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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   Dr... here
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
User :   i have 1 year 10 months old son
User :   he does not eat food at all
User :   for last 1 week
User :   he hates rice
User :   only keeps asking milk all the time
Doctor :   you need to be strict and change his food habits, children tend to be stubborn if not corrected that affects their health later.
User :   i tried my best
User :   he eats idlis sometimes
User :   or dosa
User :   otherwise only milk
User :   cant make out whether any problm with his health
User :   he is very active
Doctor :   ok. you can give him idli.dosa, try with giving ragi dosa, or rava idli
Doctor :   he needs adequate diet, you can continue to give him milk twice or thrice a day.
Doctor :   along with giving other food items
Doctor :   that is normally cokked at home
User :   ok
Doctor :   feed him when all are eating, such that he sees everyone eating and eats along
User :   ok
User :   is noodles good for him
User :   i have not tried so far
Doctor :   make his food interesting by making colorful chapatis like red (carrot blended and mixed with dough), green (palak cooked nad mixed with dough) etc
User :   ok
Doctor :   noodles can be given, but without the tastemaker, cook plain noodles with very little oil to garnish with coriander and salt and may be add egg
User :   ok
Doctor :   you can try different shapes and sizes of dosa, idli
Doctor :   making then star shaped, moon shaped, animal shaped to make him feel interested
User :   ok
User :   vermicelli can be given doctor
User :   i am scared whetehre it will get digested
Doctor :   if he is active and his weight is in ideal range, then you need not worry much, continue with above suggestions.
User :   i tried once
User :   his weight is 10 kgs
User :   birht weight is 2.38
User :   is it fine
Doctor :   since he is almost 2 years now, you can give him all adult foods in small quantities, introduce one at a time and slowly
User :   ok
Doctor :   it is little less, he should be around 12 kgs
User :   ok
Doctor :   mix chana dal, chola (boiled) rajma (boiled in chapati dough an dmake chapatis with it
Doctor :   for more proteins
User :   ok
User :   he urinates every now and then
Doctor :   add homemade mixture powder in milk. i will tell how to prepare it
User :   drinks lots of water
User :   ok
Doctor :   take 1 cup each of cashew, almonds, ragi, rice, dry fry each of them lightly and separately
Doctor :   powder then separately, and them ix them
Doctor :   use about 2-3 spoons in 250 ml milk to boil and make into porridge consistency
Doctor :   feed this once a day
Doctor :   if he drinks lots of water it is good, it maintains good hydration, if water intake is more, then he will urinate more.
User :   he urinates a lot
User :   but not fully
User :   little by little
User :   any particular reason
User :   ?
Doctor :   it may not be that he is urinating incompletely
Doctor :   it can only be said with examination and ultrasound scan if there is urine retention
Doctor :   if you are doubtful, then get him examined by his pediatrician
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   s
User :   doct
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   is it better to go for ultrasound or wait for some more time
User :   what would be the cost of ultrasound
Doctor :   wait and watch. make him urinate completely , meabning to say
User :   ok
Doctor :   wait for sometime before putting on his pants back
User :   ok
Doctor :   if he has more urine, he will urinate again
User :   ok
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