Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Anuka | 2009-04-29


6year old dont eat

I am very worried. My son is now 6years old. He has asthma and use Seretide inhaler. The problem is that he refuses to eat. I give him Vitamins (Junglevite). He will only eat his porich (Cocopops). He will not eat anything else. I tried forcing him and also telling him if he dont eat then he will only get water, he cant get sweets, play with friends or toys ect. Nothing has helped to make him eat. Is is in Grade R now and refuses to eat his lunch. He only gets sweets or a chocolat on weekends afternoons. He drinks alot of milk and water. Now at least he will eat 1 slice of toast with mixed fruit jam on it in the afternoon and at night. Basically he eats porich in the morning, 1 slice toast in the afternoon and 1 slice toast at night, before he goes to bed at 8 will he eat porich again. I am worried over his eating habbits. He weight has been constant for about a year now. I am also starting to him for a week now Omega 3 and Cot liver oil.

Expert's Reply



I am also worried about your son as it is most unusual for a boy of this age to eat so poorly. He may be anaemic or have some other illness which is leading to his loss of appetite. Please take him to be seen by his doctor.

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