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How do you know if your baby is dehydrated?

Jul 30, 2018
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Dehydration in babies can occur when the amount of intake of fluids is less than the amount of fluids going out from the body. Human body consists of around 75% of liquid and so due to the lack of liquid in the body can cause a major problem in the functions of the body. In … Continue reading How do you know if your baby is dehydrated?

Antenatal counselling of pregnant mothers carrying a baby with birth anomalies

Jul 20, 2018
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by: Dr. KLN Rao
Director - Pediatric Surgery
Congenital birth anomalies are not uncommon in babies and 6 – 10% of the children are born with abnormalities. Previously, the abnormalities used to be diagnosed only after the birth of the baby which comes as a rude shock to the unsuspecting young parents who are totally unprepared for such an event. Technological advances made … Continue reading Antenatal counselling of pregnant mothers carrying a baby with birth anomalies

Constipation in Children

Jul 18, 2018
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by: Dr. KLN Rao
Director - Pediatric Surgery
Constipation or passing of hard stools, that too, infrequently is a common problem in children. Although the definition of constipation varies in various countries, passing of at least once a day is satisfactory in our culture. In a newborn, normally the baby should pass almost immediately after birth within the first 12 hours. Many soft … Continue reading Constipation in Children

Urine voiding problems (Voiding dysfunction) in children

Jul 16, 2018
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by: Dr. KLN Rao
Director - Pediatric Surgery
Voiding dysfunction is a term used by doctors and nurses that means a person does not empty their bladder normally. This term means many different things. It may mean that the person waits too long to urinate, or urinates too frequently, or even tries to urinate when the muscles keeping the urine in the bladder … Continue reading Urine voiding problems (Voiding dysfunction) in children

Malaria in Babies-symptoms and treatment

Jul 16, 2018
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Malaria is a serious illness which affects the young children and adults. The main symptom of malaria is high fever caused by bite of female Anopheles mosquito. It induces chills, fever, and flu like symptoms in toddlers and babies. Malaria can be treated but it requires prompt action. If the infection is severe then it … Continue reading Malaria in Babies-symptoms and treatment

Inguino Scrotal Abnormalities in Children

Jul 09, 2018
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by: Dr. KLN Rao
Director - Pediatric Surgery
Disorders involving a child’s inguinal (groin) and scrotal area are frequent and the most common condition treated by the pediatric surgeons at Paras Bliss Hospital Panchkula. The array of inguinal and scrotal disorders includes hernia, hydrocele, undescended testis, torsion of the testis or appendix testis, and rarely testicular tumors. While inguinal and scrotal disorders are … Continue reading Inguino Scrotal Abnormalities in Children

Can Mmeningitis be prevented or avoided in Children?

Apr 27, 2018
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Meningococcal meningitis is a serious infection which damages the brain and can even lead to death. Though the disease is uncommon but the infection is highly serious. Meningococcal meningitis is caused by Neisseria meningitides bacteria. Usually, about 1 in 10 people carry this germ in nose or throat which having any signs and symptoms of … Continue reading Can Mmeningitis be prevented or avoided in Children?

Meningococcal Vaccines: What You Need to Know

Apr 27, 2018
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Meningococcal disease is a serious bacterial illness. This is the leading cause of bacterial meningitis among children. This infection affects the brain and the spinal cord. Every year numerous infants die due to the infection and the complications associated with the disease. To save your children from the deadly disease it is pivotal that each … Continue reading Meningococcal Vaccines: What You Need to Know

How can I keep my Child’s Liver healthy?

Apr 18, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
The liver is like a chemical factory within our bodies that is responsible for breaking down chemicals and toxins that enter our bloodstream. As children grow older, they require a well-rounded diet to develop properly. We can’t always keep an eye on them, but we can influence their eating habits more than anyone else. Liver disease … Continue reading How can I keep my Child’s Liver healthy?

Baby eating Days

Apr 16, 2018
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by: Dt. Aashima Chopra
Dietician
Don’t forget that your baby is a little human being like all of us and they have the small bean-shaped stomach so they have their own appetite. Every child has different patterns of growth in a house with different people. A child who has been introduced food at 4 months of age will most likely … Continue reading Baby eating Days

What do I do if my Baby develops Rash?

Apr 16, 2018
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Newborn rashes are quite common, but it is important to know, when we should worry, and what can be done to alleviate the symptoms. Most of the baby rashes are harmless and will fade on their own. Sometimes minor changes like changing the washing detergent, clothes, massage oil or eliminating certain foods from mother’s diet … Continue reading What do I do if my Baby develops Rash?

What is Level 2 Newborn Care

Mar 23, 2018
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
With the availability of neonatal intensive care, the outcomes for high-risk infant cases may include preterm newborns, newborns with serious surgical or medical conditions. The upgraded classification of neonatal care consists of basic care (level 1), specialty care (level2), and subspecialty intensive care (level3, level4). Level 2: Special New Born Care Unit(SNCU) Any facility with … Continue reading What is Level 2 Newborn Care

Which Babies Need Special Care?

Feb 02, 2018
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by: Dr. (Maj) Manish Mannan
HOD Paediatrics & Neonatology
There are various reasons why your baby needs special care or to be kept in NICU. Nature has provided a time period of 40 weeks during which the baby grows, develops and feeds in the womb of the mother.  Earlier born babies are too small and too immature to survive independently without being subjected to … Continue reading Which Babies Need Special Care?

What is the neonatal intensive care unit?

Feb 01, 2018
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by: Dr. (Maj) Manish Mannan
HOD Paediatrics & Neonatology
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) looks after newborn babies who need special care. A Neonatal ICU isn’t run in the same way as an ordinary care unit. A lot of special equipment is used, for example, to monitor and support the babies’ ‘vital functions’, such as pulse, breathing, blood pressure and temperature. The nurse who … Continue reading What is the neonatal intensive care unit?

Why do Premature Babies Have Trouble Breathing?

Feb 01, 2018
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Preterm babies are the babies which are born earlier than 37 weeks of pregnancy. Preterm babies encounter a high risk of complications after the delivery. Typically a pregnancy is for about 40 weeks and the baby arriving after 37 weeks is considered full term. Preterm babies have difficulty in digesting and breathing immediately after the … Continue reading Why do Premature Babies Have Trouble Breathing?

What is kangaroo care or skin to skin contact

Feb 01, 2018
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Kangaroo Mother Care is a low cost, comprehensive method of care of stable Low Birth Weight Infants. The baby is placed between mother’s breasts in direct skin to skin contact and breastfed exclusively. It fosters their health and well being by promoting effective thermal control, breastfeeding, infection prevention and bonding. Skin-to-skin-contact promotes lactation and facilitates … Continue reading What is kangaroo care or skin to skin contact

Long-term health effects of Premature Birth

Nov 30, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Not all premature babies tend to have complications; because of an early birth, it can cause long-term health problems for your newborn. Birth weight also plays an important role that can affect the health of the newborn. The earlier the baby is born the more are the risks of complications. Following are the long-term health … Continue reading Long-term health effects of Premature Birth

Newborn Care: Feeding, Sleep & Development Tips

Nov 30, 2017
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by: Dr. (Maj) Manish Mannan
HOD Paediatrics & Neonatology
Newborn babies have very little protection against infection, so it is important that you provide a clean, hygienic environment. One of the most important things you can do is to make sure that anyone who handles your baby, including you, has washed their hands first. People who have infections, for example, colds, flu or cold … Continue reading Newborn Care: Feeding, Sleep & Development Tips

Can Pneumonia affect my Unborn Child?

Nov 29, 2017
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by: Dr. (Maj) Manish Mannan
HOD Paediatrics & Neonatology
Pneumonia can be defined as an ailment that affects the lungs and the breathing. It affects all age groups and is recognized as one of the most aggressive and main reasons for infant mortality. Studies highlight that in India, Pneumonia kills two children every 5 minutes. The significant reasons for pneumonia are germs like microscopic … Continue reading Can Pneumonia affect my Unborn Child?

Sunscreen can leads to overheating and dehydration in new born

Nov 27, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
With summers coming up the most the most common query of parents of newborns and infants is how to enjoy being outdoors without allowing the baby to get sunburned. The most common answer which they get and assume is ‘Sunscreens’. These days, if you want your child to indulge in outdoor activities, opting for a … Continue reading Sunscreen can leads to overheating and dehydration in new born

How does a Vaccine work to prevent disease?

Nov 27, 2017
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by: Dr. Amitava Sen Gupta
Director - Mother & Child, Neonatology and Paediatrics
Diseases that vaccines prevent can be dangerous, or even deadly. Vaccines greatly reduce the risk of infection by working with the body’s natural defenses to safely develop immunity to disease. To understand how vaccines work, it is helpful to first look at how the body fights illness. When germs, such as bacteria or viruses, invade … Continue reading How does a Vaccine work to prevent disease?

What is the purpose of the vaccine?

Nov 25, 2017
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by: Dr. Amitava Sen Gupta
Director - Mother & Child, Neonatology and Paediatrics
Diseases that vaccines prevent can be dangerous, or even deadly. Vaccines greatly reduce the risk of infection by working with the body’s natural defenses to safely develop immunity to disease. To understand how vaccines work, it is helpful to first look at how the body fights illness. When germs, such as bacteria or viruses, invade … Continue reading What is the purpose of the vaccine?

Baby Safety During Holiday Travel

Nov 25, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
There are lots of tips for traveling with babies. Travelling in itself is not intrinsically dangerous, but when the baby is with you, there are some important aspects that should be taken into consideration to ensure that the baby is comfortable during the journey. Motion sickness, vomiting, and crying bouts are some of the most … Continue reading Baby Safety During Holiday Travel

Safety Tips – Infants & Babies

Nov 02, 2017
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by: Dr. Amitava Sen Gupta
Director - Mother & Child, Neonatology and Paediatrics
Children are curious. They like to explore. They like to put things in their mouth and stick their fingers in unusual places, play with hanging cords, and push or pull over furniture. No wonder even the most harmless room can be a minefield of dangers for them. There are many measures you must take to … Continue reading Safety Tips – Infants & Babies

Outdoor Safety Guide for Babies and Toddlers.

Nov 02, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Children love to play outdoors. It is a wonderful place to test one’s physical abilities and to just have fun. Keeping children safe outdoors requires some special precautions. Spending time outdoors with your little one can be fun for both of you. But you’ll need to make sure they are protected from sun, humidity, and … Continue reading Outdoor Safety Guide for Babies and Toddlers.

What Foods do Babies Need?

Your baby’s nutrition is of prime importance to you. You need to be aware that for the first six months you are to provide exclusive breastfeeding to the baby and only post that time is you to opt for solid foods. However, when you begin feeding the baby solid foods you need to be aware … Continue reading What Foods do Babies Need?

Infant Nutrition – Be Informed

Breast milk is best for babies. Food gives energy and nutrients that babies need to be healthy. Breast milk contains all necessary vitamin and minerals. Breast feeding helps in the development of the babies and also helps babies fight off diseases and infection both now and in future. Breastfeeding stimulates such hormones like oxytocin and … Continue reading Infant Nutrition – Be Informed

Infant Gas: Ways to bring relief through Massage

Aug 21, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Gas troubles is a common issue in babies. Numerous children pass through the same, however, some may suffer from some complications.Some babies may appear perfectly happy at all times only fussing when passing gas; other babies will strain, grunt and form a face red. Crying can cause the baby to swallow air and this can … Continue reading Infant Gas: Ways to bring relief through Massage

Dengue Fever Symptoms

Aug 16, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Dengue fever is caused by an arbovirus, transmitted to humans by the bite of an aedes mosquito. Four different serotypes of dengue virus have been identified. Infection with one serotype provides life long immunity to that specific serotype, but only partial short term immunity to other 3 serotypes. Dengue is mainly an urban disease present … Continue reading Dengue Fever Symptoms

Complications of Dengue Fever

Aug 16, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Dengue fever is an acute viral infection characterized by fever. It is caused by a bite from mosquitoes carrying the dengue virus. The primary form of Dengue Fever is characterized by a skin rash and a high fever with severe pain in the head and muscles. Other symptoms may include shaking chills, diarrhea, and vomiting. Bouts of extreme exhaustion … Continue reading Complications of Dengue Fever

Why is breast milk better than formula?

Aug 08, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Choosing whether to breastfeed or formula feeds their baby is one of the biggest decisions expectant and new parents will make. Health experts agree that breastfeeding is the healthiest option for both mom and baby. It is recommended that babies feed only on breast milk for the first 6 months. Thereafter breast milk must be continued … Continue reading Why is breast milk better than formula?

How long should I breastfeed my baby?

Aug 08, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
How long to continue breastfeeding for is a personal decision for each family to make. The World Health Organization and Indian Academy of Paediatrics recommend exclusive breastfeeding (i.e. no other fluids or solids) for six months and then continued breastfeeding combined with solid foods for 12-24 months or as long as mother and baby desire. … Continue reading How long should I breastfeed my baby?

How Do I Prepare An ORS Solution At Home For My Baby?

Aug 04, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
ORS is the life-saving solution for babies with dehydration, vomiting, and diarrhea. It plays a key role in hydration of babies, however, if not available can be prepared at home. If ORS packets are not available, mix an oral rehydration solution using one of the following recipes; depending on ingredients and container availability: Recipe for Making … Continue reading How Do I Prepare An ORS Solution At Home For My Baby?

Can Oral Rehydration Salts ORS be used for everyone?

Jul 31, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
ORS is an abbreviation for oral rehydration solution. Whatever we intake in our body, it should be balanced. Ample quantity of water advised is 8 to 10 glasses in a day if we take more than advised quantity, our kidneys will have to work more than usual and it may affect its smooth functioning. On the other hand, if the … Continue reading Can Oral Rehydration Salts ORS be used for everyone?

Malaria in Babies – Symptoms and Treatment

Jul 26, 2017
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by: Dr. (Maj) Manish Mannan
HOD Paediatrics & Neonatology
Malaria is one of the most common vector-borne diseases. When a mosquito infected with malaria parasite bites you, it injects the parasite in your body. Symptoms of malaria usually appear 10-15 days after the mosquito bite. Severe complications are common, especially with Plasmodium faciparum malarial parasite. Malaria if not treated timely can lead to many … Continue reading Malaria in Babies – Symptoms and Treatment

Is Hepatitis B vaccine necessary at birth?

Jul 18, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
It’s hard to imagine putting your newborn through the pain of a prick shot, but a little stick early in life is an important first step in protecting the baby against a deadly disease. All babies should get the first shot of hepatitis B vaccine before they leave the hospital. This shot acts as a … Continue reading Is Hepatitis B vaccine necessary at birth?

Rehydration: Why It is So Important

Jul 18, 2017
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by: Dr. Amitava Sen Gupta
Director - Mother & Child, Neonatology and Paediatrics
Childhood diarrhea accounts for a substantial number of primary care visits. Historically, pediatric diarrheal disease was a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in children. Treatment for acute gastroenteritis has changed greatly over the past century, from IV Therapy to the current use of oral rehydration therapy (ORT). Rapid evacuation of fluids from the body, … Continue reading Rehydration: Why It is So Important

Malaria in Babies – Causes of Malaria in Baby

Jul 10, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
The name “malaria” (meaning bad air in Italian) dates back its origin in 1740 when it was first used by H. Walpole while describing the disease. Later in 1889 Sir Ronald Ross discovered that mosquitoes transmit malaria. What is malaria ? It is a common mosquito-borne disease, characterised by fever, chills, sweating fatigue, anaemia and enlarged … Continue reading Malaria in Babies – Causes of Malaria in Baby

A Father’s role in a Child’s life

Jun 17, 2017
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by: Dr. (Maj) Manish Mannan
HOD Paediatrics & Neonatology
Fathers are central to the emotional well-being of their children; they are capable caretakers. If a child’s father is affectionate, supportive, and involved, he can contribute greatly to the child’s cognitive, language. Fathers contribute in a major way to the social development, as well as academic achievement, a strong inner core resource, sense of well-being, … Continue reading A Father’s role in a Child’s life

How to prevent your Child from summer rashes

Jun 17, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Summer is usually the most awaited season for children. All kids wait for their favourite summers or you can say summer vacations. All are excited, they are not bothered about the heat outside, what they want to do is to play and play the whole day. Heat can’t stop them from moving out, but we … Continue reading How to prevent your Child from summer rashes

Fears Expectant Fathers face

Jun 16, 2017
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by: Dr. Amitava Sen Gupta
Director - Mother & Child, Neonatology and Paediatrics
Every expectant father feels that he would find it really hard to cope with the diverse responsibilities of becoming a parent. Overcoming fears are part of becoming a father but a lot of expectant fathers find it really hard to cope with the idea of becoming a parent. While the would-be father will be filled with … Continue reading Fears Expectant Fathers face

Baby Tips For New Fathers

Jun 16, 2017
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by: Dr. (Maj) Manish Mannan
HOD Paediatrics & Neonatology
Whether you’re an expectant father or a new dad, your life has probably changed already in some exciting and surprising ways. Adjusting to those new responsibilities and expectations may feel overwhelming at first, but you’ll have plenty of time to get it on the right way. Having a baby brings a lot of new and sudden changes that can … Continue reading Baby Tips For New Fathers

Asthma in Infants-Symptoms and Treatment

Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases affecting children. Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs and airways, the tubes that bring air into and out of the lungs. If your baby has asthma, these airways are irritated and swollen and this can affect his ability to breathe. It is important … Continue reading Asthma in Infants-Symptoms and Treatment

What One Needs to Know In Immunisation

Apr 24, 2017
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by: Dr. Amitava Sen Gupta
Director - Mother & Child, Neonatology and Paediatrics
The IAP sets the Indian childhood immunization schedule based on recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)—a group of medical and public health experts. Vaccines do not overload the immune system. Every day, a healthy baby’s immune system successfully fights off millions of antigens—the parts of germs that cause the body’s immune system … Continue reading What One Needs to Know In Immunisation

Causes of Meningitis in Baby

Apr 20, 2017
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by: Dr. Amitava Sen Gupta
Director - Mother & Child, Neonatology and Paediatrics
Traditional descriptions of bacterial meningitis in childhood have stratified causative pathogens on the basis of age. Meningitis in children older than 60 days, called ‘pediatric bacterial meningitis’ is often caused by encapsulated bacteria that colonize the nasopharynx and other body sites. Meningitis in children younger than 60 days, called ‘young infant bacterial meningitis’ is further … Continue reading Causes of Meningitis in Baby

Baby’s First Vaccine Shot? What to Expect?How to deal with it?

At six weeks, it’s time for another well-baby check up, and this one features your little one’s first round of immunizations. At this visit, your child will be vaccinated against DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis, aka whooping cough), Hib (haemophilus influenzae type b), IPV (polio), PCV (pneumococcal conjugate vaccine), Hep B (hepatitis B — unless … Continue reading Baby’s First Vaccine Shot? What to Expect?How to deal with it?

What is Immunization?

Apr 05, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Immunization is the process whereby a person is made immune or resistant to infections, typically by the administration of a vaccine. Although all the diseases may not be preventable, but large number of vaccines have been developed to provide protection against many life-threatening diseases.  Aim of immunization is to decrease the death rate among children … Continue reading What is Immunization?

Immunization Schedule

Apr 01, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULE Aim of immunization is to give protection to our children against some common life threatening infections. Initially there were vaccines available for 6 lifethreatning diseases. With progress new vaccines are added every year. Still there are many diseases which need to be prevented and we need vaccines against them, eg:- Malaria, HIV, Dengue … Continue reading Immunization Schedule

First Few Vaccines-Recommended for Babies

Apr 01, 2017
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by: Dr. (Maj) Manish Mannan
HOD Paediatrics & Neonatology
Vaccination is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting babies and children against diseases. The risks from having these diseases are far greater than the risk of any minor side effects from vaccination. When your child is given a vaccine, their body responds by making antibodies, the same as if they had caught the disease … Continue reading First Few Vaccines-Recommended for Babies

Infant And Child Vaccines

Apr 01, 2017
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by: Dr. Amitava Sen Gupta
Director - Mother & Child, Neonatology and Paediatrics
When you are a parent, you can do anything to protect your child and keep them safe and healthy. Vaccines are the vital way to do that. For neonates, mother’s breast milk can help protect against many diseases. It contains antibodies passed from the mother. However, this immunity wears off within a year, and many … Continue reading Infant And Child Vaccines

10 New Year Tips to Keep Your Children Happy

Jan 09, 2017
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by: Dr. Amitava Sen Gupta
Director - Mother & Child, Neonatology and Paediatrics
The definition of happiness certainly varies from person to person, but at the heart of this wish, we want our children to experience delight, to feel loved and to love others, and to be strong and resilient in the face of life’s challenges. Here are 10 simple actions we can take to create a positive, … Continue reading 10 New Year Tips to Keep Your Children Happy

Be Calm in Front of your Babies

Jan 09, 2017
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by: Dr. (Maj) Manish Mannan
HOD Paediatrics & Neonatology
 When you try to manage your child’s behavior instead of your own anxiety, what you’re saying is, ‘I’m out of control’. It is important to understand that if you yourself are not in the best frame of mind, it can affect your young one. You need to accept that –  I need you to change … Continue reading Be Calm in Front of your Babies

How Do I Prevent My Child from Getting Obese

“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body; it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.”  – John F. Kennedy With the changing  dietary habits, coming of the new era of technology , mechanization we are being pushed towards a sedentary way of living and an … Continue reading How Do I Prevent My Child from Getting Obese

Constipation in Children- Do’s and Don’ts

The often misused term ‘constipation’ is a relative term which depends on the frequency, consistency and difficulty in passing stools. Passing soft stools every 2nd – 3rd day cannot be labelled as constipation. Children can have infrequent soft stools which is usually a normal pattern. True constipation in children can have various causes like functional, … Continue reading Constipation in Children- Do’s and Don’ts

What is SIDS? How can the same be prevented?

Nov 30, 2016
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by: Dr. (Maj) Manish Mannan
HOD Paediatrics & Neonatology
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), is the sudden unexplained death of a child less than one year of age. SIDS usually occurs during sleep.  The exact cause of SIDS is unknown. However, there are several factors that may trigger SIDS, such as, sleeping on the stomach or side, overheating, and exposure to tobacco smoke. Accidental suffocation such as during bed sharing or from soft … Continue reading What is SIDS? How can the same be prevented?

Can Relatives Spend Time with the Newborn Baby?

Nov 30, 2016
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by: Dr. Amitava Sen Gupta
Director - Mother & Child, Neonatology and Paediatrics
Parenthood is a special moment for the parents, but so is it for the relatives. Be prepared because the baby is here and people love babies. The dilemma that comes with having this little bundle of joy in your home now is that billions of people will want to come visit it. Some will be … Continue reading Can Relatives Spend Time with the Newborn Baby?

Rashes on Baby’s Skin: What to do

Appearance of rashes on child’s skin is very commonly encountered. Onset may be right after birth or anytime later. Most of the rashes are harmless & do not pose problem while others may be symptomatic causing itching or discomfort or visually bothersome. Some might disappear on its own while others will require treatment. Rashes and … Continue reading Rashes on Baby’s Skin: What to do

Skincare of Newborns: Do’s and Don’ts

A newborn requires special care in many aspects including skin care. The newborn’s skin is not fully mature & differs from adult skin in various ways making it susceptible to minor trauma, friction & different kinds of infection. In current times where preterm labour & premature & low birth weight babies are more common, extra … Continue reading Skincare of Newborns: Do’s and Don’ts

Newborn Sleep- What to Expect in the First Month

Nov 29, 2016
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by: Dr. (Maj) Manish Mannan
HOD Paediatrics & Neonatology
Getting your baby to nap and sleep through the night is good for the entire family. The key to making it happen is to be realistic and do not expect your baby to become a champion right away! For the first two months, newborns are unable to differentiate between day and night. During first week, they sleep a … Continue reading Newborn Sleep- What to Expect in the First Month

How to Take Care of Babies at Home

Nov 25, 2016
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by: Dr. (Maj) Manish Mannan
HOD Paediatrics & Neonatology
The real joy of parenthood is felt when you hold your little one in hands for the first time. During the stay at the hospital, the mother and baby are well looked after by the medical staff but the real test of the parents begins when head to home. First time parents often do have … Continue reading How to Take Care of Babies at Home

Do’s and Don’ts if the Child is Diagnosed with Pneumonia

Pneumonia is the infection of the lungs which leads to inflammation in the lung tissue. This infection of the lungs can be caused by viruses, bacteria’s, etc. Children are more vulnerable to this infection and can be life threatening if not treated early. Common symptoms are fever, cough, fast breathing, difficulty in breathing, pulling in … Continue reading Do’s and Don’ts if the Child is Diagnosed with Pneumonia

How to Prevent Jaundice in Newborn Babies

Nov 23, 2016
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Jaundice is a yellowish discoloration of the white of the eyes, and skin, occurring due to build up of bilirubin in the blood of an individual. For a newborn baby, it is common and is also known as Newborn Jaundice. During pregancy, the mother’s liver filters out the bilirubin out of the blood of the … Continue reading How to Prevent Jaundice in Newborn Babies

How often should I go for a Follow up Care for my Newborn

Your newborn is a precious gift which needs adequate care for future well being. You should visit your paediatrician/ neonatologist for regular care and follow up. A normal newborn who is discharged within 72 hrs of birth requires to be seen by your doctor after 48 hrs, if everything is fine. In case you newborn … Continue reading How often should I go for a Follow up Care for my Newborn

What is Kangaroo Mother Care

A lot has been heard and said about Kangaroo Mother Care. Is it a way to raise your child or does it help in the development of the infant. It is a process of healing that is recommended for the premature babies. Following are few of the frequently asked questions that you can go through. … Continue reading What is Kangaroo Mother Care

Toothache

Aug 31, 2016
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Toothache can be a real torture for the children as well as the parents. It can be due to cavities or due to a new wisdom tooth. Here are some of the simple tips for your child’s toothache which can try at home before visiting to doctor. What can cause toothache in a child? It … Continue reading Toothache

How Much Water Can Be Given to a Newborn?

Aug 30, 2016
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The correct answer is none! Babies should be given exclusive breast feeding since 6 months of age. Breast milk contains more than 80% of water. Water is even more in the first milk (foremilk) during the start of each feed. So whenever you feel that your baby is thirsty, you can breast feed the baby. … Continue reading How Much Water Can Be Given to a Newborn?
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Baby Having Severe Stomach Ache.What To Do?

Aug 11, 2016
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Stomach ache is very common problem noted in children. It is a disturbing experience for the baby as well as for the parents. In most cases stomach ache is mild and short lived, but at times it can have serious underlying cause. How to identify Stomach ache in kids? Children above 5 years of age … Continue reading Baby Having Severe Stomach Ache.What To Do?

My Baby Cries for Hours at Night. Is it Normal?

Aug 10, 2016
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by: Dr. Amitava Sen Gupta
Director - Mother & Child, Neonatology and Paediatrics
If your baby cries at night, it is normal for babies to cry, do not panic. Even if your baby cries almost constantly, stay assured, it won’t harm but only put you and your partner in stressful situations. You need to understand that your baby is fully dependent on you for their basic needs of … Continue reading My Baby Cries for Hours at Night. Is it Normal?
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What is Immunization? What should I do to Immunize my Baby?

Aug 10, 2016
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by: Dr. (Maj) Manish Mannan
HOD Paediatrics & Neonatology
‘Immunization‘ is the process of both getting the vaccine and becoming immune to the disease as a result of the vaccine. Vaccines made of either weakened or inactivated versions of the bacteria or virus that causes a particular disease. When these vaccines are injected or taken orally, the immune system mounts an attack that stimulates … Continue reading What is Immunization? What should I do to Immunize my Baby?
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TIPS FOR DADS TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR BABY

Jun 16, 2016
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Dads and moms should share in the responsibility in caring for their newborn baby. Importance of Dad Care Caring for their baby gives dad’s a chance to bond with their baby and also provides rest, help and support to the mom who might be in great stress. It is important to be there for your … Continue reading TIPS FOR DADS TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR BABY
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Breastfeeding of Infants born to Hepatitis B Mother

Jun 09, 2016
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What is Hepatitis B? Hepatitis B can be defined as the viral infection of the liver. It is caused by Hepatitis B virus (HBV). It is the most common type of virus and can affect a person adversely if left undetected and untreated. What are the risks to the baby born to Hepatitis B mother? … Continue reading Breastfeeding of Infants born to Hepatitis B Mother
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How Should I Bath My Baby

May 27, 2016
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Bathing  the newborn baby is a pleasurable experience both for the mother and the baby. It can also be defined as a process through which the mother and child bond. A mother understands the requirements of the child and the baby adapts itself to the cleanliness regime of the mother. When should I start bathing … Continue reading How Should I Bath My Baby
Baby Hair Care

How to Dry and Comb Your Baby’s Hair?

May 27, 2016
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How to Dry Baby’s Hair? Baby towels often have a hood attached to it that can be used to gently blot your baby’s hair. Do not rub as the baby’s hairs are fine and very delicate and vulnerable to damage. Also, never try to blow-dry a baby’s hair, as babies’ skin is very much sensitive … Continue reading How to Dry and Comb Your Baby’s Hair?
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How Can I Make Sure that My Baby’s Hair Grow Well.

May 27, 2016
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What a  mother should expect about baby’s hair growth.? Every baby is  special in his own way. Some are bald beauties and some have heaps of hair. Hair density mostly depends upon the genetic makeup of the baby. In the initial six months of life, babies hair tend to fall. Some may become totally bald … Continue reading How Can I Make Sure that My Baby’s Hair Grow Well.
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When Will My Newborn Start Teething?

May 27, 2016
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by: Dr. (Maj) Manish Mannan
HOD Paediatrics & Neonatology
Tooth eruption is not only a sign that your child is acquiring the ability to tear, bite, and chew food but it also effects the babies weight gain, immunity strengthening and development of the brain indirectly. It is observed that most babies get their first tooth at around 6 months after birth, but they may … Continue reading When Will My Newborn Start Teething?
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Is Hepatitis B virus infection fatal?

May 14, 2016
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by: Dr. Amitava Sen Gupta
Director - Mother & Child, Neonatology and Paediatrics
Hepatitis B is one of the most common liver infections, caused by the Hepatitis B virus (HBV). Hepatitis B is dangerous because most people who are infected with hepatitis B are unaware of their infection and can unknowingly pass the virus to others through, blood, unprotected sex, shared or re-used needles and from an infected … Continue reading Is Hepatitis B virus infection fatal?
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Summer Heat: How to Take Care of Newborn Baby in Summer

May 06, 2016
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Summer is a very harsh season with scorching sun rays often causing skin problems and health issues such as diarrhea and dehydration. Irrespective of factors such as age and gender, the season tends to have impact on all. While adults can take care of themselves, parents have to be extra careful when dealing with children, … Continue reading Summer Heat: How to Take Care of Newborn Baby in Summer
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Survival Rate of Premature Babies

Apr 13, 2016
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by: Dr. Amitava Sen Gupta
Director - Mother & Child, Neonatology and Paediatrics
For prematurity, most of the hospitals consider 24 weeks of gestation, as a cut-off point in which, the doctor would use intensive medical interventions in attempt to save the life of a baby born prematurely. Factors that affect the survival of preterm: Birth weight: Low birth weight is linked to reduced odds of survival and … Continue reading Survival Rate of Premature Babies
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Maintaining Baby’s Sleep Schedule while Travelling

Apr 06, 2016
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Travelling with a baby needs a lot of planning. If you plan it nicely, it may be very enjoyable. Planning the trip: Be calculative while planning your trip. Make a checklist of all the things the baby may require while travelling. Ask a few questions from yourself. Does your baby sleep well in a car? … Continue reading Maintaining Baby’s Sleep Schedule while Travelling
Tips for Baby Care at home

Tips for Baby Care at Home

Mar 15, 2016
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by: Dr. Amitava Sen Gupta
Director - Mother & Child, Neonatology and Paediatrics
Receiving the baby at home after being discharged from the hospital is a most awaited and cherished moment for the entire family. Knowledge about certain aspects of baby care can make this transition from hospital to home a smooth and pleasant experience for the mother – baby dyad. Thermal Regulation: Baby should be covered with … Continue reading Tips for Baby Care at Home
Care of Your preemie

Care of Your preemie at Home

Mar 14, 2016
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After the highly electronic and noisy environment in NICU, your baby needs a quiet and calm atmosphere at home. Some basic facts you need know about preterm babies to take care of them them at home are – weaker immunity, more feeding time and more attention to their weight along with temperature maintenance. So you … Continue reading Care of Your preemie at Home
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Ways to bond with your baby in the NICU

Feb 23, 2016
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Your baby is in stress due to an illness and that’s the time he/she needs you the most. Don’t let the NICU keep you away from interacting with your baby. Bonding with a baby in the NICU is as important as bonding with any newborn. You simply have to learn the best ways to do … Continue reading Ways to bond with your baby in the NICU
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What to expect in a NICU

Feb 23, 2016
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Walking into NICU can feel like stepping into another planet. The environment is probably unlike anything you have experienced. You may find a lot of electronic gadgets and different kind of beeping monitors. Once settled in the unit, your baby will receive care tailored to his/her specific needs. You may find different kind of equipments … Continue reading What to expect in a NICU
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10 questions to ask a doctor if your child is in the NICU?

Feb 23, 2016
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Every Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) has a protocol of discussing the baby’s condition everyday with the parents. Prepare your queries well in advance so that you don’t miss anything. It is always better to talk to the neonatologist. Be calm and composed and interact with an open mind. The most important questions to ask … Continue reading 10 questions to ask a doctor if your child is in the NICU?
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Know about NICU – a nest for newborns

Feb 23, 2016
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Every parent wants to bring their bundle of joy home as soon as poosible. No one wishes to be away from the new comer who has changed the life of everyone around. But the news of your new born being recommended to be admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) can be frightening. This … Continue reading Know about NICU – a nest for newborns
Pneumonia in Children

Pneumonia in Children

Dec 09, 2015
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by: Dr. Nupur Gupta
Consultant and Unit Head Gynecology
Pneumonia is a serious life threatening illness in children. It is a form of Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) that affects the lungs that are made up of small sacs called ‘Alveoli’. When they get infected, these alveoli fill with pus and fluids.  This makes it difficult for the baby to breathe and limits the oxygen … Continue reading Pneumonia in Children
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