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Child have been vomiting. Have prescribed calcium and iron suplements for weight gain. How to stop this?

Hello sir my baby is 11 month old n 7 and half kgs weight. Doctor has given her calcium n iron suplements as she has nt put on weight frm 3 months. Otherwise she is active baby. Now she vommits once or twice a day. She does nt eat properly n gets distracted easily. Wt shd we do so tht she eats well stops vommiting n gains weight
Asked On : Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Thanks for your query.
Sometimes calcium and iron supplementation causes acute gastritis.
I suggest you to take her to pediatrician for re evaluation as she may need some antiemetic.
Stop supplementation for few days.
For weight gain ,give her proper diet which includes fruits,boiled vegetables.rice porridge with curd,
milk with biscuits .Frequent and small meals are to be given.
Child takes some time to develop taste to different food items.You have to be patient with him.

Wishing your baby good health.
God bless.
Answered: Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. S. Jegadeesan's  Response

For the girl baby 8 kg is the normal weight at the age of 1. your baby weight is normal. As per your statement your child is gaining wt after giving the medications. As she is having vomiting and loss of appetite now, temporarily stop those medications. if your child's complaints are associated with constipation, you have to find out the cause and treat accordingly. Anti emetics, gastric motility drugs and appetizer may stop all problems. Iron and calcium is not absolutely indicted if your child is having normal wt gain, not anaemic, First stop the medications and consult your dr

Best wishes
Answered: Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty's  Response

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

Those iron drops can be responsible for acute gastritis. So I request you to stop them for a few days.

If vomiting persists antiemetics prescribed by your doctor may be of some use.

For weight gain you will have to feed your baby with high calorie food rich in proteins and vitamins.

Do not force feed her.

Hope this helps.
Take care.
Answered: Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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