Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: mamo | 2010/07/28

Q.

16 months appetite

Good day Doctor
i have a 16months baby boy who is a fussy eater i always have to struggle feeding him he cries a lot when he has to eat,is there anything that i can give to boost his appetite,i give him Vidalyn with iron but doesnt help.someone recommended longifene syrup but havent tried it.please help

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Your baby is too young to use an appetite stimulant such as Longifene.Make all mealtimes pleasant and do not try to force your little son to eat. He will eat what he needs. There is often a fall off in a child's appetite for a time during the second year. Try to give him the foods he will eat. He may prefer his food to be soft and well mashed still so try doing this and see if he will eat more.

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Posted by: Lakshmi | 2010/09/20

Hi Doctor
I have a 2.5 year baby boy who is a fussy eater.I always have to struggle feeding him One of the doctor adviced to giveLongifene syrup 5 ml in the morning and 5 ml at night.But havent tried it.Is it safe to give Longifene?If so when shd I give longifene before food or after?please help

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