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Dr. Hema R. Shah

Pediatrician, Mumbai

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Dr. Hema R. Shah is an experienced Pediatrician in Kandivali West, Mumbai. She is currently practising at WellBaby Clinic in Kandivali West, Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Hema R. Shah on Lybrate.com.

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My baby is of 4 months now and he is having saviour cough it really pains him when ever he gets cough. I have an appointment on monday but what should I do till then?

Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), DNB (ENT)
ENT Specialist, Nagpur
My baby is of 4 months now and he is having saviour cough it really pains him when ever he gets cough.
I have an appo...
Hi. Cough and pain for 4 month child. Considering the age of the child we can't give him any over the counter medication. If your appointment is on Monday and the symptoms are still there I would suggest you to temporarily take opinion of any available doctor (pediatrician. Regards.
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Hi . I have a three month month old baby. I'm giving formula milk for my baby from the 1st month itself. Because From the beginning I don't have much milk secretion. Also I use to give Brest feeding 3 to 4 times a day in between. By last I had cold and light fever so I stopped Brest feeding my baby for 2 days thinking it will also affect my baby. After that my milk secretion has almost stopped. Even my baby is also not sucking from me. Now I'm recovered from the flu but still I didn't get back to my normal secretion. Not even 10 ml of milk is getting secreted. I have tried eating fenugreek garlic lots of water oats meal everything. But nothing has worked out. Ian really stressed because of this. I can't even able to breast feed my baby for 3 months? I am worried. Please help me and advice me. It will be great full for me and my baby. Please.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hi . I have a three month month old baby. I'm giving formula milk for my baby from the 1st month itself. Because From...
Milk secretion can not abruptly stop after 2 days abstaining though you had started formula feed 2 months ago and kept on breast feed 3 to 4 times in a day only which had been responsible for gradual decline of milk production. Now as the situation exists, keep him on breast to suck for some time before giving formula feed. I hope milk secretion shall start. 2 days absent can't make the breast dry. And if secretion starts, first give him your feed every time and then formula milk if you think baby is still hungry. Emptying of breast is best way to increase milk secretion.
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My baby is suffering from cough can you suggest me a best home remedy to get rid of it he is 7 months old.

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics), MD - Paediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My baby is suffering from cough can you suggest me a best home remedy to get rid of it he is 7 months old.
Hello there, I would suggest giving him honey. 1 tsf every 8 hrly. Additionally use normal saline nasal drops frequently for clearing of his nasal secretions. Increase liquid intake.
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My son is 7 years old ad he weighs around 24 kg. Since birth his immunity is low and very frequently he gets cold, cough, fever, flu etc. H also gets frequent headaches due to gastric problems leading to nausea and vomiting. Ost of the times he gets allergic and dry cough. Please advice medicine to cure cough and cold, headaches and for increasing immunity.

MBBS,D.Ped.
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
Modify diet eg. Give green leafy vegetables, turmeric powder in milk, honey with tulsi leaf, fresh fruit, dates. Avoid chocolates, ice cream, biscuits, artificial flavoured food, packet food, junk food. Start syrup. Septilin 5ml two times a day regularly for one to three month if other investigation reports are normal.
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Hello Doctors My son is 20 months old and now he got terrible cough from Monday. We have consulted paediatric doctor but he cough has not come down please suggest. Early reply will help my child.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hello Doctors My son is 20 months old and now he got terrible cough from Monday. We have consulted paediatric doctor ...
You have not mentioned medicines he is taking. He is already under care of pediatrician. You may try Saline nasal drops to be instilled 2-3 drops in each nostrils 3-4 times in a day if no nasal drop is being used.
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Mother of 2 years old child, since last 2 month my cycle is irregular. Still i'm feeding to my son. Just wanted to know is it normal or have to go to see doc for same. Kindly advice.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Mother of 2 years old child, since last 2 month my cycle is irregular. Still i'm feeding to my son.
Just wanted to kn...
It is normal to have irregular periods and it is better to check thyroid and see a doctor if needed
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My wife blessed with girl baby last month. While breast feeding milk is very in low quantity how to increase milk so baby gets proper milk.

DMB
Pediatrician, Chennai
My wife blessed with girl baby last month.
While breast feeding milk is very in low quantity
how to increase milk so ...
The best way to improve secretion is frequent feeding by the baby. You have to have 3 wet nappies per day or more than 6 times urine and gain in weight noted every week. Please send birth weight and current weight now.
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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, Tumkur
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.
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My 10 month old baby girl skin is becoming so dry and is scaly at some places. Her cheeks are becoming red. Please suggest some natural remedy or any moisturizer or lotion to make her better.

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
My 10 month old baby girl skin is becoming so dry and is scaly at some places. Her cheeks are becoming red. Please su...
Your baby might be suffering from eczema which is a skin condition associated with extreme dryness. This condition slowly improves with time mostly by 2 years of age. Please use thick moisturizing creams like Oilatum for her skin and also you can apply coconut oil as home remedy. Although, see a Paediatrician once to confirm the condition.
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Don't Understand Why Baby Is Crying?

M.Ch - Paediatric Surgery, MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
Pediatrician, Pune
Don't Understand Why Baby Is Crying?

All babies cry sometimes. It's perfectly normal. Most small babies cry for between one hour and three hours each day.

Your baby can't do anything for herself and relies on you to provide her with the food, warmth and comfort that she needs. Crying is your baby's way of communicating any or all of those needs and ensuring a response from you.

It's sometimes hard to work out what your baby is telling you. But in time you will learn to recognize what your baby needs. And as your baby grows she'll learn other ways of communicating with you. She'll get better at eye contact, making noises and smiling, all of which reduce her need to cry for attention.


In the meantime, if your baby is difficult to soothe, she may be trying to say:

I'm hungry

Hunger is one of the most common reasons that your newborn baby will cry. The younger your baby is, the more likely it is that she's hungry.

Your baby's small stomach can't hold very much, so if she cries, try offering her some milk. She may be hungry, even if her last feed doesn't seem very long ago. It's likely that you will be feeding often and regularly in the first day or so to help your breastmilk to come in anyway. If you are formula feeding your baby she may not be hungry if she has been fed within the last two hours.

I need my nappy changed

Your baby may protest if her clothes are too tight or if a wet or soiled nappy is bothering her. Or she may not mind if her nappy is full and may actually enjoy the warm and comfortable feeling. But if your baby's tender skin is being irritated, she will most likely cry.

I'm too cold or too hot

Your baby may hate having her nappy changed or being bathed. She may not be used to the feeling of cold air on her skin and would rather be bundled up and warm. But you will soon learn how to perform a quick nappy change if this is the case.

Take care not to overdress your baby, or she may become too hot. She will generally need to wear one more layer of clothing than you to be comfortable.

Use sheets and cellular blankets as beddings in your baby's cot or moses basket. You can check whether your baby is too hot or too cold by feeling her tummy. If her tummy feels too hot, remove a blanket, and if it feels cold, add one.

Don't be guided by your baby's hands or feet, as they usually feel cool. Keep your baby's room at a temperature of between 22 and 25 degrees c depending on the weather.

If your baby is co-sleeping with you, contact with your body will elevate her skin temperature so she's likely to be warm. Is she is using a cot, place her down to sleep on her back with her feet at the end of the cot. That way she can't wriggle too far down under the blankets and become too hot.

I need to be held

Your baby will need lots of cuddling, physical contact and reassurance to comfort her. So it may be that she just wants to be held. Try a baby sling to keep her close to you, perhaps swaying and singing to her while you hold her.

You may be worried about spoiling your baby if you hold her too much. But during the first few months of her life that's not possible. Small babies need lots of physical comfort. If you hold your baby close she may be soothed by hearing your heartbeat.

I'm tired and need a rest

Often, babies find it hard to get to sleep, particularly if they are over-tired. You will soon become aware of your baby's sleep cues. Whining and crying at the slightest thing, staring blankly into space, and going quiet and still are just three examples.

If your baby has received a lot of attention and cuddles from doting visitors, she may become over-stimulated. Then, when it comes to sleeping, she'll find it hard to switch off and settle. Take your baby somewhere calm and quiet to help her to settle down. Read more on establishing good sleeping habits.

I need something to make me feel better

Be aware of changes in your baby. If she's unwell, she'll probably cry in a different tone to her usual cry. It may be weaker, more urgent, continuous, or high-pitched. And if your baby usually cries a lot but has become unusually quiet, it may be a sign that she's not well.

Nobody knows your baby as well as you do. If you feel that there may be something wrong with her, speak to your doctor and discuss your concerns. Call the doctor if your baby has difficulty breathing through the crying, or if the crying is accompanied by a fever, diarrohea, or constipation.

I need something. But I don't know what

Sometimes you might not be able to figure out what's wrong when your baby cries. Many newborns go through patches of fretfulness and are not easily comforted. The unhappiness can range from a few minutes of hard-to-console crying to several hours at a stretch, an almost constant state of crying that is sometimes called colic. Colic is defined as inconsolable crying for at least three hours a day, for at least three days a week.

Many parents find it very difficult to cope with a baby who has colic, and it can put a strain on the whole family. There is no magic cure for colic, but it rarely lasts for more than three months.

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My little boy aged 33 months has normal bowel movement but with bad odour. At times he strains himself to let it out though he drinks a lot of water. How to help him to overcome this problem.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My little boy aged 33 months has normal bowel movement but with bad odour. At times he strains himself to let it out ...
if cereals intake in dietless and milk is more child gets constipated at times strain with hard stools.I hope you know now the problem.
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Hello doctors, please help me, what is Giardiasis infection, is it very serious? My 1 year old son passes stool after every meal so it counts 4-6 times a day from past 7 months.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hello doctors, please help me, what is Giardiasis infection, is it very serious? My 1 year old son passes stool after...
It is a protozoa infecting gut which may remain silent or may cause abdominal disturbances like pain in abdomen, loose motion etc. It is not so serious directly but may interfere in absorption of nutrients.
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Hi, My son is 2.8 years old and weight 12 kgs. He doesn't eat at all. Not even chocolates, ice cream and such eatables. Many times he vomits his food. His doctor says its just due to gas. But he has not gained weight from few months. He looks very thin. Can I give him pediasure?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Hi, My son is 2.8 years old and weight 12 kgs. He doesn't eat at all. Not even chocolates, ice cream and such eatable...
You need to train baby to accept solid food. Dietary discpline is important & never succumb to undue demands , never offer him replacements of a home made wholesome diet. Have patience he will take normal diet as hunger is bigger than tantrums.
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Dear sir, My daughter is 6 weeks old. Here only OPV, Penta1 vaccines are available. PCV, Rota, IPV is not there. I asked to local hospital they are telling these vaccines are Optional you can skip this. I am bit worried. I want buy these vaccines from Online because in medical shops also these are not available. So I request you to please tell me vaccines name.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Dear sir, My daughter is 6 weeks old. Here only OPV, Penta1 vaccines are available. PCV, Rota, IPV is not there. I as...
Give penta 1 with OPV and then take IPV when it becomes available. IPV is in short supply but others are freely available in Mumbai. Ask in government hospitals, IPV may be available there. There is nothing optional here. These are additional vaccines, one is advised to give them to the baby if one can afford. Though bit costly they are certainly helpful to prevent the illnesses.
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Can we feed grape water for new born baby (20 days) old baby. Some times he is not comfortable to sleep.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
Can we feed grape water for new born baby (20 days) old baby. Some times he is not comfortable to sleep.
Seriously, You must be joking! You do not give any thing to a 20 day old except breast milk. Even Plain water is not allowed. By and large, the milk supply to the mother increases as the babies grow and there is no need for top feeds too. Please do not consider giving any thing other than breast milk to the baby. The baby may be uncomfortable for various other reasons, which should be discussed with your paediatrician.
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Is it fine to introduce liquid diet to 3 months baby as breastfeeding is insufficient for my baby's need?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Is it fine to introduce liquid diet to 3 months baby as breastfeeding is insufficient for my baby's need?
Hi, exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for 6 months, it increases immunity of child and provides all nutrients. If not able to give breastfeed then formula ffed like nan 1, lactogen 1 can be given. But you should try to feed child as much as possible because this will increase your milk production. Wishing your baby a good health.
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My baby is 1 month old. Is it ok to start weaning after 40 days? If no wat are the harmful effects of introducing solids early? Wats the best time for weaning a baby?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
My baby is 1 month old. Is it ok to start weaning after 40 days? If no wat are the harmful effects of introducing sol...
No not at all. A new born baby should exclusively on breast feeds till 5 to 6 months of age. Or only milk feeds till 6 months.
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My son is 3.5 years old. He is complaining of stomach pain that lasts for not more than 2 minutes. He says he is ok after two minutes. Usually soon after he wakes up in the morning and at some times of the day. He is urinating normal and motion is also normal. What could be the reason? And pls advice.

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Hubli-Dharwad
My son is 3.5 years old. He is complaining of stomach pain that lasts for not more than 2 minutes. He says he is ok a...
Hi such pains are usually common in this age group. Few things you have to keep in mind is regular deworming. If even after that his symptoms continue see what other associated symptoms are present. Sometimes when a child has common cold and cough they have something called mesenteric lymphadenitis which can cause similar kind of pain as you mentioned. Do not worry.
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