Childhood Diseases

Posted by: tlee | 2009-10-09


Weight loss

Dear Dr

My lb of 7mnths weighs about 9.4kgs (he is also tall and his head is also big) and has 6 teeth with the 7th and 8th almost out (within the next week).

Each day he has 3 x 240ml NAN HA bottles, approx 450ml very watered down juice, 150ml oats cereal, and 2 x 200ml pureed veggies (big variety including broccoli, peas, etc.) plus a biscuit or two and sucking on dried fruit. I am introducing some pureed chicken and pureed fish with his veg this coming week.

The clinic sister recommended that I give him an iron supplement - chelaflur (not sure if the spelling is correct). This comes in a dark brown syrup and the pharmacist said to give my lb 1.5ml per day.

My lb hates taking it even though it is tuti-fruti flavour, but he takes his reuteri probiotics (5 drops in a spoon) which taste terrible. He just spits all the iron supplement out.

Is it really necessary to give him the iron supplement and if so, can I mix it into his juice during the day to get him to take it?

Also, I have been brushing his teeth with a baby toothbrush and water. Can I now introduce a baby toothpaste? (he still does not know how to spit out)

Apologies for the long post, just want you to have all the info.
Thank you for your advice.

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