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Dr. Savitha Naik

Pediatrician, Mumbai

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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. Savitha Naik is a popular Pediatrician in sundar Nagar, Mumbai. She is currently practising at Le Nest Hospital in sundar Nagar, Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Savitha Naik on Lybrate.com.

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Why Your Baby's Diet Must Not Miss Papaya

Ph.D - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
Why Your Baby's Diet Must Not Miss Papaya
Health benefits of papaya for babies

When babies graduate from liquids to semi-solids, their diet needs to be tasty as well as healthy. This is the time where immunities are built and how well they eat now will largely decide how fit they will be in the years to come. Selecting their diet is crucial. Papaya is one item which is highly recommended in a baby's diet. Here are the reasons why:

1)Eyesight - Papayas are good for eyesight as they have vitamin A. At a stage when your baby is developing his eyesight, a little help from what he eats will do wonders.
2)Blood Generation - Papayas are known to increase blood count.
3)Digestion - Papayas improve digestion. Since babies are mostly in sedentary position, digestion needs assistance. Mashed papayas are a good idea for this.
4)Skin Problems - Papayas control skin ulcers.
5)Brain - Papayas facilitate brain development which is very important for babies.
6)Bones - Papayas are good for bones. Apart from the oil massages and milk intake, this would also add to the benefit.
7)Muscles - Papayas strengthen the muscles as well.
8)Immunity Building - Papayas are a good source of vitamin C and folate. It strengthens your child’s immune system.
9)Intestinal Worms - Infants at times suffer with the problem of parasitic worms in their intestines. Small amounts of dried papaya seeds with honey can be useful in controlling these intestinal worms.

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My aunt has delivered to a 2nd baby after 8 years gap from the delivery. She is not getting breast milk to feed the baby. The baby is being feeded with milk powder. Is it safe to continue with it. Can we feed with normal. pasteurised milk. Please provide the reasons for not getting milk and tips and suggestions to get milk. thank you.

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
My aunt has delivered to a 2nd baby after 8 years gap from the delivery. She is not getting breast milk to feed the b...
Mothers milk is best for baby ,give your aunt a wholesome nourishing diet ,she can add roasted cumin seeds to her diet ,give her lactonic granules with milk. If milk secretion does not increase you can give formula milk to the baby ,but proper sterilization should be maintained to avoid infection.
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Hi, My Baby is not taking food she run or cry when she see food she is 1 year 8 months can you help me to take food with prescribed medicines she does not feel hungry.

Diploma In Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Faridabad
Hi, My Baby is not taking food she run or cry when she see food she is 1 year 8 months can you help me to take food w...
Sir, get her haemoglobin checked. If less then she needs iron tonic along with multivitamin syrup. This will recover her apetite.
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My son is 18 months old. When we keep him stand he walks along. He just started walking alone from 1 months but the problem is that from 19 th August we observed that he scared to walk alone and when we leave him for walking he scared and hold our hands tightly. With holding our hands he wakes everywhere, climbed up on window, staircase. So please advice what should be the problem?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My son is 18 months old. When we keep him stand he walks along. He just started walking alone from 1 months but the p...
There is no problem. Let him hold your hand tightly but keep your hand loose. Just possible he would have fallen some time. He is learning to climb now. After some time he shall start walking on his own way. If you suspect some abnormalities, consult pediatrician in person.
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I have child 15 days but I haven't meal spicy so how many days avoid spicy food .please tell me details food on delivery.

MD Pediatric
Pediatrician, Mumbai
I have child 15 days but I haven't meal spicy so how many days avoid spicy food .please tell me details food on deliv...
Hi, you need to eat balanced diet. You eat what you normally eat spicy/ non spicy whatever suits you. You just need to increase your diet for increased demand during breast feeding. So add one meal and take snacks in between. Take increased amount of protein in form of egg (best), non veg food or add pulses, soyabeen in your diet. You need 300kcal and 25gm protein extra. Keep yourself hydrated with 3-4 litres of fluid daily. I had heard some senior doctor saying, when you give cow's milk to baby do you ever see what cow eats. So don't worry about your food passing to baby. Baby will take only milk. Just keep yourself healthy and happy.
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I have blessed with son who is now 5 months completed. He was born with forceps delivery. So his one side shoulder was not aligned properly. He is having some nerve twisting one side of the shoulder. I think. But his hands are moving to good extent compared to beginning but not 100% as of now. I have consulted a doctor and they it will heal on its own if not we can see after 3 years. I just need a good opinion pls advise.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
I have blessed with son who is now 5 months completed. He was born with forceps delivery. So his one side shoulder wa...
your query needs thorough examination to suggest. I think your doctor's team consisting of neuro physician, pediatrician n orthopedic surgeon r best to advise. As you have mentioned baby is improving, it is advised to follow your doctor's advise.
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My baby is passing stool after every feed. He is on total mothers feed. Is this normal? Color of his poop is green most of the time. It is going on from 10 days. My pediatrics says this happens when baby takes mothers milk and also because of the weather. please gave me some suggestion.

Diploma in Dietetics, M.Sc. Food & Nutrition, B.Sc. Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Panchkula
My baby is passing stool after every feed. He is on total mothers feed. Is this normal? Color of his poop is green mo...
Yes this is perfectly normal for an exclusively breast fed baby. Continue this for minimum 6 months after which you can start semi solid cereal based foods.
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My son is 20 month. At born time he has thyroid. After that we Doesn't done any test. What to do now? Is there any harmful effect of that please guide me.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My son is 20 month. At born time he has thyroid. After that we Doesn't done any test. What to do now? Is there any ha...
Hypothyroidism in infants may lead to poor development of brain & intelligence.Moniter thyroid status regularly & treat accordingly.
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I have a kid of 2 years old boy. Please suggest me any food items to help in his growth system.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Sindhudurg
I have a kid of 2 years old boy. Please suggest me any food items to help in his growth system.
Miss lybrate-user in fruits you can give all fruits in soft form so he can chew and try to eat and diglute. Give him all vegetable soups alternate day. Give crush of rotis dal rice etc. Depending upon the tooth formation and gum strength you give food. Detail information can contact me throuh paid consultation. Thank you.
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Child Health

MSc. Foods & Nutrition, BSc. Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
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How to maintain Good Health in children?

Hello everyone. I'm Kanchan Patwardhan. I'm a Clinical Dietician and Nutritionist working in this field from last 22yrs. Today, we are going to speak about how to increase health and stamina in children. You know healthy brain begins with smart nutrition. Diet is actually very important because your body's organ and tissues need proper nutrition to work effectively. So, without good nutrition your body is proned to diseases, infection, fatigue etc. If your children's diet is not nutritionally dense then definitely they're prone to infection and diseases. So better is you give your child a good nutrition and you know how you can give it? It's very easy. There are ceratin ways in which we can give it to them, provide them good nutrition.

There are many mothers who come to me and say that my child doesn't eat fruits, my children doesn't eat this and that. So I always ask them, do you eat that fruit, do you eat papaya, apple? If you don't eat that how are you expecting your child to eat that? So first you start that because whatever children learns, they learn it from you only. Children are very fast learner, they grasp very fast, in subconscious mind also they're learning things. So if you eat in front of them they will think my mother must be eating something very good or something very delicious and even if one day they don't look at you, second day they don't look at you but on the third day they will definitely come and try what you're eating and the same thing will become a habit. So it is very easy how to teach them to take up nutritious food. First you eat and subconsciously they will also start liking good food.

How will you see if your child is having proper nutrition or not? If he is having low concentration problem, if he is having frequent cough and cold, if he is having infections, if he is having dull skin, in the teenager if he is having pimples or if he is having mood swings, having tensions, irritation. All these problems if he is having that means your child's diet is not proper. So please look at your child's diet and find out the root cause of your problems. You must give right proteins to your child because right proteins are neccessary for repairing body tissue, development of healthy brain, proper functions of hormone and any wear and tear, if it is there then protein is going to actually help you out and heal any wear and tear. So please include protein in the diet, you can obtain proteins from fish, milk, cheese, eggs, nuts, pulses etc. So proteins are equally important.

At the same time you must give them anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals through fruits and vegetables. And at the same time you must give them good quality complex carbohydrates also. For the child's growth and development calcium is equally important because if you give enough calcium the child's bones will become strong and they will become tall. So please give them good calcium such as almonds, soya, beans, dairy products, peas, brocolli etc in your child's diet. Please give right quality iron to your children that comes from green leafy vegetables, pomegranate, eggs, cysmic seeds, garden green seeds, beans, rajma, chole, chane etc. These are the very good sources of iron. With it your children should go for physical activities, they can opt for any activity, they can play cricket, they can play tennis, they can play anything but not indoors. They should play outside for proper physical and mental growth.

Thank you very much. Please contact Kanchan's online nutrition through Lybrate.

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