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Infant given OPV, BCG and hepatitis vaccine. Suggest the other vaccinations to be taken? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 14-Sep-2013
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Doctor:Good Evening
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:hello doctor very good evening, i am XXXX..
Doctor:Hello XXXX, please proceed with your query.
User:I have some queries regarding my baby's health and vaccinations, plz help me dr
User:my baby (boy) has just entered 6 months.. can you plz tell me what are the vaccinations to be given in this month..
Doctor:I would be able to give you suggestions regarding that. But, please tell me what all vaccinations were given till now.
User:he already got opv and bcg at birth and (dpt, opv and hib) three doses in three months..
Doctor:Was hepatitis B given?
User:s doctor Hib 1, 2 and 3 were given
User:i mean hepatitis B-1, B-2, and B-3..
Doctor:Now he will have to receive vaccine only inhis 9th month.
Doctor:That would be measles.
Doctor:Till now he should have got BCG, OPV, DPT, HEP B vaccines.
User:when would rotavirus have to be given dr?
User:is that in 6th month..
Doctor:Rotavirus vaccine is not given in Indian protocol
Doctor:But, if the parents choose then, it can be given.
Doctor:In Indian system, the usually advised vaccinations does not include Rotavirus vaccine.
User:so if not given there is no need to worry an dr?
Doctor:Not at all.
Doctor:It is not necessary to give it.
User:ok.. Measles at 9th month, is it only once ?
Doctor:At around 15-18 months, MMR would be there.
User:and next docter, what and when?
Doctor:That includes, Measles, mumps and rubella.
Doctor:This is all, what is required.
Doctor:I do not think more than that is required.
Doctor:Have you followed my suggestion?
User:s doctor, i have just made a note of this..
User:and could you please suggest diet for my baby..
Doctor:Personally I do not believe in vaccination itself. But, since it is a necessity, I would advise to give it accordingly.
User:oh.. ok
Doctor:Now since he is 6 months, you can give him everything as an adult.
Doctor:Introduce one type of food in one week.
Doctor:That is to make sure that he is not having allergy to any partcular food.
User:just entered to 6th month doctor, not yet completed.. he is only on mother's milk..
Doctor:From 6th month you need to introduce normal food items.
Doctor:Mother's milk needs to be given till age of 2 years (Advised scientifically & according to Prophet Muhammed S.A.W)
User:like with what kind of food to start with and what about quantity and how many times ?
User:oh.. i will follow this doctor..
Doctor:Start with semisolid items. You can give rice, oats, or any other cereals. Boil them properly and puree it, so that it is easy for the baby to swallow it
Doctor:You can add boiled vegetables, which are crushed and made to semisolid form.
Doctor:You can give fruit juices.
Doctor:Give water too.
User:is there any particular timings for these..dr?
Doctor:Initially start with say around half glass of food.
Doctor:No particular times.
Doctor:You can always give whenever the baby is hungry.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:s dr, can baby digest all these items?
Doctor:Sure, they can digest.
Doctor:It is advisable to give it from the starting of 6 months.
Doctor:Otherwise they will not develop the character for chewing or eating other food items.
Doctor:Just make sure that you introduce only one food item in a week.
Doctor:Start giving egg only after completion of 1 year.
User:but i saw in television, in Aamir Khan's add, stating that baby has to feed with only milk up to 6 months .. after completing 6 months then only we have to introduce any food item.. is that true?
Doctor:5 months is the time only for mother's milk.
Doctor:6th month onwards start with other items. too.
Doctor:Mother's milk to be continued till 2 years.
Doctor:That is the basic in pediatric feeding.
User:plz give a brief description of diet dr?
Doctor:What would you like to know about diet?
Doctor:As I said, you can introduce all food slowly.
Doctor:There is no particular time for feeding the baby.
Doctor:You can feed him every 2-3 hours.
User:i mean at first rice, after 3 hour oats.. etc.. can i follow like this..
User:and some juices in between..
User:is that fine doctor?
Doctor:There is nothing particular like that.
Doctor:You can start with cereals initially.
User:u told to introduce only one item in a week, am talking about this doctor..
Doctor:First start only rice. You give mother's milk in the morning.
Doctor:After 2-3 hours, give rice in semisolid form.
Doctor:Again after 2-3 hours milk , then rice like that.
User:what to mix in rice doctor?
User:can we give ghee doctor?
Doctor:I would not suggest to give it.
Doctor:But many parents do that.
Doctor:There is a concept for parents that their children should be fat enough.
Doctor:I am completely against that.
Doctor:Please give your child only what is necessary.
Doctor:Otherwise the parents are the ones who start destroying the body of the child.
Doctor:Please do not overfeed him.
Doctor:In my experience I have seen that children who are overfed are prone to more diseases through out their life.
Doctor:And also that they develop lifestyle disorders like diabetes and hypertension earlier in life.
Doctor:basic point to remember would be to give him food 2-3 hours interval, without overfeeding.
Doctor:The amount to be given depends on each child.
Doctor:Some infants get full easily.
Doctor:Some needs a little more.
Doctor:That needs to be understood by practice.
User:s dr.. can we give badam past in a very little amount
User:badam paste
Doctor:Usually the grand mothers would be very efficient in providing and preparing these food items for infants.
User:is there any particular fruit juices to be given dr? because some babies may get cold easily after having some fruits like orange, promagrante, XXXXXXX .?
User:actually we dont have anyone dr, that is why i am here to known about all these things..
Doctor:You do not have to give fruit juices in excess. Just limit it to around 1/3rd or 1/2 glass.
Doctor:You can try one one juices, so that we know what is suitable for him and what is not.
Doctor:Usually juices like grape and orange helps in preventing constipation.
User:doctor.. can we give vegetable juices.. actually vegetable juices are for weight loss na?
User:like carrot, beetroot etc?
Doctor:Vegetable juices are good for infants. Actually vegetable juices are not for weight loss. It happens to be so because, in adults, when we are having much calories in our food, we gain weight. To reduce the weight we try having vegetable juices. So that instead of having high calorie food, we take low calorie food. And thus resulting in reduction of weight.
Doctor:Surely you can give carrots, beans, beetroot etc.
Doctor:You can boil them and then puree it into paste and mix it with the rice.
Doctor:You can also give it seperately.
User:ok ok
Doctor:Hope I was of some help to you.
Doctor:Have you followed all my suggestions?
User:s doctor, and i am very much impressed and appreciate you dr..
User:one more doubt.. baby is not having his bowel movement regularly doctor, he is voiding after three to four days..
Doctor:Usually this is seen when there is a decrease in water intake. Surely he would be fed well with breast milk. In addition, you can give him water.
Doctor:Once feeding with food items starts, his motion will also improve.
Doctor:Now it is just that he is drinking milk.
Doctor:There is nothing much to pass by stool.
User:hmm s dr..
User:where r u from doctor?
Doctor:Hope I have made things simpler for you.
Doctor:I am from Bangalore.
Doctor:Is there anything else I can assist you with?
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:Hi again,Is there anything else I can assist you with?
User:hello dr? r u there?
Doctor:Yes, I am here.
Doctor:Is there anything else you would like to know?
User:s doctor
User:what r the foods that makes the baby fair in color?
Doctor:Let me guide you over this.
User:actually my baby was white in race, but after getting photo-therapy, he has decreased in his color
Doctor:There is no such food to make the skin colour fair. The skin color of the baby is completely dependent on his genetics.
Doctor:If he has a parents with fair skin, he will also improve his skin color gradually.
Doctor:Please proceed further if you have any more queries.
Doctor:Is there anything else you would like to know?
User:no, thank you very much doctor, i have got cleared all my doubts.. thanks once again..
Doctor:Thanks for asking me.
Doctor:Hope I had been able to answer all your queries to your satisfaction.
User:s absolutely
Doctor:Wish your son a good health. Good Night!
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