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Giving milk to baby

My girl baby completed her 10th month,she is not drinking plain cows milk...can I give Horlicks,boost to her...any other healthy milk I can give...she is not taking lactogen and all...please suggest
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Dr. B Rajashekar
20 yrs. of exp | Bangalore | General Physician

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HELLO MADAM, YES, ALONG WITH SEMISOLID FOODS LIKE MASHED POTATOES BYE
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Dr. Jyoti Talukdar
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Can give lactogen2.  But try breast feeding as well
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Dr. Anil Kumar Jain
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Hello there.  I can understand your concern.  No. Im sorry to say this but health drinks like boost, horlicks, bournvita etc are not meant for infants. You can give those to a child of age 5 and up. Not to a 10month girl. Anyways, you can consult a pediatrician in person for further evaluation and management.  Best regards. Dr. Anil kumar jain. Bangalore.
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Dr. Vinod Veerapalli
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Horlicks and boost are not advisable for infants as after children develop presence to then over other healthy foods. Children need more energy dense foods after 6 months and hence need a cereal based (rice, wheat, ragi & other millets) along with breast milk or cows milk. Egg yolk (yellow) needs to be started as a snack daily, it's the next best for to mother's milk, but cannot replace semi-solid diets. Once they get teeth (10-12 months), solidified foods, pulses, minced meat or chicken, egg white needs to be started as protein demand will be very high at that stage.
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Dr. Rama S.K
15 yrs. of exp | Pune | Internal Medicine
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Horlicks..boost are energy drinks with nutritional values for growing child and not infants...meet child specialist to consult about weaning
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Dr. Kanchan Sharma
2 yrs. of exp | Jaipur | Pain Management Specialist
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Consult a pediatrician
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