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Dr. Sonal

Pediatrician, Mumbai

300 at clinic
Dr. Sonal Pediatrician, Mumbai
300 at clinic
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Sonal is a renowned Pediatrician in Ghatkopar West, Mumbai. You can meet Dr. Sonal personally at Rajendra Nursing Home,Ghatkopar West in Ghatkopar West, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Sonal and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Delivered baby on 1st. Flat nipples. Baby not latching on. Using nipple shield. Is it ok to use nipple. Shield.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Bangalore
Delivered baby on 1st. Flat nipples. Baby not latching on. Using nipple shield. Is it ok to use nipple. Shield.
Hi welcome to lybrate first of all. Congratulations on the birth of your baby! flat nipples is a common problem. Simple technique is to use a nipple retractor or a nipple puller that's available in medical shops or in mom n kids store. Every time before breastfeeding your baby if you use that retractor, gradually the nipples ll be normal enough for the baby to latch on easily.
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My 3 month girl baby have cold in nose. Remedy for this block ing nose. Is it serious health issue?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician,
My 3 month girl baby have cold in nose. Remedy for this block ing nose. Is it serious health issue?
Not a serious health issue if it is not associated with difficulty in breathing. Noisy breathing or partially blocked nose do not need any medication in this age group. You can use saline nasal drops prescribe by pediatrician. No oral medication if there is no any running nose or cough or difficulty in breathing.
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My kid is born as premature and now he is 1.9 Years old and weighing about 9.3kg. Please suggest how to increase his weight. We live in Hyderabad.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My kid is born as premature and now he is 1.9 Years old and weighing about 9.3kg. Please suggest how to increase his ...
Birth weight becomes 4 times at 2 and half years. You can calculate accordingly. Give whatever you eat.
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I want to give dry fruit to my baby which dry fruits I can give him for wait gain?

P.G.C.C. Pediatric, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
I want to give dry fruit to my baby which dry fruits I can give him for wait gain?
Give any dry fruit which you want to, crush them and make panjiri, it taste good, panjiri can be mixed with milk also like one does with commercial protein powder like horlicks or bournvita.
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I have an 8 month old baby. I am still breastfeeding him but also started mashed solid like biscuits, roti, dal, rice, fruits etc. I give him almost everything we eat but in well Cooked mashed form. I want to wean him off feeding now. My query is can I give him buffalo milk mixed in 50% boiled water? Or is it necessary to give him cow milk only?

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Hubli-Dharwad
I have an 8 month old baby. I am still breastfeeding him but also started mashed solid like biscuits, roti, dal, rice...
Hi lybrate-user I see that your child is 8 months old. It's great that you have started weaning. You don't need to stop breast feeding till 2 yr. If you wish to give milk pasteurised milk is better.
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Dear Doctor I ve 4 months and 20 days old baby till date I ve been giving oly breast milk I have to join office in two days I feel so guilty about it, am planning to express my milk and feed baby when am not at home, is it good to feed my milk storing in fridge, am really so guilty about it. Please help me to over come my guilty or is there anything that I can do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Dear Doctor I ve 4 months and 20 days old baby till date I ve been giving oly breast milk I have to join office in tw...
You should not feel guilty and it is common for for many women to go for work. Yes you can express milk and give it. If you keep in fridge it should not be boiled but keep outside for one hour before giving it. Now is the time to introduce homemade semi solids as well, and feed when you come back.
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Hi, please suggest me diet plan of 3 year old child.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician,
as your child is 3 yr old he should take full home diet, start from morning give him breakfast, lunch and dinner for that you should take with you and do feed him to begin or if he can eat on his own, but start him as I advised.
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I have a one year old girl child. Her head temperature is not normal. And sweating. What is the problem doctor.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
I have a one year old girl child. Her head temperature is not normal. And sweating. What is the problem doctor.
Head normal temp can not be defined. It may be warm on touch which is normal so sweating for some babies. If you suspect fever by touching head, measure temp by thermometer which is right way to assess fever.
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How to Deal with Severe Epilepsy

FRCS - Neurosurgery(UK), M.Ch - Neuro Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Ahmedabad
How to Deal with Severe Epilepsy

The word epilepsy brings to mind visions of people frothing at the mouth and rolling on the ground. However, epilepsy affects each patient in a different way. This can make it hard to recognize at times. In the more serious cases of epilepsy, an epileptic attack can make a patient injure himself or develop other life threatening conditions. In rare cases, epilepsy can even cause death. Thus it becomes imperative to understand how to deal with epilepsy.

Treatment options for epilepsy can be categorized as medication, surgical procedures and dietary changes.

Medication: Medication for epilepsy is prescribed on the basis of the symptoms presented and the type of epilepsy the patient is suffering from. In most cases, seizures can be controlled with a single type of medication, but in others, the doctor may need to prescribe a combination of medicines to control epilepsy. These forms of medication do have side effects and hence any reactions to the medication must be immediately brought to the doctor's notice. The dosage for epilepsy medication may need to be varied with time. An epileptic patient should never discontinue medication on their own.

Surgery: Depending on the type of seizures and the area of the brain affected, a doctor may advise surgery in cases of severe epilepsy. Surgery can help reduce the number of seizures experienced or completely stop them. Surgery to treat epilepsy is of many types. Some of the common procedures are:

  1. Surgery to remove tumor of any such conditions that may be triggering the epileptic attacks
  2. Surgery to remove a small section of the brain from where a seizure originates. This may also be referred to as a lobectomy.
  3. Multiple subpial transaction or a surgery that involves making a series of cuts in the brain to prevent the seizures from spreading to other parts of the brain.
  4. Surgery to sever the neural connections between the right and left hemispheres of the brain.
  5. Surgery to remove half the brain's cortex or outer layer

Dietary changes: A diet rich in fats and low in carbohydrates can help reduce seizures. This is known as a ketogenic diet and aims at making the body break down fats instead of carbohydrates. It can cause a buildup of uric acid in the body and thus should be practiced only under the guidance of a dietician. In cases where epileptic attacks are triggered by malnutrition and birth defects, taking vitamin supplements can help lower the frequency of seizures.

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Sir, I have twins (Girl & Boy) born on 02.05. 2015. They are going to 6 month old. Now, they are taking breast Milk & Pro Nan 1. What change of food to them on 6 month old? What quantity & what type of food for them to start?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Sir, I have twins (Girl & Boy) born on 02.05. 2015. They are going to 6 month old. Now, they are taking breast Mi...
Home made foods can be started. Whatever you make can be given and give as much as they can eat. Do not force feed.
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Care of child's teeth

Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research, BDS
Dentist, Kolkata
Proper posture of the child in feeding is essential to prevent rampant caries. If a child is fed in bottles containing sweetened additives in lying posture in the night time or sleeps with the bottle nipple in his mouth there is a high possibility of rampant caries and baby bottle syndrome. Brushing the childs teeth at night is a must prefarably with a fluoridated toothpaste but the quantity of the paste given to the child should not be more than one pea size. Visit your child's dentist every 6 months.
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My 2 years old son eats only crispy things. He doesnt likes rice, suji or chapati, vegetables. He eats junk food like chips, biscuits etc. Please guide?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My 2 years old son eats only crispy things. He doesnt likes rice, suji or chapati, vegetables. He eats junk food like...
Junk foods are unhealthy and may lead to various health problems. Food habits depend on how we cultivate. Slowly you must divert towards other foods with love and affection.
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My daughter is 5 months 22 days old. Need to start the diet for her thought of cerelac but there are so many variants available so I got confused. Please suggest which would be best for her and also suggest some good diet plan. Thank you.

DIP.PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASES, MRCPCH, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Pune
My daughter is 5 months 22 days old. Need to start the diet for her thought of cerelac but there are so many variants...
Timely thinking indeed! the very purpose of top semisolid feeds started at this age is to support growth demands n to empower enable child to take routine home/family food at one year age any staple cereal mix with pulses/grams/nuts in 3: 1 proportion with added energy dense ghee/oil, jaggery/sugar cooked n made incrementally semisolid is acceptable. Prefered are custom made home cereal mixes. Acceptable but less favoured options of commercial cereal mix only in compelling situations like working mothers, travel, hygiene issues. Hardly anything to choose between variety of available flavours. Just ensure age limits recommendations. Mashed fruits, roots, veg to be started bit later. Avoid top milk, animal proteins upto 9 mths. Start with 4 feeds a day n increase gradually the volume, variety, thickness as per taste n acceptance of baby. Happy feeding.
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My son is 11 years old he is suffering from thalaseemia disease past 10 yrs the remedy is every 28 days once we are giving the blood transfusion 300 ml packed cells b+ blood in salem tamilnadu what should I do?

Pediatrician, Pune
Maintain hb more that 9 gm% by regular transfusions, avoid iron overload by giving iron chelators deferrasirox / others as prescribed by your doctor to keep ferritin < 1000, get his blood checked every six months for transfusion related infections and iron overload, maintain a near normal life, try an option for bone marrow transplant.
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My baby is one month old and he is not sleeping in the night very cranky, so what to do?

DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
Rule out. 1. Hunger 2. Nasal block. 3. Tummy ache. 4. Temperature low or high. 5 emotional need. Don't get anxious.
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Hi! i'm having a baby girl. She is completing 2 yrs. She's till on motherfeed and won't quit. She has a poor intake of meals. She s slim, but active. Please suggest what to do?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
If child with 13 kg weight at 2 years is active and playful. Parents should be happy and content, rather than worrying about intake. Poor intake is your perception, which may be born out of anxiety about her well-being. Respect her choice. Enjoy and play with her. Breast feeding can be stopped after 2 years.
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Mera baby 3 month ka h Jo Breast feed krta h agr Mala N medicine leti hu to baby ko koi dikt to nhi hogi ya mujhe koi side effect.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Mera baby 3 month ka h Jo Breast feed krta h agr  Mala N  medicine leti hu to baby ko koi dikt to nhi hogi ya mujhe k...
I do not think there can be any problem to baby or to you. Even then, it is better to consult family planing counselor.
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Hi, I have 15 months old daughter. I did not understand what should I give her to eat bcoz she has no interest in fruits. I m very tensed pls suggest me why is healthy food for her?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Kanpur
Hi, I have 15 months old daughter. I did not understand what should I give her to eat bcoz she has no interest in fru...
Don' tense yourself give her any home made healthy food of her liking and mood, there is nothing to worry but don't allow her any junk/fast food or cold drinks.
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Hello Doctors Team, My son having 5.5 months old and his weight is 8.4 kg and he is having his food as Mothers Milk with the addition of formula Milk (Similac 1 Advance ), now I would like to know like when we can start other foods and what kind of foods we can start and the schedule intervals. Better to suggest the way forward and what is your suggestion about COW MILK / Packet Milk for baby feeding? Thanking you in advance!

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hello Doctors Team, My son having 5.5 months old and his weight is 8.4 kg and he is having his food as Mothers Milk w...
U may start now supplementary thin semi solids like suji kheer, khichadi, dal etc to start with any one item once in aday for 3-4 days gradually shifting to other items for about a month then different item twice in a day. Fuit may be given. Dairy/ cows milk can be given now. Continue breast feeding.
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An new baby girl is of only 42 days & still having too much hairs on her forehead so tell me how to remove it while massage.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
An new baby girl is of only 42 days & still having too much hairs on her forehead so tell me how to remove it while m...
These are called lanugo hairs. These are normal hairs present on baby while in womb. These will go on its own. No need to worry.
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