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Ideal weight for one year old child - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Growth and Development in Children
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   hi
Doctor :  
Yes proceed with your query
User :   i have query regarding my baby
Doctor :  
Sure
Doctor :  
Proceed
User :   she is 9 months old
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   she weights only 6.5 kg
User :   so can u guide me food can i give her
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
What was her birth weight?
User :   it was less
User :   it was 2.5 kg
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
She is developing at a recommended level
User :   till 7th month her weight was ok
Doctor :  
You should not worry upon that
User :   it was 5.5kg
User :   in last 2 months she as gain just 1 kg
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
the weight triples in 1 year
User :   ok
Doctor :  
So she shall reach 7.5 by her 1st birthday
Doctor :  
which is very good
Doctor :  
and meanwhile, there can be slight variations
User :   but our Dr. has said that she is below avg. weight
Doctor :  
due to infections, which is common in children
Doctor :   No, it is not of concern

Doctor :  
Avg. is 7.1
Doctor :  
I do agree
Doctor :  
But this weight is not of concern
User :   ya frm past 2 days she is suffering from cold n cough
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Such infections are like natural vaccinations
User :   ok
Doctor :  
should go for symptomatic treatment on most of the occasions
User :   ok
User :   what should give her in her diet
Doctor :   Now I hope you would have started home foods

Doctor :  
other than mother's milk
Doctor :  
that is fine
Doctor :  
this process should be done gradually
User :   i have started
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
How has she adjusted to it?
User :   she is adujested
User :   i give her Nestly Nestum
Doctor :  
You should start with liquids and semisolid foods
User :   banana and milk
Doctor :  
Your Pediatrician shall recommend the changes from time to time
User :   it was started with same
Doctor :  
by 1 year, she can have all the foods
User :   and have reached this stage
User :   i give her rice also
Doctor :   Fine

Doctor :  
that is good enough
User :   Dr. has advice to give her becofules medicine i think which is b complax
Doctor :   Yes, it is a good multivitamin and mineral supplement

User :   ok
User :   what vegetables can i give her
Doctor :   You can give all of them

Doctor :  
but it should be soft
Doctor :  
and mashed
User :   ok
User :   what u recommend to give more
Doctor :   Do not do it agressively

Doctor :  
this is Weaning
Doctor :  
So it should be a gradual process
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :   no thanks docter
User :   u where very helpful
User :   thank you very much
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done.
User :   ok
User :   thanks
User :   bye
Doctor :  
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