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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Jessica | 2007/07/25

Q.

18 month old underweight

Hi Doc , I have a question regarding my 18month old son's weight. He only weighs 9.5kg and i know this is underweight for his age. Are there any appetite enhancers that I can put him on so he eats more frequently and more? thank you

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

To be quite honest, there are no really effective appetite improvers.His weight is so far below the expected level for his age that we need to be sure that he is well and that this is simply a passing phase. So he needs a careful check up by his paediatrician to make sure that we are not missing something like TB etc here.l

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