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Posted on Wed, 2 Sep 2015
Question: my 28 month old daughter is low on weight .she is 11 kg but very active n intelligent .She has achieved all her milestones in time ,but my only concern is her weight .i consulted a paediatrician n he prescribed 0r0fer xt , i have started giving her ferium xt from same company emcure.

what do u suggest to help her gain weight.

thnx.
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Answered by Dr. Pradeep Kumar Jain (8 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Weight of your baby is appropriate for age

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for the query

At 28 month the weight of 11 kg is appropriate.
If you plot the weight on growth chart it is around 50th centile which is normal.
Both ferrium xt and orofer xt contains 30 mg of elemental iron in 5 ml.
I agree with your doctor as I have also seen iron and calcium deficiency which remains undetected.
I would like to continue feronia xt.Also give calcimax syrup which contains calcium and vitamin d(250 mg calcium in 5 ml).2.5 ml twice a day will be sufficient.
Give it for 2-3 months and monitor the weight of baby.

I won't get worried as weight of your baby is appropriate for age.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Pradeep Kumar Jain (15 hours later)
hello Doctor

you said continue feronia xt, does that mean i switch from ferrium xt which i am giving presently to feronia xt..? what r the advantages.


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Answered by Dr. Pradeep Kumar Jain (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
The ingredient in both feronia xt and ferium xt is same

Detailed Answer:
I am extremely sorry for the typing(due to auto select of feronia instead of ferium) error.
The ingredient in both feronia xt and ferium xt is ferrous ascorbate 30 mg/5 ml.
There is no difference except the brand.
Actually I meant to say ferium xt only.
Please continue with ferium xt.

Regards

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Pradeep Kumar Jain (19 hours later)
Thank you doctor

I am also giving her pediasure from abbot ,as per the advice of our paediatrician.
what r your comments on pediasure . Do u recommend any thing else?

warm XXXXXXX day Greetings.
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Answered by Dr. Pradeep Kumar Jain (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Pediasure is a good nutritional supplement

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for follow up

Pediasure is a very good nutritional supplement for children.You can continue giving pediasure.

Give healthy home food and avoid junk foods.
Monitor growth(height and weight) of baby as per growth chart.
Growth chart of XXXXXXX academy of pediatrics for girls are available on the Internet.
Wish you and your family a happy XXXXXXX day

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Weight of your baby is appropriate for age Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query At 28 month the weight of 11 kg is appropriate. If you plot the weight on growth chart it is around 50th centile which is normal. Both ferrium xt and orofer xt contains 30 mg of elemental iron in 5 ml. I agree with your doctor as I have also seen iron and calcium deficiency which remains undetected. I would like to continue feronia xt.Also give calcimax syrup which contains calcium and vitamin d(250 mg calcium in 5 ml).2.5 ml twice a day will be sufficient. Give it for 2-3 months and monitor the weight of baby. I won't get worried as weight of your baby is appropriate for age. Regards