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Is the weight of 7 kgs normal for a 9 month old child?

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Posted on Mon, 15 Sep 2014
Question: my daughter is 9 months old but is weighing only 7kgs ...pls help in increasing her weight
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Answered by Dr. Irshad H Naqvi (54 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Balanced diet. High Calorie diet

Detailed Answer:
Hi Dear
Welcome to the HCM,

Try to reduce milk intake.

And increase the intake of semisolids gradually and frequently.
Semisolids to be given in small quantity and very frequently,Children are fussy at this age, they are hungry but they will not eat. Every time he may take one or two spoon out of your ten spoons but do not disheartened, just continue your efforts.

Avoid bottle feeds.
No dilution of milk. Milk can be fortified with some protein preparation like Proteinex etc

Continue with Zincovit and add iron drops like Tonoferon drops (one drop per kg) along with some vitamin D preparations.

He should also be screened by your pediatrician for any infection in the body like (CXR, CBC, ESR, URINE ROUTINE EXAMINATION. stool examination).

Hope the query is answered.
Please feel free for the further clarification.
thanks


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Follow up: Dr. Irshad H Naqvi (4 hours later)
thk u so much for the answer....can i give her proteinx chocolate flavour or is thr anything else in particular ..
can i give her osteocalcium,tonoferon and zincovit or shd i giv any one of them...
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Answered by Dr. Irshad H Naqvi (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
yes,

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Any flavour she likes chocolate or vanilla.
Osteocalcium and Tonoferon can not be given simultaneously at a time. At least 3 to 4 hour gap should be maintained in giving both the salts.
If both are given at a time they interfere in each others absorption from the gut.
All three can be given taking above precaution.
All the best
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Is the weight of 7 kgs normal for a 9 month old child?

Brief Answer: Balanced diet. High Calorie diet Detailed Answer: Hi Dear Welcome to the HCM, Try to reduce milk intake. And increase the intake of semisolids gradually and frequently. Semisolids to be given in small quantity and very frequently,Children are fussy at this age, they are hungry but they will not eat. Every time he may take one or two spoon out of your ten spoons but do not disheartened, just continue your efforts. Avoid bottle feeds. No dilution of milk. Milk can be fortified with some protein preparation like Proteinex etc Continue with Zincovit and add iron drops like Tonoferon drops (one drop per kg) along with some vitamin D preparations. He should also be screened by your pediatrician for any infection in the body like (CXR, CBC, ESR, URINE ROUTINE EXAMINATION. stool examination). Hope the query is answered. Please feel free for the further clarification. thanks