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Dr. Amitha

Pediatrician, Pune

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Dr. Amitha Pediatrician, Pune
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Dr. Amitha is an experienced Pediatrician in Senapati Bapat Road, Pune. You can consult Dr. Amitha at ONP Tulip Hospital in Senapati Bapat Road, Pune. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Amitha on Lybrate.com.

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Hi Dr. I am 36 years old. My first baby is 6 months old now. Breastfeeding is still going. I want to conceive soon for second baby. Please suggest regarding breastfeeding and how I can know that my body is ready for 2nd baby. I have pcod also.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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Hi Dr. I am 36 years old. My first baby is 6 months old now. Breastfeeding is still going. I want to conceive soon fo...
Better wait for 2 years before next pregnancy. Good for health of both children. Gradually replace breast feed with weaning food.

My son is 2 year old suffering from frequent fever due to bad immunity. What should I do for his weight gain?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician
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Why do you think by increasing weight he will have more immunity? immunity can be increased by vaccinations and good hygiene, healthy eating. We don' t know if his weight is adequate for his age or not?

My 4 year old daughter has suffered with severe chronic constipation since birth. When she was born she was admitted in the neonatal for 9 days due to abdominal distention, feed intolerance, suspected sepsis, vomiting bright green bile and Meconium Ileus. She did not pass her meconium for 33 hours and it was passed due to a paediatrician giving her a suppository. It's now getting worse as she is getting older. She suffers with abdominal distention, leakages, agonising pain, passing a lot of gas and cannot walk sometimes due to the pain. She has been on 5 different laxatives (lactulose, movicol, docusate, sodium picosulfate and sennakot) now of them have worked and she has also had 2 enemas that did not work also. She has had a biopsy done for Hirschsprung's disease and it came back normal and all her bloods are normal as well. She is missing a lot of school due to this and her doctors don't seem to think it's serious but after all the medication she's had I think differently. She used to pass a stool and get some relief for a few weeks now it's just days till the pain starts all over again like she isn't getting any relief at all anymore. It can be 3 weeks before she passes a stool. I've done some research and seen that meconium ileus can be related to cystic fibrosis and I've seen that you can have it in the digestive system also. Could this be a possibility for her?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician
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My 4 year old daughter has suffered with severe chronic constipation since birth. When she was born she was admitted ...
It is really strange for me to understand how she is tolerating absolute constipation for 3 weeks. It is advisable to get her thoroughly checked in good teaching institutions like AIIMS/PGI Chandigarh etc.

I have a 4 month old baby girl. Since her birth I m being advised to give some jari buti like jaifal, harrad, haldi, badaam, gold silver in form of liquid to her. Is it really good to give these things to such a small kid.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
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I have a 4 month old baby girl. Since her birth I m being advised to give some jari buti like jaifal, harrad, haldi, ...
For a 4 month old bay, Ms. Lybrate-user, nothing other than breastmilk is needed and all these are just popular belief with no scientific evidence. Happy parenting.

My daughter is 20 month old her right feet is bending towards inward direction. Wht it cud be. She falls alot. Her vit d levels was 2 in July .10 weeks course is completed of vitamin d supplements. please guide wht cud b problem and how it can be corrected.

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General Physician
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My daughter is 20 month old her right feet is bending towards inward direction. Wht it cud be. She falls alot. Her vi...
your daughter is probably suffering from rickets.please be careful with her. give her calcium and vit D supplement.k keep her in sunlight everyday. injections can be given if oral supplements do not work. corrective shoes if required.please stay in touch with a paediatrician for the same.

Care Of The New Born

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
General Physician
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No matter how much time you spend researching on how to take care of your newborn, once your child is delivered, the first few weeks will leave you frantic and overwhelmed. However, there are a few tips which new parents must keep in mind.

Handling a newborn:

1. Since babies have a weak immune system and are susceptible to infections, it is of paramount importance that anyone who handles your child has clean and sanitized hands.

2. You also need to be careful about always supporting and cradling your child's head and neck since the muscles in his or her neck are weak at birth, and babies only develop head control after six months.

3. Never shake your newborn baby whether playfully or out of frustration. Shaking the baby can cause bleeding in the brain or in severe cases, death. Tickle your child's feet to wake him or her up.

4. Not only is it important to make sure that your baby is fastened securely in the car seat, stroller or carrier, you must also restrain from activities which may be bouncy or rough.

Diapering:

Firstly, you must decide whether you want disposable or cloth diapers for your infant. Babies go through at least ten diapers a day (irrespective of whether they are cloth or disposable). While diapering, you must keep in mind to not leave your baby unattended on the changing tables. So get all the supplies such as clean diaper, diaper ointment (in case of rash), fasteners, diaper wipes and warm water, before changing his or her diaper.

Bathing:

Newborn babies need to be given a sponge bath with warm water and very little soap till the navel and/or the circumcision heals completely. This can take about one to four weeks. After being healed, the baby should be bathed twice or thrice a week since frequent bathing may damage the baby's skin.

Breastfeeding and Burping:

Doctors recommend feeding the baby on demand i.e. whenever your baby is hungry. Crying, putting fingers in the mouth, or making sucking noises convey that the baby is hungry. A newborn baby needs to be fed every couple of hours.

Burping is important so that the air consumed during the feedings can be let out since it makes the baby fussy. Patting or rubbing a baby's back usually helps them to burp or pass gas.
Care Of The New Born

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)
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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 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.

I'm a 17 year old girl, in the last year of school. I regularly eat fried food, and processed item. Junk food is a major part of my diet. I don't exercise AT ALL. Now down to the symptoms: I was eating Smileys (frozen ready to eat-fried potato things), and a swallowed three of them very fast. Suddenly, my ears started popping, there was tightness in my chest, and I was unable to breathe. I could barely ask my friend for water. As soon as I had a sip, I felt better. However, my ears still feel weird. Please help.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician
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I'm a 17 year old girl, in the last year of school. I regularly eat fried food, and processed item. Junk food is a ma...
Eating frozen food very quickly has led to your problem. Take some steam inhalation and you will feel better. The ear is probably blocked leading to this problem. It is advisable to start eating healthy foods and stop junk food. You will feel better

My girl baby 5 months old, she is drinking very less mother's milk due to reducing milk, we are give nan pro milk, 2 times (30ML + 30ML) per day. can we give any other food, please suggest me specific food, quantity how many times we can give per day.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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My girl baby 5 months old, she is drinking very less mother's milk due to reducing milk, we are give nan pro milk, 2 ...
Continue breast feeding & add dal ka pani, cerelac khichari etc as weaning food. Avoid bottle feeding. Gradually increse amount of semisolid food with advancing age.

Hi. I am from India and my son is 2 years 5 months. His birth weight was 2.89 kgs. He is a very fussy eater. He does not drink milk while he is awake, so I have to feed him with a bottle when he sleeps I am giving him tonoferon drops and ostocalcium syrup but not regularly. Please suggest if I can add all change his Iron and Calcium supplements.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician
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Hi. I am from India and my son is 2 years 5 months. His birth weight was 2.89 kgs. He is a very fussy eater. He does ...
First of all you stop bottle and feed from glass. The vitamins you give are good enough .Most children are fussy eaters and you just monitor weight

I have a 4.5 month old baby and my milk supply has dropped down as I feed him with formula milk. I want to breastfeed him again but he refuses to respond due to low milk supply. Please suggest how can I get more milk so that he breastfeeds again.

MD, MBBS
Pediatrician
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After 4 months of baby age mother's milk may come down, if you want to increase milk ucan take tab lactare.

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 ?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Sexologist
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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.

Bow Legs:What You Need To Know

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician
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Often children are born with bowing of legs, due to folded leg position in utero.

Once they start putting pressure on them while walking, they may straighten out. This happens generally by 2 to 3 years of age.

If not corrected then they may cause some serious problems:
*shortening of 1 leg
*deformity
*difficulty walking running
*higher risk of arthritis.

Persistent bowing may be due some deficiency:
*rickets
*Blount's disease
*lead or fluoride poisoning
*others

First few tests:
25 (oh) vitamin d3 level in serum
Serum free calcium level
X-ray of legs.

How will your pediatrician monitor for a change?

Measurements of distance between knees while a child is lying on the back.

This is monitored to see for any worsening

What can be done?

*treat rickets.
*any other underlying problem to be ruled out.
*braces orthopedic devices to keep the leg in straightened position (serious cases)
*surgery after 3 years (determined according to individual case basis)

All problems may not be solved but timely intervention can change the life of a child forever.
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Bow Legs:What You Need To Know

My Baby is Just 6 Months old. Apart from mother Milk what supplement we should give which is better for him. Pls advice.. We started giving cerelac. We should continue or stop giving that?

PALS, MD, MBBS
Pediatrician
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My Baby is Just 6 Months old.
Apart from mother Milk what supplement we should give which is better for him.
Pls advi...
Hi, start giving her mashed banana, potatoes, dal, introduce one food item at a time and then gradually increase it.

My baby is one year old. He got cold n cough almost about every week. After giving antibiotic he remains fine for 5-6days. But again he gets cold n cogh. Due to cough he doesn't take proper milk. And vomits. What should I do and how much milk should a one year old baby take.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician
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My baby is one year old. He got cold n cough almost about every week. After giving antibiotic he remains fine for 5-6...
Children below one and two years get frequent cough and cold due their general resistance is less. Some children are allergic to dust, pollution, change in weather etc. As the child keeps growing their resistance increases and the number of attacks (cough and cold) come down. But whenever child suffers take to a paediatrician and use medicines as advised. Take all the vaccinations accordingly as advised to protect and increase immunity. We cannot predict how milk a child drinks. You have to feed the baby as much as the baby drinks.

I have a daughter one year she suffered from diarrhae how to escape children with diarrhae Loose motion.

MD PEDIATRICS
Pediatrician
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I have a daughter one year she suffered from diarrhae  how to escape children with diarrhae 
Loose motion.
Take care of hygiene, hand washing, see what she eats, lot of probiotcs vitamin c can help to build up gut immuniiy.

22 days male baby passing loose motions. After taking medication also. give some suggestions.

DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician
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Loose stool in this age is common, but sometimes can be a serious sign of disease. Describe hiss feeding, urine, sleep, activity and medication.

My son is 5.5 years old. His weight is 20 kg. He complaints of pains in legs very often. It happens maximum time in midnight. He does not play much as he has afternoon shift for school. Please let me know what can be the reason & remedy for it thanks.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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It's called as growing pain. Many children of that age have that. You can give some analgesic like paracetamol if it's unbearable.

My 1.4 years old baby girl have hairs on face, forehead what should I do to remove those hairs?

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist
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My 1.4 years old baby girl have hairs on face, forehead what should I do to remove those hairs?
No need of any medicine They will vanish as the child grows Need not to worry at this age as this is common in many babies

My baby is not passing the motion regularly.

BHMS
Homeopath
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Kindly mention age of u'r baby, wrong food habit may lead to constipation in early age, less water intake is one of the reason, eat fruits like banana, pomegranate. For further guidence contact privately.
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