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What Foods do Babies Need?

Sep 08, 2017
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by: Dt. Sakshi Kakkar
Dietitian Paras Bliss, Panchkula
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

Aug 31, 2017
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by: Dt. Sakshi Kakkar
Dietitian Paras Bliss, Panchkula
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

Dengue Fever Symptoms

Aug 16, 2017
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by: Dr. Manu Sharma
Junior 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. Manu Sharma
Junior 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. Manu Sharma
Junior 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. Manu Sharma
Junior 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. Manu Sharma
Junior 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. Manu Sharma
Junior 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. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics & Neonatology Paras Bliss, New Delhi
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. Manu Sharma
Junior 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. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics & Neonatology Paras Bliss, New Delhi
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. Manu Sharma
Junior 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. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics & Neonatology Paras Bliss, New Delhi
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. Jyoti Chawla
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics - 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. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics & Neonatology Paras Bliss, New Delhi
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. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics & Neonatology Paras Bliss, New Delhi
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. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics & Neonatology Paras Bliss, New Delhi
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. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics & Neonatology Paras Bliss, New Delhi
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?

Immunization Schedule

Apr 01, 2017