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My 16 days old baby experiencing stomach upset, frequent episode of potty and vomiting. Please help.

MRCPCH (London), DNB Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My 16 days old baby experiencing stomach upset, frequent episode of potty and vomiting. Please help.
Newborns pass potty 12-15 times per day and that is absolutely normal for them. Taking out some milk (5-8 ml) after each feed, is also considered normal. Other normal things for babies are sneezing and hiccups almost 20 times per day. Sleeping for 22 hours a day and more awake time during night time. Whenever doubt comes in your mind make a note on mobile or on paper and when you visit your paediatrician, clear all of them.
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I got c section 8 days before. On the surgery day my baby was in critical condition and was shifted to childrens hosptl. There he was given SURVANTA inj. And after the treatment, they discharged my baby after 8 days. Within that period I was very much scared. Now I want to know that my baby is alright now. But his lips become purple in color sometimes. What may be the reason for it. I am very much tensed bcz of my son. Please suggest me why that SURVANTA inj is. Given to my child and after that now my baby will b Ok. Na or can something will happen. What are the preventive measures shud I take to my child Please reply soon. I will be very much thankful to you.

MRCPCH (London), DNB Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
I got c section 8 days before. On the surgery day my baby was in critical condition and was shifted to childrens hosp...
If Inj. Survanta was given, it means your baby was born prematurely. Premature babies can not produce a special substance called as 'Surfactant' in their lungs which is necessary for oxygen from air to reach blood. You can call it as life saving injection for premature. It does not cause side effects beyond 48 hours of administration hence I feel you should forget about it and relax yourself. Lips becoming bluish or blackish in colour when baby cries is not considered normal. There are various reasons. If I type few of them over here then your anxiety will increase and that will result in decreased breast milk output. Meet your paediatrician as soon as possible. Stay calm and relaxed. Have proper sleep and do not indulge in house work for at least 3 months. Drink lots of fluids and milk. Your premature baby has gone home within 8 days of NICU stay is really a big achievement. You should be thankful to the God, treating doctors and nature. My opinion is to consult your Neonatologist earlier regarding the above issue.
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My daughter is 8 months old. Dr. Suggested to give her asthakind 2.5 ml twice a day. Is it safe?

MRCPCH (London), DNB Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My daughter is 8 months old. Dr. Suggested to give her asthakind 2.5 ml twice a day. Is it safe?
Asthakind syrup is given for chest congestion or childhood asthma. It can cause Irritability, crying and shaky hands. The dose would be thrice daily and not twice daily. There are better and effective alternatives like Syp. Asthalin or Syp. Ventorlin with better safety. Meet your paediatrician to clear doubts.
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My 2 month old baby suffer from fever after vaccination and does not passes stool from 2 days, and for that cried all time. Is Nei peptin was safe for her?

MRCPCH (London), DNB Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My 2 month old baby suffer from fever after vaccination and does not passes stool from 2 days, and for that cried all...
Fever for 2 days after vaccination is normal. The pain happens at injection site for 2 days and baby cries. You need to give Crocin or Calpol drops every 6 hourly for 2 days to keep baby comfortable and fever free. Neopeptine drops are safe to give but they don't have any visual benefits on digestion.
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Hi, My son is 11 months old. His skin is very dry and crack on the skin. Can I use the cotaryl cream on his face.

MRCPCH (London), DNB Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Hi, My son is 11 months old. His skin is very dry and crack on the skin. Can I use the cotaryl cream on his face.
Yes you can use it. It is safe to use on face. There are alternatives like Nivea body soft cream or Atogla lotion. Use it twice daily - after bath and before going to bed.
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Respected Doctors, What kind of food you would like to suggest for 4 months Baby Girl as she did not get proper Breast Feeding due to very low supply in order to avoid crying?

Dr. Deepak Ruhlan 90% (172 ratings)
MD Ayurveda
Pediatrician, Bathinda
Respected Doctors,
What kind of food you would like to suggest for 4 months Baby Girl as she did not get proper Breas...
If breast milk is not sufficient for baby, then you should go for Lactogen 1. But you should know about proper breast feeding technique. Breast milk is best for your baby. If you want to know about proper breast feeding technique and ways to improve breast milk quantity, you can contact me anytime. Hope it will help you.
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Can giving neopeptine drops cause reddish tinged stool in 1.5 months old infant? If not what should be done? Please suggest me

MRCPCH (London), DNB Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Can giving neopeptine drops cause reddish tinged stool in 1.5 months old infant? If not what should be done? Please s...
Neopeptine drops do not change colour of stool. There are various causes for reddish discoloration of stool, most of which are not serious. Do Stool routine laboratory test to make sure there is no blood in it. Meet your Paediatrician for baby examination and further management.
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My baby is 5 month old. She is on formula milk. She won't put her feet down to stand. What is the reason?

MRCPCH (London), DNB Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My baby is 5 month old. She is on formula milk. She won't put her feet down to stand. What is the reason?
5 month old baby neither sits nor stands. When you hold her up to. Make her stand, she will flex her legs and draw it up to avoid touching it to ground. The brain connections are yet to develop. There is no relation between formula feeding and development. Don't compare your baby and it's development with others as each baby is unique and if you keep comparing then it might increase your anxiety than helping it in any way.
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Our area winter temperature is 6°C -16°C, The baby is 5 month of age now. The problem is that most of the times he is sick, he is always fully dressed, or rather overdressed I'll say. At night he sleeps with his mom and completely dressed layer by layer but then he won't just sleep, most of the night he will pass crying. There isn't a chance that he is feeling cold other then at the time of bath with hot water that too in front of a heater, then why is he always sick, the main complications are, cold, fever and gastric problem.

Dr. Rakesh Kumar 92% (51 ratings)
Diploma In Paediatric
Pediatrician, Patna
Our area winter temperature is 6°C -16°C, The baby is 5 month of age now. The problem is that most of the times he is...
Ofcourse it is too cold not only for 5 months kid but also for us. It is not only temp but other factors are also responsible for making us sick. Disease causing bacteria and specially viruses are present in air. They causes infection when ever our local immunity is low may be due to low temperature. Most commonly affected system is respiratory or gastrointestinal system. I think you over clothe your child that makes him uncomfortable. Three layers is enough with a good blanket in night. Try to keep room temperature 27 to 30 ℃. Book online appointment for prescription.
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My 16 month baby is suffering from diarrhea for 2 days, yesterday we went to Dr. and he prescribed zinconia 2.5 ml,after giving medicine also his condition is same, how many day will zinconia take to cure it.

MRCPCH (London), DNB Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My 16 month baby is suffering from diarrhea for 2 days, yesterday we went to Dr. and he prescribed zinconia 2.5 ml,af...
There is no miracle. Medicine to stop loose motions with single dose of any medicine. I hope your doctor has given you more medicines and advice on diet and water intake. Zinconia is very good medicine which decreases total number of days of loose motions and helps to increase baby's appetite. Babies usually get better by 6-7 days. Give Zinconia Syrup for 14 days.
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