Dr. M.S Sekhon (MD)
Senior Consultant-Pediatrics
Chandigarh, Mohali & Panchkula (Tricity)

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Benefits

Best child hospital in Chandigarh & Mohali.
State of the art facility with special emphasis to maternal & child health.
Headed by best child doctor & renowned surgeon Dr. Manjit Singh Sekhon.
3 pediatric /child ICU for the care of sick patients.
24 hours Pharmacy.
24 hours Laboratory.
24 hours Radiology, X- Ray, Ultra sound.
Well appointed spacious patient rooms.
24 hours canteen service.
Courteous and extremely competent staff.
About Department:-

Pediatrics is the branch which deals with children. Pediatrics is one of the main strengths of this hospital. The facilities include:-

* 15 BEDDED NEONATAL ICU
* PEDIATRIC ICU
* GENERAL PEDIATRICS/VACCINATION
* PEDIATRIC SURGERY
* PEDIATRIC ENDOSCOPY/BRONCHOSCOPY
* PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
* SPEECH THERAPY AND AUDIOLOGY

This department is headed by Dr MS Sekhon,MD who is one of the leading Pediatric Consultants in the Northern Region and is manned by 4 full time consultants and many associated consultants.

Full time Consultants:-

1. Dr Manjit Singh Sekhon
2. Dr Sunny Narula
3. Dr Amit
4. Dr Rohit

Associated Consultants

1. Dr Ashish Dharmik (Paediatric Surgeon)
2. Dr Sumit Rajpal (Paediatrc Dentist)
3. Dr Inderjeet (Paediatrician)
4. Dr Shailesh Mehta (Paediatrician)
5. Dr Gaurav Gupta (Paediatrician)

If you are searching for the Child Specialist Doctor/Consultant in Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula, then your search ends with us. Cosmo Hospital is the only Centre which is a one stop destination for best child care services. You don't have to travel far for all children related health care issues. The mother & child hospital is designed to offer ultra modern features of a corporate hospital with personalized care under one roof specially in the field of Children & Maternity.

Our Experts


Dr Sunny Narula, MD
Child Specialist
Chandigarh-Mohali

Constructed as a state of the art facility, Cosmo Hospital is considered one of the best child care clinic in Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula. With the team of expert child Consultants & pediatric doctors, we deliver patient care of the highest order at affordable rates in Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula. High risk pregnancy care for Hypertensive, Eclamptic and premature deliveries is provided due to back up advanced newborn care and adult ICU for the care of sick mother and child. At Cosmo Hospital our motto is best medical care at affordable rates.

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FAQS: Answers By Our Children/Baby Specialist Doctors


Q1.I feel that my breast milk is not enough for the needs of my infant. How can I know if it is enough?
A1.There is only one reliable way to know if the breast milk is enough and that is by measuring the weight gain of the baby. Normally, baby should gain about 20 to 25 gms per day in the initial three months. Serial weight assessment every ten to fifteen days will provide an accurate assessment about the quantity of breast milk.

Q2.Should I start top feed so that the baby is used to taking a bottle in the first six months? I am told that later it will be difficult for the baby to accept the bottle?
A2.No, this is strongly discouraged. By starting bottle early you are putting your baby to risk of infection. Also the technique of sucking from the bottle is very different to sucking from the breast. This conversion will result in the baby relying more and more on the bottle feed and breast milk will stop.

Q3.My baby cries a lot without any reason and passes lot of wind. What medicine should I give to control this?
A3. Feed the baby at intervals of two hours and burp the baby well after feed. Thereafter put the baby in his/her cot on his/her left side or on his/her stomach. Do not use a pillow. If above does not work and crying still persists consult your doctor.

Q4.Everytime my baby drinks milk he/she passes motion. Is this normal?
A4. Yes this is perfectly normal and is called Gastrocolic Reflex. Passing a motion after feeding multiple times in a day is perfectly normal. On the other extreme some babies may pass a motion after four to five days. Both situations are normal as long as motion is normal on appearance.

Q5.At what age can I start giving semisolid food to the baby?
A5. It is widely accepted that semisolids to be started at the age of six months and not before that.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING CARE OF NEW BORN

FEEDING
Breast milk is absolutely the best for your Baby. There is no substitute which can compare to Human Milk for human beings. Besides this it is always fresh, always the right temperature, always available, never infected and carries antibodies to protect the Baby against viral infection.
TIPS ABOUT FEEDING
Feed your Baby with minimum intervals of two hours. The interval can stretch upto four hours if the Baby does not demand feed. Feed the Baby between two and four hours whenever it demands feed.
Feed your Baby for 20 mins to 30 mins of which active feeding may only be five minutes.
Burp your Baby after feed everytime.
Place the Baby in his/her cot after Burping.
COMMON MYTHS
Mothers milk is not enough: Mothers milk is almost always enough and the only way to confirm is to monitor the weight gain to the Baby. The Baby should get used to a bottle, otherwise it will create problems later: Completely wrong. Bottle could be a source of infection and the Baby would get Gastroenteritis. Besides this, mothers milk will reduce unless the Baby empties the Breast everytime.
BREAST FEED
For the first 6 months milk is the best feed for the baby . Of all kinds of milk obviously breast feed is the best. There is no close second. Every effort should be made to keep the infant breast fed in the first 6 months . There are some points that one must know:-
Breast milk is the right composition.
It is always fresh when suckled from the breast.
It is always the right temperature.
It is always sterile.
It is always available.
It contains antibodies which protect the infant from infections.
It contains DHA which is important for brain growth of the infant.
It costs nothing.
Breast feeding protects the mother too by reducing the chance of breast cancer. The biggest stimulus for secretion of breast milk is emptying of the breast by the infant . Therefore it is important not to satisfy the baby’s hunger with a top feed because the baby will not make an effort to empty the breast and breast milk will dry up . Very often the mother gets self doubt about the quantity of milk she is producing. This further gets reinforced by well meaning relatives who encourage her to start a top feed . The breast milk then begins to dry up and her doubt becomes a self fulfilling prophecy . The only indicator of insufficient milk is improper weight gain of the baby. It is not excessive crying or rooting by the baby which is merely a reflex. Since no one wants to deal with a crying infant some know all suggests a top feed and soon multiple top feeds reinforcing the prophecy.
In todays life when many mothers are working it is not always possible to be with the baby for 6 months Breast milk can be pumped out and stored in a refrigerator in sterile feeding bottles and can be used up to 24 hours later. Therefore if the mother is unavailable throughout the day a sufficient number of expressed breast milk feeds should be left for the infant. The bottle containing the stored milk can be stood in a container of warm water until the milk reaches body temperature which can be tested by allowing a drop to fall on the back of the hand.
CARE OF BREAST TO EENSURE SUCCESSFUL BREAST FEEDING
This can start from the third trimester of pregnancy .Sometimes nipples are inverted and effort should be made to evert them using gentle suction. The obstetrician can help enumerate the techniques. The male partner’s help can be enlisted. After birth the infant should be encouraged to latch on properly. Sometimes the nipples become sore and may develop cuts . To prevent this the nipple should be dabbed with lanolin or creams such as Nipcare or Massey after feeding the baby These can be removed before the next feed with a boiled cotton soaked in plain boiled water .Care should be taken to not use soap or drying substances around the nipples to prevent cracks . Lastly if cracks do develop they are painful and the infant should be fed through a sterilized nipple shield.