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Dr. Ruhi Shali

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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
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Dr. Ruhi Shali is a renowned Pediatrician in Powai, Mumbai. She is currently associated with Nihal Nursing Home in Powai, Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ruhi Shali on Lybrate.com.

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6 Ways To Help You With Child's Language Development!

Md pediatrics
Pediatrician, Rajkot
6 Ways To Help You With Child's Language Development!

The role of parents in language development of children is a primary one. Basically, it will be a one way communication as babies will not respond, but that should not deter you from speaking to them. It has been shown that talking to children early on helps them to talk faster and learn more words. The number of words a child hears is directly proportional to the amount of vocabulary he/she will be able to master.

6 ways to help your baby learn speaking:

  1. Let them listen a lot: Children learn speaking by listening first. So more and more words they will listen, so do they will speak. Make sure your child comes in contact with children in the peer group and plays with them as with the help of their friends they can learn many words.
  2. Read a book: You should start reading to your child as early as possible. The type of book is not as important as you may use, various touch and feel books such as graphic novels. Initially, you may start with board books and then move on to picture books and finally to story books. It helps in increasing the child's vocabulary.
  3. Talk as much as you can: Part of a child's ears and brain that respond to sound are developed since birth, so even though talking to your baby may not make much sense, talking to them enhances their development of speech. The infant absorbs the words which facilitates speaking.
  4. Look for cues: If the child is interested in something such as a book or a toy, then engage with the child on that subject. Encourage him/her to ask questions and interact as much as possible. These interactions help in enhancing the child's language skills.
  5. Limit television: Using television to teach vocabulary to your child is not as effective as talking directly. The primary reason is that characters in television do not react to your child's cues. This does not allow the child interact, which results in reduced language learning.
  6. Treat ear infections early: It is important to treat ear infections early as this causes hearing problems which in turn delays language learning. Consulting a pediatrician to get treatment for ear infections of your child is advisable. You should see to it that the child is being administered medications at regular intervals.
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Hello. Recently became mother, it's been 1 month now but can't feed my baby properly as my milk production is very less. Hello to boost up the milk production so that my baby can get enough milk. please help.

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hello. Recently became mother, it's been 1 month now but can't feed my baby properly as my milk production is very le...
M&s lybrate-user I understand your concern for your baby. It is very nice that you are still breastfeeding in spite of this. The breast milk medically can be said to be less than normal if weight of child is not increasing as per age & child is passing diluted urine less than 6 times in 24 hours. Pl ensure exclusive breastfeeding day & night &frequent suckling is the most important stimulus to increase milk production. Be confident ,be cheerful& think positively about your child. Best wishes®ard.
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Hi, Mera beta 11 months ka hai uske teeth abhi tak nhi aye aur wo sahi se sit nahi kar pata. Mane ek doctor ko dikhaya usme blood test urine test aur whole usg karwaya usme usg karne wale me bola bache ki ek kidney nhi ha aur ek kidney me sujan ha please help me koi best ha to consult ke liye please merko batao.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Mumbai
Hi, Mera beta 11 months ka hai uske teeth abhi tak nhi aye aur wo sahi se sit nahi kar pata. Mane ek doctor ko dikhay...
Congenital absence of a kidney does occur in few case, but if the other kidney is normal nothing to worry. As a person can live normal life span with one kidney. For teeth. Increase intake of milk. Hv patience. Call me or chat here, if their is a need.
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Hi - I have 35 days old baby. Please suggest me some tips to make breast feeding easier. How often we can feed? Ideas on foods to eat and avoid during tis time ?

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
Hello- drink more milk to increase the quantity of breast milk. Don't start any medicines as it will transfer from you to your baby. Feeding frequency depends upon the hunger of the baby so it can not be fixed. Don't feed in supine position (sleeping position) as it may cause perforation of the ear internally. (also known as milk ear). Avoid spicy food, fast foods, and hard to digest foods during this period.
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I have a baby who was 34 weeks born. He was fare enough when he born. And he was put in ICU for 10 days and he has lost his skin colour he is so dark now. He s one year old now. Whats the solution.

MBBS , DCH ,MIAP ,PGDHA
Pediatrician,
I have a baby who was 34 weeks born. He was fare enough when he born. And he was put in ICU for 10 days and he has lo...
The stay in icu did not cause the skin colour to change. Please try to get over the obsession for fair skin. Having a healthy baby is more important.
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Is Zyrtec (Cetirizine) safe to use long term? My child is 3 years old and will often get bouts of cough, usually late at night. A doctor said to give him Zyrtec 5 ml once a day. The medicine works well. All his symptoms stop or are reduced when he is taking Zyrtec, but when he stops the symptoms return after a few days. How long can he take zyrtec? Is it safe for long term use?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Trivandrum
Is Zyrtec (Cetirizine) safe to use long term? My child is 3 years old and will often get bouts of cough, usually late...
Your child seems to be very much allergic, rather than cetrizine you can take nasal sprays- Not the one coming in ads. Nasal sprays can be used for long term and is less harmful. For details you can consult me.
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Hi, I am a 24 year old lactating mother and my daughter is 2.7 kgs at 66 days old she drinks enough milk urinates after every feed plays cries poops once a day does not spit up sneezes coughs rarely demands for continues feeds during the night is there any problem why is she underweight her birth weight is 2.490 kgs.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
Hi, I am a 24 year old lactating mother and my daughter is 2.7 kgs at 66 days old she drinks enough milk urinates aft...
Take lactating rich foods like garlic, poppy seeds, drumstick leaves etc. Feed your baby as many times as possible with breast milk. If you want a systematic diet chart & LACTATION capsules which does not have any side effects then contact us by website Nutriline where we would help you in a better way.
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I had my baby boy born prematurely in 32nd week of pregnancy. He was almost 6 weeks early and weighed 1.3 kg at birth. Fructose-1,6-diphosphatase was detected in his lab diagnosis from the sample collected on the 9th day after his birth. Our pediatrician told us this is a sign of "fructose intolerance" though we both as parents don't have this deficiency. Now my baby is 5 months old (corrected age 3.5 months), almost 5.6 kg weight and we will diagnosis him again for the same deficiency after a month. We are keeping our fingers crossed thinking that this deficiency could have occurred due to his premature age & incomplete growth at 32 weeks and may not exists now. So my question: Can "Fructose-1,6-diphosphatase" occur in babies born prematurely due to incomplete growth when it is not hereditary and may disappear as the baby grows over months?

Diploma in Clinical Nutrition, Certified Diabetes Educator, Diploma in Sport & Exercise Nutrition, Diploma in Human Nutrition, Lifestyle Medicine, BSC IN LIFE SCIENCES
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
I had my baby boy born prematurely in 32nd week of pregnancy. He was almost 6 weeks early and weighed 1.3 kg at birth...
Fructose-1,6-diphosphatase is an enzyme present in healthy persons, as this enzyme is responsible for metabolism of glucose in the body. It not the presence but deficiency that is of concern. What I understood is your child is not having this enzyme. In absence of this enzyme, it is difficult to digest fruits. Nothing to worry now. As he grows up, you can give less quantity of fruits to your child. But give other natural foods like vegetables and pulses.
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My sister is 2 years old. She had worms. Dr. gave her 20 ml ZENTEL. After that gas developed she started vomiting and can't digest even a spoon of anything. What might b the situation. Is there anything serious?

dnb pediatrics
Pediatrician,
My sister is 2 years old. She had worms. Dr. gave her 20 ml ZENTEL. After that gas developed she started vomiting and...
Hi. Most common complication of Zentel is vomiting. If it is persisting for a longer duration then it is better to consult again. Hope this was useful. Thank you.
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I am 35 year old and during combined screening test iugr risk factor is 1: 35.there is no chromosomal abnormality and no downs syndrome. Should I be worry or not.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
I am 35 year old and during combined screening test iugr risk factor is 1: 35.there is no chromosomal abnormality and...
What is the weight of the baby. And what's the cause leading to iugr. It depends in that if only concern iugr but weight above 2 kg then no need to worry except few days of stay in nicu. For training the guts. Best regards.
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