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Premature child, low birth weight, cerelac, fruits and vegetables for diet, not gaining weight, sleeps 10-12 hrs, not sitting and crawling

hi, my baby girl is 11.5 months old now and weighs 5.5 kg. she is a 30-week preemie with birth weight one 1 kg. she has no issues except dat her weight gain is too much slow. i give her rice + wheat cerelac, formula, fruit purees, vegetable purees, sabudana,chicken soup and fresh orange juice on daily basis plus plenty of water as its getting hot these days. moreover i give her one biscuit daily. i am personally satisfied with her diet but yet she z not gaining weight properly, neither sitting, nor crawling. sleeping 10-12 hors continuously. shall i worry?
Asked On : Sat, 12 May 2012
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Hi Madiha, Good to know you are concerned. However, as mothers, its very natural to keep a close watch on the childs development. In your case, the diet looks fine. There is sufficient fluids in the diet. However it would be better if you are feeding her 2-3 times of cereals. Breakfast,lunch and dinner cereal and you can include fruits and vegetable purees in between as fillers.Include some protein in the form of dhal water or soaked and crushed nuts as this will help in the tissue building. Also, if you are still breastfeeding, ensure you are also eating healthy enough. Good luck!!!
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