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To eradicate polio from the globe, now Injectable polio vaccine (IPV)  is also required to be given in addition to Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) which is already started in the private sector as per Indian Academy of Pediatrics and WHO guidelines. It will now also be given in Government sector from this month. Please spread the message that it is required and safe. Message from Government of India, WHO, UNICEF, IAP (Indian academy of pediatrics)
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Hi. This is a link to my e book on weaning your baby. Kindly take a look and pass it on to those mothers who might need complete information about weaning their babies. Weaning from A to Z. The link https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/477752 . The book is also available as a kindle edition on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NPRNXB8   Dr. P. V. Vaidyanathan M. D. DCH
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A Review of your baby’s progress depending on the age of the baby. These questions should be completed few days before your visit to doctor and should be shared with your doctor. If your baby is less than 3 yrs, please refer to the other post here. Question Yes No Unsure 1.   Are you concerned about your child’s development?        2.   Is your child’s immunization up to date?        3.   Does...
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A Review of your baby’s progress depending on the age of the baby. These questions should be completed few days before your visit to doctor and should be shared with your doctor. 1-2 Weeks Review Question Yes No Unsure 1. Do you have any concerns about your baby?        2. Is your baby startled by loud noise?        3. Has anyone in your family had a history of early deafness (under...
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Usual reaction is itching, irritating, swelling and redness. Things to do Reassurance to the child (don't panic) Ice compress Rub baking sode for bee sting and vinegar for wasp sting Oral Anthihistamiones Phenergan/Chlorphenarmine/Avil/Incidal/Foristal\ Topical steroid ointment (check for any sking ointment handy) Pain killer like syp combiflam Oral steroids* (only on prescription)
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Please see below for a list of medicines that are must for all households Nasal Drops (medicated as well as saline) Antipyeretics (Parcetamol, Crocin, Nimuilide, Ibgesic plus) Tummyache - Antispasmodics (meftal spas/colimex crops) Cough/Allergy/Cold - Antihistaminics (pherengan/triamnic) Loose Tummy - Electral/Speedral (for diarrhoea) Vomiting - Antiemetics (Domstal/perinorm) Anti-inflammatory (for earache-ibugesic plus) Streamer or aerosol/nebulizer Laxative (Agarol/Milk of magnesia/glycerine suppository) For nchial spasms (theoasthaline/steroids) Precautions - Check for exact dosages with your pediatrician Know the right...
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First 4 Wk Turns head from side to side. May fixate face or light in line of vision. Visual preference for human face. At 4 Wk Watches person; follows moving object Body movements in cadence with voice of other in social contact; beginning to smile At 8 Wk Head sustained in plane of body on ventral suspension Follows moving object 180 degrees Smiles on social contact; listens to voice and coos At 12 Wk Early...
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Average number of feeding per day (24 hours) Age                         No of feeds/24 hour Birth - 1 week               6-10 1 week - 1 month         6-8 1-3 months                  5-6 3-7 months                  4 –5 7-9 months                  3-4 8-12                            3 Average quantity of feedings 1-2weeks         ...
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Avoid ornate furniture. Plain simple designs catch less dust. No open Books shelves or books, they are great dust catches. Keep all clothes in closets, never lying about room. Enclose wool cloths in plastic zipper bags. No mothballs , insect sprays or camphor. Keep closet and all doors closed. Use rubberized canvas or plastic upholstered furniture. No fabrics upholstery . Avoid toys or stuffed animals. Necessary toys should be wood, plastics or metal never fabric...
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You may need to express breast milk if your breast are too hard for your baby to latch on or you want to give your baby breast milk while you are away. Suggestions for expressing breast milk   You can either express the milk manually or use a sterilized breast pump Store the milk in a glass or hard plastic container Milk can be stored in 2-4 ounce portions Expressed milk can be stored for...
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