Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
133 Doctors are Online

Had delivered, underweight. Advise recommended food and how to reduce summer effect?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Pediatrician, Pulmonology
Practicing since : 2003
Answered : 1794 Questions
i blessed with baby boy last month 22nd, he is under weight 2.4kg only,PLease advise me the recommended food and to reduce the summer effect.
Posted Tue, 18 Jun 2013 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Arun 2 hours later
Thanks for writing to healthcare magic.
I understand that your baby needs more intense feeding.
Is he a preterm or full term?
If he is pre term, you can go with exclusive breast feeds and preterm formulas. But mother's milk is best for baby.
If he is full term and low weight, you can add milk fortifiers. Examples are HMF sachets every alternate feed.
Note that you have to drink plenty of liquids, milk, juice. Do relax and feed in calm environment.
To reduce summer effect, you can use cotton clothes for your baby. Bathe twice daily in lukewarm water.
Apply milk lotion if he develops any rash.
Avoid exposing baby to sunlight for more than 10 min every day.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Pediatrician

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor