Our expert says:
Do you mean that you lassie is not drinking any milk at all? If so why? is she otherwise allergic to milk and dairy products and if so, are you giving her a milk replacement like soya milk and/or a calcium supplement? Small children require 800 mg of calcium a day to grow properly and to develop strong teeth and bones. The best sources of easily available calcium in the diet are milk, yoghurt and cheeses. I would strongly urge you to take your daughter to a clinical dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area), so that the dietitian can obtain a diet history to see if you child is receiving sufficient nutrients. Nappy rash is usually due to irritation of the skin caused by contact with wet nappies and in some cases a thrush infection which needs to be treated with an antifungal cream (ask your gp). So-called acidity in the diet does not cause nappy rash.
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