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Dr. Meenal Tela

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Dr. Meenal Tela is a trusted Pediatrician in Santacruz West, Mumbai. She is currently associated with Sanjeevani Clinic in Santacruz West, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Meenal Tela on Lybrate.com.

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5 Ways to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SID)

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
5 Ways to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SID)

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SID) refers to the unexplained and sudden death of a seemingly hale and hearty baby. This condition tends to occur when the baby is asleep and that's why it's also known as crib death. Although the reason for the condition is still not known, many experts have attributed the cause of the condition to abnormal development in the parts of the baby's brain that oversees breathing and awakening from sleep. Nonetheless, there are ways that can prevent the problem from occurring and which are:

  • Always place your baby on the back to sleep - Sleeping on the back is the safest position that your baby should be in, whenever he or she sleeps. You shouldn't let your child sleep on the sides as he or she can roll onto the stomach, and may hamper the breathing process. You can place your baby on the stomach when he or she is awake.
  • Place your baby on a firm surface to sleep sans of any objects - It's best to place your baby on a firm mattress to sleep while avoiding thick and feather padding like a thick comforter. At the same time, objects like toys, stuffed animals or pillows should be removed from the crib as they may get in the way of your child's breathing by pressing on his or her face.
  • Make sure your baby doesn't become very hot - For keeping your baby warm during sleep, it's best to opt for sleep clothing or blanket made of light material so that it doesn't make him or her feel very hot. If using a blanket, it should be placed loosely over the baby and one should also remember to not cover the baby's head during sleep.
  • Use a pacifier - Research suggests that the use of the pacifier can reduce a baby's chance of dying from SIDS. This is because the pacifier helps in preventing the baby from rolling over onto his or her stomach during sleep. At the same time, it's also believed that the instrument helps in keeping the baby's tongue positioned in a manner that keeps his or her airways open.
  • Breastfeed your baby - Breastfeeding your baby for a minimum of 6 months can help in preventing the occurrence of SIDS. Several studies have revealed this beneficial aspect of breastfeeding.

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My daughter is 3 years old & I don't want another child at least for 2-3 yrs. Can you please suggest me any tablet which I can take on regular basis to avoid unwanted pregnancy.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
My daughter is 3 years old & I don't want another child at least for 2-3 yrs.
Can you please suggest me any tablet wh...
It is better to use Copper T or similar intrauterine device which are safe and painless and makes you free from side effects of hormonal tablet.
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Hi, Our son is 4 years old and has Crigler Najjar Syndrome type 2 by birth. We r giving him Gardenal 2.5 ml once a day. Without medication his eye turns yellowish. As of now his fine and reaching all his milestones as per his paediatrician. We want to know more about this like what food to give what not to give anything which we have to know. Also, we are planning for a second baby we want to know are there any chances of second baby to having the same. Or do we have to have some medical checkup to prevent.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
There are 2 types type 1 & 2 Type is autorecessive means 25 % chance of child getting. Type two can be both of different types- recessive (25 % cghance) or dominant (50 % chance) For advise about present child meet Paediatrician.
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About feeding child: can I feed my 4th month baby cow powdered milk .is it safe, if can pls tell me about dosage.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
About feeding child: can I feed my 4th month baby cow powdered milk .is it safe, if can pls tell me about dosage.
Yes you can and there is no specific dosage. You make 30 or 60 ml milk and feed with spoon or sipper and not bottle feed. Any waste has to be discarded and not kept for later use .Breast milk has to be continued and formula feed can be given after breast milk only . From 4th month you can give home made semi solids mashed well also
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What is the alternative food for cow milk for 17 month baby. He hates cow milk. If force feed, his motion comes watery the next day.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
What is the alternative food for cow milk for 17 month baby. He hates cow milk. If force feed, his motion comes water...
All that you have it for meals in family. Dal rice, Idli Dosa, Uttapam, Rasam, Sambar rice, curd rice, fruits, meat, chicken, eggs and you name it, he can have it for meals.
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I am 40 years old. I have a 14 year old son. I am sure he masturbates daily. Does masturbation will reduce his height growth as he is just 4 foot now. Please help is masturbation good or bad for him at this height growing age?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
I am 40 years old. I have a 14 year old son. I am sure he masturbates daily. Does masturbation will reduce his height...
Just leave it. Nothing happens even though he masturbates. This is age related phenomena especially in the teenage group. This is a temporary phenomena as he grows up and the habit subsides. See to it he won't go for bad habits. Masturbation is not related to other health conditions. Its habit of psychological status. His height and other health condition is not related to masturbation. Only thing is try to divert his attention by engaging him some other activity like more studies, sports, some work etc. Most of the time don't leave him alone.
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My baby is 2 months old he didn't go for motion for 4 days. How to solve this problem. Or I should go consult doctor. Please let me know. His stomach is fluffy.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My baby is 2 months old he didn't go for motion for 4 days. How to solve this problem. Or I should go consult doctor....
Many times small babies do not pass stools for ten days at a stretch but if the abdomen is hard than we should give enema after clinical examination
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My son 1 year old front teeth are turning dark n little black! Any specific reason?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ponda
My son 1 year old front teeth are turning dark n little black! Any specific reason?
If he is on iron tonics then nothing to worry after few weeks of discontinuation of therapy it will get clear.
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My baby is almost 9 months old. He is having a dry scalp and kind of dandruff and brown particles come out whenever we comb his hair. What cud b d reason and the solution for the same.

B.H.M.S
Homeopath, Patna
My baby is almost 9 months old. He is having a dry scalp and kind of dandruff and brown particles come out whenever w...
Sepia 30 one drop only 2 combination no 21 give 1 pill 8 houry upto the age 2 year. Please report in 5 dys.
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M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
The volatile oils in ginger have long made it a useful herbal remedy for nasal and chest congestion. Pour 2 cups of boiling water over a 1-inch piece of peeled, grated ginger; steep for 10 minutes; and strain. Add a pinch or two of cayenne pepper to the water and drink as needed.
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