Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Ams | 2012-09-12

Q.

6month on multivitamin still not eating well

Good mrng,
My 6month has been put on a Vidal multivitamin because the pediatrician was concerned about her weight, She has not responded yet, she is not eating well at all, I have to force food down her. She is always crying when being feed. She also prefers Purity veggies instead of home cooked once are they just as healthy?. I try give her food at a 2 \3 interval cerelac in the mrng veggies in the afternoon purity fruit late afternoon &  cream of maize purity for dinner. I would prefer to give her veggies at night for supper but since she won''t take them I don''t know what else to do.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

At your baby's age her main source of nutrition must be her milk. Most formulas are well fortified with vitamins and minerals. It is unlikely that the Vidol will have any good effect on your baby's appetite. Always offer her milk before she has her solids. At her age a plain rice cereal twice daily is a good solid.Cerelac cerals contain cow's milk and may be filling her up too much.You can gradually introduce other foods with apple or pear and also try her on butternut, pumpkin and sweet potato as vegetables

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