Our expert says:
From what you describe I do think that you should take your dear lad of 28 months to see a dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area) because it is essential that someone assesses your son's development and his food and liquid intake directly. The fact that he is not gaining weight and drinking much liquid requires such an assessment. For example, children should ingest approx. 60 ml of liquid per kg of body weight, so your son requires 60 x 11.3 = 678 ml of liquid per day and you mention that he is only having a maximum of 300 ml a day. His food intake is also rather low for a child of more than 2 years at which age one would expect a child to eat larger portions of the offered foods.
So please take him to a dietitian ASAP.
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