Bala Chikitsa – Kaumara Bhritya – Pediatrics
This branch of ayurveda deals with the care and remedies related to children. It tells us everything about parental care right from the birth of the child to the teens. Every aspect is covered in this subject regarding the stages of growth. Many methods have been discussed for improving the immunity and maintain the proper growth of the child. All the sequence of the pattern and stages growth of the child to judge whether his or her growth is normal or abnormal.
Kumar bhritya stare that the mental and physical condition of mother has a great impact on the health of the child. It also has recommended ahara (food) and vihara (life style) so as the mother could deliver healthy baby. It also deals with the treatment of various disorders like diarrhoea, constipation, fever, measles etc. other topic that are included in it are how to conceive, choosing gender of the child, improving intelligence of the child and midwifery. The major references of bala roga are found in kashyapa samhita