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Dr. Vasant Khatav  - Pediatrician, Mumbai

Dr. Vasant Khatav

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Pediatrician, Mumbai

30 Years Experience
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Vasant Khatav is a popular Pediatrician in Borivali West, Mumbai. He has been a practicing Pediatrician for 30 years. He is a qualified MD . He is currently practising at Dr Khatav Mother & Child Hospital &... in Borivali West, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Vasant Khatav and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Mumbai University - 1988
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After how many days we start to give cow milk to new born baby? Cow milk is good for new born baby?

Masters In Clinical Nutrition & Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
After how many days we start to give cow milk to new born baby? Cow milk is good for new born baby?
Hello dear It not good for new born and secondly, you cannot give cow milk before 1 year. We have infant diet from 6 month - 2 years which include. How to introduce food every month in right quantity and in right way. To meet their nutrition al requirements. To cure problem such GI Problem. How to introduce cow milk at 12 month. And many more But before prescribing any thing we need some information like. Vitals.Medical history. Family history. Daily routine And many more So, if you want to contact us, you can contact us directly thru Lybrate.
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My baby is 21 months old boy. I just want to know that is it necessary to clean his teeth with brush everyday. We tried many times but he just play with brush and does not clean his teeth with brush. So how to train him for brushing.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Zirakpur
My baby is 21 months old boy.
I just want to know that is it necessary to clean his teeth with brush everyday. We tri...
A. Teaching your toddler to take care of his teeth is just one way you can show your growing child how to take responsibility for his body. This can be a challenge because 2-year-olds are motivated mainly by fun and pleasure, not by health and necessity. If you want to end his resistance to brush, your best bet is to make this nightly chore a fun ritual for him. Here are a few tricks you can use to do just that: play copycat. Capitalize on a toddler's natural desire to mimic fun activities he sees. Bring your child into the bathroom with you to watch you brush your teeth. Be sure to lay out his toothbrush where he can reach it. While you're brushing, exaggerate a show of excitement. He'll likely be encouraged to copy what you're doing. Make the toothbrush a toy. Let him play with it. For example, show him how to brush his teddy bear's" teeth, or even let him brush yours. Create the impression that toothbrushes are fun to use. Play show and tell. While you are showing your child how to" play" with the toothbrush, tell him why tooth brushing is important. Say" sticky stuff collects on your teeth. The sugar bugs like the sticky stuff, and if they stay there long enough, they'll eat into your teeth, and then your teeth won't be strong and white. If you have a cavity that's filled, show it to him to reinforce this point. Use your finger as a toothbrush. If he still doesn't seem enthralled by his toothbrush, wrap a piece of gauze around your finger (you can actually purchase slip-on gauze pieces for this purpose) and use your finger to clean his teeth. Some toddlers find this less frightening than a long, plastic toothbrush. If you use toothpaste, choose one that has a flavor he likes. A word of caution: if you choose a toothpaste with fluoride, as most dentists recommend, use only a pea-size dab no more than once a day. Many children this age will swallow toothpaste. As a preventative medicine, the mineral fluoride has a narrow risk/benefit ratio: just the right amount of fluoride (via brushing) can help protect against tooth decay, but too much (via digestion) can contribute to weakened enamel. When nothing else will work: try the two-person technique we resorted to in our family to successfully brush the teeth of our resistant toddler. Have your child lie on your lap with his head facing you, while your partner sits in front of you knee-to-knee, supporting your child's body in his lap. Have your partner lean forward and hold your child's arms and legs while you gently brush his teeth from above (a position that will give you easier access and a better view). Your child will eventually catch on that brushing his teeth is a regular and necessary part of taking care of his whole body - and he'll enjoy doing it.
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I have 4 months Baby. Motion comes 6 days once. How can regulate? Any drops or tips.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
It is normal in a breastfed baby and if you are bottle feeding you need to stop the bottle and feed with a spoon
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Hi, My child is 1.6 years old infected by impetigo. We are under homeopathy treatment from 4 days. It has been effected her cheeks and spread to entire face. Just want to check am good to go for allopathy treatment now or should I wait here only? What is the normal recovery time in homeopathic treatment?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hi, My child is 1.6 years old infected by impetigo. We are under homeopathy treatment from 4 days. It has been effect...
Hi, Lybrate user, You can't expect final result ,alapsing 4 days of treatment, continue homoeopathic treatment, patiently. Moreover, you may give your baby the underlying homoeopathic medicine: @.Rhus tox 30-2 drops with 1tsfl. Of water, thrice/day. Hygiene be maintained. Take care.
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My son's age is 5. He has dust allergy normally he starts to cough a lot but in india doctor used to give Allegra and it used to work. Last 5 months back shifted to London. For the last 15 days onwards, he is constantly coughing but very less during the night time but the coughing increases after having any food or milk. The doctors are saying the chest is clear and has given ventilin evohaler.

MD - Pulmonary, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
As the chest is clear and ventilin evohaler is not showing benifit, you can try allegra surup again. As the cough is after feed, every care should be taken that child is not aspirating during feed, which can occur if feed taken in hurry or in faulty posture.
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Don't Like Studying Maths - Is Your Child Suffering From Dyscalculia?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Don't Like Studying Maths - Is Your Child Suffering From Dyscalculia?

At a young age, it is fairly common to be afraid of math. The rational nature of numbers, multiplication tables, addition, subtraction and all that in between can admittedly be a tough thing to get on with at a tender age. But in most of the cases, this difficulty tends to improve as one attains maturity. This can be attributed to a growing familiarity with the subject and a subsequent change in the way of understanding certain things. But if your child suffers from a problem with understanding math even at a grown age, chances are he/she might be suffering from Dyscalculia- a special type of learning disorder that is characterized by a person’s inability to grasp the concepts of math or the very concept of numbers itself.

Dyscalculia generally occurs due to genetic factors. However, it is also possible to encounter this disorder if your child had suffered from significant brain injury in the past or have problems with remembering things. It is also possible to have this disorder, if your child is already suffering from Dyslexia ( a learning disorder which makes your child unable to read or understand written words).

The symptoms of Dyscalculia are as follows:

  1. Inability to recognize numbers and significant trouble while counting.
  2. Significant problems while performing basic additions, subtractions or divisions.
  3. Facing problems with how to use money or telling time.
  4. The problem with memorizing mathematical formulae or tables.
  5. Your child might be unable to discern exactly how to approach a math problem.
  6. Your child will be increasingly reluctant to go to a math class or feel tensed before math examinations.
  7. Inability to understand the basic functionality of numbers.

It is extremely important to remember that having this disorder does not necessarily mean your child has a bad academic record on the whole. Since this disorder can cause significant problems in the future for your child in terms of dealing with things in the real world, you should be extremely sensitive regarding its treatment.

The treatment of Dyscalculia might include:

  1. You should encourage your child more and more if they tend to get immensely frustrated with their math problems. If possible, try to help your child with his/ her homework.
  2. Strike a healthy relationship with your child. Make him realize that not being able to grasp the concept of numbers is not the end of the world. Explore his other skills. That might boost his lost confidence and might encourage him to approach math in a more efficient manner.
  3. You should try to make your child learn how to tell time or use money with little home exercises. If possible, try to make him learn the basic of math with daily activities like counting the number of flowers while walking down the streets.
  4. You must consult a specialist who will make your child learn numbers by following different modes other than writing. For example, the specialist might read a math problem to your child in order to make him understand the problem. 

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Hi, I am having colitis and doctors says its because of stress that my nausea is not going. IBS is also there. I am looking for a psychiatrist to get counselling to change my outlook towards my life and issues.

Diploma In Psychology Counselling Skills, Diploma in ayurveda, B.S IT
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi, I am having colitis and doctors says its because of stress that my nausea is not going. IBS is also there. I am l...
Hello Friend, Good that you are seeking a help here. Your doctor is right. As body and mind are interlinked, any emotional disturbance like stress or depression can easily affect your physical body condition. If your experience stress in your lifestyle, it affects your appetite, digestion quality. This inturn causes stomach or digestion related issues like acidity, ulcer, IBS etc. So it's better to address the root cause than treating the symptoms. Appreciate your decision to take a counseling support to understand and address your issues. Be positive. There are simple and practical stress management techniques that you can adopt which can help you to overcome both the problems. Feel free to reach me online or call or chat through Lybrate for further evaluation of your both physical and mental symptoms to identify the root cause. Then suitable self therapies, home remedies, dietary changes, few lifestyle changes, relaxation techniques can be suggested. Be positive. You will be alright soon.
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My child is 15 months old and earlier days he didn't like plain cow milk. Can I give any supplements to increase the flavor or test of milk. Suggest any name of supplements which is healthier.

MD - Paediatrics, FIAP (Neonatology)
Pediatrician, Chandigarh
Yes you can add any supplements from the range available in the market all are more or less same. Chose the one which baby accepts and likes the taste.
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My daughter crying all over the night regularly what is the problem? still she is 3 month old.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My daughter crying all over the night regularly what is the problem?  still she is 3 month old.
It's called as infantile colic which usually occurs during 3 months. Exact cause not known. Usually reduces during 4th month.
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My Daughter 2 and half month old. She have too much Gas (Colic) problem.Dr. recommend Colicaid and Neopeptine Drops but nothing use. I want to know when dis problem Will Go. After 3 month or 6 month. Please suggest what I should do for colic.

PGPN, MD
Pediatrician, Vizianagaram
My Daughter 2 and half month old. She have too much Gas (Colic) problem.Dr. recommend Colicaid and Neopeptine Drops b...
Swallowing air is the most common reason for flatus. Try to give breast milk in sitting posture and do burping before you put on bed. If you are giving bottle feed, try to give with spoon. It solves your problem. Consult your pediatrician for learning art of burping.
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