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Poor appetite due to Iron deficiency

Lots of children are very picky eaters. Very often it’s behavioral and due to poor feeding habits. Sometimes, it can be due to Iron deficiency, so it’s worth checking with your doctor about the Iron levels in your child. The treatment is simple with daily Iron Syrup. The classical presentation of Iron deficiency anaemia is, of course PICA, where children eat inedible things like mud/sand/plaster…

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WHEN CAN YOU START TO GIVE WATER TO YOUR BABY?

Fully breastfed babies don’t need any water until they’ve started eating solid foods.Once you have started weaning (4-6 months), due to this hot weather, do give some water after a solid meal, atleast 3 times a day. Milk is mostly water, so you don’t need water with it. For babies under six months, use water from the mains tap in the kitchen. You will need to…

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How to reduce risk of getting Hand, foot and mouth disease

You can reduce the risk of getting infected with the viruses that cause HFMD by following a few simple steps: Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after changing diapers, and help young children do the same. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Avoid close contact such as kissing, hugging, and sharing cups and eating utensils…

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Mouth Ulcers (Stomatitis)

We all suffer with mouth ulsers at some point in time. They can be quite painful and becomes a major problem in little children when they refuse to eat or drink. They can be caused by viral infections – including the cold sore virus, chickenpox, and hand, foot and mouth disease, vitamin B12 or iron deficiency Rare causes include Crohn’s disease, coeliac disease, reactive arthritis etc. Most of the time, they can be…

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