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Dr. Prarthana

Pediatrician, Mumbai

400 at clinic
Dr. Prarthana Pediatrician, Mumbai
400 at clinic
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Prarthana is a renowned Pediatrician in Andheri West, Mumbai. You can visit her at Om Sai Hospital in Andheri West, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Prarthana on Lybrate.com.

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My son is not taking milk how can I make him drink?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
Pediatrician,
You try adding vitamin powders and thereby changing the flavour. Try also giving milk kept for fermentation (to make curd) for two hours and try. It will just change to curd not sour or not the taste of milk. This consistency may be liked, to eat like icecream.
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2 Months old baby has loose motions, is being fed on similac advance any home remedy?

Pediatrician, Kaithal
2 Months old baby has loose motions, is being fed on similac advance any home remedy?
Stop bottle feeding, if given. Breast feed your baby, if there is no medical contraindication. If stools are non watery, baby is active and gaining weight properly, it can be a normal activity for this age. It will be better to get your baby examined by a pediatrician.
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I need to know can I travel by air with my 7 month old baby. is it safe for the baby.?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
Yes it is ok. If the baby has a cold and blocked nose, the ear pain may be severe. In that case, it is good to instill prophylactically one drop in each nostril of nasoclear saline nasal drops and continue feeding the baby during landing and takeoff.
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My son is one and half year old. My son is in the habit of thumb sucking. I have tried so many things but he still does it. Even because of this habit his teeth are not in proper shape. What should I do.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My son is one and half year old. My son is in the habit of thumb sucking. I have tried so many things but he still do...
Teeth shape is not de to thumb sucking and you can gently advise him. When he grows up he will stop this habit . Try putting a bandage on his thumb
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MBBS, Diploma in Child Health
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Common Skin Problems in Newborns

Eczema

This is very common after the baby has turned about 2-3 months of age or even slightly later. This appears as a red area with itching on the cheeks or the chest area. These babies usually have very dry skin, and it is also not uncommon for one of the parents to have eczema. This form is called atopic eczema. The severity of the eczema is very variable, but the vast majority grow out of the eczema by the time they reach 15 years of age. This tends to be a persistent problem and needs to be managed on a regular basis.

The most important factor to keep in mind is to use a gentle soap and a pH neutral moisturiser all over the body. The soap and moisturiser needs to be continued for years and the dermatologist may prescribe a steroid or anti-inflammatory creams for brief periods during a flare up.

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I am having one month girl babies. Doctor suggested to give powder milk for the babies the name is PER NAN. They said for one scoop you should 30 ml water we are giving like that only. But my baby is suffering to go to motion. Can you help me with your message.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am having one month girl babies. Doctor suggested to give powder milk for the babies the name is PER NAN. They said...
I would advise to give only breast milk. If you give other feed give it with spoon and not bottle feeding,If you remove bottle diarrhoea will stop no matter how well you clean or sterilise as you say
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Importance of Schooling

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Alappuzha
School is important for not only education but also neuronal development.
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I have boy he is 8 years old. He usually take coffee with his dinner. How bad it is to take coffee at night.

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Tea or coffee taken with food or after food causes disturbance with absorption of certain nutrients also it disturbs the digestion. Also coffee taken at night disturbs sleep pattern. So please avoid it.
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What Is Early Childhood Development?

Panchkula & Delhi
Mother and Child Care, Panchkula
What Is Early Childhood Development?

The early childhood period is considered to be the most important developmental phase throughout the lifespan.  This period focuses on the physical, social/emotional and language/cognitive domains of development of a child, which have direct effects on their overall development as an adult in the future.

Physical Development: Physical developments of a child are associated with the motor skills and physical growth of the child. As a child grows and his or her nervous system become more mature, the child becomes more capable of performing increasingly complex actions such as walking, running, balance, and coordination which involve the larger muscles like arms and legs, as well as, some more intricate skills such as drawing, writing, grasping objects, throwing, waving, and catching, involving the smaller muscles in the fingers, toes, eyes, and other areas. Physical growth follows a directional pattern, such as the body's core, legs and arms develop before the small muscles in the fingers and hands.  The muscles in the center of the body become stronger and develop before those in the feet and hands. Development goes from the head to the toes.

Cognitive Development: Cognitive abilities are associated with memory, reasoning, problem-solving and thinking that continue to emerge throughout childhood. There are four Stages of Cognitive Development:

Stage

Age Period Between

Milestones

Sensorimotor Stage

Birth to age 2

Respond to sensory stimuli by simple motor skills.

Preoperational Stage

Age 2 to 6

Learn to use language, but do not understand logic or mentally manipulate information and understand others' point of view.

Concrete Operational Stage

Age 7 to 11

Begin to think logically about concrete events, but have difficulty understanding abstract or hypothetical concepts.

Formal Operational Stage

Age 12 to adulthood

Able to think about abstract concepts and develop skills such as logical thought, deductive reasoning, and systematic planning.

Language Development: It is the most remarkable development in children. According to several researches, it is found that language development begins at fetal level, as the fetus is able to identify the speech and sound patterns of the mother's voice and by the age of four months, a child can distinguish between sounds and read lips. Infants are able to differentiate between speech sounds from all languages; however, around the age of 10 months they lose this ability and begin to recognize their native language only.

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Hi my baby has 5 months she is doing motions per day 5 times what medicine I can use for my baby.

MRCPCH, MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Hi my baby has 5 months she is doing motions per day 5 times what medicine I can use for my baby.
We need to monitor nature of stool if too watery or more than 10-12 in one day else it is fine as long as baby is otherwise active. Frequency of stools with settle with time and not medical problem if rest all fine.
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For my sister daughter aged 5, the mouth is getting reddish, when she take food little spicy also. Is there any problem with stomach?

MBBS, D.P.H
General Physician, Gurgaon
For my sister daughter aged 5, the mouth is getting reddish, when she take food little spicy also.
Is there any probl...
Yes it related with your digestive process you just take vitamin b comlex daily aplly zytee gel locally write your complete problem and consult on line for further management.
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MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar
Children are small adult's,talk to them with respect and respect their arguments ,likes dislikes,their self respect.Never ever undermine them.
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My kid is 7 months old now and I wish to nurse him at least for 6 more months. I feel there is a reduction in milk quantity. Started taking Galact granules 2 months back but did not find it boost the milk supply. Please suggest diet to increase milk supply.

Lactation Consultant, Childbirth Educator, MHA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
The key to more milk is more suckling. The more your baby suckles, the more milk your body produces. Expressing breastmilk frequently would also boost production. Since your baby is 7 months old, your baby needs fresh, home cooked food along with breastmilk.
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Sir, my son is 3 years old, male, weight 15 KGS, height 3 ft. Giving him only normal food, and drinks pediasure. Pls doctor suggest some drinks and healthy food for his brain development. Someone said infantgrow A+ is very good for brain development. Pls help.

MBBS MD DCH, Dch
Pediatrician, Muzaffarpur
Your child is perfectly heathy for his age. There is no need to give commercial food or drink but freshly prepared home made cereals. Never ever go by tall claims of these baby food manufacturers. They are expensive and never ever better than home made preparation tailored to need test texture of food. Best wishes.
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Hi, my child's age is nearly 3 years, he is so aggressive, short-temper and irritative. When angry, he stuck his head anywhere, injure himself, so moody. Please let me know what to do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
He may be hyperkinetic child. Observe if it resolves over time or think of adhd. Never scold him but lovingly advise and see.
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My one year 3 months old daughter uses to lick wall and papers. Please suggest me what I should do to stop?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My one year 3 months old daughter uses to lick wall and papers. Please suggest me what I should do to stop?
In a 3 month old these are just normal and you take care to keep the area clean and distract her. She will just put anything in mouth and suck.
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I Have a little baby she is 10 month now I can't feed the baby because my breast have a water please suggest what I do?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
I Have a little baby she is 10 month now I can't feed the baby because my breast have a water please suggest what I do?
I think you mean abscess. Feed from other breast till that problem is solved. Show to a surgeon and get treated.
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Hi sir, My son is two and half year old. But usko bolne me dikkat aa rhi hai. Mera beta bolta to hai per proper nhi bol pa rha. Mummy, papa, dada, roti, pani jaise word to proper bolta hai per puri tarah nhi bol pa rha abhi. Kya muje uske liye koi tonic ya medicine leni chahiye. Please tell me.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hi sir,
My son is two and half year old. But usko bolne me dikkat aa rhi hai. Mera beta bolta to hai per proper nhi b...
Bachcha ma, papa, tata aadi shabd 9 mahine kee aayu se bolana shuru kar deta hai tathha 18 maheene kee aayu tak vaakya bolanaa shuru kar deta hai. 30 maheene kee aayu tak bachchaa apanee baat spasht bolata hai. aapane spasht nahee likhaa hai ki wah papa dada aadi shabd theek nahee bol pata hai ya vakya. shararik vikas ke sambandh main kuch nahee likha hai. suchana adhuree hone ke karan uchit praamarsh dena katheen hai. Aap bachche ko shishu chikitsak se pramarsh karain. Tonic ya medicine ka koyee upyog nahee hai.
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