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Child has bad appetite. Refuses food. Feeding on time will make a difference? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 28-May-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:i need a help frm u abt my baby of 1nd half year
Doctor:Proceed with your query.
User:hw to handle a baby
User:like he never eat anything
Doctor:This is a common problem faced in all toddler.
User:so wht is the solution of this
Doctor:As long as your child is active, has developed mile stones normally there isn't a problem.
Doctor:Generally all children out grow this problem
Doctor:By the time he/she reaches 4-5 years, they learn to eat well.
Doctor:At this time, the best way to handle this problem
Doctor:is by feeding your son/daughter variety of dishes.
Doctor:Most children like a different dishes/different taste,
Doctor:I also suggest you the same.
Doctor:Are you following?
Doctor:You need to feed him as per his timings.
Doctor:If you try feeding him food at the regular meal times, his intake may not be full.
Doctor:Instead give your son / daughter food when he /she feels hungry
Doctor:this will make his diet better.
Doctor:Gradually he/she learns to adapt and accept all food.
User:when he was 7 to 8 month he himself eat every fruits but
Doctor:Till then you need to be patient and caring.
User:now he never take though fruits like banana
User:he do not take milk ofcow
Doctor:I understand
Doctor:It is common in every child .
Doctor:I would suggest you to try dishes differently,
User:ok sir
Doctor:instead of giving his pain fruits, you can give him fruit salads
Doctor:I mean cut all those fruits and mix them.
Doctor:he might prefer it.
Doctor:If he is not accept milk, try milk shakes
Doctor:or fruit juices.
Doctor:The different the dishes are, they are more accepted at this age group.
User:he take badam shake but not banana shake
User:this time he is so weak as comparison to 9 month
Doctor:Weight are not same in very child.
Doctor:There is a major difference in all child,
Doctor:do not compare your son with other children.
Doctor:As long as he is active and developing normally
Doctor:it is not a problem.
Doctor:the feeding problem you can take care by preparing dishes differently.
User:becoz he get admitted two times aftr tht his activity become less n he is not able to walk till now
User:he is nw almost 1.5 year
Doctor:Try noodles of different flavors.
Doctor:Mixture of fruits, fruit juices, dishes packed in a cover/tin will attract his attention and he will eat better.
User:but frm which dr we r consulting they refused to give noodles,grapes etc
User:is grapes r harmful up to 5 yrs baby
Doctor:There are no harm in taking grapes.
Doctor:It might cause some allergies or minor infection when consumed in large quantities,
Doctor:however if your pediatrician has advised taking grapes completely,
Doctor:then please avoid.
User:my son like noodle bt he refused to give him noodle too
Doctor:I am not sure why your doctor's have advised you against noodles/grapes
Doctor:please discuss with your pediatrician.
Doctor:If there is a serious concern with use of noodles/grapes, do avoid it.
Doctor:you can take other fruits, dishes.
User:he told us tht it infact stomach
User:sorry effect
Doctor:The different way you present - different taste/packing, variety, the acceptance by your son will be better.
Doctor:Have you followed what i suggested?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:v r just concern abut his walking
User:he is still not able to walk
Doctor:Is he able to stand?
User:stand with the help of other thing
Doctor:If your child is able to stand with support, I do not find any major problem now.
User:for this our dr givin him calcium
Doctor:Usually a child learns to stand and walk with support by a year or so,
Doctor:learns to walk without help around the 1 year 3-6 months.
Doctor:I would suggest you to consult your pediatrician
Doctor:to look at his overall health and development,
Doctor:if his overall condition and development is normal, then he would be able to walk and do all activities normally in a few months time.
Doctor:Continue with the medications suggested.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:he is saying there is no pbm he take his time to walk may b till 2yrs
Doctor:If all his development and health is normal, then I agree with your doctor.
Doctor:You need not worry and your child should be normal.
Doctor:Is there any other query?
User:ok dr one thing more i wanaa discuss
User:about some saxual pbm
User:I m married from last 4 yrs
User:aftr having child Im facing some sasual pbm
User:like short saxual time, n less hardness of penis etcc
Doctor:May I know your age?
Doctor:Are you having normal early morning erections/
User:my erection time is now very short
Doctor:If you have normal early morning erections, thenq
Doctor:the chance of you having a serious medical problem is unlikely.
Doctor:Sexual problem's are associated with psychological parameters too.
User:so what to do for this case
User:I want to have sex but becs of this I avoid
User:now its usually once a week
Doctor:you can try meditation, yoga and physical exercise.
Doctor:In addition the following measures also would be useful.
Doctor:1. Try start and stop method during sexual intercourse.
Doctor:You need to stop sexual intercourse just before you have the urge to ejaculate
Doctor:and once the excitement reduces, you can restart
Doctor:Continue the cycle as long as you wish.
Doctor:2. Try desensitization creams - condom/ delay cream
User:im doing this method only
Doctor:can increase sexual time.
Doctor:3. spend more time in foreplay.
User:which creams?
Doctor:It comes in the name of delay cream.
Doctor:4. Practice kegel's exercise too.
User:n for hardness?
Doctor:This exercise involves holding your urine in the midstream while you are passing urine.
Doctor:The muscles that contract during holding needs to be strengthened.
Doctor:You can learn it and practice during free time too.
Doctor:These measures can improve your sexual performance and increase your confidence which inturn can improve your hardness too.
User:only i hv to press penis on mid
Doctor:If these measures fail to improve, then you can consult your doctor
Doctor:who can prescribe you some medications for a brief period, they will help you.
Doctor:Have you followed ?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:no thanks a lot
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:ok bye
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