Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Mbali | 2010-07-06


No Appetite for my 4yr old daughter

I need help, my daughter HATE food, she even change her face with a look of a bored face if you give her food, evrsince she was few months i would feed her by force she would eat in tears up until now she''s no fan of food shw would ask for food but rather ask for water or sweet/chips etc you''ll never hear her mommy i''m hungry, i''ve tried all the multivitamins for kids you can think of nothing worked. Please assist!

Expert's Reply



This is unusual for a 4 year old to eat so poorly. Vitamins are not the answer.Do not try to force her to eat. Do not give her any chips or sweets.She must eat with the family at all mealtimes. Put her food in front of her and do not watch her eat. Do not say anything if she leaves some food on her plate. Eventually she should start eating better.
If you want to try an appetite stimulant ask your chemist about giving her a medicine called Longifene.

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