Practising counselling and communication skill in paediatrics is very important. The clients are the mother or both parents and the Health care provider is usually a paediatrician or nurse or even a health assistant. The caregiver mother or father has every right to know the related information regarding the health and well being of the child. Counselling begins from the very moment of first seeing the child. Good communication skills will make sure that the child is taken care of Continue Reading…..
Feeding babies is a major concern for mothers. “My baby does not eat sufficiently” is a common complaint from mother. In this post, I am trying to show some tips for feeding the babies. Only breastfeeding is sufficient and must for babies. After that period complementary feeding is added with time. Initially, the baby may thrust food out of his mouth. This is called “extrusion reflex”. It will be gone after a few months. So have patience. Feeding babies is Continue Reading…..
Being a parent, you are responsible for your children’s health. And, every parent wants their child to grow and be healthy. According to experts, the foods you feed your child play an efficient role in how tall they grow. You may have seen the advertisements of Horlicks, Bournvita, Complan etc that makes your child taller stronger and healthier. Does it really work? Well, there is controversy regarding that opinion. It contains many micronutrients, vitamins, minerals etc with sugar. Sugar is Continue Reading…..
Breastfeeding is a good habit for mothers. Breast milk is the best gift for the newborn baby. There are no substitutes for breast milk. Formula feeding is discouraged throughout the world. Unless it is absolutely necessary, formula feeding should not be given. For the new mothers breastfeeding may be a new experience. Child below six months of ages must be given only breastfeeding. But many women in our country do not know this. Sometimes they ignore the importance of breastfeeding. Continue Reading…..
Protein Energy Malnutrition also known as PEM is a range of clinicopathological condition arising from lack of varying proportions of protein and calories, occurring most frequently in infants and young children and is usually associated with infection. It is the most common nutritional disorder in developing countries like Bangladesh, India, African countries etc. Department of Pediatrics under Faculty of Medical Sciences of University of Nigeria has conducted a research on “Under-five Protein Energy Malnutrition Admitted at the University of In Nigeria Teaching Hospital”. The online Continue Reading…..