Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: ZAY | 2009/05/18

Q.

13 MONTH OLD

DEAR DR IN PREVIOUS EMAILS YOU WANTED TO KNOW HIS AGE WHEN HE WAS 1 YEAR HE WEIGHED 8.2KG HE IS A TWIN THEY WERE BORN AT 37 WEEKS AND THEN HE WEIGHED 2.46 AT BIRTH THE PROBLEM IS HE DOES NOT WANT TO EAT
HE ONLY WANTS TO DRINK HIS BOTTLE S26 GOLD 3 AND HE ONLY DRINKS ABOUT 280ML A DAY HE OCCASSIONALLY EATS BANANA IN THE MORNING BUT REFUSES EVERYTHING ELSE
I ALSO GIVE HIM VIRAL CHOICE JRN PLEASE HELP ME WHAT CAN I GIVE HIM TO INCREASE HS APPETEITE
I HAVE TRIED EVEYTHING

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

There is nothing that you can give your baby that will increase his appetite as such.Your baby was born prematurely, but even allowing for this, his present weight of 8.2kg is far below the average for his age. In fact his weight is below the lowest line on the infant weight chart.He is certainly not drinking enough milk and is definitely not eating normally either. I am concerned about your baby's weight and his poor fluid and food intake. He should be seen by a paediatrician.

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