Pediatric Care with

Dr. Isha Singh

Led by the renowned Dr. Isha Singh, our pediatric services cover everything from routine vaccinations to adolescent counseling, ensuring your child’s health and development are nurtured every step of the way.

Consultations for Illnesses

Expert care for various pediatric conditions.

Nutrition Counselling

Tailored advice for your child's dietary needs.

Adolescent Counselling

Guidance for teenagers facing the challenges of growing up.

Counselling for Parenting Issues

Support for parents navigating the complexities of raising children.

Online Consultations

Remote access to our pediatric care services.


Comprehensive immunization services to protect your child's health.

Why Are We All Afraid Of Fever?

Do We Really Understand What Fever Is?

Fever Is Abnormal Elevation Of Body Temperature. But Then, What Is Normal Body Temperature?

As per standard definition axial temperature of 97.4 to 99°F is normal body temperature. So a body temperature of above 99.5°F is considered as fever.

Ideally, a rectal temperature should be taken in infants but since it is of discomfort to child, we prefer to take axillary temperature using the digital thermometer.


Fever can be presenting sign of many illnesses like infections, autoimmune disorders, cancers, hormonal imbalances etc.

The most common cause of fever in both children and adults is infection which can be due to any organism like viruses, bacteria or protozoa, among these, viral fever are most common.

So What To Do If Your Child Has Fever?

If the child has temperature between 99.5° to 102.2°F, there are no other symptoms serious symptoms like difficulty in eating or breathing, lethargy, dullness or drowsiness,  persistent vomiting etc, then give weight appropriate dose of paracetamol and plenty of liquids. If the child eats well is playful in between febrile episodes has no serious symptoms as mentioned above then you can continue this till you are able to visit your pediatrician. Giving weight appropriate paracetamol is important. Child should be drinking enough liquids that he can pass urine every 2 to 3 hours.

But, if child has any serious symptoms as mentioned above then visit your pediatrician immediately or nearby hospital.

Nutrition For Kids

The most important aspect of childhood is growing up And for appropriate growth, age-appropriate nutrition is very important right from birth. So here, we will highlight important aspects of nutrition for children of all ages. We will also try to discuss and solve your queries in relation to nutrition.

Let’s Start With The New Born Babies

We all know how important is breast-feeding for the newborn. For ages, the importance of breast milk has been emphasized by grand-parents, by doctors and nurses, by the government.

So I’ll just quickly review the most important points.

A newborn baby should be given breast-feeding as soon as possible after birth as it helps regularize babies temperature increase breast milk output so this baby and also helps mother relieve the pain and stress of delivery.

The amount of breast milk is less in the first few days but the milk is thick and sufficient for the baby. This thick initial milk (colostrum) is very rich in nutrients and immunoglobulins and so protects the baby from various diseases.

For the first 5-7 days, feed the baby every 2-3 hours, later on, you can feed when baby demands. Sometimes babies demand feeds frequently, but gradually the rhythm is set and you start understanding baby’s demands.

Always burp the baby after feeding for 15-20 minutes.

For first 5-6 months, do not give anything to the baby apart from breast milk.

For further reading, Read my blog.

What and when to give top feeds to my baby?

As per the doctors around the world the best age to start complementary feeding is 5-6months.

Complementary feeding means starting food items to babies after 5-6 months of age in addition to breast milk.

Breast milk is very crucial for baby’s health and development till 2 years of age or beyond. So, give complementary food along with breastfeeding to keep up the growing nutrition needs of the baby.

You can start with small amounts of mashed foods 2 – 3 times a day and gradually increase the frequency, consistency and variety as the baby gets older. Banana, papaya and other pulpy fruits are good to start with. Then you can go on adding cereals like rice or suji porridge, khichdi etc. food should be given at a gap of atleast 2 hours after milk as the baby won’t accept food on full tummy.

For further reading, Read my blog.

What foods should be given?

Everything you eat can be given. Try to give a balanced diet and maintain minimum of 2 and half hours gap between meals

Milk is important but in limited quantity. Average requirement of milk (including all milk products like curd, yoghurt, ice cream, chocolate, porridge etc) is 350-450ml per day.

Green vegetables and fruits should form a major quantity of diet.

Stop nagging or forcing a child to eat.

Inculcate the habit of self-eating as early as possible.

Ideally, No TV, Laptop, or mobile should be shown while feeding. But a lot of time parents struggle a lot, so, I advice use it very judiciously if at all.

Have a family meal time!

Basic rules for the nutrition remain same as younger kids.

This age group is more prone to the junk foods.

They do need high calories for growth and keeping energy levels high, but these calories should come from whole wheat, rice, other cereals, milk, fruits and not high sugar foods like biscuits, cakes, chocolates, soft drinks etc.

They also need to eat plenty of green, yellow and orange vegetables.

Try to give homemade foods as much as possible including sweets like aata, dal or besan laddos.

Give one day every week to let them have their fill of junks but rest 6 days stick to homemade foods.

To encourage them to eat healthy food, first you have to start eating healthy food.

These are again a very challenging as they are little stubborn, do as they please, usually on a mode to say no to everything their parents say…i think you all can relate to this.

The basic principals are exactly same as above.

How to encourage them to eat healthy?

  1. Be a role model : eat healthy yourself, it would be good for your own self too.
  2. Tell them the benefits of eating healthy –
    1. Glowing skin
    2. Healthy nails
    3. Shiny hairs
    4. Tall height
    5. Strong muscles

Teenagers are very concerned for how they look, so try to tell them these benefits or let other adults whom they idolize tell them these.

     3. Ask them to search these topics online, and conduct small seminars for their younger siblings or friends.

Adolescence (Teen) is a transitional stage of physical and psychological development that occurs between childhood and adulthood.

Adolescents (or teens as we cal them) includes children aged 10 years to 19 years. They undergo many physical, mental, behavioural, and emotional changes. They are often confused and lack proper guidance from adults. They are very curious about themselves and things around them, and usually rely on peers and internet for all sorts of information. It is a stage of learning through experimentation and exploration but require unconditional love from parents and some guidance from right sources.
The mental health of teens is often neglected due to emotional distance between them and parents, and also because they are good at hiding their stress and emotional turmoil. Many teens have mental health issues like anxiety, depression, insomnia and internet addictions. If they are not identified and treated, the teens may land in serious consequences like severe depression, drug addiction and self harm. Neurodevelopmentally teens are prone to impulsive behaviour like drug usage, breaking traffic rules, exploring sexual fantasies, etc, especially in stressful conditions. The teens chit chat sessions focus on life skills, healthy media usage, assessing mental health issues, guidance on drugs and sexual behaviour, importance of rules and discipline in life.

Counselling For Parenting Issues

Parenting in today’s time has become very challenging. Parents are too busy, families are nuclear and small, and too many gadgets are there for both parents and children. There are many styles of parenting but there is no perfect way of parenting. Just like every person has different fingerprints, every child is different and so is every parent.
But still, most important aspect of parenting is to be a role model. Child learns maximum by imitating the parent rather than listening the parent. So, practice what you preach and preach what you practice. Always praise your child for good behavior as it strengthens child’s good behavior and also helps build your relationship with your child. Spend quality time with your child doing activities that he or she likes or just chitchatting. Hope these tips help you!! If you are facing some problems or challenges, then take an appointment and contact us.

Online Consultations

The COVID pandemic has taught us many important uses of internet – Online Consultations being one of them. The online consultation has been approved by the Supreme Court of India. But still, Online consultation should usually be avoided especially in case of infants and young children as it is difficult to asses the sickness of young children. Sometime though, it is practically not possible to meet the doctor in person, so then an online consult can be taken till you are able to visit a paediatrician. Our timing for Online consult is 9:30 to 11am and 4:30 to 6 pm on prior appointment basis. For further details contact us.

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