Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: ??? | 2009-03-13

Q.

eating problem

My child is 2 years old. he had ezcema since he was born. my house docktor told me not to give him anything but milk ( soya) and water until he is about 1 year. but he is not realy into eating. he will rather take a bottle of milk or water.some days he will eat rice or pasta or meat but very little. he love eating soil outside. what can i do to let him eat.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

If your son is eating soil he probably has two problems. Firstly he is probably anaemic and secondly he may also have worms.Please take him to be seen by your doctor. His blood needs to be tested. Once he has been treated his energy levels will increase and he will start eating. Do not force him to eat. He must join the family at all meals now.

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