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Diet to be given to infants to increase weight - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good morning
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:zgood morning
User:My child is 9 months old, but weighing only 6.4 kgs. Is he under weight
Doctor:Not really
Doctor:Are you feeding the baby?
User:yes only in the night time
Doctor:You must feed him often
Doctor:Also, what other feeds is he getting?
User:Ok. Since I am working I am able to feed only in the night. His birth weight was 3.5 kgs. He won't even sit alone.Do we ahve to worry
Doctor:Nothing to worry now
Doctor:He will be able to sit by 10 to 11 months
User:Thank you Dr. What all other feeds I have to give him
Doctor:You can give him plain rice with ghee and dal
Doctor:All the fruits
Doctor:Cooked and mashed vegetables
User:Thank You. Is it ok if we give milk.
Doctor:Yes sure
Doctor:You can give him milk
User:He is often suffering from respiratory infections, cough and cold.How can we control that He was admitted for 11 days in hospital when he was 45 days old
Doctor:It is common in infants to have respiratory infections
User:Hope I do not ahve to worry
Doctor:Up to 5 episodes of respiratory infections
Doctor:and up to 3 times gastroenteritis
Doctor:Do not worry
Doctor:It actually boosts up the immune system of the baby
User:He gets this once in 2 months and ahve been taking anti biotics
Doctor:It is normal
Doctor:Not to worry
User:Thank You so much Dr.
Doctor:Thank you too
User:Have a Nice day !!!
Doctor:You too
Doctor:Happy women's day
User:Bye for the time being
Doctor:Bye to you too
Doctor:Take care
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