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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: Concerned Mom | 2005/01/07

Q.

Underweight Baby

Hello

My baby is 13 months and only weighs 7-6KG, she is not putting on weight, a very fussy eater, can you suggest any type of medicated drops that she can have, I cannot give her shakes etc because she does not take anything other than formula and purity right now

Please help!!!

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Children's weight gain often decellerates around 12-18months of age. The important thing is that she is healthy and active. Some children are very fussy eaters, but the challenge is to establish a healthy balanced diet by not offering unhealthy options as the way of least resistance. Unfortunately I am not aware of any appetite drops, but any healthy child will eat when they are truly hungry.

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Posted by: popi | 2005/01/07

Give her 5ml of multivitamin syrup daily.It will increase her appetite.

Hope this will help.

Reply to popi
Posted by: 1st time mom | 2005/01/07

Hi

You did not say on which formula she is. Why don't you try Lactogen (excuse the spelling)? It's known that babies that's on this formula, gains weight.

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