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Hello doctor, mera 4 months ka baby hai. Kya main Ashwganda le skti hu? Kya breastfeed se koi harm to nhi hoga? Kyuki Kaafi log mana kar rahe hain?

Dt. Riyaz Khan 93% (3345 ratings)
Diploma In Diet & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
Every food you take or every medicine you take will get transfered to your child through your feed. Therefore please take only medicines that are actually needed for some urgent problem. Other wise it is best to avoid it for some months.
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Please suggest a good milk supplement (like pediasure or complain etc) for my 3.5 years old son. We are vegetarians so can not have meat protein. Just want to make sure his daily nutritional requirements are met.

Dt. Vishal Wadi 93% (2122 ratings)
Diploma in Clinical Nutrition, Certified Diabetes Educator, Diploma in Sport & Exercise Nutrition, Diploma in Human Nutrition, Lifestyle Medicine, BSC IN LIFE SCIENCES
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
Packed milk powders contain sugar and artificial flavours. Better to mix plain choco powder or cinnamon powder. Packed supplement do not provide any nutrition.
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Which ghee is good for kids? Buffalo's or cow's? Is ghee Casein free? Please confirm.

Dr. Shalini Singhal 93% (2339 ratings)
Ph.D(Clinical Nutrition), M.Sc(Foods&Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Which ghee is good for kids? Buffalo's or cow's? Is ghee Casein free? Please confirm.
If the child is severe casein or lactose intolerant, please avoid any ghee as it might have traces of casein and lactose. Otherwise cow's ghee is preferred as per Ayurveda.
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My 5 and half years daughter doesn't eat much means no veggies n pulses basically. Her weight is 17 kg n often complains about leg pain. She looks weak. I continuously give her liver tonic hepatic. By doesn't work. She is very low appetite. M worried. Pls suggest. Should I go to test her HB?

Pediatrician, Indore
She just need some basic investigations to be done specially as she's a girl she needs urine examination. Sometime it is the main culprit. Also check her hemoglobin
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Hello sir my son is 10 year old. He is not eating food any time. I am consulting many doctor but no improvement. Please suggest me what we do.

Dt. Mayanka Singhal 90% (197 ratings)
Masters in Nutritional Therapy, Diabetes Educator, MSc - Food & Applied Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
Loss of appetite at this age can be due to various reasons like anaemia, depression, stress etc. Consult a doctor to check his iron levels. Talk to him if he is going through any stress. Encourage him to eat little at small intervals. Prepare food of his choice and keep a happy environment.
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My son is 4 Yrs old. By birth he had the problem of transposed great arteries. It was corrected in amrita hospital ernakulam in his first month itself. We have yearly check up and the doctors said his echo result is gud. His growth rate is satisfactory. The actual problem is that his food habit. About 2 Yrs he ate all kinds of food. But for 2 Yrs he eats some kinds of food only. He is not ready to eat meals for 2 Yrs. He eats only chappatti and soya chunks fry and some kinds of fruits. My anxiety is that he may be lack adequate nutrients. We are totally upset about his health. Please suggest me a solution.

Dt. Sumiya Sulthana 91% (115 ratings)
Post Graduation Diploma In Clinical Nutrition & Dietician, Certificate In Diabetic Educator, MSC in Clinical Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mysore
Mam I can understand you problem intake of childrens will be diffrent yoi may need to follow few things this requires your whole family support. Encourage him to eat on dining with all family members discuss with family members and ask them not say I do not like this stuff for example I do not like raddish the kid will decide to eliminate that food from his plate no nrgative comments on food as kids are good observer they will stop eating that. Now make him little special like after making chapati draw a smily face by jam, arrange his plate in little different way were in hr should be appreciated do not cook same kind of stuff every day get some vatiety kids apprecoate colour, then the taste hope these things will help you out to feed him.
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Hi, my daughter is 5 years old and she is 12. 5 kg (last weight) she was 2.75 kg during her birth by c-section. She doesn't want to eat but she is very active no medical history but her legs actually tremble sometimes. I'm very worried mother kindly help with some tonic for strength and hunger.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
No need for tonic and Few diet tips - Not to eat fried food items and Can eat All green vegetables, moong , chana , Dal , rice etc And to apply ghee over chappati and don’t apply oil over chappati And to drink milk mixed with turmeric powder twice a day And If possible eat eggs on alternate days And If possible in breakfast eat atleast one bajra ka rotla And Eat seasonal fruit
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My 2 years old starts coughing after drinking milk. It started around a few days ago that whenever he drinks milk he starts coughing. Is it just fine with little kids or is there anything to worry about?

Dr. Amit Chitaliya 90% (975 ratings)
Fellowship In PCCM, Fellow-Pediatric Flexible Bronchoscopy, Fellowship In Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My 2 years old starts coughing after drinking milk.
It started around a few days ago that whenever he drinks milk he ...
This sign of reflux disease.. Lessen the quantity of milk Get the milk scan done Give more semisolid or solid diet Prefer to give food at regular intervals
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I have a male child 18 months old but he is eating food 1 or 2 times difficulty of everyday so pls tell to instructed to me how to grow his hungry? What food given by him ,he is growing taller and stronger?

Dr. Juhi Gupta 87% (56 ratings)
BHMS, and M.A Psychology.
Homeopath, Nagpur
I have a male child 18 months old but he is eating food 1 or 2 times difficulty of everyday so pls tell to instructed...
Your child is just 18 months old he can't eat the staff what we do as adult eat. He is taking food as per his hunger. Give everything to eat him in the quantity he can eat. Overeat doesn't make him grow fast. Give him pamogartes, milk, carrots. Fibres substance. Have patience he will grow strong n taller gradually. Wish him a good health.
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My 1.5 year old son not eating anything and he not even drink any juices and other things. He is on only on mother milk.

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 93% (38320 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
My 1.5 year old son not eating anything and he not even drink any juices and other things.
He is on only on mother milk.
You have to check if he has hypothyroidism and check his TSH and dotp bottle if you feed him in bottle and feed with a cup or glass. Motivate to eat but do not cajole him or force him.
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