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8 month old child, fussy eater, not gained weight - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Growth and Development in Children
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr here
User :   hello doctor
User :   This is about my 8 month old daughter
User :   she is not eating properly now a days
Doctor :   ok
User :   she was never fussy abouteating
Doctor :   has she lost weight or not gained any, recently ?
User :   but from almost a week she is not drinking milk (Lactogen) also
User :   I hv not checked her weight but she seems to hv lost weight
Doctor :   may i know what are the feeds that have been given to her other than breast milk
User :   I give her Lactogen at about 8 AM, then Cerelac around 11Am after her bath
User :   In afternoon i am giving her Khichari
User :   and evening i give her Raagi around 5PM
User :   Then again Lactogen around 9PM
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   does she eat it well ?
User :   she has not been passing mostion very well
User :   She loved all these food...
Doctor :   when was the last time she was seen by a peditrician ? has she had any recent infections ?
User :   I think she either has a little gas or little constipated
User :   She met her doc a few months back for her vaccination
Doctor :   have you tried to help her belching
Doctor :   bye holding her upright after feeds
User :   I did nt get what is Belching?
User :   yeah i regularly do that
Doctor :   you mentioned gas, right,
User :   after every feed
Doctor :   so u can help here burp well, to relieve the gas
Doctor :   good,
User :   yes i take care of that
Doctor :   have u found any worms in her stools ?
User :   please tell me if its ok to give her zeera boiled water
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   thats good for her
User :   no doctor there has been warms in her stool
Doctor :   you mean to say she had worms
Doctor :   or she did not ?
User :   no she did not
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   the causes of failure to grow are many
Doctor :   in a child less than 1 year
User :   ok
Doctor :   its best analysed if she is examined and then determined what is the cause
User :   oh you suggest i should get her checked?
Doctor :   if there is a defect in height or weight,it can be determined whether the cause is infective or malnorushment
Doctor :   yes , defintely
User :   oh ok...
User :   sure doctor then I shall meet her doctor to see what is the issue
User :   Thank you doctor
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   bye for now, and hope that everything will be fine
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