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How can I improve my child's weight ?

hai doctor , my daughter is 4 and half years old.she was born at lbw(1.8 kg).Since, her birth she has cough and vomitting of she is only 12 kg , she is not gaining adequate weight for her can i reduce her mucus production and also i want to increase her weight which diet will be more suitable for her.Her height is 95 cm.Most of the time she vomits sputum not any other food particles.Please give a valuable suggestion. With regards, P.k.
Asked On : Tue, 14 Jun 2011
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  User's Response
hello dear
your baby born underwt .is it premature delivery?
its ok dont worry and never force to eat her,if she is physically active.her problm reduce simulteneously with age.
give her sitopaladi churna with amstha leh in ayurveda
for futher query contact me
take care
Answered: Tue, 14 Jun 2011
Dietitian & Nutritionist Neha Chandna's  Response
hello... try avoiding milk for your child.. many kids cannot tolerate milk and it causes cough and mucous in them..give her normal food like fruits, salads, nuts, ragi pancakes, oats upma etc..give her food which she likes.. try to make the food more colorful and attractive to motivate her to eat..make sure she drink plenty of water.. you can give her soyamilk with pediasure daily 2 times..if she is active then do not worry too much..
Answered: Thu, 29 Nov 2012
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  User's Response
As birth weight of your baby was too less, hope this was a premature delivery. In this condition immune system remains week and child get infected easily. Your baby is sensitive to cold, so avoid cold. To increase weight give her protein and fat rich diet like milk, butter, dry fruits, dal, soyabin, pastries, egg etc. In homoeopathy ALFALFA tonic one teaspoon twice daily before food will be helpful.
Answered: Tue, 14 Jun 2011
  Anonymous's Response
hi pk
your child is underweight.

to reduce mucus you should avoid direct milk intake for sometime,avoid curd
you should give her milk with tea leaves(little)

to increase weight please give her sweets, paneer ,Dal with ghee,butter ,dates ,puddings ,dry fruits .
you you are non veg you can give her non veg and eggs

when she is not having cold,you can give her banana shake/mango shake twice daily.

till the time she cures her throat,avoid citrus and cold food.

i am sure ,it will help you.
Answered: Tue, 14 Jun 2011
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