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Ways to increase weight of child - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi.
Doctor :   How can I help you ?
User :   hi. how r u
Doctor :   I am fine.
User :   weight issue regarding my 2 and half year old baby
Doctor :   Please go ahead with your query.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   its only 11kg
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   the child eats moderate but the weight gain as be same for few months now
Doctor :   The weight seems to be appropriate for the age.
User :   i have tried all sorts of things and medicine for him but nothing seems to increase the weight
User :   according to doctors he is underweight compare to his height
User :   he is too slim
Doctor :   Does he have any other health problems ?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   r their any tests that i should go for to check wht is the issue, some doc told me that is liver is weak
Doctor :   What food are you giving him everyday?
User :   he drinks milk, maggie, fruits, juices, rice
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   You need to add some ghee or oil into his food.
Doctor :   2-3 tsfs of ghee is good.
User :   hwt type of food should i add ghee to
Doctor :   The rice which he takes can be mixed with ghee.
Doctor :   Avoid foods like maggi as they are not healthy.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Give him whole milk (Buffalo) EVERY DAY.
User :   he is currently on homopathy medicine as he used to vomit milk alz after drinking
Doctor :   He can be given a boiled egg per day.
User :   the medince has worked no more vomits
User :   he eats egg
Doctor :   Also mix his milk with a protein powder like Pediasure.
Doctor :   That would be more beneficial.
User :   recently i added oats to his buffalo milk
Doctor :   Give him small quantities of food at frequent intervals.
User :   chocolate oats
Doctor :   Give him more dal, vegetables and meat
User :   ok
User :   i m giving him a new brand of milk powder that is currently availaibe in here with 21 ingredients
Doctor :   Try to give him home foods as much as possible.
Doctor :   As the artificial foods are never good.
User :   the rice with ghee is it better to give in afternoons rather than for dinner
Doctor :   You can give him both for lunch and dinner along with curries and dal. Khichdi is a good option.
Doctor :   You can give him paranthas instead of chapathis.
User :   wht abt puree
Doctor :   Yes you can give him that.
User :   he is very picky eater, he hates food with dal n others. masotly he likes rice alone
Doctor :   Rice alone will give him no protein.
Doctor :   He needs to be given protein either in the form of egg or milk.
Doctor :   Try chana, rajmah
Doctor :   paneer
User :   egg i offer him 2 a day for few months
User :   but nothing seems change in weight gain
User :   is thr any test that i should do
Doctor :   He should be given fruits like bananas, sapotas
Doctor :   Is there any weakness or any other health problem in him ?
User :   some doc recommend me tyroid test, wht is that done for
Doctor :   It is done to detect if there is any overproduction of Thyroid hormones.
User :   no health prob is thr its just that wht he eats doesn't make him gain anything,
Doctor :   Then there is no need for any investigations.
User :   so u mean i should not be worried
User :   other kid in our house is 3 yrs plus with 20kg
Doctor :   There is no real need. His weight is not very low.
User :   is that bad or good
Doctor :   He will catch up with diet.
Doctor :   If he complains of any problem or abdominal pain then he may be checked up.
User :   bahar: other kid in our house is 3 yrs plus with 20kg
User :   r u thr
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   I suggest you give him Pediasure powder.
User :   i have started him on cow's milk few days back
Doctor :   Buffalo's milk is best as it has more fat content.
User :   i have started on it n i do add chocolate oats inside
User :   so that his stomach is a bit full
Doctor :   Chocolates and biscuits dont add proteins
Doctor :   You need to give him more proteins and fats.
Doctor :   You can follow the advice I gave you
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
User :   then wht should i add into the milk
Doctor :   Pediasure
User :   u mean add pediasure milk into the baffalo's milk
User :   just wanted to let u know pediasure is too expensive here
Doctor :   Yes
User :   INR-1000
User :   a tin
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Then you can add any powder like Horlicks or Complan.
User :   well i will add the formula milk into the buffalo's milk
User :   i think that should work
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   hope things will go well
User :   yes i did
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   well doctor let me try your suggestions
User :   please send me your email id. in further i might consult u
User :   as this chat will end on 31 august
User :   if u don't mind
User :   thanks a lot for your suggestions
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User :   attention to whom
Doctor :   One of our doctors will receive the call
User :   your name plz
Doctor :   Dr.
User :   tx a lot doc, have a good day ahead
User :   wassalam
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   i had mentioned to
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