Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: DEE | 2011-05-23

Q.

SON 3YEARS OLD

DEAR DR PLEASE HELP ME MY SON IS 3 YEARS OLD HE REFUSES TO EAT ANYTHING JSUT DRINK HIS FORMULA WHICH IS S26 NO 3 HOWEVER THIS MILK IS FOR KIDS AGED1-3
I ALSO SEEN THERE IS ASHORT SUPPLY SO I NEED TO CHANGE HIS MILK TO SOMETHING ELSE THAT GIES HIM ALL THE NUTRIENTS BECASSE HE DOES NOT EAT HE DOES NOT WANT FRESH MILK OR THE PARMALAT GROWING MILK PLEASE ADVISE IS HE IS STILL GETTING THE BENEFITS FROM S26 3 (EVEN THOUGH ITS FOR KIDS UNTIL 3 OR SHOULD HE BE ON NIDO 3 BECAUSE OF HIS AGE THANK YOU

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is a problem as your son is not eating and only wants to drink the S26 formula.Fortunately the formula is fortified with iron or else your son would be at risk of developing an anaemia.You can certainly try the Nido3.Your son must join the family at all mealtimes. Put his food in front of him and give him a spoon to feed himself. Do not look at him and no one must remark about his eating. If he leaves any of his food on the plate do not say anything.Do this at every meal and he will watch you eating and eventually he will start eating most of the food on his plate.This may take a while before it comes right so you will need lots of patience.

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