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Child is 15 months old. What should be the ideal weight? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 20-Jul-2013
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User:Hi Doctor
Doctor:How can I help you today?
User:My son is 1 year 3 month old,want to know what should be the idle weight
User:he is weight is now 8kg and 600 gram
Doctor:For 1 y and 3 months weight range is from 8.5 to 12.5 kg
Doctor:He is just on the edge
User:so what do you feel , is this weight is normal?
Doctor:He should be taking high calorie food to gain weight faster
Doctor:Actually if you can tell me his weight at birth
User:his weight at birth 2kg and 600 gram
Doctor:He is growing normally as per his birth weight
Doctor:His growth is following the growth curve
Doctor:Still if you think he should gain more weight then try giving him high calorie food
User:so you mean to say weight is normal now?
Doctor:High calorie food includes ice creams, butter, ghee, cheese, yoghurt, cream added to milk etc
Doctor:It is normal
Doctor:Check out this link
User:Thanks for the link
User:BTW ice cream is cold right
Doctor:It is avoided only for kids who have allergy to cold food
Doctor:Other kids can safely have it
User:In this age is that ok
Doctor:Better thing is to add one spoon of cream to his milk before sleeping
Doctor:Yes it is ok
Doctor:You can actually give more solid food when combined with ice cream
Doctor:Give one bite of roti then give one spoon of ice cream
User:my wife still continuing with breast feeding is that ok
Doctor:Yes it is ok
Doctor:But at this age offer solid food before offering breast milk
Doctor:Als ogive him cheese and yogurt in snacks
User:we provide him ragi malt is that ok
Doctor:Yes it is ok
Doctor:All types of cereals are good at this age
User:and also give him XXXXXXX and banana
Doctor:Yes it is ok
User:how about egg?
Doctor:Yes it is ok
Doctor:By one year of age all foods should have been introduced
User:some doctor was suggesting that if sufficient milk will not come from beast then we should stop breast feeding?
User:this was confused us
Doctor:Well I think she is getting enough milk
Doctor:Since the baby is actively taking it
Doctor:Still I will recommend that solid food should be offered before breast milk
User:yes he has it 2 to 3 times
Doctor:Maybe give one glass or bottle of milk before sleeping
Doctor:This will help in adding calories by adding cream in it
User:we try that hardly he drink cup of milk
User:not more than that
Doctor:Or else you can give him other milk products like cheese etc
Doctor:Kids usually drink less milk from glass
Doctor:Sippy cups can be tried
Doctor:Bottle can be tried if you think it is ok
Doctor:It is difficult to take kid off bottle later
User:the chese and yoghurt what we get from star bazar or reliance store ,is that good to have it?
Doctor:Yes it is ok
Doctor:Mozarella cheese, cheddar cheese etc
Doctor:all are good
User:do we have to directly give it to him for eating or need to mix it in some food?
Doctor:Both ways you can do
User:anything else that you suggest food matterial to him?
Doctor:Yes you can give him milk shakes
Doctor:You can also give him sooji halwa
Doctor:That is high in ghee etc
Doctor:You can mix ice-cream in milk and give
User:what kind of cerels u suggest.Can you pls tell me the name
Doctor:You can add cheese to burgers and sandwiches
Doctor:All cereals are good
Doctor:Only they should be soft in consistency
Doctor:Pizzas are high calorie too
Doctor:Avoid the products that have omega 3, 6 , 9 since it can have side-effects in some babies
User:what is omega
User:can it be written on food pakets
Doctor:When you go shoppping for cereals and formulas, some products have this constituent
Doctor:Yes it is written and is used for advertising purposes
User:Thanks Vaishalee for usefull tips
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
User:i think i saw you in our XXXXXXX office
User:you visit every tuesday right
Doctor:Yes I used to visit there
Doctor:OK then
Doctor:Bye for now
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