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Toothbrush review and Dental hygiene in toddlers.

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Author: Gauri Kshirsagar

Beginning dental care early is important for your child’s health and to keep teeth healthy for a lifetime. Healthy baby teeth help children eat and speak clearly. Passing on good oral habits to your child is one of the most important health lessons you can teach them. This means helping him or her brush twice a day, showing the proper way to floss, limiting between-meal snacks and seeing your dentist regularly. Continue reading

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Gripe Water: Ingredients & side effects

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Author: Gauri Kshirsagar

Many parents of newborns ask me if ‘Grip water’ should be given to new born babies, as it is usually recommended by family and friends. WHO recommends exclusive breast feeding to babies till the age of 6 months. The beliefs and customs of people have a greater impact on the child rearing practices pushing the aforementioned guidelines to the back seat. One such irrational practice is the use of gripe water for infants on a routine basis and for colic. Anything (including gripe water) other than breast milk administered to a baby during the first six months may increase the risk of introducing bacteria, causing allergies and irritating the baby’s intestines. Gripe water just like any other prelacteal given soon after birth may cause delay in establishment of breastfeeding and reduce breast milk supply. Continue reading

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Infantile Colic : FAQs and how to manage.

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Colic is a common, but uncomfortable condition that some babies experience during the first 3 months of life. The baby cries hard and seems to be in great pain, as if he/she has a severe stomach-ache Continue reading

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Nutritional value of breast milk

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Slide6What is the nutritional value of breast milk and why it is important to choose breast milk over formula or top feed. Read more to know…. Continue reading

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Understanding the mechanism of Lactation and how to increase production of breast milk.

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Slide1What is Lactogenesis or Lactation?

Lactogenesis is the onset of milk secretion and includes all of the changes in the mammary epithelium (breast glands) necessary to go from the undifferentiated (not developed) mammary gland in early pregnancy to full lactation sometime after delivery.

How does milk production i.e. Lactation occur in humans? Continue reading

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Age wise Fluid/water requirement in children

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Water has many important roles in the body. It helps transport nutrients, maintains blood volume, regulated body temperature and removes waste products. It is very important for children to drink enough fluid so their body can function properly and they can feel their best. Continue reading

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Understanding and plotting growth charts of newborns and children

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Slide1Growth charts are an important tool for monitoring the growth of children. Growth Monitoring is a screening tool to diagnose nutritional, chronic, systemic and endocrine disease at an early stage. Record of measurements is usually taken during your routine child visits to your pediatrician for vaccination or during sickness. Since the visit to your doctor may be sometimes hurried, it is better that you, yourself have a better understanding of the growth and development of your baby by plotting your own graphs. Continue reading