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2 year child weighs 9 kg. Trying to increase weight. Guidance? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you today?
User:I've questions related to pediatrics, could you help me, or should I try for the specialist ?
Doctor:I am a general physician and I can help you within my expertise
User:my son is 2 years just completed, his born weight is 2.3, currently his weight is 9+, we're trying to increase weight
Doctor:It can be increased by increasing the calories in his diet
User:he's very adamant to take the Milk, we're tried many combinations I mean different flavours, doctors always say to try with different combinations
User:Is it something kids will avoid MILk ?
Doctor:Is he being bottle-fed?
Doctor:Yes some kids can be picky.
Doctor:You can try other dairy products and soy-based products
User:currently I'm trying with Pediasure - with choclat flavour, he heistate that too
Doctor:Ice-cream, cheese, butter, ghee are the examples of high calorie milk products.
User:I'm not sure how to handle this, or how I can feed the proteins available in the MILK
User:in other forms ?
Doctor:I think we should just stick to plain cow's milk
Doctor:Buffalo milk can replace cow's milk
User:that's actually good for kids -- it's not too fat in the milk
Doctor:It can make sure that we are giving him more nutrition while keeping the amount of milk same.
Doctor:If we want to increase the weight of babies then increasing fats helps
User:this apetic tonics are really worth to take ?
User:to increase apet ?
User:we're practising for a quite months,
Doctor:It may cause restlessness in kids
Doctor:I think he is growing ok as per his birth weight
Doctor:But to make him gain more weight in lesser time we need to add calories and fat in his diet.
Doctor:Which tonic are you giving him?
User:wait a sec ..
User:also we're tried CYPON
User:for tonic also he's taking for few weeks then that doesn't work further
User:if any new taste or food work for few days, after that he hesitate to take
User:he really needs different tasts
Doctor:First thing is that he needs to get off the tonics
Doctor:They can be more harmful than good
Doctor:Kids love to take different foods throughout the day
Doctor:Thus it can be hard work for the caregiver
Doctor:We need to adjust the food according to their taste especially if the kid is picky eater
Doctor:We also need to keep trying different foods
Doctor:If he rejects one food, then try it again in a few days
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