Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: ntombi | 2012-06-11

Q.

no appetite

hi doc, i have a almost 3 yr son, he attends creche, my problem he doesnt have an appetite, he doesnt eat a allt no matter what what type of food i give it to him, he won''''''''t eat, i have tried many multivatimins such as Clusivol, he only enjoys his bottle. he will ask me to dish up for him but when its time to eat he will be messing it up and end up eating his meat only. please assist what to do. since he started solids he has been like this

thank you

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You may find that your son eats a good meal at his creche and is not hungry at supper time. As long as your son is growing normally there is no need to worry too much.Many children go through a period when they eat less for a while. Don't watch you son at mealtimes. Put his food in front of him and let him eat by himself. Make sure that you do not look at him while he is eating.He will watch you eat and will eat what he needs. Do not say a word if he leaves any food on his plate. With time he will start eating well. He must join the family at all mealtimes.

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