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Date : 15-Oct-2014
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User:Doctoe I have a kid (Baby Boy) he is I yr but he is not eating food he only plays is there any problem with his health
Doctor:I do not think there is a problem here
Doctor:every baby at his age are like this
User:his weight has also decline its 9.6 kg
Doctor:That is still not alarming
Doctor:it is fine
Doctor:give him the food of his choice
Doctor:Don't make feeding a battle
User:he does not have milk can I try complane or Horlicks or bournvita with milk, he likes wafers & all crispy things
Doctor:Try to give fresh cow's milk that is boiled thoroughly and cooled
User:so what can I try with milk,he doesn't like chocos in milk he eats chocos like that only with out milk
Doctor:Do not encourage wafers and packaged food
Doctor:give him plain milk that is sufficient
User:but when e give milk he does like vommitingw
Doctor:Then try to give egg
User:what can I try with milk
Doctor:add variety to his food
Doctor:With milk, try proteinex
User:is it a protein powder
Doctor:yes, it is
Doctor:have you posted a query on the same?
User:can I try fruits with milk as milkshakes
Doctor:yes, you can try
Doctor:Shall I delete the same query that you have posted?
User:from last two days he is not able to do toilet & potty neatly as only two drops of toilet but he is not crying for that
User:yes u can delete
Doctor:that means to say that he has not eaten solid foods
Doctor:Give him apples and bananas to eat
Doctor:this will help in easy passage of stools
User:what he does when we try newthings he enjoys a lot & then after two three days he not eat that thing
Doctor:That is what I meant by adding variety
Doctor:you must keep changing his foods routinely
Doctor:not only he, most babies get bored with the routine foods
User:so can u suggest what else we can try
Doctor:Try dal rice with ghee
Doctor:try mashed fruits with milk
User:my in law telling that may be toilet problem Is due to diaper is it so
Doctor:Try pongal
Doctor:no, it is not due to diaper
Doctor:make soft idlis and chutney
Doctor:without spices
Doctor:Make soft pongal with ghee
Doctor:Kids love them
Doctor:Give Ragi malt as well
User:what is pongal
Doctor:it is so good for them
User:what is ragi & Pongal
Doctor:Pongal is a south XXXXXXX dish made of dal, rice, ghee and a few pepper corns
Doctor:Ragi is finger millet, rich in iron
Doctor:Powder the ragi and make powder and you can prepare it
Doctor:Your mother in law will know about all these foods
User:ok I will uggest
User:thanks doctor for u r help
Doctor:my pleasure
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