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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
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, 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
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
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

Jun 05, 2017
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by: Dr. Krishan Yadav
HOD & Consultant - Neonatology
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
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
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?

Apr 10, 2017
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by: Dr. Krishan Yadav
HOD & Consultant - Neonatology
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
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by: Dr. Jyoti Chawla
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics, 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. Suresh k Kasana
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics
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. Suresh k Kasana
Sr. Consultant 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. Suresh k Kasana
Sr. Consultant 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. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant 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

Dec 22, 2016
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by: Dr. Krishan Yadav
HOD & Consultant - Neonatology
“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

Dec 09, 2016
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by: Dr. Krishan Yadav
HOD & Consultant - Neonatology
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. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant 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. Suresh k Kasana
Sr. Consultant 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?

Newborn Sleep- What to Expect in the First Month

Nov 29, 2016
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by: Dr. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant 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. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant 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

Nov 24, 2016
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by: Dr. Krishan Yadav
HOD & Consultant - Neonatology
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. Krishan Yadav
HOD & Consultant - Neonatology
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

Oct 26, 2016
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by: Dr. Krishan Yadav
HOD & Consultant - Neonatology
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

Oct 26, 2016
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by: Dr. Krishan Yadav
HOD & Consultant - Neonatology
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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by: Dr. Krishan Yadav
HOD & Consultant - Neonatology
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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by: Dr. Krishan Yadav
HOD & Consultant - Neonatology
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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by: Dr. Krishan Yadav
HOD & Consultant - Neonatology
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. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics & Neonatology
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. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant 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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by: Dr. Krishan Yadav
HOD & Consultant - Neonatology
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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by: Dr. Krishan Yadav
HOD & Consultant - Neonatology
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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by: Dr. Krishan Yadav
HOD & Consultant - Neonatology
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
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How to Dry and Comb Your Baby’s Hair?

May 27, 2016
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by: Dr. Krishan Yadav
HOD & Consultant - Neonatology
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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by: Dr. Krishan Yadav
HOD & Consultant - Neonatology
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. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant 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. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics & Neonatology
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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by: Dr. Krishan Yadav
HOD & Consultant - Neonatology
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. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics & Neonatology
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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by: Dr. Krishan Yadav
HOD & Consultant - Neonatology
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. Akshay Mehta
Consultant - Neonatology
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
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Care of Your preemie at Home

Mar 14, 2016
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by: Dr. Krishan Yadav
HOD & Consultant - Neonatology
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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by: Dr. Krishan Yadav
HOD & Consultant - Neonatology
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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by: Dr. Krishan Yadav
HOD & Consultant - Neonatology
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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by: Dr. Krishan Yadav
HOD & Consultant - Neonatology
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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by: Dr. Krishan Yadav
HOD & Consultant - Neonatology
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
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