QuestionsCategory: QuestionsSource of calcuim
Apollo Biswas asked 3 years ago

From my close observation i found that my toddler cannot tolerate milk. I tried  several brands like NAN, NIDO etc. I found his abdomen getting distorted and diarrhoea started within 2-3 days and i need to stop milk. He is not breast feeding now. His age is 19 months. How can i meet up his calcium demand since i have stopped giving milk?

1 Answers
Dr. M. M. Haque Staff answered 3 years ago

Other than milk, cheese and yogurt(দই) are excellent source of calcium. You can give your child green leafy vegetables, beans(সিমের বীচি), green peas(মটরসুটি), broccoli, okra(ঢেঁড়স) as calcium rich food. Orange and almond(এক ধরণের বাদাম) also contain high calcium. Many other foods contain calcium but i just mentioned a few that are easily available in Bangladesh. Canned salmon fish is  another good source but i am not sure about its availability in our country.

** Exclusively breastfeed your baby up to six months. **Continue breast feeding up to two years. ** Nothing is substitute for or equivalent or superior to breast milk. ** Feeding bottle is the source of infection, use cup and spoon. **Start weaning food at six months of age. ** Home made food is the best food for weaning. ** Vaccinate your child. ** During diarrhoea treat your baby with saline (ORS) and zinc in addition to breast milk. ** Do not restrict usual food during diarrhoea. ** Random use of antibiotics in diarrhoea is harmful. ** Do not receive treatment for your baby through telephone. ** Donate blood and save life of a child. ** Do not give your child junk food. ** Chocolate, icecream reduce your child's appetite. ** Give your child adequate protein diet during chicken pox. ** Do not restrict food during illness. ** Wash hands with soap before you touch your newborn. ** Do not kiss your newborn's face. ** Do not hug your baby immediately after coming from outside. ** Do not give your kids sharp and small toys.