My baby was born two months early. Something happened in the NICU and she has lost her right kidney. She only has one now. She is now 10 months old. I am looking for any resources on how to keep her one kidney healthy. I am wanting to start her on good eating and drinking habits now. Do you recommend any books or people to talk to to keep her on a healthy track?

Many people live normal lives with a single kidney.  I do not recommend any special diet.  I recommend regular follow up with your pediatrician and regular testing of her kidney function with both blood and urine testing.  No other special treatment is required.

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