Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Xolile Nkosi | 2011/10/03

Q.

Picky

My daughter is 9years old, but she still wears 7 - 8 and very skinny, she doesn''t like certain food, she is too picky, she is underwaight but veryy intelligent at school, what should i give her to pick up weight?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your little girl may just be following a family pattern but you do mention that she is a rather picky eater.Try her on Longifene syrup which is a good appetite stimulant for children of this age.The dose is 5ml of Longifene syrup given half an hour before the 3 main meals of the day.

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