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what should a 10 months baby affected with the g6pd not eat?

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Dr. Alan Mease
47 years experience Pediatrics
Feeding Problems: G6pd deficiency should not effect your baby's feeding. Feeding problems are common at this age and should be evaluated by a pediatrician. Solids are being introduced and breast feeding/bottle feeding decreasing. Feeding problems may indicate issues with development or actual physical or neurologic issues. Please see a pediatrician for evaluation.
Answered on Jan 27, 2014
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Dr. Alan Mease
Dr. Alan Mease commented
47 years experience Pediatrics
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See Dr Chowdhury's answer... I misinterpreted your question. You must avoid certain medications in particular and fava beans which are a member of the pea family, though they are also known as broad beans, pigeon beans, horse beans, and windsor beans. They are popular in Mediterranean cuisine.
Jan 6, 2014
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
41 years experience Pediatrics
G6PD DEFICIENCY:: Oxidant products causes acute hemolysis. Eg. Fava beans: medication list: antibacterials: sulfonamides, bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) nalidixic acid, chloramphenicol, nitrofurantoin. Antimalarials: primaquine, pamaquine, chloroquine, quinacrine. Others: phenacetin, vit-k analogues, probanecid, aspirin, phenazopyridine. Chemicals: benzene, phenylphydrazyne, naphtelene. Illness: hepatitis, diabetic acidosis.
Answered on Jan 6, 2014

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Foods to avoid: Avoid fava beans, legumes, soya products, tonic water, blueberries and henna.

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