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My daughter is 6 years her weight is 13 kg,she is under weight.
So plz advice what Indian food I have to give.or any tonic .
How much weight she have to be plz tell .

Please note that there is nothing like absolutely normal weight for a given age. Each child is unique. Was she underweight at birth?. Is her height normal?. Give her medicine for worms regularly. If it is only weight which is below average and she is active and otherwise healthy there is no need to worry. If she is anemic she needs to be treated for that. You can give whatever food all of you eat. If she has any other symptoms like chronic fever, cough or diarrhea she may need some tests.


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Dr. Arun Kumar Suri


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.

I am attached to a Mission hospital in a small town in the Kannur dist. of Kerala in India. I also have my private clinic in a nearby place.

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.

M.B.B.S. D.C.H. I have completed a distant course in adolescent health conducted by IMA AKN SINHA INSTITUTE. I have also completed an online course on Ayurvedic care of children conducted by Jiva Institute.

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My website has been recognized by HONcode for trustworthy information on health. It has also been listed by, and

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