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Dr. Gowtham

Pediatrician, Mumbai

400 at clinic
Dr. Gowtham Pediatrician, Mumbai
400 at clinic
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Gowtham is a popular Pediatrician in Andheri West, Mumbai. You can meet Dr. Gowtham personally at Om Sai Hospital in Andheri West, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Gowtham and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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My daughter Anusha is 54 days old. She is spilling milk out 7 to 8 times in a day. She even takes burb after every feed and is on mothers feed. What can I do and is there an issue. I have given bonnisan 5 drops in a day but no luck.

Pediatrician, Kaithal
My daughter Anusha is 54 days old. She is spilling milk out 7 to 8 times in a day. She even takes burb after every fe...
Maybe burping is not proper. You should burp the baby properly for at least 10 minutes after every feed. If baby is gaining weight adequately, there should be no serious issue. If no improvement, consult your doctor at the earliest.
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Hi my baby is 4 months old and exclusively breastfed. I am getting suggestions from friends and family to feed cerelac to my baby from next month. Can you suggest me if it's the right tym to put her on cerelac.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Hi my baby is 4 months old and exclusively breastfed. I am getting suggestions from friends and family to feed cerela...
Not at all ..till 6 month you have to keep eclusively breast feed,if baby is gaining weight,passes urine5-8 times a day& sleeps 2-3 hr after taking feed noyhing require to add,weaning should start after 6 month only home based dal pani,rice water,fruit-veg soup etc...
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I have 8 month old baby. Usne 4 days se poty nai ki h. Is it normal or should I consult any doctor. Regards.

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
I have 8 month old baby. Usne 4 days se poty nai ki h. Is it normal or should I consult any doctor.
Regards.
Need not worry this is a common problem in children of this age group. You can use dulcolax paediatric per rectal suppository, which you need to insert in the anus (rectal opening) better to get it done under supervision, take help of a nurse. You can use duphalac syrup also.
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Hi, My daughter who is 9 months old has severe cold, suffering from blocked nose. Which is the best medicine for my baby.

Pediatrician, Indore
Hi, My daughter who is 9 months old has severe cold, suffering from blocked nose. Which is the best medicine for my b...
Give simple saline nasal drops every 2 hrs. Give plain water steam inhalation 2-3 times a day. If not recovered in 2-3 days or has other symptoms, consult your pediatrician.
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I have a small baby of 5 months. She is suffering from cold. What is the remedy. Please tel me.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
I have a small baby of 5 months. She is suffering from cold. What is the remedy. Please tel me.
Simple cold need not be treated. It will subside. Otherwise also it runs for three days. Their is no trt for cold. Just treat symptoms for headache, running nose.
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My son is 26 days old today and is having a central apnea issue in breathing. He is currently on bipap but drs are recommending that we go for tracheostomy which we are reluctant to. Please can we have some opinion please? Will babies be able to outgrow central apnea issue? Thank you.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My son is 26 days old today and is having a central apnea issue in breathing. He is currently on bipap but drs are re...
Hello, under central apaenea ,central nervous system fails to communicate signal to muscles to start breathing, treceostomy is a temporary rescue management as a matter of fact, your child 's brain needs medication to restore natural breathing. Homoeopathy can help to checking breathing disorder as well as boosting of brain. Tk, care.
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Mera baby 1.8 months ka hai. Use har, mahine sardi khandi ka problem ho jata h. Khansi itni badh jati h k bina PHENSEDYL syp k wo kam hi nhi hoti. Or agar kam b hoti hai to fir 1 mahine ke baad ho jati hai. Or uske munh se bahut laar nikalta hai or wo angutha bhi chusta hai. please doctors help me.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
Cardiologist, Ghaziabad
Mera baby 1.8 months ka hai. Use har, mahine sardi khandi ka problem ho jata h. Khansi itni badh jati h k bina PHENSE...
1.Plenty of rest and breast milk. 2wash hands before touching baby. 3Keep baby away from sick people. 4Keep baby away from smokers 5Breast feed for as long as you can. 6Do some massage and expose baby to sun 15/ 20mts. 7Watch for fever / activity level / feed quantity 8For medicine contact on private chat.
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Hello doctor. I have 4 months old baby. Am give mother feed. But my breast are very sagging. How to tight my breast. please refer any creams or tablets. And also am so fatty. My weight is 74. My height is 5.3. please advice.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hello doctor. I have 4 months old baby. Am give mother feed. But my breast are very sagging. How to tight my breast. ...
Sagging breast is a result of fat and you have to reduce weight and do chest exercises to tighten the breasts . Creams will not work
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My new born baby born on 16.04.2016. Kindly with request give all vaccination schedule. I did not find Can we go for vaccinations provide by Government?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My new born baby born on 16.04.2016.
Kindly with request give all vaccination schedule. I did not find
Can we go for ...
Yes you can go for vaccination provided by govt. You shall get vaccination card from them which give schedule of vaccination given by them. There are other optional vaccines are also given which you may get from your pediatrician.
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My daughter is 4 yrs old. When I am about to feed her anything she starts crying. It may b breakfast or lunch or dinner. Why does this happen with her? her weight is 15 kgs.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Her weight is in normal range. Probably like all anxious parents, you are trying to control her which she doesn't like. under this condition what else she can do? Tell me. Your anxiety makes you forget that she has a mind of her own, which would not like to be dictated by others.Live her alone, love her unconditionally. Let her exercise her choice about what,when and how to eat. Then she will be more receptive to your advice. Practice what you preach, eat everything in front of /with her, whatever you want her to eat. Hope this helps.
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Hello Doctors, My son born on 10-APR-2016, now he is with 2 months 4 days with weight of around 4 kg 50 gms. My question here is that, he used cry lot in night even after feeding and also we used to follow the feeding as every 2 to 3 hrs gab even if he is sleeping then we used to make him get up and try to feed. Is that correct way or we need to wait his wake up by his own or based on crying? And please suggest the process of feeding throughout the day like need to continue like 2 to 3 hrs gap or not? And we used to feed him mostly with SIMILAC advance 1 formula milk since my wife is not having enough breast milk? Suggest this also.

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Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
Hello Doctors,
My son born on 10-APR-2016, now he is with 2 months 4 days with weight of around 4 kg 50 gms.
My quest...
Similac is fine. By enlarge you are doing great. 2-3 hourly feeds are better as newborns don't have much energy reserve in first initial months of life (lack of brown fat. Which requires frequent feeds. I would insist on keep trying for breast feeds as there is nothing superior then breast milk as it is human specific, and baby specific. High immunity provider and iincreases bonding with mom. Secondly, well --> day time more sleep and night time more cry is a normal behavior of a newly born, that's fine. It's not a disease per se.
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My baby is 35 days old. Today circumcision was done. Nurse told me to give water for him. Till now I only breast feed. Is it necessary to feed water?

dnb pediatrics
Pediatrician,
My baby is 35 days old. Today circumcision was done.
Nurse told me to give water for him. Till now I only breast feed...
Hello. Good evening. No. Please do not give anything other than breast milk for first 6 months. Thank you.
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My 7 month girl is getting fever every 5-6 hours. She is on paracetamol from 3 days. Also she is getting teeth. Does she need antibiotics?

Pediatrician, Pune
Your doctor would be the best judge, antibiotics may not be required for minor ailments, body has sufficient power to fight those deadly organisms and we know it, as we use to do it before invention of antibiotics.
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I have an 8 month old baby. I am still breastfeeding him but also started mashed solid like biscuits, roti, dal, rice, fruits etc. I give him almost everything we eat but in well Cooked mashed form. I want to wean him off feeding now. My query is can I give him buffalo milk mixed in 50% boiled water? Or is it necessary to give him cow milk only?

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Hubli-Dharwad
I have an 8 month old baby. I am still breastfeeding him but also started mashed solid like biscuits, roti, dal, rice...
Hi lybrate-user I see that your child is 8 months old. It's great that you have started weaning. You don't need to stop breast feeding till 2 yr. If you wish to give milk pasteurised milk is better.
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Black spot on my 1 year old daughter suddenly appeared. When touched no pain nothing. What is it.

MSc Applied Biology, Diploma in Naturopathy
Ayurveda, Delhi
Black spot on my 1 year old daughter suddenly appeared. When touched no pain nothing. What is it.
Use a cream made with orange peel /turmeric /lemon juice ...finally massage with honey plus sesame oil ----.if nothing serious may go within few days Where is the spot .....take care if near eyes
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Our baby boy is 8 month old, what is the preferred sitter for him. He weighs around 8 kg.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Our baby boy is 8 month old, what is the preferred sitter for him. He weighs around 8 kg.
No need of any sitter. Let him grow normally. He sits without support & walks with support after 9 month s.
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8 Tips to Improve Your Child's Mental Well-being

Hypnotherapy and NLP, CBT, Autism, Ph.D-Clinical Psychology, MA - Applied Psychology, BA - Psychology
Psychologist, Gurgaon
8 Tips to Improve Your Child's Mental Well-being

Parents are always concerned about their child's physical health, but often ignore their mental health. Along with physical well-being, your child's mental well-being is also equally important.

The following are eight tips to improve your child's mental well-being:

  1. Adequate sleep: Sufficient amount of sleep is required for a child to stay mentally fit. Parents often engage their children with various classes and activities and compromise on their sleeping hours. This in turn affects the child's mental state. Therefore, as a parent, you must take care not to compromise on your child's sleeping hours.
  2. Allowing them to play: Nowadays, children are overburdened with studies and other learning activities. They do not get to play quite often. But as a parent, you must take care of your child's schedule, so that he/she can have proper playtime too. Playing involves physical activity as well as creativity in certain cases. This helps to improve mental health.
  3. Learning to share and care: You must take care to inculcate in your child the values of sharing and caring. These little things can also help improve your child's mental health. Learning how to share with others and caring for others will help them to stay happy.
  4. Regular exercise: Encouraging your child to regularly exercise will not only help improve his/her physical health, but also mental health. It will also help them to reduce stress and maintain a good mood as well.
  5. Listen to them: Parents often ignore when children are speaking on less important matters; may be about a new friend or a strict teacher in school. But as a parent, you must take out some time from your daily schedule to listen out to their stories. Listening to them attentively will make them feel important, increase their confidence and hence, improve their mental well-being.
  6. Encourage them to make friends: Encouraging your child to make new friends will help them to socialize better. They will feel confident about themselves and also open up. This can boost up their mental well-being.
  7. Good nourishment: Proper nourishment is not only essential for being physically fit, but also mentally fit. Good nourishment will help them stay healthy physically and increase their energy levels. This in turn will positively affect their mental health.
  8. Make them feel safe: Children need to feel safe in order to stay mentally fit. Try and spend some time with them every day. As a parent, always make your children realize that you are right beside them. Listen to their problems and help them find solutions to solve those instead of scolding them. Help them to relax and feel secure to stay mentally fit.

If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a the doctor and ask a free question.

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Precautions During Dentation

BHMS
Homeopath, Bahadurgarh
Precautions During Dentation

Keep on giving a complete diet, milk, juice and common food to the child during dentition. Remember that the child did not sleep by keeping the milk bottle in his mouth. Keep the child neat and clean and stop him to eat soil. Massage with ice cube after tying it in cloth on the gums in the inflammation of the gums. Do not give more salty and sour things to eat. If the child has suffered from fever with cold and catarrh, checkup by a doctor and give treatment properly.

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What is time of teething in babies. My baby is 10 month old but no teeth yet should I worried? Please advise.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
What is time of teething in babies. My baby is 10 month old but no teeth yet should I worried? Please advise.
Only eruption of teeth is delayed in otherwise normal child you can ignore. Give a calcium preparation.
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