Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Shasha | 2007/06/22

Q.

17months Refuses to Eat - Running Tummy

My son is 17mnts, has a running tummy, drinks Nido at night and Danao / vita juice in the day time, and refuses to eat meals. I have even tried multivites for his appetite but he still refuses to eat, with no fever and still his jolly self, could it be his teeth?. Should i worry???

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

He sounds as if he has 'toddler's diarrhoea' which is often a reaction to too much fruit juice in his diet.Stop all fruit juice and see how he progresses.He may have some degree of lactose intolerance as well so try him off all dairy products for a while to see if his diarrhoea stops. Use soya milk instead-the regular soya milk in cartons.

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