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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My baby is 1 year old.she does not got her teeth. i would like to know is she has some calcium Deficiency problem Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your query hejghjre...
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   let me read your query
User :   k
Doctor :   it is common to have late development of the teeth in babies
Doctor :   may i know her weight , length ?
User :   k do we need to give something for that
Doctor :   also when was the last time she was seen by a pediatrician ?
User :   when she was 9 month
Doctor :   has she been vaccinated till date ?
User :   yes and weiht are normal
Doctor :   the first teeth to develop at around 6 months to 12 months
User :   everything as of now are normal.she started walking now
Doctor :   in case they have not yet developed, you can wait for a month or two
User :   okay
Doctor :   in case they dont come, testing for dental growth might be needed
User :   fine.and i would like to know what kind of a food we can give to her now?
Doctor :   you can give her mashed rice, mashed banana and cereals with milk
User :   ya i do
Doctor :   egg whites are good for protein
User :   can i start cow milk ?
User :   she is having nan 3 now
Doctor :   yes, diluted cow milk can be given
Doctor :   whole milk and milk products can be given
User :   no breast milk after 4 month
Doctor :   bread, cereals also are ok
Doctor :   no breast milk can be given as long as possible
Doctor :   it is not to be stopped just after 4 months
Doctor :   in addition, plain cooked vegetables , mashed or finely chopeed can be given
Doctor :   Use 100 percent fruit juices high in vitamin C (orange or grapefruit).
Doctor :   Do not use fruit drinks or sweetened beverages such as sodas
User :   ok fine
Doctor :   Serve finely chopped lean meats, chicken, and fish, mashed cooked dry beans, egg yolk if cooked well done.
User :   do we need to give some calcium syrups or something
Doctor :   no not needed
Doctor :   there is no need for additional supplements as of now
User :   my worry is ,she is not breast feeding,so there may be any lack of calcium
Doctor :   she should be breast fed
Doctor :   did any one tell u to stop it ?
Doctor :   if so why ?
User :   unfortunately mother was hospitilized on her 4 th month and it was stopped automatically
Doctor :   oh ok
Doctor :   she will be fine
Doctor :   give her milk and cerelac like baby foods
Doctor :   the next time you see your pediatrician, let him examine the teeth
Doctor :   and gums
Doctor :   it will give an idea, what to do next
User :   okay
Doctor :   usually proper feeding does not cause any such issues
User :   fine
User :   Thank you doctor,so i will wait 2 more months
Doctor :   you are most welcome
Doctor :   take care and bye for now
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