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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

They will  gain weight if they are  given adequate milk. If breast milk is not enough for both babies you can give a suitable formula after  consulting your doctor. Premature babies  need calcium and iron supplements and your pediatrician will tell you about  these later. You need to take them for regular check  up. You have not  mentioned the  current weight. Keep the  babies warm. If they are  exposed to cold they will not gain weight.


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I can answer questions in the field of general pediatrics-questions regarding the development of children, immunization, feeding, weaning and common childhood problems like fever, cough and recurrent illness. Many of these topics are dealt with on my website Healthy Family Happy Family. Often a mother imagines that her child is sick when in fact there is no problem. Such a mother needs explanation and reassurance. I will not be able to answer specific questions regarding diagnosis.


I have more than 20 years of experience as a Pediatrician. I have been involved in the care of premature babies and also many critically ill children.

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Most of my articles are on my website Healthy Family Happy Family. I have also contributed articles to Ezine Articles and Article City. I believe that Pediatrics is more than treating diseases in children. I advocate holistic approach to child health and problems of children giving equal importance to physical, psychological and spiritual health of children.

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