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13mth old very underweight

Ok so my baby was born at 35.5 weeks at 5lbs 3oz. I am 5'2 and Dad is 5'10. My 13mth baby is currently 16lbs 10oz and 28inchs tall. She is at or above her developmental milestones and is doing really well. Very healthy etc. But she doesn't seem to gain much with. She was about 11lbs in Dec and 13lbs in March and has been 15lbs since May. Bcos I was force feeding her she gained the last 10oz right before her last weigh-in. She is extremely active very happy and fun-loving. She signals when she is full by tapping on her belly. She can also be a picky eater at times. I am still breastfeeding her not for meals but more as a bonding. I was underweight all the way till I was about 9yrs old. Both my hubby and I were preemies. But we are now obese bcos we were force fed. So I don't want to force feed her yet with all this presssure from her drs I feel i should. She is healthy all her blood work etc if excellent. What do i do? I am worried about giving her milk and soymilk. She drinks water and eats EXTREMELY Healthy Nutrient Dense foods only. I get her only Organic foods etc. Very balanced diet and her proteins are vegetarian as well as lots of fish. Also give egg yolks and chicken sometimes. She sleeps 12hrs straight and has a 2hr nap in the day. So out of the 10 hours she's awake I feed her 4 times daily. I breastfeed upon waking, mid day and at night. Pls help!!!!

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  Nashville on 2010-07-20
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Please give her calc. phos. 6x for a couple of weeks. She seems to be a happy baby. Do not force feed her.
maheeru last decade
Is that Calcium Phosphate?
Nashville last decade
If the name of the medicine is expanded it would be calcarea phosphate or calcium phosphate . Many health store people won't know the full name.

You shall ask the homeopathic stores for bio chemic medicine or tissue salt 'Calcarea phos.' or 'calc. phos'(this name is often enough) in the strength of 6x.
maheeru last decade
Ok so I'm at the store and they only have the strength in c not x not m. What dosage should I take?
Nashville last decade
X strength is essential. Please get calc. phos. in X strength itself. In X series, you may get 3x or 6x or 12x whatever is available. Almost all homeopathic stores carry X scale medicines.

C is not to be used now.

Dosage for calc. phos. 3x or 6x or 12x would be one tablet twice daily for 2 weeks first. If you see benefit you can continue for 2 more weeks.
maheeru last decade
I am in USA and there is only 1 store here that even sells anything homeopathic. It is a retail store and evidently they aren't allowed to sell X strength she said. Is there a way for me to buy it online? Also what would Calc Phos 6x do? Increase appetite?
Nashville last decade
You can purchase it online. This site itself carries this medicine. You will have to follow the link calc. phos. given on the left panel below the search box.

Some other sites to get remedies online in U.S are:

Dolisos, Ainsworth, Hahnemann labs, Washington Homeopathic, http://www.a2zhomeopathy.com/.

This would help in appetite, weight, absorption of calcium there by strengthening bones including teeth and it's a general tonic like supplement for development/growth in children.
maheeru last decade
So could I take it too? I don't need to gain weight at all. In fact need to desperately lose weight esp since my metabolic rate is low. But I'm breastfeeding and am concerned about calcium as well as trying to be healthy and have more energy. I am extremely exhausted but my blood test claims I'm in the normal range for B12 and iron. But I'm mildly anemic. At 1 point I was told I had a severe case of hypothyroidism & put on meds which had side effects which I took more meds for. I was also diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrom when I was bleeding non-stop & told I cldn't have a baby. In 2006 I said no more and just quit Doctors & believed in a miracle like abraham & Sarah in the Bible that we''d conceive at Jesus perfect time. I started kelp, chloryphyl && dandelion for anemia and thyroid. Since 2007 my thyroid levels have been normal. Found out I was pregnant end of 2008. Had an amazing pregnancy and a Superatural unmedicated amazing delivery last yr. Now having had a baby and being a full-time Stay At Home Mum & full-time Babysitter I'm just worn out. There is no Homeopathic Dr here that I know of so everything has been self medication from the Health store and taking stuff from the brand Hylands mostly.
Current things i am experiencing is hairloss, weight gain. Am 180lbs at 5'2!!! Compared to the 125lbs i was before marriage. I used to feel cold all the time but now feeling very hot most of the time and cold sometimes. My eyesight has slightly detiorated I feel. Astigmatism increased but myopia has stayed about the same. I have always been a water drinker even before my tonsillectomy. But after I need to drink small sips very often bcos of the lack of tonsils. I crave chocolate and cookies and ice cream. Not interested in just normal sweets but the choc/cookie/ice cream kind only. I love chicken. I eat 2 times a day but snack a lot bcos I seem to have no time for myself. My meals are not substantial. More like a grab n go kind. I could eat ice cream/choc/instant noodles etc as a meal. Bad I know. Trying to work on that. I was having bad insomnia but now seems to be better I think. I am more of a night person than day person. I function very well at night like a night owl :) But I have to wake up at 7am bcos I am babysitting other kids. I seem to be quick tempered / hot tempered now too. Very impatient and get irritated quickly. Oh and I seem to have a weird feet/soles problem. I dunno how to describe it. It is I think very dry so it start breaking up and I try to peel it off but it's only got worse. Soaked it in shea butter but it's still nasty looking from all the peeling I think. There are times I get sciatica pains on my leg but I had them even before pregnancy. I think I had sciatica pains even before my ACL surgery on my left knee. I still have knee pains in both my knees sometimes. And I have tightness/pain in my upper back/shoulder side that without massage is chronic pain. I can't afford massage much. I am giving as much symptoms as I can think of so I'm sorry if I sound like I'm rambling. Oh and I am the one who posted about having a keloid on my left arm after getting the BCG vaccine more than 15yrs ago. I started with my baby and now asking all these things about what to do to fix me. I hope that is ok. I want to thank you so much for your assistance as it is. And also in advance for any help in my health situation.
Nashville last decade
nash, i think when you have some issues to deal with in the system, keloids(being aesthetic issue and being on skin) can wait.

Some questions for you:

How do you feel with thunderstorms emotionally and physically?

What are your climate, temperature preferences?

What are your aggravating and betterment factors for all issues?

what are the homeopathic remedies you have taken till now and what was the reaction?

why was the ACL done and was there a graft involved?
maheeru last decade
Your diet is not so healthy. Esp. taking only two full meals and snacking with fast food. This could also be one reason for weight gain. you will have to work on your diet.
maheeru last decade

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