Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Leigh | 2011-04-14

Q.

20 month doesn''t want to eat meat

I am battling to get my son to eat meat. I''ve tried nuggets, fish fingers, pieces of ham, mince I just can''t get it in. He''ll take a bite and if I''m lucky, he''ll swallow, but that doesn''t happen that often. He loves yoghurt and the teacher at creche says that he eats his lunch and sometimes goes for 2nds and 3rds even. Should I leave him at night and just let him eat his yoghurt?

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Many children of this age refuse to eat any meat.Your son seems to be eating well at the creche and as long as he is growing normally and he is active and happy and drinking milk for his protein needs there is no need to be concerned.It would be a good idea to give him Vidaylin with Iron daily in case he is not getting enough iron in his diet.

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Posted by: Surette | 2011-04-20

My 22 month old has allergies and is chronically on deselex and iron supplements for three months now as she had a major iron deficiency and since we had a healthy child as i am used to visiting the dr office every second week with a sick child. The meds seems to be working but the last three days she started with clear mucus running and coughing worse everyday. Is it fine if i give demazin twice a day 2.5ml and use flixonase drops also twice daily. Would really prefer rather to try and treat her at home before it get to the stage of antibiotics due to bacterial infections as she is in creche. Your advise would be much appreciated.

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