Guidelines For Every Mother For Taking Care Of The New Born Baby
Department of Paediatric And Child Care
Dec 26, 2019
Children are precious; there’s no two ways about it. As parents you want the best life for them and do everything in your capacity to ensure this. We follow the same credo at Manipal Hospitals when it comes to children’s health, to provide comprehensive and holistic paediatric healthcare services under one roof in a cheerful and compassionate ambience.
The Centre of Excellence in Paediatrics and Child Care is a place children will love to come to even when they are sick. This is because our paediatricians are not only skilled in their specialized field of medicine, but also are kind, sympathetic and patient to a child’s needs. From the moment a baby is born and during the child’s growing years, in our range of dedicated facilities from Neonatal, immunization and lactation, to paediatric emergency services and the gamut of paediatric specialities, we adopt a multidisciplinary approach to each healthcare speciality in the best interest of our little patients.
Robot assisted surgery has revolutionized the medical world by proving to be the perfect assistant to surgeons. In urology, its high precision maneuverability has empowered uro surgeons to perfectly conduct complex procedures in children.
At our paediatric nephrology unit, we diagnose, treat, and manage children having various disorders affecting the kidney and urinary tract including kidney failure, high blood pressure, inherited kidney diseases, kidney stones, urinary tract infections, and abnormalities in the urine such as blood and protein. A child is more at risk for acute kidney…
Kawasaki Disease (KD) is most commonly seen in Asian children. It causes inflammation in the body, typically in the blood vessels and lymph nodes. It mostly affects children under the age of 5. While the symptoms usually start with a fever, the red flags are when the fever lasts for more than five days, and the child begins to have a strawberry coloured…
An intramuscular injection is a technique used to deliver a medication deep into the muscles. This allows the medication to be absorbed into the bloodstream quickly. This is a short 5-minute procedure.
This branch of medicine deals with disorders of the bones and joint in children, and the varied treatments. Many a time, children are born with developmental disorders of the bone or deformities. Early diagnosis can foster the efficacy of early treatment too. Fractures too that can occur in growing and active children can cause lifelong limb deformities…
At Manipal Hospitals, we understand perfectly how a child’s mind functions. Our child psychologists are some of the finest in their field and have immense knowledge and the experience to make observations of each child behavior. Their focus is on children, from birth through adolescence, and to observe the characteristics at different stages of development.…
Two highly specialized subspecialities – haematology and oncology – are the domains of interest and treatment in this paediatric unit. Paediatric hematologists and oncologists diagnose, treat, and manage children and teens with the various blood disorders and cancers.
This rare speciality of surgery deals with the diseases, malformations and trauma among children from the womb to their teenage years. The paediatric surgeons’ scope of surgical prowess encompasses all conditions in this age group, particularly small children.
This specialized branch of medicine deals with the diagnosis and treatment of heart ailments in children. Children can be susceptible to a number of heart conditions. They could be genetic ones they are born with while others involve disturbances in the system that controls the heartbeat. Whichever way you look at it, they need all the care they can…
This field of healthcare deals with digestive, nutritional and liver disorders in children. Since the scope of the conditions and treatment is pretty extensive, it needs specialized medical experts to diagnose the root cause and plan an accurate line of treatment, either through medications, surgery or both.
Not all chest surgeries involve the heart. Paediatric non cardiac surgery of the chest includes Esophagectomy – the removal and reconstruction of the food pipe in esophageal cancer, Lung Resection, Surgery for collapsed lung, Removal of Chest Tumours, Anti-reflux Surgery and repair of Hiatal Hernia.
Owing to the developing immune system children are uniquely susceptible to a variety of infections in the community. The manifestations are different from adults thereby requiring inputs from a paediatric infectious disease (PID) specialist. A PID specialist is a paediatrician who is specialized in infectious disease and has the knowledge and skill…
Paediatric Intensive Care specializes in the high quality treatment and care of critically ill infants and children. The Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Manipal Hospitals is a multidisciplinary advanced intensive care unit.
Sometimes children are born with difficulty breathing through the windpipe due to various reasons such as lung infections and cancers, obstructions in the airways, and infections after other medical procedures. These may require a process called bronchoscopy to determine the cause and treat them accordingly. Some common conditions in children that…
It is natural for children to fall ill or to sustain injuries from falls when they are playing. However, when the illness or fall is a threat to their safety, they need skilled emergency care to save their life. A paediatric emergency is hence defined as a serious condition that threatens the life of an infant, child, teen, or young adult, who may…
Children can be prone to skin ailments and infections which may seem benign but could have underlying risks. A pediatric dermatologist cares for children across all ages including newborns with skin disorders.
Paediatric Urology deals with congenital and acquired disorders of the genito urinary system in children. Our team of superlative urologists has profound knowledge of the contemporary trends in gender disorders and is proficient in treating the most complex of urological conditions in children.
Bone conditions like arthritis is not always an age-related condition. It can affect children too. This is why this sub speciality deals with the treatment of painful or non inflammatory musculoskeletal disorders in children and adolescents. These conditions include chronic joint ailments and swelling, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Onset…
Vascular access is frequently required in hospitalized children to diagnose and symptomatically treat certain diseases. Venous access is used in anaesthesia, resuscitation, critical care for fluid, and medication delivery. Arterial access is performed in major surgeries and critically ill children where blood pressure monitoring and blood gas sampling…
Dedicated to the treatment of respiratory problems in children, this specialized sub speciality leverages the experience of paediatric pulmonologists in determining the best line of care. Some children may be born with breathing problems while others may acquire health conditions like asthma in their growing years. Early diagnosis and treatment can…
This specialised branch of urology involves the expert use of endoscopic and imaging tools to navigate inside the kidneys, bladder and ureter. Paediatric Endo urologists are exceptionally proficient in diagnosing and treating diseases afflicting these organs in children.
Globally, society has become more open and accepting of the gender queer. However, when it comes to gender disorders or dysphoria, many born with it find it difficult to accept their mixed sexuality. Gender identity therapies such as those at Manipal Hospitals have emerged as a boon for those battling with gender incongruence.
The strength of our neonatology department lies in our capability and experience to provide that vital diagnosis and treatment to newborns especially the sick ones. Our team of neonatologists is on duty round the clock to handle emergency conditions in premature (preemies) and medically fragile neonates, with exceptional care and compassion.
A newborn is at the most delicate phase of its existence where any health turn could endanger its life. This is when it needs superior care and excellence from expert neonatologists to survive this critical phase.
As they grow, each baby has its own speed of development. While each baby’s growth and motor skills coordination may differ, there are certain parameters that are common. So, if a baby was born with certain disorders or was sick, its mental development could be hampered. Infant stimulation can help improve your baby's development of motor skills faster…
Childhood is the most delicate phase of life, when a child goes through a string of health problems. Recovery can depend on the most effective mode of treatment. At Manipal Hospitals, we leave no stone unturned in offering best practices in the treatment of paediatric conditions, especially in the domain of solid tumours, so children turn out to be…
Bedwetting is common among infants who outgrow it by the time they complete five years. However, if it continues way over that age, and it happens in the day, it could signify an underlying urinary condition called urinary incontinence. Also called enuresis, urinary incontinence is defined as the involuntary emptying of the bladder.
This type of surgery involves the reconstruction of complex urinary and genital anomalies in children to prevent complications in their growing years. It is also done to correct genital deformities.
When a baby is born with health issues and is kept in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit under the watchful eye of our specialised neonatologists, it gets all the delicate care it deserves to safe its life. For those specific babies, such as preemies (premature) with a birth weight less than 1500 grams and who need emergency treatment, or those who were…
Nebulization is the process of administering medication directly to the lungs via mist inhalation with the help of a nebulizer.
Thalassemia is a group of blood disorders that affects the body’s ability to produce haemoglobin and red blood cells naturally. Moderate and severe thalassemias are often diagnosed in childhood because symptoms usually appear during the first 2 years of a child's life.
Trauma or injury is the leading cause of health complications and death in children. A child’s chances of survival depend on how fast the emergency response team in a hospital is able to resuscitate her/him and begin the emergency treatment.
The focus of this speciality is the care of children with developmental and behavioural impairment such as learning difficulties, cerebral palsy, attention deficit disorders etc.
Through thoracoscopy and laparascopy, paediatric surgeons can perform the most complicated intra-abdominal or intrathoracic procedures. The miniaturization of the surgical instrumentation and improved optics such as high-resolution digital camera, telescope, and light source allow our surgeons to perform intricate operations deftly, even in babies…
The pathbreaking robot assisted technology is a boon for paediatric surgeons who perform intricate surgeries in children. The dexterity of the robotic arms allows them to reach into the deepest recesses of a child’s tiny body.
This branch of child medicine deals with the disorders of the endocrine glands which affect a child’s metabolism and growth. If your child has problems with puberty, diabetes, or other disorders related to the hormones and the glands that produce them, she or he may need to see a paediatric endocrinologist.
At Manipal Hospitals we offer Clinical diagnostics and Genetic counseling for the following indications:
Vaccinations and immunization treatments are critical components of ensuring a child's well being. There are a number of different vaccines and booster shots that become due over the period of a child's growth. Timely administration is important to safely vaccinate.
Neonatologists are trained in a range of subspecialties such as Anesthesia, neurology, nephrology, emergency medicine, neurosurgery, etc. They are specialists in the critical care of premature babies.
All of the ICU’s have special air handling units with HEPA filters to ensure air circulation that is free from bacteria. An active infection control team is available round the clock. Best in class gadgets for careful monitoring and management is provided for child patients.
Children have a tendency to eat, swallow or inhale foreign objects which can threaten their respiratory and digestive systems. Removing foreign objects is a delicate task that requires surgical knowledge and timely intervention.
Identifying allergies early on can save a child from a lot of discomfort and danger. Allergy tests allow doctors to identify a number of common allergies. The test is done with a combination of blood, skin and dietary tests.
World-renowned expertise, state-of-the-art technology, quality, ease of communication, scientifically-backed treatment techniques and latest technology lets Manipal Hospitals adopt the best paediatric care model to improve the healthcare of infants, children and adolescents.
On top of paediatric experts, Manipal Hospitals' family-friendly environment has dedicate paediatric nurses caring for children recognized for their nursing excellence.
More than the world-class medical knowledge, the compassion of its doctors, nurses and everyone involved has been the key to it becoming the tertiary care referral center for children across the nation and the world. The countless families' happiness and gratitude have been the true measure of the caring service provided at Manipal Hospitals.
Manipal Hospitals' Advanced Children centre supported by a well equipped microbiological and pathological lab, blood bank, radiology department, outpatient and inpatient care, child and parent centric emergency department. Manipal Hospitals is accredited to the National Board of Examinations and conducts three year DNB programme and fellowship in paediatrics, neonatology and paediatric infection control. The department caters to a multitude of services like paediatric ICU (PICU), General paediatrics, Neonatal ICU (NICU), paediatric orthopedics, paediatric neurology, paediatric pulmonology, paediatric rheumatology, paediatrics ent and airway, paediatric ophthalmology services, Blood bank, paediatric urology, paediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery, paediatric nuclear medicine, paediatric interventional radiology, paediatric cardiothoracic surgery, Thalassemia clinic & paediatric hematology-oncology, paediatric rehabilitation, paediatric plastic surgery, Child and family psychology, paediatric genetics, paediatric orthodontics, Lactation services, paediatric allergy, paediatric dermatology, Metabolic services, paediatric endocrinology, paediatric infectious diseases, Developmental paediatrics, child psychologist & adolescent paediatrics
After gathering general information about the patient's health, our paediatrician will review the patient's medical history, and do a complete physical examination. Then the doctor might order the necessary investigations to determine the health of your body.
Paediatricians are trained to diagnose and treat childhood illnesses, from minor health issues to serious diseases.
A neonatologist is a child doctor trained specifically to handle the most complex and high-risk situations. Neonatologists ensure that critically ill newborns receive the proper nutrition for healing and growth.
If your baby has an illness, birth defects, injuries, or was born prematurely then a neonatologist will likely be caring for your baby. If your baby is diagnosed with a problem before birth then a neonatologist will also be involved in your pregnancy.
Pediatric haematology is a branch of medicine that treats patients with diseases of the blood or blood-forming organs using latest technologies.
Some common childhood illnesses are:
Cough and cold
Diarrhea and vomiting
Getting your child vaccinated on time will protect them against vaccine-preventable diseases. Some of the vaccines are:
Diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough
Haemophilus influenzae type b
Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)
Kawasaki disease is defined as inflammation in arteries, veins, and capillaries. It is also called mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome as it affects lymph nodes also.
Manipal Hospitals is the best hospital for children in Bangalore providing advanced treatment to infants, children, and adolescents through innovative medical care, research and training. We have skilled paediatrics who have experience in treating cardiac conditions, neurological conditions, digestive diseases, and other conditions.
A pediatric oncologist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer that develops in an infant, children, adolescents, and teenagers.
Some allergies can be handled at home, but some need a doctor consultation. You should consult a doctor if your child has a fever, congestion, sneezing, an itchy nose and eyes, shortness of breath, coughing, itchy red rash, scaly patches on the skin, etc.
Children are not small adults, an adage of paediatrics followed conscientiously at Manipal Hospitals, dedicated to providing high-quality, personalized care and nurture and is committed to building long-term partnerships with its little patients. Contact us to know more about childcare and book an appointment with one of our paediatric specialists today.
Dec 26, 2019