Childhood Diseases

Posted by: DEE | 2011-09-20


3 years and 5 months

dear Prof
Please can you name a multi vitamin or something that i can give my twins so they can start eating somthing that will increase there appeteite like a chewable vitamin
they currently taking Porbi flora only for 10days each month and Zimplex But I NEED TO wean them off the bottle they still drinking formula the one drinks nido3 and the girl drinks Isomil
please advice thank you

Expert's Reply



Your children are already on excellent supplements and there is no need to change these. Many children of this age are not great eaters but will eat what they need every day. Your twins may be feeling full from the formula they drink.They are certainly old enough to be off these special formulas now. They only need two cups of milk per day at this age. They should join the family at the table at all mealtimes. Do not offer them any formula first.Put their food in front of them and give them a spoon to feed themselves. Do not watch them eat. f they leave some of the food don't say anything about it.Your son can be on regular fullcream milk now and your daughter can have the soya milk in cartons. They should only get a cupful in the mornings and evenings.Take their bottles away and tell them that they are now too big for bottles. During the day they can drink water,rooibos and dilute fruit juice from cups.

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