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Dr. Avduth Pandit

Pediatrician, Mumbai

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Dr. Avduth Pandit is one of the best Pediatricians in Kandivali West, Mumbai. He is currently practising at Shantaee Nursing Home in Kandivali West, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Avduth Pandit on Lybrate.com.

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5 Practical Ways to Prevent Obesity in Children

MAMC, MRCPCH, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Noida
5 Practical Ways to Prevent Obesity in Children
5 Easy ways to prevent obesity in your child

Research shows that overweight children have a higher chances of developing chronic health problems such as hypertension, asthma, high cholesterol, and even cancer as they grow up. Apart from these health conditions, being obese can cause severe self-esteem problems as well. In short, obesity in children, more specifically childhood obesity, can affect the overall physical, mental and emotional health of your child.

Here are 5 easy ways to prevent your child from falling into the perils of obesity.

1. Develop healthy eating habits in your child
Encouraging your little ones to develop healthy eating habits is vital for maintaining optimum body weight. Instead of high sugar and high fat foods, a child’s diet should consist of fruits, vegetables and whole-grain foods (such as oats, quinoa and wheat). Proteins such as lean meats, lentils, beans and fish should be included in his/her eating plan as well. Most importantly, serving food in the right portion sizes will ensure your child is getting the right amount of nutrients, while preventing him/her from consuming empty calories. Inculcate these eating habits in them right from the time they are toddlers so that it stays with them as they get older.

2. Make your child avoid calorie-rich foods
Getting your child to avoid fatty, sugary and salty foods can also prevent him from tipping over the weighing scale. Present before your child low sugar and low fat alternatives that he/she would enjoy eating such as apples, bananas, carrots, etc.

3. Encourage your child to pursue physical activity
Try to encourage your child to engage in some form of physical activity for about 60 minutes every day. From brisk walking, swimming, dancing to skipping - your child could opt for any of these physical activities. Having your child lead an active life can see him/her enjoying a number of health benefits like respite from stress, strengthening of his/her bones and muscles and decrease in blood pressure, to name a few.

4. Put a limit on your child’s TV time
When it comes to the time that your child may spend before the TV, computer or other gizmos, it should be not more than 2 hours a day. Instead, devise fun activities wherein your child as well other members of the family can take part in or ones in which your child does not need a company.

5. Ensure your child gets enough sleep
Lastly, a good night’s rest that lasts about 9-12 hours is vital for optimal weight maintenance. Studies reveal that children who slept for fewer hours were more at risk of being obese. This is because less sleep causes fatigue, leading to a decrease in physical activity and therefore, use of energy.


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Hello, I have 3 years Kid, just wanted to check with you about what is the best nutrition for him. Also please advice on best heath drink.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Hello, I have 3 years Kid, just wanted to check with you about what is the best nutrition for him. Also please advice...
Hello lybrate-user, Brain development in humans takes place at the age of 2 to 5 yrs, after this even though you keep on providing and adding nutrients in diet for brain development will not pay way for it. Basically the main key is DHA. Best is to give your kid natural sources like milk, paneer, chenna, fruits and vegetables, pulses, eggs and fish (if non-vegetarian). Also another thing should be kept in mind the kid's food habits grow from this stage of life. So if now you make sure you are providing you kid a health diet then possibility is this that your kid will have healthy food choises later in future. Now question arises where can you fin DHA, we come across many advertisements about DHA health drinks, am not sure about their fulfilment, but milk (cow milk a lil diluted), eggs (best boiled & poached), fish protein (rohu, bhetki, pomfet, katla, talapia), fruits (mango, papaya, chiku, kiwis, apple, grapes, pomegrate, bananas), and at last but not the least coconut water will surely guarantee its fulfilment! I hope this will be helpful to you. Thank you. Have a nice day!
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My daughter is 4.5 years old she has not passed stool since 12 days she is on homeopathic medicine what should I do she is very fussy in eating wants only plain white rice no dal n no vegetables only chicken or egg.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Kolkata
She is suffering from constipation. She should be on a good fibre rich diet. Give plenty of water. As she has not passed stool for last 12 days. Initially rectal enema or suppository is to be given followed by regular laxative along with a good diet plan. As constipation is a chronic problem in most cases and most common cause is habitual constipation. You must ensure a regular bowel time after a drink irrespective of passage of atoll. She will be sitting for sometime say 10_ 15 minutes in a fixed time daily in a indian style toilet.
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My baby boy 1 year 1 month. I use to feed with boiled powdered oats. Is it good for him or not. One of my friend said oats shouldn't feed 1 year babies. Can I stop feeding oats. Pls tell me.

M.Ch - Paediatric Surgery, MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
Pediatrician, Pune
My baby boy 1 year 1 month. I use to feed with boiled powdered oats. Is it good for him or not. One of my friend said...
Hi, that's right what have you heard but if baby is tolerating feeds and passing motions daily with soft consistency and if you are able to capable of managing the hydration of the baby then you should not be worried and can continue with the same. Of any further help is needed can revert back.
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Health Tip

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi

Always make it a practice to encourage your children to inform you if they face any pain or discomfort in the neck or back before it becomes a serious problem.

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Did my baby's weight has increased too much in my 30 weeks pregnancy. Can that cause discomfort in chest.

DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician, Mohali
Did my baby's weight has increased too much in my 30 weeks pregnancy. Can that cause discomfort in chest.
Hi, certainly, rapid growth in the baby can lead to pressure in the chest and gerd (reflux). You should try to take small frequent meals, and avoid spicy foods. Also, sleep with a slightly raised head and neck position. Taking medicines after talking to your doctor may help as well. Please get back for specific advice, warm regards.
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My Son Age 1.2 years suffering from Mild Stage of down Syndrome and have effect of growing late is dere any treatment homeopathic or alopathic which make his life very near to normal growth.

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Down's Syndrome is a chromosomal disorder (impairment in genetic/chromosome function) which is confirmed by karyotype/genetic labs-study, parents require genetic counselling, IQ/psychological/developmental tests-periodical follow up-with child specialists, psychiatrists, psychologists, special education, training as may be required
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I am from palakkad, here it is 42degree Celsius hot, my Hus bought an A. C, I have a 6 month old baby, I want to know is it safe to use a. C for babies, which is best ceiling fan or air conditioner?

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
I am from palakkad, here it is 42degree Celsius hot, my Hus bought an A. C, I have a 6 month old baby, I want to know...
Using an ac is advisable given a condition that child is not exposed to the direct cold air coming from ac, maintain a room temperature of 21-27 degrees will be optimum. You can go for any brand ac which you like.
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Hi, I have 3 year old daughter. She is not gaining weight at all. She eats well but then to no growth. I' m very much worried. 2 months before I did some test in which the result was low hemoglobin and more count of wbc. Please help

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I need to see the results and we need to discuss. It is a vague statement that she is not gaining weight. What is her weight? more tests may have to be done if she is really not gaining weight as you say. Please undersand, to give scientific medical answer a doctor needs to ask you a lot of details. Please read my articles under health tips in the site an consult personally.
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Please suggest what harm tusq p will do to my baby. Because this medicine has been recommended by a pediatrician only.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Gondiya
Please suggest what harm tusq p will do to my baby. Because this medicine has been recommended by a pediatrician only.
Hello. All medicine has "side effects" Anti allergic can cause sedation/dry mouth etc. Use as prescribed by your doctor in proper dose and for proper duration.
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Could there be an endocrinology related issue that could cause obesity in children if they are gaining weight even with careful diet (no junk food, soda, overeating) and good physical activity?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
Yes Indeed. It is a good idea to consult a doctor and do a metabolic screening including a thyroid profile.
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My baby born on 4th of this month. She is affected with hepatitis B as her mother is also a patient of hepatitis B. Please suggest the treatment.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
My baby born on 4th of this month. She is affected with hepatitis B as her mother is also a patient of hepatitis B. P...
Give Hepatitis B vaccine as soon as possible. We also give hepatitis b specific immunoglobulin at birth.
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About Diabetes

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
About Diabetes

Diabetes often referred as diabetes mellitus is a metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar) either because insulin production is inadequate or because the body's cells do not respond properly to insulin or both. There are three types of diabetes:

1. Type 1 diabetes: The body doesn't produce insulin. People usually develop type 1 before their 40 th year often in early adulthood or teenage years. It is nearly 10% of total diabetes 

2. Type 2 diabetes: The body doesn't produce insulin for proper function, approximately 90% of all cases of diabetes of this type 

3. Gestational diabetes: This type affects females during pregnancy, uncontrolled or undiagnosed gestational diabetes can raise the risk of complications during child birth

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My baby won't sacking my milk I tried nipple shield also now she was finished her 9 weeks. She was nursing only few times but not every time similarly I have low milk supply. I'm really hurts when I feed her formula milk. I don't know what to do!

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My baby won't sacking my milk I tried nipple shield also now she was finished her 9 weeks. She was nursing only few t...
YOu have keep a calm and happy mind as milk production is related your mental state. You see if the nipple is retracted and always feed her. After the brest feed is given you can give top feeds with a spoon or filler but no bottle feeding. YOu can also express breast milk and feed it with spoon after suckling at breast. Try Lactare capsule for milk production
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My son is almost 4 & 1/2 years old. From past 2 months he has been complaining about stomach pain. since two weeks ago he was suffering from loose motions and I consulted a doctor and also told about his frequent stomach pain. She prescribed Normet and Zinconia and also told to deworm him with Zentel syrup. Now its very frequent and he complains every time whenever he eats something. I also feels that his stools are smelly from past two days. Kindly advice on the same. Could you please suggest any specific diet. Thanks.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
If there is no associated symptoms with recurrent pain in abdomen, it is idiopathic and has no specific treatment. By passage of time it gets cure on its own. Pain after food may be due to not liking for food. Give him according to his choice and desire to eat. Deworming time to time is required. If his wt is about 16 kg, you need not to worry. All nutritious rich in protein edibles available in home are good.
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Hello my baby 4 plus old. She some time carry very highly in night and tell I feel that some body kick my neck so I request to your good self what can I do.

DMB
Pediatrician, Chennai
You are very tired by this baby crying. Are you feeding the baby. If not formula feeding can cause coilic in the baby. Please keep the baby in upright posture on your shoulder. It will help.
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My baby boy is 3 years old uske teeth sad gye aur aage k teeth toot gye any medicated tooth paste or liquid to protect his teeth take use pain na ho aur thoda cheek Ho jye. Aur wo syrp nhi pita calcium ki koi tablet any multi vitamin.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
My baby boy is 3 years old uske teeth sad gye aur aage k teeth toot gye any medicated tooth paste or liquid to protec...
Tooth decay isn't a problem that affects only adults. Toddler tooth decay is a concern for parents because 42 percent of children ages 2 to 11 develop a cavity in their primary teeth, reports the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Nearly 28 percent of children ages 2 to 5 develop at least one cavity. This may lead a parent to wonder what causes tooth decay, how to prevent it and how to treat it. When a sticky acidic film called plaque builds up on the teeth and begins to break down the tooth's surface. A diet high in sugar can help stimulate the production of plaque. As it progresses, tooth decay can cause an infection of underlying gum tissue. This type of infection is known as a dental abscess and can be extremely painful. Please consult a dentist for treatment.
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My 3 year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she can not keep anything down including liquids. What should I do?

MRCPCH, MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My 3 year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she can not keep anything down including liquids. What should...
Main concern apart from mild fever is not tolerating anything by mouth. Do consider any medicine for probable nausea or reflux and see your paediatrician to advice some medicine for the same as dehydration is a big risk. Tc.
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On 5.10.16, we shifts with our baby just 8 months old child from our native village to New Delhi who was feeding cow and mother's milk there. Now we have changed to buffalo milk in Delhi. Today he start vomiting two or three times. Suggest us. Thanks n Regards.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
On 5.10.16, we shifts with our baby just 8 months old child from our native village to New Delhi who was feeding cow ...
The problem is not with milk but the way you are feeding. Avoid bottle feeding & give milk with katori spoon along with semisolid foods at regulr intervals. Take care of hygeine in feeding, cleaning always. May give antivomiting medicine if needed.
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