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Child born premature not gaining required weight. Unable to sit and crawl. Having solids and sleeping properly

Hi, my baby is a premature born in my 8th month of pregnancy with weight as 950 grams at birth. we kept her in NICU for 1 month and doctor said that her health is fine, she required only little bit of oxygen . now she is in her 9th month but her weight gain is very low and she is nearly 5kg now. i have started solids for her from 6th month onwards, now in her 9th month i am giving her - 2 times rice with dhal and ghee and 1 time cerelac and 1 apple boiled and mashed and 3 to 4 times dexolac milk substitute, at night she sleeps a lot 10hrs continuously and in day time 1-2 hrs 2-3 times. she is not able to sit and not able to crawl yet. so, could you please suggest me , how should i improve her weight gain and can you suggest any doctor whom i can consult regularly in hyderabad. Please respond ASAP . Thanks in advance.
Asked On : Fri, 15 Jun 2012
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I understand your concern for your baby.

You are doing the right things; continue to do them.

It is better to follow up with the same pediatrician who took care of the baby in NICU. Please try to stick to the same pediatrician.

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