Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Anoni | 2010/07/07

Q.

Not eating

What can I give my baby who does not want to eat, he eats little food and he refuses to try new things. Tha''t the reason he is underweight he is 5yrs but he ways 15KG and he is 103cm tall

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The average weight for a boy of 5 years is 19 kg so your son's weight is of concern.His weight of 15kg puts him in the lowest 2% for boys of his age.He should be seen by a doctor as it is important to make sure that he is well and that there is no medical cause for his very poor appetite.

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