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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: kathy | 2008/07/23

Q.

my niece

I have a 4 yr old niece. shes very small. maybe because she has a small appetite. my sister feeds her 2 soft boiled egg for breakfast everyday, and gives her milk for lunch and dinner cause she said my niece olny eats little, so its much better that she drinks milk instead of food to compensate. Her milk is Ensure with fiber, dosage 12 scoops per 8 oz of water, three times a day. So every day she only gets to eat 2 eggs (including the yolks) and her milk. Still, my niece sometimes ( or usually Once a day) vomits her milk, so theres nothing left. Is my sister doing the right thing? is 2 eggs safe for a 4 yr old kid? since its also very high in cholesterol. And is her Milk (ENSURE) right for her Age, especially with her very concentrated dosage? Pls Advice. Thanks.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your sister has your niece on a very odd diet. She should simply have her on a normal well balanced diet than using all of this high protein and high cholesterol diet. She can eat egg three to four times a week at the most and there is no need for Ensure in a child on a good balanced diet. If your niece does not gain weight normally she should be seen by a paediatrician.

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