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good day sir/madam,

premature twin babies were born on 10th january 2013. one baby weight  is 1.81 kg and another baby weight is 1.71 kg. how to increase weight for both the babies any solution. any tablets/tonic. please respond to my message.

with best regards
chetan parmar

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Hi, chetan,

No tablets or tonics will increase weight safely.  Generally we supplement feeds with added calories, making the breast milk and/or formula 24 cals/30cc as compared to the standard 20 cal/30cc.  More calories will cause more weight gain, it's as simple as that.  As always, follow your doctors advice for he/she know much more about them as individuals than I do.

Good luck with your twins, Dr. Olson

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