What is Pediatrician?
A specialist doctor dealing with infants, toddlers,newborn babies and children upto the age of 14 years is a Pediatrician. Online Pediatricians provide opinion & primary evaluation of child health.
What is Flu?
A viral illness that causes discomfort in children.
Most children by the age of 14 have had at least one or more episodes of flu.
- Colds or running nose
- Throat pain
- Difficulty in breathing
- Wheezing in chest
A thorough examination reveals the severity of the condition and appropriately treatment is administered.
Health usually improves after therapy and recovery is soon.
What is Gastroenteritis?
An illness involving the digestive system that causes stomach discomfort in children.
Most children by the age of 14 have had at least one or more episodes of Acute Gastroenteritis(AGE).
- Stomach pain
- Diarrhoea or loose stools
- Fatigue and lethargy
A thorough examination reveals the severity of the condition and appropriately treatment is administered. General principles of treatment are to treat and prevent dehydration and to control fever and infection. Antibiotics may be recommended depending on the symptoms and blood tests may be required.
Health usually improves after appropriate treatments and recovery is soon.
What is Lactation Problems?
A very common problem presenting at birth or later, where breastfeeding mothers or breastfed babies babies have problems latching on.
A lactation expert helps makes the process easier if you have one or a doctor like a Paediatrician or Obstetrician Gynaecologist can also help you. A specialist will teach you the right technique of feeding the baby and making it at the right intervals for the baby’s convenience. An infant, toddler, neonate all have different requirements of milk, especially when other milks like complement feeding has begun or when weaning has begun.
The normal lactation usually begins within a couple of minutes after birth itself, since the baby has gone through a lot during delivery and hence is starved for vital fluids and minerals.
A mother’s milk is the sole food a baby is provided and this is the age of exclusive breastfeeding. Unless otherwise advised by your Paediatrician, do not feed the baby anything apart from milk, not even water. A baby’s body is not prepared for the osmolarity of water and even the most distilled water contains a few micro-organisms that the baby has no immunity to deal with.
It is surely better to speak with a Pediatrician if facing any issues with lactating or bottle feeding your child.