Dr. Shafeeq Ahmed S.M

MBBS, DCH, MRCPCH (London)
MBA-HCS, FACEE (PEM), M.Ch.Psy
Consultant Pediatrician,
Fellow Pediatric Emergency Medicine,
Child Psychologist

The greatest medicine of all is to teach people how not to need it.

Welcome To Dr. Shafeeq's Site

Dr. Shafeeq provides a wealth of resources and advice in his blog, and offers both research and commentary on a variety of topics from parenting & lifestyle to kids development, taking care to truly evaluate all of the factors in life to make recommendations in treating illness and striving to prevent chronic disease.

Pregnancy & Babies

A connection for life, Attachment is the deep emotional bond between a baby and the person who provides most of his care.

Colic and crying

Healthy babies cry. It’s the way they express their needs and communicate with the people around them.

Screen time and young children

When thinking about how much time your child spends with screens, be sure to include all the different devices & time spent viewing at home and other places, like child care.

Your child’s development

All children are different and develop skills at different times. It is normal for a child to be behind in some areas and ahead in others. If you’re worried your child is not reaching some milestones, mention it to your doctor

Vaccination and your child

Vaccination is the best way to protect your child against many dangerous diseases. If your child has a chronic health condition, other vaccines may be recommended. Speak to your physician

Feeding your baby

Feeding your baby in the first year of life is an exciting adventure for parents and babies alike. It’s about development, nutrition, curiosity, sharing and learning. Attachment also grows as you go about your daily routine with your baby

Iron needs of babies and children

Iron is a mineral that babies and children need for good health and development

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Symptoms of iron deficiency

Babies and children need iron for their brains to develop normally.
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Good sources of iron foods

Heme iron is more easily absorbed by the body, It’s found in meats.
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Cow’s milk isn't a good source of iron

Drinking too much cow’s milk can lead to iron deficiency.

 

You Will Always Stand Taller When You Kneel To Help a Child

 

 

You and Your Child’s Doctor

When your baby is born, you will start taking him to see a primary care provider (a health professional who provides day-to-day health care and advice) for his health care. Your primary care provider can be a paediatrician, family doctor, nurse or midwife.

 

 

How do I find a doctor?

As your child grows and develops, you’ll likely turn to your child’s primary care provider – with questions or concerns. Alternatively Ask friends and family members with chil¬dren about their doctor. Babies are usually checked by a health care provider within the first week.l

 

 

What will my child’s doctor do?

Keep track of your child’s health, growth and development. Diagnose, explain and treat minor to more serious illnesses. Provide information and answer questions. Send you to other health professionals when an illness or condition may need specialized expertise or services

 

 

When to take my child for a doctor’s visit?

This first visit doesn’t have to be with your regular paediatrician or family doctor. Sometimes it is done by a doctor at the hospital where you gave birth, your midwife or a public health nurse. It can be done at home, in the office or in a hospital clinic.

 

This first visit doesn’t have to be with your regular paediatrician or family doctor. Sometimes it is done by a doctor at the hospital where you gave birth, your midwife or a public health nurse. It can be done at home, in the office or in a hospital clinic. If your baby doesn’t see her regular doctor at this visit, it will happen soon after. If you have questions or concerns that could take longer than the regular 15-minute visit, let your doctor’s staff know when you schedule the appointment. That way, enough time can be scheduled to answer your concerns. Most provinces and territories have toll-free health lines where you can speak to a registered nurse about general health informa¬tion. Nurses can help you assess your child’s symptoms and decide your best first step.

Healthy teeth for children

When will my baby’s teeth appear? Healthy teeth are an important part of your child’s overall health. Helping your child develop good oral health begins at birth. The first primary (or “baby”) tooth usually comes at about 6 months, but it isn’t unusual for teeth to...

Attachment: A connection for life

Why is attachment important? Attachment is the deep emotional bond between a baby and the person who provides most of his care. Just as most parents feel a strong connection with their newborn after birth, babies also become attached to their parents. Attachment takes...

Footwear for children

When should my child start wearing shoes? If your child isn’t walking yet, she doesn’t need to wear shoes. If she has just started walking, shoes can help prevent accidental injuries. Shoes with higher ankle support don’t necessarily offer better support than shoes...

Read, Speak & Sing to Baby

How parents can promote literacy from birth. Learning to read starts from birth, Newborn babies learn how to read signals all around them by listening to voices, watching faces and reading body language

 

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