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Dr. Prathana

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Dr. Prathana is a renowned Pediatrician in Bandra West, Mumbai. She is currently practising at Kiddie Ville Hospital in Bandra West, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Prathana on Lybrate.com.

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All You Need To Know About Weaning!

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
All You Need To Know About Weaning!

A little more about Weaning:-

Weaning can be defined as a process where there is a gradual transition from an infant's diet to a fully grown adults diet. Weaning is considered a period of complementary feeds, which helps an infant to establish a better connection with food. Weaning can also be considered as a process of developing infants taste buds. Weaning should always be introduced after 6 months of exclusive breastfeeding (from birth to 6 months).

Since the entire process of weaning takes a lot of patience and perseverance, mothers are expected to be creative to bring the best introductions in her child's menu. It is more of a trial method for the new mum, as it helps her govern a basic taste of her tiny tot.

Below are some points which can benefit both the new mum and the baby towards effective weaning.

Points to be kept in mind for a fruitful weaning:-

  • Feed only supple or soft foods:- To avoid the potential risk of choking, which can be common with the foods like apple, grapes, nuts, popcorns, The rule here to follow is to make sure that the food fed, should be soft enough to get mashed between the finger and the thumb. It becomes very important to go choke free. One can conveniently start with blends.
  • Offer purees and nutrient dense meals:- Weaning should be a gradual and relishing process and purees play a vital role in resetting the overall process since they are loaded with important nutrients and are also easy to digest, they can be an ideal meal to begin for the growing infant.
  • Diversify the baby's prospect as a part of growing:- Babies like to see the world as a process of constant change and learning. Including wide varieties of mild herbs like basil, turmeric in his daily weaning diet, will help in developing a stronger immune response.
  • Discourage the use of salt, sugar and honey all together:- Do not encourage the use of salt and sugar till the baby turns one. They can prove to be very heavy on the baby's tiny developing system, without contributing much on a nutritional front.
  • Go slow and enjoy the overall process :-Considering this period as a time of bonding with your baby, by doing so you will be able to help your baby attain a healthy, positive and fun loving rapport with the new mum and the food, which will last with the baby for rest of his life. By any sort of force feeding involved, baby can get rebellious and might never want to have food at all.
  • Encourage self-feeding:- By encouraging it, the baby will eventually learn the process of self-feeding. Self-feeding will help the baby to have a better grip over fine motor grip and also help him be more independent. Self-feeding should be monitored under vigilance and allow baby learn self-feeding by himself, in spite of some futile attempts.

Bottom line/Conclusion:-

Weaning should be a gradual, happy and a positive process, which should be initially done at a turtle pace. It should evolve as a learning process for both mother and the baby since that will help them to establish a better understanding and connection with the food habits. Weaning can sum up to the benefit of new mum by attaining a better understanding towards baby's food preferences.

 

Hi my wife is blessed by a beautiful daughter in 14 July 2016 and now she ear Piercing (kaan chedana) I just wanna to ask is she need tetanus injection.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi my wife is blessed by a beautiful daughter in 14 July 2016 and now she ear Piercing (kaan chedana) I just wanna to...
Ear piercing stud with a gun is done by a doctor and TT is not needed as the bay is will get DPT and other vaccines by 45 days of age. Better to do after the first DPDT injection.
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When my baby is examined by pediatrician, he said he heard extra sound in heart and recommend for echo scan. My baby age is 3 month. Is it serious.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Noida
When my baby is examined by pediatrician, he said he heard extra sound in heart and recommend for echo scan. My baby ...
Hi extra sounds may be indication of some congenital heart defects can be a very mild or serious problem depending upon the sound to confirm you should go for echo as soon as possible.
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My son age is 1 yrs 6 month. Most of the time he is suffering from cough problem. Also he is not interested on eating. We forcefully get him eat. Please help me.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Kanpur
My son age is 1 yrs 6 month. Most of the time he is suffering from cough problem. Also he is not interested on eating...
Probably he may allergic to something, don't force feed him, relax give healthier food, fruits and milk accordingly if he is having normal growth parameters nothing to worry. You can deworm him.
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My 10 month old daughter is facing difficulty in passing stool. She is having very hard potty. Can anybody please suggest any remedy. She has a weight of around 8 kg.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
My 10 month old daughter is facing difficulty in passing stool. She is having very hard potty. Can anybody please sug...
Hi weight is normal..constipation is curable by homoeopathy completely..get it treated immediately by homoeopathy. homoeopathic treatment is safe and effective treatment.
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6 years old daughter is having loose motions constantly. One day back first she had vomits, and then had fever. Took medicines after consulting Dr. But now loose motions are not under control. Please advise on what to do, which foods she can have.

BHMS, M.D.
Homeopath, Pune
6 years old daughter is having loose motions constantly. One day back first she had vomits, and then had fever. Took ...
hello lybrate user, as of now, give her simple food like blend khichdi (overcooked dal rice). avoid spicy food, drink plenty of water, give her ORS water to maintain hydration. take homeopathic treatment for persistent loose motion. it's very safe and highly effective treatment for diarrhea. you can message me back for proper homeopathic treatment and remedy prescription.
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4 Simple ways to lose your baby weight naturally

Crest Affiliated Course in Advanced Reproductive Techniques, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Ghaziabad
4 Simple ways to lose your baby weight naturally

Having a baby brings about a number of changes in your life, including a change in the way you look. The nine months see you putting on additional weight, which you try to shed off once you deliver. To help you get back into shape, here are some very effective and simple ways that you can follow:

Losing weight doesn't mean you need to get started on a vigorous exercise regimen; even a simple walk around your apartment block can help you to lose your baby weight. Whether it's going up and down the stairs for 15 minutes or pushing the stroller for about 30 minutes, such activities can bring your body's calorie-burning capacity back on track.

  1. Breastfeed to burn about 600-800 calories everyday - Breastfeeding is not only good for your newborn but also for you. Breastfeeding your child can help you to lose weight considerably as it's a great way of burning off all the baby fat.
  2. Lift weights to speed up your body's metabolism - Lifting weights can aid in improving your body's metabolism, thereby helping you to lose your baby weight effectively. By adding weight training to your fitness regimen, you're in fact helping yourself to build muscle mass and losing weight in the process. To do this, you don't need any gym equipment, for instance, you can do lunges while taking your baby around in a stroller. Or do them while holding your child close to your chest.
  3. Always snack healthily - Having healthy snacks in place of high-calorie sugary foods can help you to get back your post-pregnancy shape. Studies show that yogurt and low-fat milk can help in weight loss as the calcium content present in these two foods block a hormone that assists the body in storing fat. Moreover, consuming foods high in fiber like raisins and figs can help in improving your digestion.
  4. Get adequate sleep - Sleeping is another way in which you can shed off those extra kilos. Try to sleep whenever you get the time as it'll help to keep you from binging on junk foods as well as keep your energy levels in check.

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Related Tip: Benefits of Breastfeeding for Baby & Mother

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Hi doctor! I have a question regarding pentaxim (dpat) vs pentavac (easy 5 or dpt) vaccine. My baby is 3 month and second dose of this vaccine is due. First vaccine was of the painless version but now I want a normal injection which is painful. Can I switch or will I have to stick with dpat. Also whic one is better? pls advice tia.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi doctor! I have a question regarding pentaxim (dpat) vs pentavac (easy 5 or dpt) vaccine. My baby is 3 month and se...
Pentaxim is banned in India and other countries. The WHO has advised all countries to stop giving this vaccine. Some recent studies proved that the Pertusis vaccine included in the Pentaxim does not work. Pediatricians know about this issue but some continue giving. It is wise though for us mom to be aware of it. I think you should go for the painful ones. Its ok if your baby will suffer fever and pain for couple of days if that means there is no chance of him getting any of those diseases later on in life. But then again, it is your choice. Just choose what is best for your baby. :) You can switch over and there is no problem
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My baby is 6 months old n we r going for painless vaccination. I just wanna know is it safe for baby or not.

Pediatrician, Chennai
My baby is 6 months old n we r going for painless vaccination. I just wanna know is it safe for baby or not.
Hi lybrate-user! Recently many people are coming up with doubts about painless vaccination. I would like to tell you that apart from oral polio drops and rotaviral vaccine, every vaccine is an injection which involves prick with needle. Of course it is going to give some pain to your child for that moment. Nowadays combination vaccines come with 4 to 5 components so that your child will be pricked only once or twice and not 4 to 5 times. Hope this helped you.
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