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Paediatrician - Answered on Sep 06, 2023

Dr Deepa Suvarna is a practising paediatrician with 25 years of experience. She completed her MD in paediatrics from the TN Medical College and BYL Nair Hospital, MBBS from the King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College and diploma in child health from the College of Physicians and Surgeons.... more
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Hello Dr Deepa, My kid is 14 months old & is having acute Iron shortage. his current Iron count is 9. Doctor advised him for 3 months Iron medicine( taking from past 1.5 month). Since he started , his appetite has gone low. He hardly eats anything & is losing weight. His weight is 8.7Kg. Please advise?

Ans: Treatment has to continue for iron deficiency anemia for 6 months along with iron rich foods like dark green leafy vegetables, red meat, ragi etc. Consult a nutritionist for a detailed diet plan
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