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How to improve an infant s body weight?

Dear Doctor, My baby girl is 8 .5 months . Her birthweight was only 2kgs as i had gestational hypertension. Her current weight is 6.5kg. She is exculsively breastfed & i don t give her cerelac etc..Its all pure home cooked food. What shud i do to improve her weight. Shall i start giving her health mix powders available in the market ? Thanks in advance for your reply.
Tue, 3 Nov 2015
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Hi! thank you for choosing healthcare magic.
Its okay to give home cooked meal. How often do you feed her? do you still have enough breast milk? At 8 months, you should have introduced finger food already. You can feed her 2-3 times a day. How is her appetite? If appetite is good, you don't have to give vitamins or health powder supplement. Continue breastfeeding as long as you feel that there's still adequate supply. If you have a pump, you can quantify the amount that you give her. For her age, she can already consume 8oz per feed. Make a food diary and monitor weight every month. Hope I was able to help you.

Hannalae Dulay-See, M.D.
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