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How to improve the health of a 1.5 years old baby? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 04-Jan-2014
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User:Hello, my baby is 1.5 years old and my wife is vey lean and thin
User:she has been getting regular back and body pains and I'm not sure what to do to improve her health and resolves all the other issues.
Doctor:get her complete blood test done
Doctor:including serum calcium, vitamin D and B12 levels tested
Doctor:better to go for master health check up for your wife
Doctor:how old is she?
User:she z 25
User:she also breastfeeds the baby, is it because of that?
Doctor:was she fine before the baby was born?
User:she was thin at that time as well, her weight was 38 when she conceives the baby
Doctor:then it is not related to breast feeding
Doctor:She perhaps has low hemoglobin
User:However she has become more thin these days and she does not want to breastfeed the baby, is it fine if breastfeed is disconnected?
Doctor:it can be inborn
Doctor:genetic trait of her being like this
Doctor:in such case, nothing much can be done
User:Yes, that's true, she has been thin
User:can you recommend some medicine to stop breastfeeding?
Doctor:she can naturally withhold it
Doctor:stop feeding the baby at once
Doctor:and give home cooked food
User:my baby does not stop and she started crying if she tries to stop it
Doctor:she can take tablet bromocriptine also to stop the feeding
User:we have been giving the home made food as well, however the baby likes her mother's milk
Doctor:then she can gradually stop it
User:how many times she has to take the tablet?
Doctor:I am sorry; it is a prescription drug
Doctor:please consult your doctor for the same
Doctor:common dose is 2 mg daily
User:Its been more then 3 months since we are trying to decrease it, but baby is not ready for that, she always loves to have mother's milk
User:Sure, I will contact a doctor.
Doctor:all right
User:Madam, can you also let me know the idle weight of the baby at this age?
User:I meant, at the age of 1.5 years
Doctor:11 kgs
User:Thank you.
Doctor:my pleasure
Doctor:take care
Doctor:Bye for now
User:Thank too
User:Good bye
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