Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: ZAY | 2009/06/23

Q.

14.5 MONTH OLD BABY BOY

DEAR DR
PLEASE HELP I HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING WITH MY SON HE REFUSES TO EAT CEREAL, PURITY, YOGART ANYTHING HE ONLY WANTS TO DRINK HIS MILK S26 GOLD 3
AND HE IS VERY CONSTIPATED YOU ADVISED ME TO TRY HIM ON NIDO,S26 3NORMAL AND PARMALAT FIRST GROWTH MILK HE WAS STILL CONSTIPATED I AM KEEPING HIM ON S26GOLD 3 BECUS OF THE VITAMINS IN THE MILK SEEING THAT HE DOES NOT EAT HE IS A TWIN AND WAS BORN AT 37 WEEKS WEIGHING 2.46 WHEN HE TURNED ONE HE WEIGHED 8.2 AND IS PICKING UP SLOWLY HIS PEAD SAID HE WILL EAT WHEN HE IS READY HE HAS NOT LOST WEIGHT SO HE SAID I DONT HAVE TO WORRY TO MUCH I ALSO GIVE HIM VIRAL CHOICE JRN FOR WINTER BUT I NEED TO GET HIM TO EAT PLEASE HELP ME DR WHAT CAN I DO
I HAVE TRIED OVER AND OVER AGAIN TO INTODUCE SOLIDS HE REFUSES IT
SOMETIMES HE WILL EAT A YOGART BUT THATS ALSO A MISSION
THANK YOU

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

As you have realised you cannot make a child of this age eat if he decides he is not going to do so. He is drinking plenty of the S26 Gold which is filling him up so well that he does not feel at all hungry. Short of trying to give him solids before the formula there is little that you can do. All the other formulas you mention above also have added vitamins and possibly essential fatty acids and other nutrients as well.
I am hoping that one of our regular forum members will be able to give you some advice which will be of benefit to you and your baby.

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