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Is It Normal To Be 7.9kgs For Kid Of 15 Months Old

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Question: Hello, I am Revati. I have a daughter, who was born 2.73kgs, and she is now 15 months old and just 7.9 kgs. The only issue we have been facing all this time is her low weight gain.

We feed her with all types of food, grains and pulses like, Ragi, Wheat, Rice, Arhar dal, Urad dal, Moong dal, oats, also feed her curd, and fruits like Bananas, veggies like carrots, potato, beetroot, etc, and she eats them with interest as well. Like the daily routine is to feed her breakfast like, Idly, Dosa, Upma ,Ragi Soup etc, and then after her 1 hr nap, feed her some snack like a fruit, especially banana(she likes nothing else in fruits except this), then for lunch rice, dal and curry, or mix veg khichdi, or egg rice. evening at around 5 or so, again some snack, like pasta, oats porridge, and then at night, with milk and roti or dal rice etc.

One thing worth noting is she does potty 3-4 times in a day, after every meal and is very active too while playing, and seldom falls sick, like even if there's some water change or climate change, she might not get cold so quickly.

So even beyond all this, we are only concerned, why her weight gain is so low. Could you please help me with a solution to this.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Lets look for anemia

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

If the child is anaemic, foods that we give may not assimilate on body correctly. So, lets do blood test to look for anemia. Also, a thyroid test will be good. So please do the following test and send me the reports:

1. CBC+ESR
2. TSH, FT4

Kindly let me know her body length also(height will not be accurate below 2 years).

Meanwhile, we can do few things to improve weight:

1. Improve energy density of food items- for this you can add oil/ghee/sugar as appropriate.
2. Give rice water to drink instead of plain water
3. If giving cow milk, give it undiluted
4. Give water after food; giving before may limit the amount of food she take
5. Cut down tea/coffee

Regards
Dr Aslam
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (19 hours later)
Hello, Dr. Aslam,

Thank you for your Response. Sure, will do those tests and share you here soon.

Regards,
Revati
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Answered by Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (25 hours later)
Brief Answer:
ok, please upload

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Kindly upload reports as soon as available
Thank you
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Dr. Prasad J
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (42 hours later)
Hello Dr. Aslam,

Herewith attaching the reports for the tests recommended.
Please have a look and let me know your inputs.


Thanks,
Revati
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Answered by Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
report not available

Detailed Answer:
Hello ,
The reports are not visible on the dashboard.

Kindly try uploading once again, or e-mail reports to customer care citing query ID and my name so that they can send to me
Thank you

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Dr. Prasad J
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (11 hours later)
Attached herewith are the reports and the query thread, that’s open now on account of the ongoing diagnosis for my daughter.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (9 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Anemia is there

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear
Thank you for updating.

I have gone through the reports- as Expected, there is anemia. Hemoglobin and MCV values are low for age and this suggests anemia from iron deficiency. All other reposts are normal.

So lets give oral iron for 3 months. After that, we will do CBC test once again and we can assess weight gain also. Iron syrup can cause teeth staining and constipation in some children- so clean mouth/teeth after each dose, and include fibre rich items in diet(green leafy vegetables and fruits).

Also. kindly give stress to the dietary advices given last time. These are equally important for good result. Iron rich food items include- dark green leafy vegetables, nuts, dry fruits, legumes, meat and poultry.

Give the following iron syrup for 3 months and get back to me:

Syrup Tonoferon pediatric(80mg elemtal iron/5ml)- give 2.5ml at bed time daily

I hope this answer will help you
Lets hope for best results
Thank you

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Dr.Raju.A.T
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Answered by Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (5 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Suggests anemia

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear
Thank you for updating.

I have gone through the reports- as Expected, there is anemia. Hemoglobin and MCV values are low for age and this suggests anemia from iron deficiency. All other reposts are normal.

So lets give oral iron for 3 months. After that, we will do CBC test once again to see the response, and we will assess the weight gain also. Iron syrup can cause teeth staining and constipation in some children- so clean mouth/teeth after each dose, and include fibre rich items in diet(green leafy vegetables and fruits).

Also. kindly give stress to the dietary advices given last time. These are equally important for good result. Iron rich food items include- dark green leafy vegetables, nuts, dry fruits, legumes, meat and poultry.

Give the following iron syrup for 3 months and get back to me:

Syrup Tonoferon pediatric(80mg elemtal iron/5ml)- give 2.5ml at bed time daily

I hope this answer will help you
Lets hope for best results
Thank you

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Saisudha Kotla
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (8 hours later)
Hello Dr. Aslam,

Thank you so much for your kind response. Sure, we will follow and implement everything as suggested above and will get back in case of any issues.

Many Thanks,
Revati
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Is It Normal To Be 7.9kgs For Kid Of 15 Months Old

Brief Answer: Lets look for anemia Detailed Answer: Hello, If the child is anaemic, foods that we give may not assimilate on body correctly. So, lets do blood test to look for anemia. Also, a thyroid test will be good. So please do the following test and send me the reports: 1. CBC+ESR 2. TSH, FT4 Kindly let me know her body length also(height will not be accurate below 2 years). Meanwhile, we can do few things to improve weight: 1. Improve energy density of food items- for this you can add oil/ghee/sugar as appropriate. 2. Give rice water to drink instead of plain water 3. If giving cow milk, give it undiluted 4. Give water after food; giving before may limit the amount of food she take 5. Cut down tea/coffee Regards Dr Aslam