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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Growth and Development in Children
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   I am Dr AAAAAAA
User :   Good afternoon
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   i wanted some advice regrding my son
Doctor :   Ok,Please proceed.
User :   he will be 10years next month. but he looks like 5 -6 years old
User :   his height increse is reallynslow
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i am 5-2 and my husband is 5-7
User :   he does cycling and pull ups but looks very short for his age
Doctor :   Ok, I understand.
Doctor :   What is his height exactly.
User :   he is taking complan for 3 years but not much result
User :   i dont know exactly in feet
User :   must be less than 4 feet
Doctor :   And how about weight ?
User :   weight is 28-29 kg
Doctor :   Ok, First I would like to inform you that he is in the acceptable level though he is a bit underweight.
Doctor :   Let me give you a few suggestions on this.
Doctor :   1. Please give him a protein supplement called Threptin Biscuits
Doctor :   At least 3 biscuits per day.
Doctor :   Hope you are following.
User :   along with complan and other supplimets?
Doctor :   2. Lot of Calcium rich foods and supplements.
Doctor :   Yes very much.
User :   austrcalcium is ok? or should i give calcium sandoz?
Doctor :   Let me enlist the diet requirements for him.
User :   ok
Doctor :   calcium sandoz is better.
User :   whats diet for him?
Doctor :   2. Milk is rich in calcium
Doctor :   1,300 mg a day for kids who are 9 to 18 years old is the daily necessity.
User :   i.e what 2 glass of milk?
Doctor :   So, for that you need Yogurt- plain, Yogurt- fruit, Milk-low fat or nonfat-Milk, Whole Cheese,cheddar cheese and mozzarella cheese,Milk shakes,Eggnog
Doctor :   Calcium-fortified breakfast cereal, including General Mills Whole Grain Total, Total Raisin AAAAAAA Total Cranberry Crunch, and Total Honey Clusters, all of which have 100% DV of calcium per serving.
User :   he has 2 glass of mik and 2 bowl curd everday, with cheeseslice a day
Doctor :   Spinach
Turnip greens
White beans
Baked beans
Brussel sprouts
Sesame seeds
Doctor :   That is very good.
Doctor :   Usually the growth in boys is in spurts.
Doctor :   Not to worry.
Doctor :   He may suddenly catch up with the others in 3-4 months.
User :   what are these type of cerreals u mentioned? In india in which products we get it?
Doctor :   Need to continue with the outdoor activities that he is doing and the diet that I have mentioned.
User :   i hope so, i am worried about him and he is also noe psychologically getting affetced by it
Doctor :   Is he otherwise attentive in the class and on par with the class in academics ?
User :   yes, good in studies. goes for dancing, cycling plays badminton
Doctor :   That is doubly encouraging and you should not cause too much worry in his mind, please reassure him.
Doctor :   Do you have non-vegetarian diet?
User :   yes thrice a week fish, eggs and chicken
Doctor :   Salmon,
Sardines, And small fish are very rich in calcium.
Doctor :   Spinach, Turnip, green vegetables,White beans, Baked beans, Peas, Sesame seeds & Almonds are very much available in India, Please do give him Soya foods also.
User :   in what products in India we get Calcium-fortified breakfast cereal, including General Mills Whole Grain Total, Total Raisin AAAAAAA Total Cranberry Crunch?
Doctor :   Please do not panic, According to 'WHO' norms your son is quite healthy.
Doctor :   These market products is not my domain, but I would advise you that recently when i went to buy some foods for my child I saw a lot of whole grain powders & whole cereals in Fab India.
Doctor :   And also in ISCKON where you have naturals with whole grain foods at the counters.
User :   thanks for your advice i will follow it
Doctor :   Please keep encouraging him and you will be surprised that you have to change his wardrobe in two-three months, growth is always in spurts and sudden.
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me, Take care, Bye fro now.
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