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My baby is 5 months old today 6 month have started should I start him cerelac, upma,dalia or any other foods is it safe to give him fruit puree's.

Dr. Rakesh Kumar 92% (51 ratings)
Diploma In Paediatric
Pediatrician, Patna
My baby is 5 months old today 6 month have started should I start him cerelac, upma,dalia or any other foods is it sa...
No mam! wait till completion of 6 month and start of 7th month And then only start complimentary food along with breast feeding.
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Hi doctor my baby is 5 months old today only 6 month have started from when I should start upma Cerelac etc. Which food is best for my baby.

Dr. Deepak Ruhlan 90% (172 ratings)
MD Ayurveda
Pediatrician, Bathinda
Hi doctor my baby is 5 months old today only 6 month have started from when I should start upma Cerelac etc. Which fo...
Dear friend, you should not give any such food upto 6 month age. After that start some liquid items like fruit juices, cerelac.vagetable soup etc. After 8 months completion, start solid food. For better diet chart according to weight and age, you can contact me anytime. Hope this will help you.
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HI, My baby was born on 3 December 2018 and first polio vaccine proposed date is 18 th January 2019. As I am traveling can I give vaccine on 25 Jan 2019.

Dr. Rakesh Kumar 92% (51 ratings)
Diploma In Paediatric
Pediatrician, Patna
HI, My baby was born on 3 December 2018 and first polio vaccine proposed date is 18 th January 2019. As I am travelin...
Yes! It can be given after 1 wk. 1st dose of DPT, Hib, Hep B, IPV and PCV is given at the age of 6 wk or 45 days or as soon as possible after 6wk. Under circumstances it can be delayed for few days.
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Kya 6 months running baby ko Threptin biskit de skte h. 1 biskit ka 1/4 part in a day. Please suggest.

Dr. Deepak Ruhlan 90% (172 ratings)
MD Ayurveda
Pediatrician, Bathinda
Kya 6 months running baby ko Threptin biskit de skte h. 1 biskit ka 1/4 part in a day. Please suggest.
Nothing to worry, it will take time. First 2.3 days milk is very thick. You can express milk with help of breast pump etc.
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My baby is 1 and half months old. She suffer from fever from a days after vaccination. I gave her paracetamol drops but fever does not cure. My pediatrician suggest to give her TaximO drops. Is it safe for her.

Dr. Deepak Ruhlan 90% (172 ratings)
MD Ayurveda
Pediatrician, Bathinda
My baby is 1 and half months old. She suffer from fever from a days after vaccination. I gave her paracetamol drops b...
if fever is due to vaccine only then you should try with syrup Meftagesic P. If still fever persist then you should go for antibiotic like Taxim O.
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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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