Childhood Diseases

Posted by: kena | 2012/06/13


21 months old, not eating at all, pls hels

My son of 20 months old is a very picky eater, last year this time of the year he was diagnosed with lung abscess and was treated for a period of two weeks it at the hospital
He sometimes touches his stomach as if it’ s paining. I took him to his Dr one’ s but he said there is nothing wrong with his stomach but he still does that, eating for him is a real mission you actually have to force him to eat and in most cases he vomits everything after eating . Every time you feed him he tastes food first and will eat one spoon and not eat the rest of the food. I have tried giving him from veggies to sweat staff he just doesn’ t have interest in food. He refuses to drink formula milk as well, he Drinks only two bottles a day. His weight is 9kg

Im really frastrated Dr, i don''t know what to do about him

Expert's Reply



The average weight for a boy of 20 months is 12kg. Your son's weight is well below this average weight and he is significantly underweight. So there is definitely a problem here.Many children of this age may go through a period when they do not eat well, but your son's poor appetite is worse than usual. Also he complains about a tummy ache at times.It would be best to take him to see a paediatrician so that the reason for his problem can be diagnosed.

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Posted by: kena | 2012/06/14

Good Morning

Thanks Dr for replying, its really appreciated

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