Our expert says:
Dear Fed Up
I can understand that you are fed up because it is such a struggle to get your son to eat. However, if he is iron deficient then this can account for his poor appetite. You don't mention what illnesses he has had and what type of eating plan the dietitian put him on, so I would be hesitant to say you can use Protifar without re-consulting your dietitian. Please contact your dietitian and fill her in on what has happened to your child (the iron deficiency and the fact that he is not gaining weight and has no appetite). Ask her if she would include Protifar with the eating plan she has provided. You can also phone the company that sells Protifar in South Africa, namely Pharmaplan at: (011) 652-0950 and ask to speak to Lynette Botes, the Product Manager for Protifar. She will be able to advise if this is the best product to use for your child at this stage and in view of his various problems, or if she would rather recommend another product. I shall also contact them and obtain this information and post an additional message for you tomorrow. So check your messages.
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