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Premature child, low weight. Taking domestol baby drops. Treatment?

Dear sir, My baby is about 50 days old. She was born premature(36 weeks) and she has weight 1.9 kgs at birth. She is kept on mother feed apart from bottle feed( 3-4 time) as after one month she has put only 400gms weight. Also she was taking out milk after feed so she is given 6 drops of domestol baby drops 3 - 4 times a day. Please guide me whether medicine is safe for her. What is contribution of bottle feed in gaining weight. What measures should we have so that she grows on right fooot prints.
Asked On : Thu, 9 Aug 2012
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Hi, babies born premature donot gain weight as efficiently as those born at term. It is important at this stage to ascertain adequacy of feeds and rule out any underlying infection to ensure proper weight gain. If mother's milk is adequate, concentrate on giving only exclusive breast milk as preterm milk is especially designed to meet the demands of the preterm baby.Domstol drops help in preventing reflux so can be given safely.
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