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Dr. Hemalata Vidyashankar

Pediatrician, Mumbai

800 at clinic
Dr. Hemalata Vidyashankar Pediatrician, Mumbai
800 at clinic
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Dr. Hemalata Vidyashankar is a trusted Pediatrician in Wadala, Mumbai. You can meet Dr. Hemalata Vidyashankar personally at Dr. Hemalata Vidyashankar@Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital in Wadala, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Hemalata Vidyashankar on Lybrate.com.

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My baby is 6 weeks old, I have applied mustard oil on his body massage oil on thursday, now have a bad rash all over his face, ears and some on his neck. What can I use for that and what could be causing that? What I have to do pls guide us.

Fellowship in Neonatology, MRCPCH(UK), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
My baby is 6 weeks old, I have applied mustard oil on his body massage oil on thursday, now have a bad rash all over ...
Mustard oil is very strong for baby skin, so it can causes rash and skin burn so don't use it. If baby is cranky because of itching or burning use caladril lotion local application. You can use coconut oil, olive oil etc for massage.
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When we can start giving water to an infant, in particular at what age?

DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician,
Ideally all water needs of a child are met by breast milk till 4-6 months of age. You should start water after that only.
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I'm a new mom, my baby is of 5.5 months, his birth a. Is 3.5 kg and last month his weight is 7.5 kg, i'm Giving only breast milk till now, is it good to continue with it till complete 6 months? Please suggest and now a days he is not sleeping properly at night time wake up for every hour, some peoples are saying to give solids so that he'll sleep for long time, Please suggest I have severe hair fall from 3 months, is it common in postpartum, how I can get my hairs back.

Lactation Consultant, Childbirth Educator, MHA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
I'm a new mom, my baby is of 5.5 months, his birth a. Is 3.5 kg and last month his weight is 7.5 kg, i'm Giving only ...
Your baby needs only breastmilk till the age of 6 months. You should start with complementary feeding after the baby is six months old. I would need more info to comment on the sleeping trouble.
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My spouse got cracked nipple problem. She has 15 month baby with breastfeeding. She is using nipcare cream and some antibiotics which was prescribed by her doctor but not getting relief.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Correcting your nursing technique can go a long way toward letting cracked nipples heal. Sometimes just the slightest change in positioning will make a world of difference. Feed on the less injured side first, if you have one. Babies often nurse more gently on the second side since they’re less hungry. Apply a cold pack to numb the injured area before nursing. Cold can help dull the pain, particularly during the initial latch, which tends to hurt the most. After breastfeeding Clean your nipples gently, Use an antibacterial ointment if you have an open wound, Take painkillers like ibuprofen about 30 minutes before nursing can help lessen pain and swelling.
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Let us know diet plan for 3 year old child?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician,
Six meals per day,300ml milk,one small and one large meal,small meal is 2-3 fist size and large 3-4 fist size,1200-1300 kcal per day,protien 15-17 gm per day one day meal is two roties with ghee,one bowl daal, one bowl veg,one bowl rice,300ml milk,1-2 unit of fruits.If possible give two eggs instead of milk or daal
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Sir/madam is it good to give boiled water after it becoming cool which is kept in refridgerator for my 11/2 years old baby. I'll keep the bottle outside in prior whenever she needs. Is this is correct or not? please suggest me.

MD - Paediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Yes it okay. There should be no problem with what you are doing. Boiled water is the safest for the child.
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My baby who is 1 years old, is having yellow urine, this ive noticed quite a no. Of times. Can this be anything serious? She has almost 450-500 ml of water a day, but still the urine is pale. Kindly guide me.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
My baby who is 1 years old, is having yellow urine, this ive noticed quite a no. Of times. Can this be anything serio...
Please No problem as such Vitamin supplements causes yellow color to urine Give plenty of water daily.
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My 2 years old son looks very lean and short. Please suggest me foods which will increase his height and weight doctor.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My 2 years old son looks very lean and short. Please suggest me foods which will increase his height and weight doctor.
It had been better if you mention weight and height. some children look lean. If his wt is about 12 kg and ht about 85 cm. you need not worry. Give him home made nutritious diet. Add supplement Vitamin D.
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My daughter 11 week old. Since yesterday night she's crying countinesly and not having milk since 6 hours. And not peeing. When we pick up her in hand she stop crying.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My daughter 11 week old. Since yesterday night she's crying countinesly and not having milk since 6 hours. And not pe...
Common causes of excessive cry in infants are costipation,nasal block,nappy rash,too or too cold surroundings,hunger, abdomen colic,aerophagia,or simply baby wants to be picked up. any sharp or blunt object may be cause of pain. Treatment depends on cause.
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My Daughter (Age 10 month) has been suffering from fever (101-102, by underarm) from last 3 days. First day her nose was running a lot. But next day onward her nose was ok. On third day there was no fever for almost 18 hrs but again at mid night she got fever. I am giving her Maxtra-P (60ml) according to doctor. Should I go for antibiotic? Is it viral fever or common cold.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My Daughter (Age 10 month) has been suffering from fever (101-102, by underarm) from last 3 days. First day her nose ...
I suppose there are no other symptoms except you have narrated. It is usually viral fever but 101-102 temp by under arm should be taken care of. No fever for 18 hours may be due to medicine you are giving. There is no role of antibiotcs in viral fever unless it is super imposed secondry bacterial infection. Your doctor is best judge to assess.
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Healthy Meal for Babies

DNB Paediatrics, DCH, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Healthy Meal for Babies
Healthy meals and 1 or 2 snacks per day should be the ideal diet of your child at the growing stage.
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If new born baby of 3 month old and we are taking care about everything but there is problem about lose motion every time within / between 10-15 days. How we can care of baby?

Pediatrician, Pune
babies do get golden yellow coloured loose stools , when on breast feeds , nothing needs to be done if the baby is gaining adequate weight and is otherwise well
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My 3 year old daughter is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she Can not keep anything down including liquids. What should I Do?

MBBS
General Physician,
My 3 year old daughter is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she
Can not keep anything down including liquids. Wh...
temp up to 99 degrees is normal for a kid but since the kid is having little bit of fever and associated with gastritis mm at be due to infection by water or by ingestion of food best thing to consult a child specialist.
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My daughter has diabetes and gas issue she is taking insulator from last 2 years she can not walk suggest the food she should take to have control on diabetes.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Homeopath,
My daughter has diabetes and gas issue she is taking insulator from last 2 years she can not walk suggest the food sh...
She can take more protein diet like sprouts, been, 2fruits curd, dal, aviod maida, junk food, high carbohydrates. Take more liquid salads and raw veg for roufage.
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Hi. My son is 2.5year old is having the habit of biting nails. In the process he started eating skin also. Pls advise.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi. My son is 2.5year old is having the habit of biting nails. In the process he started eating skin also. Pls advise.
Hello, give him a single dose of Phosphorus 200 Ch. calcarea phos 6X , 3 tabs twice daily. Revert after 15 days.
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My daughter is one year and one month old. Her weight is 7.8 kg and her birthweight is 3 kg. She eats everything from breakfast to dinner but her weight is same from last four months. She is underweight. Please suggest any healthy drink or supplement for her normal growth?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My daughter is one year and one month old. Her weight is 7.8 kg and her birthweight is 3 kg. She eats everything from...
Give her semisolid diet like dal dalia rice etc every 3 hours, may add ghee to increase taste & flavour. Stop bottle feeding if doing no milk in day time encourage her to enjoy meals with parents nothing is better than home made food,
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Hi doctor I have one month old baby boy and am gaining weight constantly tummy is becoming fat. There is no menstrual discharge also. Kindly suggest me some solution.

MBBS, DGO, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Gynaecologist, Chennai
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I have one month old baby boy and am gaining weight constantly tummy is becoming fat. There is no menstrual...
Hi, you have delivered just one month ago. Your menstruation may at art after a while if you are breast feeding. Also after six weeks if normal delivery and after 3 months if delivery is by c section you can start post natal exercises which will help you to get back in to your shape. Consult your obstetrician who did your delivery or a physiotherapist and learn the exercises.
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6 Ways To Help Your Baby Learn Speaking

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
6 Ways To Help Your Baby Learn Speaking

The role of parents in language development of children is a primary one. Basically, it will be a one way communication as babies will not respond, but that should not deter you from speaking to them. It has been shown that talking to children early on helps them to talk faster and learn more words. The number of words a child hears is directly proportional to the amount of vocabulary he/she will be able to master.

6 ways to help your baby learn speaking:

  1. Let them listen a lot: Children learn speaking by listening first. So more and more words they will listen, so do they will speak. Make sure your child comes in contact with children in the peer group and plays with them as with the help of their friends they can learn many words. 
  2. Read a book: You should start reading to your child as early as possible. The type of book is not as important as you may use, various touch and feel books such as graphic novels. Initially, you may start with board books and then move on to picture books and finally to story books. It helps in increasing the child's vocabulary.
  3. Talk as much as you can: Part of a child's ears and brain that respond to sound are developed since birth, so even though talking to your baby may not make much sense, talking to them enhances their development of speech. The infant absorbs the words which facilitates speaking.
  4. Look for cues: If the child is interested in something such as a book or a toy, then engage with the child on that subject. Encourage him/her to ask questions and interact as much as possible. These interactions help in enhancing the child's language skills.
  5. Limit television: Using television to teach vocabulary to your child is not as effective as talking directly. The primary reason is that characters in television do not react to your child's cues. This does not allow the child interact, which results in reduced language learning.
  6. Treat ear infections early: It is important to treat ear infections early as this causes hearing problems which in turn delays language learning. Consulting a pediatrician to get treatment for ear infections of your child is advisable. You should see to it that the child is being administered medications at regular intervals.
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My child of 2 years not taking food. I am feeding her she is becoming thin.My doubt is whether my feeding is not sufficient or all are telling in the grown up stage children will become thin

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Kolkata
First of all stop blaming yourself. 10 kg at 2 year is low but not so bad to be able to fully comment please send me her height and weight record( if not specifically recorded, search all doctor's prescription you have ever visited. ) Tell what is her diet?
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