MBBS, DNB - Paediatrics
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Dr. Smitha Kumar is a pediatrician who does outpatient clinics at Arogya Clinic and Best Hospitals. She has 10 yrs of experience behind her and is a competent clinician offering outpatient as well as inpatient clinical services. Apart from the routine childcare, growth and development monitoring and vaccination services, she has the special interest in breastfeeding counseling and giving parenting tips. She admits inpatients at BEST Hospitals and BRS Hospitals.
She’s is so kid friendly explains everything really well, we are happy with her treatments and medicines she prescribes.
It was so good and felt satisfied. Would recommend to others surely, when it comes to baby few other doctor really scare us a lot don’t do that and this, but she showed her experience in they way she consulted me.
Dr Smitha is well learned, very patient and clarifies all the doubts. I was also satisfied about how she suggested some home remedies instead of medicines and also helped with feeding positions as a lactation consultant would do. However introduction of naan and solid foods advice could be better. By 2 months I was told to introduce naan as top up bcoz feeding time was very long - 20 to 40 mins. By 4 months I was told that ideal breastfeeding time is only 5 mins else it means that the baby is not getting sufficient milk. Baby's weight gain n pee counts were very good n indicated sufficient mother's milk. I was adviced to start solids by 4.5 months n I was given sachets of ragi porridge and rice porridge sold by a vendor. I feel a doctor should not advice packed foods n should be strict about only giving moms milk and home made porridge. All other doctors I saw later said it's very common for babies to feed for 40 to 50 mins and I can wait to complete 6 months for starting solid food.
When we start naan as top up (extra after feeding mom's milk) automatically mother's milk supply will reduce. I had a tough time to stop naan and bring back my baby to mom's milk.