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Reasons for Crying in Infants

    How does an infant communicate? The language an infant can communicate is “CRY”. Most of the new parents are always confused as to why does the new born baby cry so much? It’s mostly observed that if it’s the first born child in a family or a parents of the new born areવધુ વાંચો

Preterm Birth and Underweight Infants at Birth.

    Child born in the last semester i.e. 37th -41st week is said to be a child birth at full term, but if the child is born before the 37th week they are said to be “Preterm” babies. If the infants weight is below 2.4kgs, they are considered to be born “Underweight”. Few infants’વધુ વાંચો

Newborn’s Arrival into the world

    There is a certain amount of happiness in relatives eagerly waiting outside the labor room as soon as they hear that “First Cry”of the newborn baby. The overwhelming feeling even leads to a little sweet argument among all of them standing outside, that who will go and see the baby first. Even beforeવધુ વાંચો

Umbilical Related Issues in Newborn Babies

        Umbilical Granuloma After the Umbilical cord in a newborn has dried and fallen, the navel should look normal but instead you notice a dried red lump like part (nodule) of a size less than even 1 cm, it may sometimes even ooze out blood or fluid. This mole is not atવધુ વાંચો

Fever in Newborn Babies

    From the time day of birth till the 28th day we can term the kid to be a “newborn” baby. Newborn babies’ body temperature in mother’s womb tends to be a little more than the mothers body temperature. As soon as the baby is born, their body temperature starts dropping from 1 centigradeવધુ વાંચો

EXPERIENCES OF SOME MOTHERS

  Mrs. Sujataben Jay Rawal My child was born on 26-01-2016. Child’s weight was only 1.8 kgs. By giving EBM, Kanagroo care and only breast feeding, today on 10-03-2016 child’s weight is 2.8 kgs Mrs. DhwanibenMaulik Acharya The weight of my child on the birth [12-02-2016] was 2.1 kgs. The baby at the birth wasવધુ વાંચો

FAMILY’S CONTRIBUTION IN SUCCESSFUL BREAST FEEDING

    Mother and mother in law: After delivery, the lady lives either in her in laws house or her parents’ house. With their experience, the mother or the mother in law should explain the new mother about the new responsibility in her life. The presence of the mother or the mother in law givesવધુ વાંચો

WHEN SHOULD BE OUTSIDE FOOD GIVEN AND IN WHICH MANNER?

    First six months only breast milk After the delivery, a healthy child should be given only breast milk for 6 months. The breast milk provides all the nutrients required by the child for 6 months. If the child has had only breast milk then that child has incomparable IQ and immunity. The childવધુ વાંચો

MOTHER HAVING THYROID AND BREAST FEEDING

    Mother’s thyroid and breast feeding Can a mother breast feed the baby is she is suffering from thyroid? If mother is suffering from hypothyroid or hyperthyroid before the pregnancy or has developed it during pregnancy or after the delivery, in all the three cases she can breast feed the child. Are the medicinesવધુ વાંચો

THE PAIN AND PROBLEMS OF BREAST FEEDING MOTHERS- CRACKS DEVELOPED ON THE NIPPLE

    This problem occurs to many breast feeding mothers in the initial days. In medical terminology it is called cracked nipple or sore nipple Reasons: The main reasons for the development of cracks on the nipple are wrong position of the child while sucking the milk, wrong position of the child in mother’s lap,વધુ વાંચો

BREAST FEEDING AND FLIGHT JOURNEY

    Mothers get highly confused with regards to breast feeding while going on flight journey. Let’s find out what things should be kept in mind with regards to breast feeding and flight journey. It is advisable to take up flight journey after two weeks, even if the child was healthy and perfectly fit atવધુ વાંચો

WHEN SHOULD BREAST FEEDING BE AVOIDED?

    REASONS IN THE BABY Galactosemia If the child has a cut on the lips or has a hole in the palate Preterm child or child with very less weight [ the milk might get into the wind pipe if the swallowing capacity of the child is poor of has some problem in swallowing]વધુ વાંચો

SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT BREAST FEEDING

  From 1st August to 8th August entire world celebrates international breast feeding week every year. Come let’s try and know some interesting facts about breast feeding which gives every mother incomparable and immense joy. The constitution of breast milk takes place according to the requirement of the child and also changes as per theવધુ વાંચો

EXPRESSED BREAST MILK OR EBM

    For mothers who are working, the baby is kept in critical unit for treatment as well as if the mother is travelling then at that time expressed breast milk is the best technique which fulfills child’s need for the mother’s milk. It is boon for the baby as well as mother. EBM canવધુ વાંચો

THE NUTRIENTS IN THE BREAST MILK

    Let’s try to know about the various nutrients in the breast milk. TAURINE– The amino acid named Taurine which is present in the breast milk helps in developing the brain cells and also works magnificently in the development of the retina. The Taurine which is present in ample quantity in colostrum as wellવધુ વાંચો

TWINS AND BREAST FEEDING

Twins can be divided into two categories: Twins formed when fertilized egg [ovum] splits. {Monozygotic} Here the babies look alike with exactly same genetic information and are of the same sex. E.g. both are males or both are females. Twins developed from two separate eggs and are called fraternal or dizygotic twins. These babies areવધુ વાંચો

TAKING CARE OF THE NEW BORN BABY THROUGH KANGAROO METHOD [KMC]

  Australia’s national animal Kangaroo keeps its new born baby in the pouch on its stomach and nurtures it. Similar method is used for the kids who are born underweight and are weak. During pregnancy the child stays in the womb of the mother [KMC]. Such similar condition should be followed for some time afterવધુ વાંચો

THESE THINGS DO NOT AFFECT THE QUANTITY OF BREAST MILK.

  Mother’s age Sexual relations Mother’s mensuration cycle If mother starts job [Mother should continue to give her milk once she comes back from job] Mother takes out her breast milk [EBM] from the time she comes back till she goes to work next morning. Twins Mother eats less Number of pregnancy Normal delivery orવધુ વાંચો

 WHAT SHOULD BE DONE TO GET APPROPRIATE AMOUNT OF MILK?

  After the delivery of the baby, many mothers are dissatisfied regarding their breast milk. As soon as the mother gets pregnant, nature by itself makes various changes in the mother’s body and starts some reflexes. But for getting good quantity of breast milk, mother should take care of the breast during pregnancy. After deliveryવધુ વાંચો

THREE IMPORTANT POINTS REGARDING MOTHER’S BREAST MILK

    Mothers are getting more aware regarding the breast feeding and society. Mothers wish to acquire more knowledge regarding breast feeding and also follow it religiously. But there are three important points regarding breast feeding of which many people are not aware. Let’s know them well. The first breast milk should be given toવધુ વાંચો

SOME IMPORTANT FACTS AND TIPS BEFORE COMMENCING BREAST FEEDING

    After the delivery, try and give breast feeding within an hour. First six months give only breast milk. No need to give water also. For first two to three days, the milk would be thin and yellow in colour. It contains immense nutrients and antibodies. It is called Colostrum. Mother’s milk is yellowishવધુ વાંચો

 VARIOUS POSITION OF BREAST FEEDING

    CRADLE POSITION After the child’s birth, most of the mothers try to take up this position for breast feeding the little one. First, all mothers should sit in the erect position. Then mother should place the head of the child under one hand. Then, mother should sit in such a way that theવધુ વાંચો

BEST POSITION OF THE CHILD AND MOTHER DURING BREAST  FEEDING

    First of all mother should sit in a relaxed position before feeding the baby. If it is required take a pillow behind the back or can give support to the back with the help of a bolster. Drink one glass of water or any other liquid. Keep good light, air and ventilation inવધુ વાંચો

 How is mother’s milk formed?

  Mother’s milk is formed in the breast. During pregnancy, milk secreting cells- alveoli are developed in the breast. Till the time of delivery they become stronger for making milk.   Milk sacs: Milk sacs can also be called bags or sacs that make milk. Milk secreting cells, Lactiferous ducts or tubes and Lactiferous sinusesવધુ વાંચો

BREAST FEEDING AND MOTHER’S DIET

    Breast feeding mothers’ need lot of Calcium, Iron, Folic Acid, Vitamin A and Vitamin B12 and also zinc. Mother should take balanced diet which includes green vegetables, fruits, dry fruits, cereals, eggs, curd, milk, cheese and paneer.   The breast feeding mother needs approximately 500 calories more. A normal woman who needs almostવધુ વાંચો

For successful breastfeeding, mother should be imparted knowledge regarding breast feeding during pregnancy

After delivery mother gets very tired. Plus, on the first day there are many relatives and visitors and hence mother is unable to give attention to doctor’s instructions and also in feeding the baby. Hence, the information regarding feeding and its importance should be explained during pregnancy. Mother should clear the queries and doubts regardingવધુ વાંચો

THE MYTHS AND FALSE FACTS REGARDING BREAST FEEDING

    THE MYTHS FOR THE MOTHER   When mother is ill or unwell, the breast feeding should be stopped. This is a myth. There is no need to stop breast feeding if the mother is ill. If the mother is suffering from malaria, typhoid, cold-cough, dengue fever or diarrhoea, vomiting then also she canવધુ વાંચો

THE SIDE EFFECTS OF OUTSIDE MILK AND MILK GIVEN THROUGH BOTTLE

    WHY THE NEED ARISES OF GIVING MILK THROUGH BOTTLE?   People believe that giving milk through bottle gives the child satisfaction.   Belief prevails that the child’s stomach gets filled if milk is given through bottle and also the child will not remain hungry and will sleep well.     Once the motherવધુ વાંચો

   ADVANTAGES OF BREAST FEEDING

    ADVANTAGES OF THE MOTHER’S MILK Mother’s milk is the best and complete food for the child.   Mother’s milk is easily digested.     Whenever the child needs it, it is available. It is in perfect temperature. The outside milk has to be boiled, may get spoiled, the vessels have to be cleanedવધુ વાંચો

THE FIRST MILK THAT A NEW BORN BABY GETS- COLOSTRUM

    Colostrum is the breast milk that comes out from the breast of the mother for first three to four days. This milk is thick, yellowish and sticky. Some people call it kheer, thaan or khiru. Some nurses and nursing ladies also use words like first milk, golden milk, golden liquid or immunity increasingવધુ વાંચો

HIS FATHER IS A VISITING FATHER IN THE HOUSE- SOME FUNNY MOMENTS BETWEEN THE TINY TOTS AND DOCTOR

  In the end read some good and light experiences of my and my pediatrician friends with their child patients and become light and end the journey of reading the book. *Whenever the child is asked, ‘show your tongue’ at that time if you happen to look at the relatives of the child who haveવધુ વાંચો

                AMAN STARTED GOING TO SCHOOL

  The incident took place before four to five years. a child named AMAN was brought to my clinic by his mother JIGNABEN. AMAN’s problem was related to mental anxiety. I heard her quietly. His four year old son AMAN used to cry a lot when he went to school. She complained about that. Afterવધુ વાંચો

      ADDICTION FREE PARENTS- PARENTS’ PRICELESS GIFT TO KIDS

  Smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco and drinking alcohol are some of the addiction which if parents have; they immediately or on long run create side effects which the innocent kids have to bear. In our society, the men smoke more than the women. Whenever the parents smoke in the house, car or closed rooms theyવધુ વાંચો

AN ENTANGLED STRING AND THE BLACK BOLLS OF COTTON

  Before sometimes I met my successful Neuro surgeon friend. While we were chatting, he told me about his childhood days, when I was small, during UTTARAYAN, my father used to ask me to collect the entangled strings which were lying here and there or on the roads. I had to remove entangles and thenવધુ વાંચો

  I WILL NOT BREAK THE PROMISE GIVEN TO YOU

  Almost the summer of 2012 had begun. Still we were able to tolerate the heat waves of summer. People were still rejoicing the moments of cricket as India had won the world cup. In the afternoon, a gentleman from Paldi area came with his son who had complained of vomiting. Paldi is almost 10વધુ વાંચો

    UNDERSTANDING OF A NEAR AND DEAR ONE’S DEATH

  In Indian culture and tradition death is also considered a ritual and tradition. The meaning of death and the person who is gone will never come back-this understanding develops in a child almost after seven years. Though the atmosphere of the house is sad and sorrowful but one person should take the responsibility ofવધુ વાંચો

UNDERSTANDING OF A NEAR AND DEAR ONE’S DEATH

  In Indian culture and tradition death is also considered a ritual and tradition. The meaning of death and the person who is gone will never come back-this understanding develops in a child almost after seven years. Though the atmosphere of the house is sad and sorrowful but one person should take the responsibility ofવધુ વાંચો

         WE HAVE KEPT A CHOCOLATE DAY

  It was just before CHRISTMAS-may be just a day or two before CHRISTMAS. On my table a beautiful gift-packed box of chocolates was lying which was given to me by Pharmaceutical Company. I just forgot to hide the box before the patients started coming inside my consulting room. A seven year old child enteredવધુ વાંચો

       DADA-DADI AND NANA-NANI                  [PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS AND MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS]

  Some time back a social message was given by the character of Champaklal, Tapu’s grandfather of famous television serial ‘TARAK MEHTA KA ULTA CHASHMA’. According to him grandparents’ old age can be considered successful only if they get ample time to play-fight with their grandchildren. If the paternal grandparents or maternal grandparents get theવધુ વાંચો

    THE CHILD IMMEDIATELY LEARNT MARATHI LANGUAGE

  Almost before 20 years from today, a Maharashtrian family had come to stay in the Memnagar area of Ahmedabad. Just adjacent to them a Gujarati family used to live there. The one year old child of Gujarati family used to spend most of his time with the Maharashtrian family. The child used to liveવધુ વાંચો

         MEDICAL REPRESENTATIVE- A GOOD FRIEND

  In our medical profession, we tend to meet many new people almost every day. Amongst them we are harsh and tough to some of them- they are medical representative. We almost forget the precious services rendered by the medical representative. We give importance to our patients, other doctor friends, family friends and neglect ourવધુ વાંચો

 MESSAGES FOR THE CHILDREN FROM CHILDREN SONGS OF HINDI MOVIES

  It was summer time of year 2012. In my consulting room some or the other light music is continuously played. One grandparent came with his four year old son to show me. He listened to the old songs. After showing to his grandson he got up and was about to leave the room. Thatવધુ વાંચો

              ALWAYS STAY CLOSE TO SOME ELDERLY PERSON

  It was almost August month of year 2000. My respected father had undergone knee replacement surgery. We doctors take out sufficient time for our patients or who so ever wants our help. But we are always in short of time for our family members. It becomes difficult to take out time for our family.વધુ વાંચો

              EVERYDAY WRITE ONE POSITIVE NOTE

      One day, a mother and father were sitting in my consulting room with their new born baby. Just behind them an elderly was sitting who had come to get a certificate for hi grandson. He was listening to the conversation of the parents. Mother was telling about the problems she was facingવધુ વાંચો

    CHILD IS WATCHING ADULT PROGRAMMES

  Children who are of 10 to 12 years of age and who have not entered the teenage, their parents complain that secretly they watch adult sites and programmes on computer. We have caught them red handed. What to do? We are highly worried. We don’t cold them and we don’t have courage to talkવધુ વાંચો

     SISTER AND SISTER-IN-LAWS

    Since last 2 months a lady who has given birth to triplets visits my hospital to show her children regularly. [20/01/2016]. After the end of first month, the anxiety of mother reduces. In today’s time even if there is one child, the family members gets confused and worried regarding breast feeding, crying etc.વધુ વાંચો

ART OF MAINTAINING GOOD RELATIONS WITH THE COMMON PEOPLE

    To live a good life, there are four pillars which should be strengthened. Family values in teenage, to remain calm in all situations, make new friends and maintain friendship and lastly to develop the art of making good relations with common people. Out of these, children tend to learn in their teenage fromવધુ વાંચો

   MY LOVING DAUGHTER

    Before sometime my writer friend was talking about his daughters. His elder daughter has gone to foreign land for pursuing higher education. He said that I had to once give speech in English. It became difficult for me. My elder daughter immediately gave a suggestion that daddy talk the younger sister in Englishવધુ વાંચો

UPBRINGING OF PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY CHILD

    Seriously it is a difficult task for the parents to up bring a physically and mentally challenged child. The parents have to face uncertainty of the result even after giving all the three things- time, effort and money. Its not just the hard work, they have to highly dedicated also. If they constantlyવધુ વાંચો

          HE IS MY GRANDFATHER

    Almost two years back, it was the month of August. It was noon time and it was raining very heavily. A six year child named ABHINAV was admitted in my hospital because he was suffering from loose motions and vomiting. He was from a society which was near my hospital. When I wentવધુ વાંચો

            BEST USE OF AVAILABLE TIME

    A father of a son once told me how he use to make the best use of the time when he use to drop his son to school in his car. We live near judges’ bungalow and my son’s school is ST. Xavier’s LOYOLA near DARPAN six roads and my office is nearવધુ વાંચો

     NOW LET’S LIVE FOR OTHERS TOO

  Like the other kids, even the three year old Hershel was little scared in entering my consulting room. Along with him his grandmother was also there who was explaining him the importance and work of a doctor. Doctor is our friend and we have to take help of our friend. She explained him soવધુ વાંચો

     SIR…HOW ARE MY KIDS STUDYING?

  The principal of an English medium school located in NAVRANGPURA area of AHMEDABAD used to come to me with his grandson. His grandson was my patient. He told me a heart touching story. He told me, “My main subject is maths. As such I was able to teach very nicely to all the studentsવધુ વાંચો

           I TOLD HIM 500 TIMES, BUT HE STILL DOES NOT UNDERSTAND….

    Before few days, a mother came to me and with anger and frustration she complained that I have told almost 500 times to my son that do not eat snacks at the odd hours of the day and keep your things at their respective place and arrange them well but he does notવધુ વાંચો

MODESTY OF A SENIOR PERSON

    It was the August month of 2004. It was raining cats and dogs and I got a call to see a new born baby. The lady who had delivered the baby was South Indian. Her husband was the professor of a reputed college of Ahmedabad. Their age might be almost 29 to 30વધુ વાંચો

   TABLES CAN BE LEARNT THIS WAY ALSO

  His name is RAKESHBHAI PATEL. By profession he is a math teacher. It was winter of 2009. RAKESHBHAI’s eleven year old daughter ZEEL was admitted in my hospital for the treatment of pneumonia. When his daughter was admitted for five days in my hospital, I got to learn a new thing from him.  Oneવધુ વાંચો

         A BEAUTIFUL GIFT

  Every parent is excited about their kids’ birthday especially when the child completes one year. They feel utmost happy. They feel dual happiness because firstly the parents feel happy that they have successfully helped the child to become one year old and secondly they have wonderful parenting. During this time, parents always wonder thatવધુ વાંચો

 WE ALSO SEE DREAMS

  In normal condition if one gets success, then it is called achievement but if someone achieves success with numerous physical and mental challenges then this is history. Divya is 17 years old, and she is presently studying in 1st year arts (in January 2016) and her main subject is literature. Hitesh who is 20વધુ વાંચો

      AND YASH LEFT HIS HABIT OF SUCKING HIS THUMB

  YASH was twelve years old child and was very naughty and restless. He was being loved, pampered and raised in the joint family comprising of grandparents, parents, uncles, aunts etc. since childhood he had got habit of sucking the thumb. He also disliked this habit of sucking the thumb. But YASH used to sayવધુ વાંચો

THE THINGS THAT OTHERS CAN DO, WE ARE ALSO ABLE TO DO

  Sifa Salimbhai Ganiyani is 10 years old and is unable to see the world since birth. She was admitted in my hospital for three days (from 09/02/2016 till 11/02/2016) as she was suffering from typhoid. When I met her for three days, I came to know about the difficulties, problems and day to dayવધુ વાંચો

WE THINK SIMILAR TO WHAT WE HAVE HEARD

  Here, some interesting incidents have been penned which describes what children think on the answers that we give them to explain them something or to convince them. A father always cultivated the habit of brushing teeth before going to bed in his four year old daughter. The daughter also accepted this habit and followedવધુ વાંચો

THE NEXT QUESTION FOR SMIT IS….

  Smit Yogeshbhai Madlani as per his name he always used to wear a beautiful smile, he was a good in studies as well as general knowledge and sports. Smit is a brilliant example of how a child can be good in studies as well as in other activities. He was born in 1998 andવધુ વાંચો

FIGHTS OF MOTHER-FATHER AND CHILD

  Those parents who time and again fight, then it happen that those parents also have different views for the upbringing of the child. Hence, the child that does not get parents’ love but gets two different individuals’ love having different views. Actually, there is lot of strength in the combined love of parents. Actually,વધુ વાંચો

ADMISSION OF THE CHILD IN THE SCHOOL

  When the child is two years old, mother father gets engrossed in a herculean task of finding a proper school. All the family members keep on thinking that which school to select? The way mother, motherland, mother tongue are important for a child in his or her life, similarly the first school is alsoવધુ વાંચો

CHALLENGE IS MOTIVATION

  Her name was Prabhavti ben Kantilal Gadecha. She was from some village near Amreli in Saurashtra. I remember the full name of Prabhavti ben because I had met her during December 1993 and that was the starting phase of my hospital. During that time there was less staff in my hospital and so Iવધુ વાંચો

EARLY MORNING BEFORE DAWN

  Her name was Godavari ben. Her profession was livestock breeding and animal husbandry. She used to live in JADAVNAGAR near MEMNAGAR and her family comprised of 3 children, her husband and six buffaloes. She had immense faith in God. On and off she used to visit various pilgrims of India. She had covered almostવધુ વાંચો

I want to see payal

    It’s the incident of 1996. I had to go to Dr. Purnaben Patel’s maternity home to check a new born baby. The maternity home is near to my hospital. When I met child’s parents, I came to know that they both were blind. Father Manharbhai and mother Dayaben immediately questioned, “Is our daughterવધુ વાંચો

LET’S UNDERSTAND BREAST FEEDING THROUGH A-B-C-D

The first week on August month is celebrated as ‘Breast milk week’. For more and more mothers to understand the importance and get the awareness of breast milk and to clarify various myths, posters, dialogues, lectures are organised. Let us understand the words associated with breast milk with alphabets ABCD.   ANTENATAL PREPARATION   Fromવધુ વાંચો

THE RULES THAT A MOTHER WHO IS BREAST FEEDING SHOULD FOLLOW “M-O-T-H-E-R”

After the child’s birth mother should start breast feeding the child within on hour. If mother gives only breast milk to the child for 6 months then it is highly beneficial for both the child and mother. Here, I am writing the crux of the knowledge that I have grabbed after talking to numerous mothersવધુ વાંચો

failure – a new beginning

  In 1974 a Hindi movie named ‘Imtihaan’ was released. There was a beautiful song in the movie, ‘rukjaana nahi tu kabhi haarke, kantope chalke milenge saaye bahaarke’….. And this gave a beautiful social message to the teenage children that because of any failure in life you should never stop. In this challenging situation ofવધુ વાંચો

Teaching Children Importance of Time

We have come across that by the time a child reaches Grade 3 or Grade 4, he suddenly starts feeling the shortage of time. He seems to be juggling between school,tuitions and extracurricularactivities and even 24 hrs.In a day seems to be too less.   Time management is the key. What is time management?Time managementવધુ વાંચો

Teaching Children Importance of Time

    We have come across that by the time a child reaches Grade 3 or Grade 4, he suddenly starts feeling the shortage of time. He seems to be juggling between school,tuitions and extracurricularactivities and even 24 hrs.In a day seems to be too less.   Time management is the key. What is timeવધુ વાંચો

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