Child Psychology and Behaviour

Child feels sleepy n loosing weight

AM
1 to 3 years

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Updated on Sep 12, 2013

Hi,   My son (3. 8yrs) is now a days wanna sleep more..... I hv observed he is looking more lean. his clothes r getting loser now. I m really worried abt him. He's eating well(except milk). I do tk care of his calcium, iron n protien diet. He is under weight now just 13. 5kg. He is active during day time. He gets enough sleep still he wants to sleep more. 9hrs in night time and 2hrs day time he tk sleep. I am taking his deworming homopathy medicine. Pls suggest.    

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Shikha Batra

| Sep 14, 2013

Dear AM! I have replied ur mail.

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AM

| Sep 13, 2013

i sent u mail... pls check n reply me.

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Shikha Batra

| Sep 13, 2013

Dear AM! Ur child has BMI of 13. 8, which is below the 5th percentile and definitely puts child in the underweight category according to idea body weight calculator. u shd look for other signs like since when has the child been loosing wt. , prolonged cough, fever, letharginess, or any other illness. Pls consult ur paediatrician (growth and development specialist) again on this issue. If u like u cud share child's diet chart, We can discuss appropriate changes. U shd also go for blood test, urine test and stool test after consulting ur doctor.

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AM

| Sep 13, 2013

@ shikha... I just checked it is height :100cm , Weight : 13. 5kg, Age: 3. 7yrs.

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Shikha Batra

| Sep 13, 2013

AM pls mention his height. it will give a fair good idea whr he stands!

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Shikha Batra

| Sep 13, 2013

AM pls mention his height. it will give a fair good idea whr he stands!

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AM

| Sep 13, 2013

ya he is active except tht part. With all ghee,butter, cream, ghee.. he gets soar throat... once his gets cough he stops eating... thts the major problem with him. Pls suggest me some medicine... homopathy/alopathy or some home remedy anything... he is looks so thin now... s'time it looks like he has just bones... nothing else. I am very worried abt him. At school teacher says he eats himself in school... at home too things are fine.... Pls suggest. we visited doc he asked us to get his iron test done first to check exactly whr problem lies but i m preety sure he doesnt hv iron deficieny as I give him Iron containing food regularly..

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Shikha Batra

| Sep 13, 2013

Hi AM! I can understand ur concerns and I am sure every mother can relate to it. It would have been better if u cud mention child's height too to find he is what percentile from ideal weight. acc to Literature his number of sleeping hours are normal but I would still suggest please notice is the child active when he is awake, any signs of illness, irritability, changes in behavior etc. if the child is active and shows no signs of illness it should not be cause for concern as u r already taking care of deworming part. Please increase fat intake in ur child 's diet like u cud try giving him cheese, paneer, butter, puddings made in desi ghee, full cream milk, curd etc. hope this helps!

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