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How is Pneumonia Diagnosed in Babies

Dec 01, 2017
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by: Dr. Suresh k Kasana
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics Paras Bliss, New Delhi
Pneumonia is a general term for infection of the lungs, and it can be caused by many different organisms. Pneumonia is a lung infection with a range of possible causes. It can be a serious and life-threatening disease. There are a variety of organisms, including bacteria, viruses, and fungi that can cause pneumonia. Pneumonia can … Continue reading How is Pneumonia Diagnosed in Babies

WHAT IS IMMUNIZATION? WHAT SHOULD I DO TO IMMUNIZE MY BABY?

Dec 01, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
‘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?

The Benefits of Immunizing Your Child

Dec 01, 2017
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by: Dr. Suresh k Kasana
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics Paras Bliss, New Delhi
Vaccinations can spare your child’s life. On account of advances in medicinal science, your child can be secured against more infections. A few sicknesses that once harmed or killed a huge number of children have been wiped out totally and others are near extinction– fundamentally due to safe and effective vaccines. Vaccination is extremely protected … Continue reading The Benefits of Immunizing Your Child

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. Suresh k Kasana
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics Paras Bliss, New Delhi
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

What Causes Lung Infection In New Born Babies?

Nov 29, 2017
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by: Dr. Suresh k Kasana
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics Paras Bliss, New Delhi
Your baby needs special protection. This is due to the fact that they are very young and their bodies are not well developed to protect themselves against diseases. They suffer from fatal diseases when exposed to common pathogens such as bacteria, virus, etc. Hence it becomes imperative that the environment around your baby is hygienic, … Continue reading What Causes Lung Infection In New Born Babies?

Can Pneumonia affect my Unborn Child?

Nov 29, 2017
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by: Dr. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics & Neonatology Paras Bliss, New Delhi
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?

How does a Vaccine work to prevent disease?

Nov 27, 2017
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by: Dr. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics & Neonatology Paras Bliss, New Delhi
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. Suresh k Kasana
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics Paras Bliss, New Delhi
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

What medicine do you need for a newborn?

Nov 25, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Newborns are beautiful creations of God. The arrival of a newborn is a moment of excitement and happiness, at the same time parents are anxious regarding his health. Newborns face many common health issues which may be normal for their age or may need medication. Self-medication can be dangerous for everyone with special consideration to … Continue reading What medicine do you need for a newborn?

Infections in new-born babies after birth

Nov 18, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Infections in a new-born baby is also known as neonatal sepsis. Infections in the newborn usually occur within 28 days after birth. In view of serious consequences of sepsis, caregivers should be aware of early signs and symptoms of infection in newborns, so that if they can be treated early and. Neonatal sepsis is broadly … Continue reading Infections in new-born babies after birth

Common Infant and Newborn Problems

Nov 15, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Newborn babies encounter health problems like a cough, vomiting, bluish skin, birth injuries etc. babies do develop skin problems which include cradle cap or diaper rash. Babies develop their immune system eventually. Mostly these problems are not very serious you just need to take care of your baby and consult your doctor regularly. It is … Continue reading Common Infant and Newborn Problems

What is Congenital Pneumonia?

Nov 11, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Pneumonia is an inflammatory process involving lungs resulting in derangement in gas exchange at the levels of lung.  Pneumonia manifesting within 3 days of birth is known as congenital pneumonia and source of infection is the mother. Pneumonia is an important cause of hospital admissions and mortality in newborns. It is contributing to 10-25% of … Continue reading What is Congenital Pneumonia?

Three Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child

Nov 10, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Immunization is the most effective preventive health measure.  It is the process whereby a person is made immune or resistant to infections, typically by the administration of a vaccine. A large number of vaccines have been developed to provide protection against many life-threatening diseases. It’s a very common myth that immunizing children reduces their natural … Continue reading Three Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child

Pneumonia – Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

Nov 09, 2017
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by: Dr. Ashish Kumar Arora
Consultant- Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine
Community-acquired pneumonia is defined as the infection of lung parenchyma which is not acquired in the hospital, long-term care facility, or another recent contact with health care system. It causes significant morbidity and mortality in adults. Community-acquired Pneumonia is caused by:- Streptococcus pneumonia Haemophilus influenza Chlamydia species Legionella species Respiratory viruses. Symptoms of Pneumonia:- Fever … Continue reading Pneumonia – Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

How does gestational diabetes affect the baby after birth?

Nov 08, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Abnormal glucose regulation in pregnancy occurs in 3-10% of pregnancies. Most women who develop gestational diabetes have a healthy baby if sugar is kept on control but untreated gestational diabetes can cause serious health problems for mother and baby. Fetal Effects of Gestational Diabetes: Macrosomia: Macrosomia is defined as fetal weight >90th until for gestational … Continue reading How does gestational diabetes affect the baby after birth?

Safety Tips – Infants & Babies

Nov 02, 2017
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by: Dr. Suresh k Kasana
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics Paras Bliss, New Delhi
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.

Safety Checklist Infants & Toddlers

Nov 02, 2017
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by: Dr. Suresh k Kasana
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics Paras Bliss, New Delhi
SAFETY WITH BABY CARE: Do not let anyone drink hot liquids or smoke while holding your baby. Do not lay your baby on a waterbed, pillow or another soft surface that could suffocate him or her. Place your baby on his or her back every time to sleep. Never prop a bottle during a feeding. … Continue reading Safety Checklist Infants & Toddlers

Winter Safety Tips for Newborn and Infants

Nov 02, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Babies are very particularly prone to dry, irritated skin in winter. A number of factors play a part in causing dryness of your baby’s skin. Central heating is the most important and prominent factor that tends to make the atmosphere dry and can dry out your baby’s skin. The hands and face of the baby … Continue reading Winter Safety Tips for Newborn and Infants

What are the most common mental disorders among children?

Oct 28, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
In India mental illnesses are very common, affecting approximately 15-20 % of children. Despite the high prevalence of mental health issues, only 20% receive appropriate care. The untreated psychiatric disorder is associated with significant adverse sequelae including failure to achieve in education, occupation, marriage, and child-rearing. These mental health issues can affect the children during … Continue reading What are the most common mental disorders among children?

How do you prevent childhood obesity?

Oct 28, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Obesity in children is a common problem these days and is increasing due to changing lifestyle. Prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity in India is approximately 20% which is comparable to US trends. Childhood obesity persists as obesity in adults and predisposes to all obesity-related complications. Obesity usually runs in families and is related poorly … Continue reading How do you prevent childhood obesity?

Why Is Hand Washing So Important?

Oct 27, 2017
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by: Dr. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics & Neonatology Paras Bliss, New Delhi
Keeping your hands clean is important to prevent the spread of infections. It is also important for personal hygiene and is the simplest way to ensure health. Although we hear a lot about hand hygiene, it is yet to be incorporated as an important practice in everyday life. More than 1000 neonates doe each day … Continue reading Why Is Hand Washing So Important?

Diagnosing Juvenile Arthritis

Oct 27, 2017
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by: Dr. Ashish Kumar Arora
Consultant- Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine
Juvenile arthritis is a type of autoimmune disease. An autoimmune disease can be highlighted as a disorder in which the immune system which normally protects the body from foreign substances starts to attacks the body instead. The exact cause of this disease is still unknown. Some studies believe that juvenile arthritis can be related to … Continue reading Diagnosing Juvenile Arthritis

What are the most common mental disorders among children?

Oct 12, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
In children mental illnesses are very common, affecting approximately 15-20 % of children. Although high prevalence, but only 20% receive appropriate care. The untreated psychiatric disorder is associated with significant adverse sequelae including failure to achieve in education, occupation, marriage, and child-rearing. The strong continuity into adulthood of childhood psychiatric disorder further underscores the importance … Continue reading What are the most common mental disorders among children?

Detecting and treating Pediatric Brain Tumors

Sep 12, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Brain tumors are most common solid tumors in children and are second to blood cancer in the overall incidence of cancer in children. The incidence of brain tumor peaks before 10 years of age. Predisposing factors: Although most of the children with brain tumors have no known underlying disorder or risk factors. Children with certain … Continue reading Detecting and treating Pediatric Brain Tumors

Dentistry for children: with a Difference

Sep 11, 2017
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by: Dr. Anshu Jindal
Sr. Consultant- Paediatric and Preventive Dentistry - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Nobody is exempted from dental appointments. Whether newborn, young, old or teenager, each one of us faces a dental issue no matter what age or stage we might be in. Adults usually complain of problems related to their teeth, while youngsters may have concerns about proper oral hygiene and aesthetics. Both age groups need specialized … Continue reading Dentistry for children: with a Difference

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?

Nutritional Deficiencies in Children

For the development of the body and prevention of diseases, vitamins and minerals play crucial role. These minerals and vitamins are referred to as micronutrients. You have to get them from diet because they are not produced by the body. And if the required amount of nutrients are not given to the body or are … Continue reading Nutritional Deficiencies in Children

Should I Massage my Baby every day?

Aug 21, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
The age-old tradition of massaging babies has many advantages for both the babies and the mothers. It is a highly prevalent practice in Indian society that has been passed from mother to daughters and generations. It is a great way to express your love, care, and affection for your baby. A massage can soothe the … Continue reading Should I Massage my Baby every day?

Dengue Symptoms in Babies – Causes, Diagnosis and Prevention

Aug 09, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Dengue is a viral infection caused by dengue virus. It is transmitted from infected patient to others by mosquito bite. Mosquito (Aedes aegypti) is a daytime biting mosquito. This mosquito breeds in collected water in discarded tires, flower pots etc. It is also a disease that is frequently found in babies. As parents, it is … Continue reading Dengue Symptoms in Babies – Causes, Diagnosis and Prevention

How Does Oral Rehydration Work?

Aug 04, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Diarrhoea is passing of loose watery stools more than three in number in a day. Diarrhoea is the third leading cause of childhood mortality in India and is responsible for 13% of all deaths/year in children under 5 years of age. Diarrhoea is also a leading cause of malnutrition in children under five years old. … Continue reading How Does Oral Rehydration Work?

Importance of ORS to control Diarrhea

Jul 29, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Diarrhea, by definition, is the passage of loose stool in more numbers than the usual. Frequent passing of formed stools is not diarrhea, nor is the passing of loose, “pasty” stools by breastfed babies. Diarrhea is the third leading cause of childhood mortality in India, and is responsible for 13% of all deaths/year in children … Continue reading Importance of ORS to control Diarrhea

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

Foods to Eat and Avoid if you have Malaria

Jul 25, 2017
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by: Dr. Suresh k Kasana
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics Paras Bliss, New Delhi
Malaria is one of the most common vector-borne diseases. When a mosquito infected with malarial parasite bites you, it injects the parasite in your body. Symptoms of malaria usually appear 10-15 days after the mosquito bite. These symptoms may include high-grade fever with chills, headache, body aches, cough and diarrhea. Severe complications are common especially … Continue reading Foods to Eat and Avoid if you have Malaria

Natural Remedies to Treat Malaria at Home

Jul 25, 2017
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by: Dr. Suresh k Kasana
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics Paras Bliss, New Delhi
WHAT IS MALARIA? Malaria is an infectious disease, transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes. It is characterized by colonization of red blood cells in our body by a parasite called plasmodium. Plasmodium is carried by female anopheles mosquito and it reaches into the blood when this mosquito bites a human. Once the parasite enters … Continue reading Natural Remedies to Treat Malaria at Home

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. 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. 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

Can Malaria be transmitted from Mother to Child?

Aug 16, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Malaria is an infection caused by the protozoa (small organism) Plasmodium, which is transmitted to humans by the mosquito bite. It is a disease characterized by fever with chills and rigors, at a regular interval like a daily or alternate day, sweating, anemia, fatigue, and an enlarged spleen. Malaria is of overwhelming importance in the … Continue reading Can Malaria be transmitted from Mother to Child?

Your Newborn: Do’s and Don’ts for the First Few Weeks

Jun 23, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
A newborn is the most awaited new member to the family. His/her birth is a moment of joy and excitement for all. Everybody wants to see the baby and wish for his good health and future. Newborns are tiny creatures of God and are new to this world. A Mother has protected the baby for … Continue reading Your Newborn: Do’s and Don’ts for the First Few Weeks

12 Ways for Dad to Bond with Baby

Jun 23, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
A newborn is the most awaited new member to the family. His/her birth is a moment of joy and excitement for all. Everybody wants to see the baby and wishes for his good health and future. Although the mother contributes the most, but fathers also play an important role in the child’s development from birth … Continue reading 12 Ways for Dad to Bond with 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. 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. 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

How do you hold a Newborn Baby?

Babies are so small and seem so fragile. But they will feel safer and more relaxed if you hold them with confidence. First pay attention to baby’s mood before holding them. If the baby is fussy or crying, you might try another position to see if that makes them more comfortable. You can also try … Continue reading How do you hold a Newborn Baby?

5 Common Skin Problems Children Deal With

Jun 06, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Skin is the largest organ of our body. It is a protective barrier to the external world for our body. It protects our body from external environment through physical, chemical and immunological barrier function. Skin also has hair follicles, sweat glands, oil glands and nails as appendages which also give protection against heat and trauma. … Continue reading 5 Common Skin Problems Children Deal With

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

Assessment and Management of PCOS

May 31, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
PCOS is a multi organ disorder which affects the reproductive, metabolic, hormonal, general well being and psychological aspects of a female. Common features are infrequent or prolonged periods, excessive hair growth on body (hirsutism), acne, obesity. Ultrasound examination shows enlarged ovaries with multiple follicles seen as a ‘string of pearls’ along the ovaries. Health risks … Continue reading Assessment and Management of PCOS

How Smoking can Affect an Unborn Baby?

May 27, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Smoking is increasing in India especially among women. Changing lifestyle and westernization is the big reason for increasing smoking in females. India is the third largest producer of tobacco and the second largest consumer of tobacco products and 3rd largest in tobacco smoking worldwide, the study said.  India is home to the second largest number … Continue reading How Smoking can Affect an Unborn Baby?

Dengue Symptoms In Babies – Causes, Diagnosis And Prevention

May 17, 2017
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by: Dr. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics & Neonatology Paras Bliss, New Delhi
Dengue is an illness caused by a virus transmitted to people by certain mosquitoes. Some people develop a more severe illness known as dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), which can be fatal if not diagnosed and treated promptly. Babies under 12 months are more likely to develop a severe case of the disease. There are other … Continue reading Dengue Symptoms In Babies – Causes, Diagnosis And Prevention

Protect Yourself and Your Baby from Dengue

May 15, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Dengue is a viral infection caused by dengue virus. This viral infection spreads by bite of aedes aegypti mosquito. Aedes aegypti is a daytime biting mosquito. It usually lives and breed in fresh water collections like: water coolers, broken pots, discarded tyres/tubes. Dengue infection may cause fever, mild cough & cold and rashes on body. … Continue reading Protect Yourself and Your Baby from Dengue

Is Breast Feeding Important for the Mothers?

May 08, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Breastfeeding is a natural and the best gift for the newborn. Breast milk is the gold standard feed for your baby. Breast feeding can be initiated immediately after delivery. Exclusive breast feeding is recommended for six months.  If possible optimum breast feeding can be done for 2 years or longer. Breastfeeding is beneficial for both … Continue reading Is Breast Feeding Important for the Mothers?

Prevention of Allergies and Asthma in Children

May 06, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Allergy is a state of increased reactivity to the common substances that do not cause any reactions in nonallergic person. A substance to which person is hyper responsive is known as allergen. Allergen can be any substance (known as antigen) present in environment or food. On exposure to antigen a sensitive person produces immunoglobulin E … Continue reading Prevention of Allergies and Asthma in Children

The Positive Effects of Laughing and Smiling

May 05, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Laughter is not only an expression of smile on face, but it involves working together of group of muscles of face, lungs and abdominal muscles. When we laugh loudly it bring many changes in body. Endorphins (happy hormones) are released in brain that brings many changes in body, which give feeling of happiness and being … Continue reading The Positive Effects of Laughing and Smiling

What is the cause of Asthma in Toddlers?

May 03, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Asthma is a condition in which there is chronic inflammation of airways with episodic obstruction of airways on exposure to allergens. Because of obstruction of airways, child develops cough, tightness of chest and breathing difficulty on exposure to allergens. Asthma is very common chronic disease of childhood. Approximately 5 in every 100 children are suffering … Continue reading What is the cause of Asthma in Toddlers?

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

Meningitis in Children

Apr 20, 2017
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by: Dr. Suresh k Kasana
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics Paras Bliss, New Delhi
Meningitis is an acute inflammation of the protective membrane covering the brain and spinal cord, known as meninges. Meningitis can be divided into several categories. Given below are the types and the associated signs and symptoms. If you see your child developing any of the same, it is recommended that you consult a pediatrician at … Continue reading Meningitis in Children

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

Pediatric Bacterial Meningitis Treatment & Management

Apr 19, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Meningitis is a life threatening infection of brain caused by various infective organisms like viruses and bacteria. Bacterial meningitis is more severe and can cause even death if not diagnosed and treated early. Symptoms associated with Meningitis: The affected child can present with nonspecific complaints like fever, loss of apetite, body pains, and joint pains, … Continue reading Pediatric Bacterial Meningitis Treatment & Management

What are the Symptoms of Meningitis in a Child?

Apr 19, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Meningitis is a term used for infection of brain. Meningitis is a life threatening disease. It has many long term complications if not diagnosed and managed well early in disease course. Major complications are physical disability, seizures, poor school performance and low IQ. Child can also have hearing loss of varying severity. Causes of Meningitis: … Continue reading What are the Symptoms of Meningitis in a Child?

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. Suresh k Kasana
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics Paras Bliss, New Delhi
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 Paras Bliss, New Delhi
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

5 Common Health Issues in Children

Mar 02, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Kids are very tender and prone to various minor and major health problems. We  will discuss few common health concerns which parents face at one or the other time in their life. It is important for parents to actually know about the same so that they can deal with them accordingly. Abdominal pains: Kids do … Continue reading 5 Common Health Issues in Children

What Happens to a Girl During Puberty

Jan 27, 2017
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by: Dr. Helai Gupta
Sr Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, New Delhi
Puberty usually starts between the age of 8 and 13 and lasts a few years. It may start earlier in girls who are overweight, or later in girls who are very athletic or thin. If you are 12 and haven’t started developing breasts or are 15 and haven’t gotten your period, your doctor will probably … Continue reading What Happens to a Girl During Puberty

Protect Your Children from Drug Addiction

Jan 27, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology - Paras Bliss, Panchkula
For a healthy adulthood, a child’s childhood and teenage needs to be healthy and clean. Efforts to prevent substance abuse start very early in life via family bonding, education, motivation and being a role model. Teens that come out clean without any addiction usually are not likely to use drugs in adult life also. Take … Continue reading Protect Your Children from Drug Addiction

Advantages of Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

Jan 16, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
Critical care medicine developed out of other subspecialties to provide care for their most critically ill patients. Paediatric intensive care (paediatric critical care) has also been recognized as a subspecialty for more than 50 years now. This speciality grew out of the need for managing sick children and after complex surgeries in the face of … Continue reading Advantages of Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

Your Smile and Happiness Affects Your Children Too

Jan 16, 2017
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by: Dr. Sorabh Goel
Consultant - Neonatology-Paras Bliss, Panchkula
“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” It can make us appear more attractive to others. It lifts our mood as well as the moods of those around us. And it can even lengthen our lives too. Each time you smile you … Continue reading Your Smile and Happiness Affects Your Children Too

10 New Year Tips to Keep Your Children Happy

Jan 09, 2017
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by: Dr. Suresh k Kasana
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics Paras Bliss, New Delhi
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 Paras Bliss, New Delhi
 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

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 Paras Bliss, New Delhi
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 Paras Bliss, New Delhi
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 Paras Bliss, New Delhi
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 Paras Bliss, New Delhi
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

What Type of Clothes Should I Make My Baby Wear?

Nov 23, 2016
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by: Dr. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics & Neonatology Paras Bliss, New Delhi
Babies need clothes that are comfortable and easy to get on and off. People in the family, friends and many others that we know, recommend lots of options for dressing babies, but perhaps the most important advice is to know your own child and be alert for signs that he/she is feeling uncomfortable. What to … Continue reading What Type of Clothes Should I Make My Baby Wear?

What is Burping? Is it Mandatory for My Baby?

Nov 23, 2016
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by: Dr. Suresh k Kasana
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics Paras Bliss, New Delhi
Burping is the process to release the gas bubbles from the esophagus and out of the mouth that babies tend to swallow during feeding. If babies are not burped frequently they tend to swallow more air and they can develop a feeling of fullness and discomfort – leading to spitting up, crankiness, and gassiness. Reasons for gas … Continue reading What is Burping? Is it Mandatory for My Baby?

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 Paras Bliss, New Delhi
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 Paras Bliss, New Delhi
‘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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Can I make my Child Wear a Diaper all the Night?

Aug 10, 2016
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by: Dr. Suresh k Kasana
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics Paras Bliss, New Delhi
A baby’s skin is very sensitive and needs to be looked after very gently. Using diaper all the time for a baby may result in rashes and skin irritation. So it is advised to try and restrict the use of diapers. To keep your baby dry all night you may opt for overnight diapers that … Continue reading Can I make my Child Wear a Diaper all the Night?
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What Should I do for my Child’s Cranky Behavior?

Aug 10, 2016
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by: Dr. Suresh k Kasana
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics Paras Bliss, New Delhi
Every parent has to deal with a cranky child. Some might encounter this sparsely while for some it may be quite frequent.  Everyone gets into a bad mood from time to time and sometimes there’s nothing we can do but wait it out. Tantrums are a normal stage of toddler development. It is more common … Continue reading What Should I do for my Child’s Cranky Behavior?
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How can I Take Care of my Twin Babies at One Time?

May 31, 2016
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by: Dr. Suresh k Kasana
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics Paras Bliss, New Delhi
Being a parent of twins is awesome but exhausting too at the same time. One should learn to plan, how they could manage their twin babies, without getting stressed. By establishing routines for feeding, changing, and sleeping, care becomes much more manageable. Put them on a schedule- When you have newborn twins, things have to be … Continue reading How can I Take Care of my Twin Babies at One Time?
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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 Paras Bliss, New Delhi
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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What is Early Childhood Development?

May 27, 2016
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by: Dr. Suresh k Kasana
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics Paras Bliss, New Delhi
The early childhood period is considered to be the most important developmental phase throughout the life span.  This period focuses on the physical, social/emotional and language/cognitive domains of development of a child, which have direct effects on their overall development as an adult in the future. Physical Development Physical developments of a child are associated … Continue reading What is Early Childhood Development?
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Pre-pregnancy Hepatitis Prevention

May 16, 2016
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by: Dr. Suresh k Kasana
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics Paras Bliss, New Delhi
Hepatitis is harmful for pregnant women and their babies; however, immunization can protect a woman and her unborn baby against it.  Ideally, it is recommended to opt for the vaccinations before one becomes pregnant. It is recommended that all women planning pregnancy, be screened for hepatitis B because it’s possible that they have been infected, … Continue reading Pre-pregnancy Hepatitis Prevention
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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 Paras Bliss, New Delhi
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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Survival Rate of Premature Babies

Apr 13, 2016
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by: Dr. Sanjay K. Tandon
Sr. Consultant Paediatrics & Neonatology Paras Bliss, New Delhi
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
Pneumonia in Children

Pneumonia in Children

Dec 09, 2015
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by: Dr. Helai Gupta
Sr Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, New Delhi
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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