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Proper diet plan as a substitute for milk and general infection precautions - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you?
User :   i have a son who is completing 12 months in three weeks from now
User :   he has stopped drinking milk
User :   i took hm to a doc
Doctor :  
ok
User :   he hs given XXXXXXXX P+ for his throat
Doctor :  
ok
User :   saying there is some infection
User :   how do i make him drink milk
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is he having fever?
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is he having sore throat?
User :   he had cold and fever three days bk
User :   i gave him vikoryl syrup
User :   after that no fever
Doctor :  
ok
User :   he does not cry with pain
User :   but never likes to drink milk
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
you try giving him mild with health drink, like bournvita or complanand see
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best will be to try junoir horlicks
User :   is it ok to give horlicks since he hs not completed 12 months
Doctor :  
with chocolate flavor, children usually will take milk
Doctor :   you can give diluted version, not the usual thick
User :   ok
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just to flavour the milk
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not the usuall dose mentioned in them
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like, you can add half teasppon to a glass of milk
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just to alter the taste/and remove the smelll
User :   i used to give him lactogen 3
User :   which he hs stopped taking
User :   even breast milk he does not have these days
Doctor :  
ok
User :   can i start cows milk
User :   that also i tried 2 spoons
Doctor :  
yes you can start and see
User :   initally he was liking it now stopped
User :   now past 4 days he does not like that also
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
your baby is 9 months old now, so you can try to give him/her alternate source of protien. not milk
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have you started giving solid food?
User :   he is 11 months old now
User :   not 9 months
Doctor :  
ok
User :   he hs rice, rava
User :   any solid food he likes
User :   except milk
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so start giving him alternate sources of protien like baked beans, rajma etc
Doctor :  
you can boil, and mix with rice and give
User :   that i give
Doctor :  
that is good, you can continue
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do you take non-vegetarian food?
User :   s
Doctor :  
so you can slowly start giving him egg yolk
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it contains equal amount of protiens hat milk will supply
User :   ok
Doctor :  
you can give him egg yolk of the boiled egg, boiled, mixed with rice and little ghee, three times a week
User :   k
Doctor :  
once your baby is more than a year old, you can start giving fish also
User :   k
User :   so there is nothing to worry about him not having milk is it
Doctor :  
the fish should be either fried or coked in gravy, take the meat part of it, shred it nicely, and mix with rice
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no
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not really
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till his requirements of protien and essential nutrients are taken care of in alternate ways
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he should be taking atleast 5 gms of protein per day as his daily requirement to meet his growth needs.
User :   k
Doctor :   are you there?
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have you followed what i have said?
Doctor :  
ok
User :   he drinks atleast 3 bottles of water with salt and sugar
User :   yes
User :   is it ok
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
yes it is fine, this will replace the electrolytes he will lose in sweat
User :   he passes lot of urine
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and keep him active
User :   sometimes every 5 mins sometimes 10 mins
User :   someone told me that he must b hving sugar problm
Doctor :  
yes this is normal when he takes lot of fluids,
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the aim is to keep him hydrated
User :   ok
Doctor :   the symptoms of diabetes in babies will include the following: Doctor :  
extreme thirst, dehydration, weakness, weight loss and increased appetite.
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also the urine if tested for sugar will show positive results
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also there will be repeated urinary tract infections and fever
User :   wht r the symptoms of infection
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also if you are using diapers, the baby might get increased frequency of diaper rash
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urinary infections will cause excessive crying, especially when passing urine, fever, itching in genital region
User :   ok
User :   how can i avoid this infection
User :   he does not cry while passing urine
User :   but sometimes itching is there
User :   after i apply cream or powder he keeps quiet
Doctor :  
since the baby is taking lots of fluids, the infection will get flushed out, and in case he develops these symptoms, prompt treatment should be given.
User :   he does not cry while passing urine
but sometimes itching is there
Doctor :   ok
User :   specially after i remove the diaper
User :   once i apply cream or powder
Doctor :  
is there any rash in diaper area?
User :   no
User :   i keep changing his diaper frequently
Doctor :  
the diapers are known to cause irritation of skin, so when you apply the cream/powder, it gives a soothing effect
User :   ok
User :   i more last clarification
Doctor :  
yes, please proceed with your query
User :   he is still 7.65 kgs even after two months same weight he is showing
User :   is it ok for 11 months old
Doctor :  
ok
User :   i tried fruits like apple and banana
Doctor :  
what was his birth weight?
User :   2.38
Doctor :  
ok
User :   but he passes stools 3 to 4 times if he has these fruits
Doctor :  
he should be atleast three times his birth weight now.
User :   once he vomitted after having banana
Doctor :  
ok
User :   now i have stopped
User :   giving fruits
User :   he looks very thin
Doctor :  
so his weight is fine.
User :   k
Doctor :  
he will gain weight slowly with the proper supplementation of protien food items.
User :   k
User :   wht r the othe fruits can i try now
Doctor :  
you can give apples, oranges
User :   ok
Doctor :  
in small amounts
User :   ok doc
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   thats all doc
Doctor :  
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User :   sorry
User :   he does not like cerelac also these days
User :   i can give any other supplement the than this
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
you can give the normal daily food that is cooked in small amounts
User :   ok
Doctor :  
this should not be spicy
User :   ok
User :   thank you so much
Doctor :  
you are welcome. We are there to help you.
Doctor :  
Please fill the feedback form say done when done.
User :   sure
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User :   k
Doctor :  
wish you a nice day ahead
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   bye
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