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What diet should be followed to increase wight of a toddler? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 05-Jan-2014
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Doctor:Dr. XXXXXXX here
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Good Morning Doctor
User:I have a 17 month old daughter
User:her weight is 10 kgs
User:i wanted to know what i can feed her to increase her weight
Doctor:May I know what was her birth weight?
Doctor:And have you consulted her pediatrician?
User:not yet..
User:we are feeding her the regular stuff
User:such as rice,vegs,fruits etc
User:but she looks thin
Doctor:May I know what was her birth weight?
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Her weight seems to be in the normal percentile as per her age.
User:ok..but she does seem thin
Doctor:Average weight as I remember for a 17 month old girl is around 10 - 11 kg.
Doctor:As she grows and becomes active her muscle built should improve.
Doctor:You can add some more proteins to her feeds.
User:such as
User:is an egg daily good for her
Doctor:If you are a non vegetarian, you may add egg (yolk)and fish.
Doctor:If she has teeth, you can also include other meat products.
Doctor:Give her nuts and dry fruits.
Doctor:You may also consider forumlas such as pediasure
Doctor:after consulting your pediatrician.
User:ok..thanks doctor.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:no..i do not
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now/
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