Abandoned baby saved by Mumbai police to undergo surgery

On Monday evening, Mumbai police’s tweet about rescuing an abandoned infant in Kanjurmarg, hit the headlines. Immediately after the news spread, the infant was admitted to Sion Hospital and LTMG medical college. The infant is fine now, informed the hospital

Abandoned baby saved by Mumbai police to undergo surgeryOn the wee hours of Monday morning, an abandoned baby was found in an auto rickshaw in suburban Mumbai. After which, the infant was immediately admitted to the Sion Hospital by the police. The baby girl has been identified with a brain condition. However, she is fine now. “Yesterday, the baby was brought to us by the […]

One kiss can be harmful for your baby

Wow! The baby is so cute! Can I touch him, play with him or kiss him? Are some common questions we ask, when we meet a new born. Sometimes, the elderly people of the family stop us from touching or kissing the baby. Well! There is a strong reason behind it

One kiss can be harmful for your babyOften, we kiss the babies and tend to forget that they might develop infections.  To top it all, the baby can also fall sick. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Rohit Narvekar, paediatrician said, “After deliver, if the mother has infection and if she kisses the baby. There are high changes that the baby can […]

Infant with rare brain parasite hospitalised in Hawaii

Rat lungworm cannot be transmitted between individuals, but anyone can acquire the disease by consuming raw or undercooked slugs, snails, freshwater shrimp, land crabs or frogs infected with the parasite Angiostrongylus cantonensis

Infant with rare brain parasite hospitalised in HawaiiAn infant was hospitalised for rat lungworm disease on Wednesday, probably after consuming a slug or snail on the Big Island of Hawaii, according to a statement from the Hawaii Department of Health. This marks the 10th case of the infection on the island and the 17th statewide in 2017. “This is an extremely unfortunate incident, […]

Baby with rare congenital complications survives complicated surgery

The child’s case is a very rare one, say paediatricians. The infant was brought to Hinduja hospital congenital deformities.  The child was brought to the hospital after a local hospital approached the Hinduja Hospital’s Rural Health Programme medical staff for the child’s condition for free treatment and is discharged today

Baby with rare congenital complications survives complicated surgeryEven before Laadki Ubersaada could see her infant only after two days since his birth, the doctors at the Primary Health Centre (PHC) informed the parents that their kid was having a major respiratory trouble. Laadki ka ladka, as the kid is fondly referred to in the hospital, was shifted  to P.D. Hinduja Hospital located […]

Diet for lactating mothers

Breast feeding moms; know what you should be eating to help boost your breast milk production

Diet for lactating mothersLactation period refers to the duration when the mother breastfeeds her child. A nutritious dietary intake is therefore important. The food intake should be such that it meets the mother’s nutritional requirements, besides ensuring adequate milk production for the baby.  You can achieve it by following these simple value additions to you daily diet, let’s […]

To tackle post-partum depression, timely diagnosis need of the hour

Post-partum depression (PPD) begins as insecurity, usually within 30 days of baby's birth and rapidly expands to other symptoms, which typically include sadness or anxiousness through the day, which often worsens in evening. Crying spells, low self-esteem, lethargy and sleeplessness are also common symptoms

To tackle post-partum depression, timely diagnosis need of the hourA 23-year-old Pune woman committed suicide as she felt she was unable to care for her four-month-old daughter. Her body was found in a well near her house on Monday (March 6). She had left a suicide note stating her ordeal. Relatives are unaware if she was suffering from depression. Doctors say post-partum depression is […]

Why parents and newborn baby should sleep in the same room

The professional group advises that newborns should share their parents' bedroom, sleeping on a separate, firm surface such as a crib or bassinet, for at least the first six months of life and, ideally, the first full year

Why parents and newborn baby should sleep in the same roomInfants should sleep in the same room as parents to lower the risk of sleep-related deaths, the American Academy of Pediatrics said in a policy statement. The professional group, which offers guidance on child rearing, now advises that newborns share their parents’ bedroom, sleeping on a separate, firm surface such as a crib or bassinet, […]