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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr
Doctor :   Plz proceed with your query.
User :   my son is 1 and 1/2 year old but he is under weight although we have consult with doctor but no use
User :   he gets ill twice in a month
Doctor :   Whats his weight?
User :   8 and 1/2 kg when he was born he was 31/2
Doctor :   You are telling he gets ill, what illness does he have?
User :   his stomach get upset
User :   very often
Doctor :   Does he have loose stools?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Does he have loose stools after eating any particular food?
User :   we have not noticed that but doctor suggested , Boil water and unhygenic food might have reason for it
Doctor :   Loose stools and infection suggest any kind of infection o allergy
Doctor :   Children have infection because of mainly food and water
User :   so what precautions should we take to get rid of this problem
Doctor :   I will give you some tips :1)Make sure that you give full-fat dairy foods like milk, fresh cream, yogurt, paneer and cheese.
Doctor :   2)Give boiled or mineral water always
Doctor :   3)Give your child get into the habit of eating other milk made food like shrikhand, mishti doi (sweetened curd), smoothies with high calorie fruits like bananas, mangoes.
Doctor :   4)Add small amount of butter or ghee to his daily foods like pulses or dal, stuffed parathas, rice pulao, vegetables, curries.
Doctor :   5)Give peanut chutney, its a good source of protein.
Doctor :   6)Give high protein diet like dals, beans, egg, fish.
Doctor :   7)Nuts like almond, walnut,and cashewnut can also be included in the diet.
Doctor :   8)Give healthy and tasty snacks like fruit chat, chicken mayonnaise, cheese sandwiches for breakfast.
Doctor :   9)Give six small meals rather than three large diets.
User :   thanks a lot
Doctor :   10) Add fruits daily in diet.
User :   ok
User :   bye
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   this is enough for time being i will contact you for further information ... Thanks
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now.
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