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Had delivered, underweight. Advise recommended food and how to reduce summer effect?

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i blessed with baby boy last month 22nd, he is under weight 2.4kg only,PLease advise me the recommended food and to reduce the summer effect.
Posted Tue, 18 Jun 2013 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Arun 2 hours later
Thanks for writing to healthcare magic.
I understand that your baby needs more intense feeding.
Is he a preterm or full term?
If he is pre term, you can go with exclusive breast feeds and preterm formulas. But mother's milk is best for baby.
If he is full term and low weight, you can add milk fortifiers. Examples are HMF sachets every alternate feed.
Note that you have to drink plenty of liquids, milk, juice. Do relax and feed in calm environment.
To reduce summer effect, you can use cotton clothes for your baby. Bathe twice daily in lukewarm water.
Apply milk lotion if he develops any rash.
Avoid exposing baby to sunlight for more than 10 min every day.
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