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Hi doctor, My kid age is 8 months old (baby boy). His weight is 5.8 kg now .can you please suggest any tips to increase growth and put- on some weight compare to present weight because my last visit to my doctor told me my kid is in under weight .that's way I am worried about his weight and growth . Coming to diet , I have started giving solids like ragi, dal rice , boiled carrort, apple or banana in daily .along with my breast milk also he will drink daily . My concern is can you help me which kind food I need to give to get healthy weight gain .and can you please suggest any syrups for fast growth of weight. Thanks, Srilakshmi
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Hello Srilaxmi, Weight of the child depends upon many factors some of which are related to birth weight , age at birth etc.
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Need a complete history and evaluation of other parameters for appropriate guidance on this issue.
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Consult online.
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Hi. Give calorie dense food by adding ghee to all the food. Give complementary feeds 4-6 times/ days. Reduce bread milk and increase complementary feeds. Give plenty of liquids/ water Give fruits and all vegetables
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What was the birth weight of the baby? You can add few drops of ghee to increase the caloric value of the food. Try giving him sweet potato, potatoes ( boiled and mashed). Detailed history regarding his daily diet is required. Also other anthropometric measurements need to be taken. Is he on any multivitamins?
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Consult online/ physical to rule out pathological causes of poor weight gain
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