Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Lmag | 2008-12-15


baby not eating

hi Dr
my 18 months boy hates food. can i get medicine to up his apetite? he' s got days when he will eat and finish his food but other days wont. he loves his dummy more than his food.what can i do. he is not sick ,he is playing and growing but im afraid he is not gonna gain weight. please help

Expert's Reply



Don't try to force your son to eat.Many children of this age seem to have a poor appetite for a while and then things start to improve after a while. No medicines will help with his appetite. He should join the family at all meals now and let him sit in his high chair. Put his food in front of him and allow him to try to feed himself as much as possible. Don't keep looking at him and allow him to eat what he wants.Tyr and help him to feed himself if he finds this difficult but try to allow him to do as much as possible by himself. Then give him his milk afterwards.

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Posted by: Lmag | 2008-12-17

Thanks Dr

i wish you &  your family a merry Xmas and a prosperous new year

thanks for everything

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