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Baby unable to gain weight - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   my kid weight is not increasing properly, but first 3 months that was increasing bit fast. he is 5 months old.
Doctor :   What is the wt now?
Doctor :   are yo utehre
Doctor :   I have to close this window since there is no response from your side, please get back to us if you need further medical advice. We are available from 9AM to 9PM IST everyday.
User :   Hi
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   5 months old
User :   male
Doctor :   what is his weight as of now
Doctor :   is he on breast milk as of now
User :   5.91
User :   kg
User :   actually he is mid of 5 months
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what was his birth weight
Doctor :   at the time of birth i mean
User :   3.25
Doctor :   is it fine
Doctor :   at the end of 5 months
Doctor :   he must be double the birth weight
Doctor :   give him regular feeds
Doctor :   he will gain weight
User :   oh.
Doctor :   u got to have patience
Doctor :   some kids will grow faster
Doctor :   some take time
Doctor :   matter of time \
Doctor :   before he gains weight
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   r u there
Doctor :   I have to close this window since there is no response from your side, please get back to us if you need further medical advice. We are available from 9AM to 9PM IST everyday
Doctor :   yes
User :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Please carry on
User :   we consulted a doctor regarding his weight, they told , since the boy healthy , this weight is normal.
Doctor :   yes it is normal
User :   one more question
Doctor :   USually the baby doubles its wt
Doctor :   to the birth wt by 5 to 6 month
Doctor :   triples by one year
User :   oh.
Doctor :   so you can assess accordingly
User :   shall we start , rice food now.
Doctor :   You can start
User :   since the feed not enough for him.
Doctor :   take the advice of pediatrician
Doctor :   too
Doctor :   THe mothers milk is slowly weaned off and the rice and boiled vegetables
Doctor :   are supplemented
Doctor :   from 6 months
Doctor :   RIght now your baby is perfectly fine in wt
Doctor :   you should not bothger
Doctor :   sorry worried
Doctor :   about the wt
User :   ok.
User :   10 days before he was suffered with cold.
User :   now he is ok. but not active as much as earlier.
Doctor :   Dont worry about the activity
Doctor :   there are some phases wherein the baby
Doctor :   shall not be as active as she /he used to be
Doctor :   I would suggest it is because of the post viral
Doctor :   because of the cold
User :   ok. thank you very much. doctor.
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User :   yes.
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