Our expert says:
If you son is underweight then it is important to have him assessed by a dietitian(visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area). The dietitian will advise how to increase his energy intake and also ensure that he is eating a well balanced diet that provides all the nutrients your son requires to grow and develop properly. If necessary, the dietitian will recommend a vitamin and mineral supplement to correct any deficiencies the lad may have. Such a supplement can also stimulate the appetite.
Do not give young children any over-the-counter products that can be potentially harmful.
Do take your son to a dietitian ASAP
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