Childhood Diseases

Posted by: super mom | 2008/10/07


under weight

My 12month old son now weighs 7.4 kilos. His Dr says he is generally a small baby. He has just gotten over a serious case of diarrea. He drinks about 3 bottles a day, 200ml. He has his cereal in the morning, veg for lunch, fruit or jelly for snack and whatever i cook for supper, sometimes. I breast feed him at night before bed.
Of which i' m trying to stop, cause i want him to fall asleep on his own. Is there something i can give him to help him pick up weight?

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Your son is really very much underweight. His weight falls well below the lowest graph line on the growth chart.Has he been seen by a paediatrician? If not he should definitely see one.

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Posted by: super mom | 2008/10/09

Thanx for the advice. My boy has been to a paediatrician. The reason for his weight problem was diarreah,which he had for over 3months on and off. due to bacteria in his gut and then teething. i will definately add some more to his diet.

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Posted by: advise | 2008/10/08

my son weighed 8.5 kg just over 12 months in august due to being sick the whole time, i took him to the pediatrician &  she took blood tests, he has a iron deficiency &  she recommended i take him to a dietician. It realy worked, he weighed 9.6kg 2 weeks ago. his daily routine consists out of: 200 ml milk at six, 8 - 9 o clock porridge, 10 - 11 snack (yoghurt, custard or fruit), lunch bread with melrose cheese or marmite on, snack again &  supper vegetables &  meat (chicken, mince or fish), they can eat baked beans as well &  even pasta (3 minute noodles)

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