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Dr. M V Balsekar

Pediatrician, Mumbai

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To provide my patients with the highest quality healthcare, I'm dedicated to the newest advancements and keep up-to-date with the latest health care technologies....more
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Dr. M V Balsekar is an experienced Pediatrician in Mumbai, Mumbai. You can visit him at Dr. M V Balsekar@Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. M V Balsekar on Lybrate.com.

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# 60 A, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Breach Candy. Landmark: Next To Mahalakshmi Temple.Mumbai Get Directions
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Mera son 11 month ka Hai. Wah thik se sota nhi hai. Feeding karate time wo apne head ko haath se chot marata Hai or khujlata bhi Hai or use paseena bhi bahut jyada aata hai uski health bhi thik nhi hai. Ear bhi kujlata rahata Hai.

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics , Diabetes Educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Mera son 11 month ka Hai. Wah thik se sota nhi hai. Feeding karate time wo apne head ko haath se chot marata Hai or k...
Hello, In most cases,babies go hungry hence they find it difficult to sleep.Feed along with the daily diet has to be monitored.Set a timetable for him,it works.
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My baby was born premature at 32 weeks and had sepsis. She is now 1.y months old. The OAE screen has come refer twice however the baby responds to sounds of rattles and music when she cries and we use rate she goes quite. Please suggest if she has hearing issues.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My baby was born premature at 32 weeks and had sepsis. She is now 1.y months old. The OAE screen has come refer twice...
THere is no hearing loss. But OAE refers to lsoo in certain frequency and repeat it later Pure-tone (PT) audiometry measures throughout the outer ear, middle ear, cochlea, cranial nerve (CN) VIII, and central auditory system. However, OAEs measure only the peripheral auditory system, which includes the outer ear, middle ear, and cochlea. The response only emanates from the cochlea, but the outer and middle ear must be able to transmit the emitted sound back to the recording microphone. OAE testing often is used as a screening tool to determine the presence or absence of cochlear function, although analysis can be performed for individual cochlear frequency regions. OAEs cannot be used to fully describe an individual's auditory thresholds, but they can help question or validate other threshold measures (eg, in suspected functional [feigned] hearing loss), or they can provide information about the site of the lesion. Using current technology, most researchers and clinicians find a correlation between frequency-specific analysis of TOAEs/DPOAEs and cochlear hearing loss. However, at this juncture, the correlation cannot fully describe auditory threshold. Naturally, a correlation would not be expected for noncochlear hearing loss.
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My baby daughter is 4 months old. She is underweight. What all can I give her to feed other than mothers milk? Like orange juice grapes juice? Please help.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby daughter is 4 months old. She is underweight. What all can I give her to feed other than mothers milk? Like o...
You have not mentioned her wt. no juice or any thing is better than mother's milk. Give her exclusive breast milk.
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Child Healthcare Tips

BHMS, M.D Homoeopathy ( Practice of Medicine )
Homeopath, Nashik

Good health is the greatest and most valuable gift we can give to our kids.  Being equipped with the knowledge and understanding of proper child healthcare will decrease your trips to the doctor and enhance your baby’s health.

1. Hunger over desire

Ensuring your child is well fed is more important than giving into food desires. Children will always want food that is unhealthy. As parents you get to decide what they eat and in what quantity. Stocking healthy food and cutting down or completely removing unhealthy options is all in your hands. A well balanced and healthy diet is the very first thing you need for your child’s health.

2. Decision makers

You don’t need to be a complete control freak when it comes to eating habits. Present a variety of healthy options and allow your children to pick and choose what they want to eat. This goes for meals as well as snacks.

3. An active lifestyle

More and more children can be seen glued to TV’s and other gadgets. As a parent you need to monitor the time they spend on sedentary activities and encourage more physical activity. Children need to run around and play out in the open instead of staring at a screen all day long. This benefits physical, mental and emotional development of the child.

4. Kids follow what they see around them! You need to set the right expectations and be a role model by following routines and healthy practices for your child to mirror your activities.

5. Positive Environment

Creating a positive environment for your children is a necessity. Children who have positivity around them grow to be more stable and emotionally strong individuals. Stress can reduce disease fighting activities in the body which increases the chances of your child becoming ill.

6. Cleaning Habits

Make your child understand the need to be clean and wash hands before eating and after any outdoor activity. This will help avoid common health issues and boost immunity. Use soap and water whenever possible rather than wipes or hand wash.

7. Exercise

Instead of lecturing or forcing your kid into exercising, make it the most fun part of the day. Cycling, swimming, running or whatever the kid enjoys.

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My daughter is 3 & half Months old. She is a healthy child but she has motions cleared at an interval of 2-3 days. This has been going on from a month now. Is this normal or she needs some medicine for regular motions. She feeds on mother's milk and urinates quite frequently whole day. Also please tell me if she needs calcium or any other supplement to support her good growth as she is already 7.750 kg by weight.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My daughter is 3 & half Months old. She is a healthy child but she has motions cleared at an interval of 2-3 days. Th...
Some babies do have irregular motions. If the stools are very hard and if the baby struggles to pass stools then you must show to a pediatric surgeon. 7.75 kgs at 3 and half months is quiet high. Don't give any thing other than breast milk. Calcium is not a must but you can give vitamin d drops1 ml (400mg) daily as it's less in breast milk.
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My 3 year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she can not keep anything down including liquids. I gave her less than an ounce of water and she threw it up within a matter of seconds! I have tried infant tylenol crackers and water please help.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
If their are no other symptoms than it can be viral cause may subsidise in a day or two. Continue with paracetamol and ors clean water by dropper. If still donot tolerate give vomikind injection by your dr.
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Good morning doctor my baby is 2years 3months but her hair is very thin we are not doing bald for girl but also 2months once we are go to parlour for her hair cutting but also not there thick so please tell me any good oil and shampoo now I'm using coconut oil parachute not applying shampoo pears only putting for wash please tell me.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Good morning doctor my baby is 2years 3months but her hair is very thin we are not doing bald for girl but also 2mont...
Good morning. it is very difficult to suggest any thing without seeing the local condition of scalp and general condition of baby. this condition of hair may be due to malnutrition particularly of micronutrients and protein. you may add multi vitamins and Iron with rich protein diet. else you may consult skin specialist for any local lesion.
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Hi, My angel is of one month old, mother milk is not sufficient for her, Please suggest. How can we calm her appetite.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chennai
Hi, My angel is of one month old, mother milk is not sufficient for her, Please suggest. How can we calm her appetite.
Dear Lybrate user please be calm. Do not worry. Feed the child whenever they need milk for just 10 mins and then if need be you can feed in 1.5 hours. Frequency of feeding will produce more milk. You also have to eat well, Drink 3 to 4 glasses of milk. Eat dhal in your diet, Take vegetables and fruit. Take oats, garlic as rasam. Be calm everything will be fine.
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My baby girl is 5 months old. And her weight is only 5.48 kg. She is only in Breastfeed. Shall I start formula milk once a day. Or shall I continue with only breast feed. As last month her weight was 5.20 kg. I think my milk is not sufficient for my baby. Pls suggest what I should do to increase her weight.

MSC Nutrition and Dietetics, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
My baby girl is 5 months old. And her weight is only 5.48 kg. She is only in Breastfeed. Shall I start formula milk o...
Hi, if the baby is fine, plays and is smiling and all his other activities are normal then there is no need to start formula milk, as mother's milk is the best milk for babies, since your baby is 5 months old, you can start giving fruit and vegetable juices once a day as this will help in easy and good transition to weaning foods, which you will be starting from next month.
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My baby is 1 month and 8 days old. Recently he cries a lot and sleeps only in my lap. As soon as he is put to bed he wakes up and starts crying. Is this normal or he is facing some problem which is not understood by me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My baby is 1 month and 8 days old. Recently he cries a lot and sleeps only in my lap. As soon as he is put to bed he ...
Usually children are like this, upto three months they will sleep during day and start troubling! mothers at night. This is the pain of motherhood. You can ask me privately for regular consultation child rearing. Happy parenting!
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