Q. Which foods can help a child with osteogenesis imperfecta type 1 to gain weight?

Answered by
Sumiya Sulthana
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This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 11, 2022

Hi doctor,

My son is 11 years old and has osteogenesis imperfecta type 1. His weight is less than 20 kg. What can I give him for weight gain? I am a single mother, so please suggest something which is not too expensive.



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I still need many details for proper medical intervention. I suggest you follow these tips:

  1. Encourage your son to have a high-protein diet.
  2. He can have foods fortified with vitamin D, like milk, yogurt, fish, or grains.
  3. Ask him to do muscle strengthening exercises.
  4. Ask him to rest for eight to nine hours
  5. Encourage him to do breathing exercises.

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