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What causes poor weight gain in a child?

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Dr. Deepak Patel

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Posted on Mon, 19 Sep 2016 in Child Health
Question: My baby is of 8 months. He's very slim. I want him to be healthy. As I am working I have less time to take care of him. Please suggest easy things for weight gain.
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Patel 29 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Start multivitamin drops and take care of dietary advice

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to HCM.
Can understand your concerns.

Weight at 8 month of age should be around 7.5 kg.

You can start a multivitamin drops like A to Z drops, visyneral Z Drops 1 ml once a day for 6 months.

However, for weight gain the main thing is food. You should continue breastfeeding, give top milk two times a day, one meal like oats, rice dal, paranthas and 1 ceralac meal.

I hope this will help you.
Wishing your child good health.
Take care.
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