soup, cooked at home. Bottle never come feeding schedule.

My 6 weak old daughter keeps on crying while she awake or keep sucking milk otherwise she sleep. What should I do to keep her calm.

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See that she latches on the breast properly without leaving any gap, otherwise she sucks in air along with milk, excessive ingestion of air causes fullness, colic, crying, burp her well after feed at least for 20 mins keep her upright, after you have burped her keep her in propped up position of at least 45 degree angle, don't give anything other than breast milk no janam ghutti, grape water, plain water, don't be anxious, relax, your anxiety is realised by the baby making her more anxious, and making her cry - just relax, take support from family.
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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!
Bonding of my baby with father: Should I do something extra?
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My daughter vitamin d was 9. Then she took 5 calcicoral pouches regularly and then she took 4 pouches once a week for month. After that she tested her vitmin d she had 25. 9. And now dr. Recommended architol injection 6 lkh unit. So it is safe or I continue with calcicoral. Last year also she had taken pouches but not completed course. Her weight is 25. 5and height is 133 cm. She is 10 years old

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician
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Vitamin d deficiency historically has been defined as a blood level of 25hydroxyvitamind below 25nmol/l. There is scientific debate about the optimal vitamin d blood level. Current practice in the uk, as recommended by the british paediatric and adolescent bone group, is to continue to use that as the defined level of deficiency, and to define? insufficiency? as between 25 and 50nmol/l. Some laboratories and authorities use higher levels but this current practice is based on robust evidence of benefits to bone health when levels are more than 50nmol/l. Vitamin d deficiency can cause seizures and cardiomyopathy in infants, rickets and poor growth in children and muscle weakness at any age. Need to discuss more details, you are free to ask privately in ask privately option with, birth and development history and complaints which made you test for d levels. Mention your name and mail id with phone no. I am thinking of writing an article on vitamin d deficiency among other deficiency states and diseases. You can read them in health tips there is already an article in diseases category by me.

Hi, My baby 10 month old and it's his teething time so I need to know what is normal problem that the baby can face in this period.

Lactation Consultant, Childbirth Educator, MHA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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Hi, My baby 10 month old and it's his teething time so I need to know what is normal problem that the baby can face i...
Some babies face absolutely no problem during teething. But generally, loose motions, salivation, and mild fever are generally associated with teething.
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My baby girl 4month old. After breast feeding she vomiting every tym. Why she vomited every tym. Its some serious prob?

MRCPCH, MBBS
Pediatrician
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My baby girl 4month old. After breast feeding she vomiting every tym. Why she vomited every tym. Its some serious prob?
Look at the nature of vomit. If curd like then it is digested milk but if fresh milk then see your paediatrician as it might be reflux or overfeeding. Take care.
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My baby boy is of five months, since four days he didnt pass motion, is that normal or shall I consult doctor ?

Pediatrician
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What was his stool frequency earlier, how are the stools? if the baby is ok than no harm, can wait, but if uncomfortable, better to show to your pediatrician
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I fed my 7-week old baby with growing up 1-2 years milk for a week. Is my baby going to be ok?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician
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I fed my 7-week old baby with growing up 1-2 years milk for a week. Is my baby going to be ok?
Exclusive breast feeding up to the age of 6 months. After that during weaning period available milk in house is preferred.

FAM, MBA (Healthcare), MDS, BDS
Dentist
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Take care!
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Sleeping in ac for a new born baby is ok or not?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician
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Maintain temperature of 26-28 celsius. Avoid direct exposure to the cold air. It is good to use ac for new born to avoid raised environmental temperature effect.
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Sir my question is mera ladka h jiski umar 6th month h. Wo kal sham se abi tak 7-8 pooty kr chuka h. Iska karan kya h or is ke liye medicine kya h.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician
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Sir my question is mera ladka h jiski umar 6th month h. Wo kal sham se abi tak 7-8 pooty kr chuka h. Iska karan kya h...
दिन में कई बार बच्चे खाना खाते ही potty जाते है जो की नार्मल है।। आप बस ये देखें की potty बहुत पतली तो नहीं है। अगर जयादा पतली है तो सबसे पहले जीवन रक्षक खोल (Ors) शुरू कर दे और आसपास के किसी अच्छे डॉक्टर की सलाह ले।।
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My daughter is 8 months old and she having fever above 102f please suggest something?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician
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My daughter is 8 months old and she having fever above 102f please suggest something?
Hello the most common cause of fever in this age is viral infection. Give her paracetamol in a dose of 10-15 mg/kg/dose whenever the temperature rises. Monitor fever pattern and appearance of any new symptoms like cough/cold/loose motion/urinary difficulty. If you notice any of these and if fever persists for more than 72 hours consult your pediatrician for evaluation. Regards.

My daughter is advised to take attentrol10mg. She is 18 year old. She get lost and does not pay attention continuously. So doctor told us now that she is having ADHD problem. I just want to ask is it genetic or due to some other reason?

P.G.C.C. Pediatric, MBBS
Pediatrician
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The exact cause of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd) isn't known. But it may run in families. Ongoing research is focused on finding the genes that cause a person to be likely to get adhd. A mother's use of cigarettes, alcohol, or other drugs during pregnancy may increase the risk for adhd.
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