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Dr. Pankaj Sarab

Pediatrician, Mumbai

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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
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Dr. Pankaj Sarab is a popular Pediatrician in Goregaon West, Mumbai. You can visit him at Anupam Maternity and Nursing Home in Goregaon West, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Pankaj Sarab and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Breastfeeding - 5 Benefits of It!

Speciality Birthing Care
Gynaecologist, Bangalore
Breastfeeding - 5 Benefits of It!

A mother’s milk is said to be the most nutritious food for a new born baby. It contains the perfect balance of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals needed for your baby and changes to keep up with your baby’s growing needs. However, the benefits of breastfeeding extend way beyond nutritional value. Breastfeeding is beneficial for both you and your baby. Ideally, a baby should be breastfed for at least the first six months.

Here are 5 major benefits of breastfeeding.

  1. Stronger immunity: Mother’s milk is rich in antibodies and a number of unique compounds that help the newborn child’s body fight bacterial and viral infections. No other form of baby food is as rich in these antibodies. Babies who have been breastfed have a lower risk of suffering from ailments such as ear infection, stomach upsets and respiratory problems. The first milk expressed by a woman’s breasts after giving birth is known as colostrums. This milk coats the baby’s digestive system and prevents the growth of harmful bacteria.
  2. Fewer allergies: Breast milk is easier to digest than formula or cow’s milk. This protects the gastrointestinal passages from inflammation and prevents undigested food from triggering allergic reactions. Being breastfed can also reduce the number of allergies a child may suffer from in their later years.
  3. Healthy body weight: Breastfeeding makes a child less likely to suffer from obesity in their later childhood and adult years. This is because breast milk contains less insulin and more hormones as compared to formula. This helps regulate fat absorption. On an average, babied fed on formula put on weight quickly and are more likely to overeat in their later years.
  4. Stronger bones: Breastfeeding is beneficial for both the child and the mother. When a woman is breastfeeding her child, her body’s ability to absorb calcium increases. This helps increase bone density, especially as pregnancy can make bones weak.
  5. Builds a strong mother-child bond: After 9 months of carrying a child to term, giving birth may lead to post partum depression and a mother may feel the connection between her and the child severed. Breastfeeding helps nurture this connection and provides emotional relief to both the mother and child. For the mother, this experience releases hormones that reduce stress and relax the body. For the baby, close physical contact is very important and this process provides the perfect opportunity to do so. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Gynaecologist.
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My 21 days baby frequently vomits from mouth and nose in thick consistency, I have low milk n from starting day she is on bottle feed, my paediatric suggested dexloc ,I am worried about my baby ,my gynec given me galakol tab to increase milk but no use, pediatric given domstal fr vomiting, please help me to increase milk.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My 21 days baby frequently vomits from mouth and nose in thick consistency, I have low milk n from starting day she i...
called as reflux . no major worries . it shall recover with domstal but I prefer to stop bottle feed and prefer more and more breast feeds.or katori spoon feeds
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My 17 month boy has vomiting after completing his food. Pls suggest what can I do.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Is he on bottle feed ?The n you must give only breast milk and homely food. What is he weight? Ask me privately to give you regular advice on bringing up children.Regards
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My father's mantoux test 20 mm, is it positive. He has any dangerous problem and he need any treatment. Just redness on hand can measure.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My father's mantoux test 20 mm, is it positive. He has any dangerous problem and he need any treatment. Just redness ...
Mantoux test is positive but treatment depends on the symptoms and other positive pathology findings.
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Is Oats are good for babies age upto 5 years. Oats are meant for reducing for weight or I have some wrong understanding.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Oats are high fiber complex carbohydrate and is not necessarily a weight reduction drug. It can be given to babies if they like it
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Reasons Behind Iron Deficiency In Children!

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Reasons Behind Iron Deficiency In Children!

Iron deficiency is a common condition in children. It occurs when there is a scarcity of iron in the child's system due to malnutrition. Iron is an extremely important mineral that is required for growth and development in young ones. It is an essential nutrient for formation of Hemoglobin, which transports Oxygen and Carbon dioxide through the bloodstream and it is also essential for the functioning of the muscles. If the child's diet lacks iron then the condition might worsen and turn into anemia.

Children need different levels of iron intake at different ages for proper development of all mental and physical faculties. As the child gets older and reaches the age of puberty, the requirement of iron and other minerals also increases. Deficiency of it causes anemia specific to iron. 

Deficiencies can lead to various nutritional disorders that may cause severe complications.

The primary cause of iron deficiency in children is an improper diet which leads to a lack of nourishment. There are a number of other causes of the problem, some of which are as follows:

  1. Low birth weight
  2. Excessive intake of cow's milk at less than 2 years of age
  3. Feeding exclusively on breastmilk beyond 6 months of age
  4. Lead poisoning
  5. Gastrointestinal disease or infection
  6. Improper diet of the mother during pregnancy
  7. Chronic diarrhea
  8. Infestation of parasites in the digestive system.

If the problem arises due to dietary deficiency, it can be easily solved by making simple modifications to the child's diet plan. If the condition stems from other factors or diseases, the child must be taken to a doctor immediately for a medical diagnosis and remedial treatment. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Pediatrician.

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Is it good for a 5 months baby to sleep in sleeping on bed condition i. E, face down.

PGPN, MD
Pediatrician, Vizianagaram
Is it good for a 5 months baby to sleep in sleeping on bed condition i. E, face down.
No, it is not advisable to keep baby in prone position. Ideal either to keep in supine or rt lateral position with slight head up position.
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Hi Sir or mam, My baby is 25 days old and it's so hot here in Delhi so because of hot he is getting fever regularly so any tips for hot weather how we can take care of our baby please help me out. And one more question we can give him water or not?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hi Sir or mam, My baby is 25 days old and it's so hot here in Delhi so because of hot he is getting fever regularly s...
Fever should not come even in hot weather and we should evaluate his cause for fever and always provide a shade to him from 11AM till 5pm and to use cotton clothes and breast milk is the best medication
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My daughter is 10 months old. When she sees the face of any new person she starts crying and it is non stop crying. Whenever she went to anybody's house or any market place also starts crying which is very difficult to stop. Is it normal.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, PG - Graduate Diploma In Health Sciences In Diabetology, MD - Bio-Chemistry
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chennai
My daughter is 10 months old. When she sees the face of any new person she starts crying and it is non stop crying. W...
Some kids have stranger fear. It is quite normal. Gradually expose your kid to strangers and outside atmosphere. You need to desensitise it slowly. The child will definitely come out of fear for strangers. Just give a reassurance to the child that she is safe and secure.
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