Our expert says:
I am sorry to hear about your son's problem. It may help to have your son assessed by a gastroenterologist (dr who specialises in the digestive tract) to find out if he has a problem with absorption of nutrients (this can be caused by a variety of conditions such as enzyme deficiencies, allergies, etc). Let's see what the gastroenterologist finds out regarding your son's absorption, because this will determine if he needs to take specific enzymes to help him digest his food, or to cut out specific foods to improve absorption. I think that when we have established what type of absorption problem he has we can then make additional dietary changes. In the meanwhile it is a good idea to use probiotics as they do help with digestion and with normalisation of the digestive tract. You can also give him a complete vitamin and mineral supplement for children (ask the chemist if you don't already have such a supplement) and salmon oil capsules to boost his omega-3 intake. The omega-3 helps with neurological development and health.
I do hope you will get to the bottom is this problem of the absorption.
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