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Dr. M Matnani

Pediatrician, Pune

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Dr. M Matnani is a popular Pediatrician in Rasta peth, Pune. You can meet Dr. M Matnani personally at KEM Hospital - Pune in Rasta peth, Pune. Book an appointment online with Dr. M Matnani and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Healthy Newborn Features

MBBS, MD, DM - Neonatology
Pediatrician, Delhi
Healthy Newborn Features

If you know the features of a healthy newborn, you would not required to call your busy family physian/pediatrician so many times. If your baby is/has
1. Active
2. Alert
3. Pink
4. Warm
5. Passing urine: >6 times/24 hrs
6. Feeding well
7. Gaining weight

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Bottle Feeding

MBBS, Diploma In Child Health
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Bottle Feeding

Health considerations when bottle-feeding

If you decide not to breastfeed, or are unable to breastfeed, commercial iron-fortified formulas can give your baby the nutrition he or she needs. Infant formulas have the right amounts of protein, calories, fat, vitamins, and minerals for growth. However, formula does not contain the immune factors that are in breastmilk. The immune factors in breastmilk help prevent infections and other health conditions throughout a baby's life.

Picture of a baby feeding himself a bottle

Infants who take enough iron-fortified infant formula usually don’t need vitamin and mineral supplements. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends vitamin D supplementation for all babies drinking formula until they are drinking at least 32 ounces a day. Fluoride supplements are recommended for babies whose primary water supply is not fluoridated. Check with your baby's healthcare provider about vitamin D and fluoride supplements.

Types of infant formula

  • Cow's milk-based formula. Most infants should be able to tolerate a standard cow's milk formula. Cow's milk formulas are modified to be closer to human milk. These formulas have lactose as the carbohydrate (sugar) source. They are available in ready-to-feed cans, liquid concentrate, and powder. Regular cow's milk is not an appropriate source of nutrition for a human baby.

  • Soy-based or lactose-free formulas. These formulas are used if an infant can’t tolerate lactose, which is rarely a significant problem in babies. They don’t contain lactose as the sugar source. As many as 50% of all infants who are allergic to cow's milk formula will also be allergic to soy-based formulas. Talk with your baby's healthcare provider before changing formulas. Vegetarian parents may prefer soy-based formulas. But they should be aware that breastfeeding is still the best option.

  • Specialized formulas. There are special formulas for babies who are premature or who have certain rare disorders or diseases. These formulas may have special directions for use. They are prescribed by the baby's healthcare provider.

  • Hydrolyzed formulas. Hydrolyzed formulas are easier to digest. They may be used in babies at risk for allergies. They are more expensive than regular formulas. Talk with your baby's healthcare provider before using these formulas.

  • Low iron formulas. These formulas are not recommended.

Helpful hints for feeding your baby

  • Breastmilk only is the ideal feeding for at least 6 months. This means no water, sugar water, or formula.

  • Wait until breastfeeding is well established before giving your baby breastmilk in a bottle.

  • Working mothers can use a breast pump on break time and refrigerate or freeze the milk for later use as a bottle-feeding. Refrigerated breastmilk should be used within 24 hours after pumping. Frozen breastmilk is good for several months in the freezer. Fathers and other family members can be involved in feeding time if breastmilk is offered from a bottle occasionally.

  • Offer cow's milk-based formula with iron as first choice of formula if not breastfeeding.

  • Keep your baby on breastmilk or baby formula until he or she is 1 year old. After this time, you may switch to whole milk. Children under 2 years old should not drink skim or low-fat milk.

  • It’s important to follow the formula preparation directions exactly as directed on the packaging. Using too much water can result in poor weight gain. It's also important to discuss your water supply with your child's healthcare provider. In some areas, water must be boiled first, or bottled water should be used.

  • Bottles should never be propped up.

  • Babies should never be put to sleep with a bottle. This can cause cavities to develop.

  • All babies, whether breast or bottle fed, should be offered a feeding whenever they show signs of hunger.

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Dear Sir, I had a medication today namely diclofenac and I am breastfeeding mother for 17 months baby. Please suggest me is it safe for feeding?

DGO
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Try taking paracetamol instead of diclofenac. But as such diclofenac does not cause problem during breastfeeding.
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My child (Boy) is 2 years 6 months old. He is taking foods normal. But his weight is fixed at 10.5 kg for last one year. What to do now? Is it very very underweight?

MD - Alternate Medicine, Doctor of Homeopathic Medicine (H.M.D.)
Homeopath, Delhi
My child (Boy) is 2 years 6 months old. He is taking foods normal. But his weight is fixed at 10.5 kg for last one ye...
He is not underweight but if he is not gaining weight there may be ascaris worms infection. Get his stool test done.
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Is it ok or harmful to give polio drops while stomach is empty my girl child is 7 months old.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Is it ok or harmful to give polio drops while stomach is empty my girl child is 7 months old.
It is safe and fine to give polio drops while stomach is empty . It is preferably given on empty stomach
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If the father have diabetes after his parenting then how is the link of his child's have diabetes. Is anything matters related to his gene or something else? If the risk is more then what care should someone suppose to take to avoid the risk?

Fellowship In Neonatology, MRCPCH(UK), Diploma In Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
If the father have diabetes after his parenting then how is the link of his child's have diabetes. Is anything matter...
Yes the risk of diabetes is higher if father has diabetes. Do rtegular exercise and keep the weight in normal range for your height. Eat healthy homemade food with less fat and carbohydrate diet.
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My son is only 1.2 years old, abd he is suffering from cold issue. Can any doctor suggest me for best remedy? And please help me what kind of medicine I have to stock for emergency for kids?

MD - Paediatrics, MRCPCH
Pediatrician, Bangalore
My son is only 1.2 years old, abd he is suffering from cold issue. Can any doctor suggest me for best remedy? And ple...
Ina Fanta and toddlers are expected to have atleast 8-10 infections a year. If they are active playful and growing well, nothing to worry. Saline nasal drops and paracetamol for fever are good enough.
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5 months baby sweats very much from her head while feeding is there anything to worry.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
5 months baby sweats very much from her head while feeding is there anything to worry.
Hello, * your baby is flabby, fare with large head? * a baby with such constitution sweats while sleeping, being fed specially on fore head, this so happens due to deficiency of calcium, so there is nothing to b worried about. Homoeo-care** @ calcarea carb 30- 1 drop, thrice a day. Report after a wk. Take care.
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