Childhood Diseases

Posted by: kego | 2008/10/08


23 month old underweight

Hi there,
My daughter will be 2 years next month and she' s really tiny. she refuses to eat. the paediatritian put her on Polycose (for calories) but she' s still small. shes healthy and very happy. what else can i do, she only eats pap and maas, biscuits, juice, rooibos tea and water. She' s only 9.2 kg.

My son will be 4 months on Friday, 10 Oct. and he' s refusing to drink the milk. he stopped breastfeeding 2 months ago and loved the formula. and now he only takes water and cereal. the only time he takes a bottle is when he' s asleep at night...about 3 bottles of milk at night. Whats wrong with these kids? esp the boy? What can I do. ive bought tins of different formulas and hes not taking any.

Expert's Reply



Your little girl is very underweight for her age, but she is healthy and happy, so it is no use tring to force her to eat. She should be sitting at the table with the family at mealtimes. Put her food in front of her and let her eat what she wants. Take no notice if she does'nt finish her food. She will start eating when she is ready.
You cannot feed a 4 month old baby on water and cereal. He needs milk and only milk. It is such a pity that you stopped breastfeeding him. Try him on NAN Pelargon and see if he will take this formula. Many babies prefer the taste of this formula.

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Posted by: kego | 2008/10/10

You wont believe this but my daughter surprised me last night. she ate penne pasta on a chinese stick..and had about 6 sticks! ill be more creative with her food from now on.

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Posted by: kego | 2008/10/10

Thanks Euny!

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Posted by: Euny | 2008/10/10

My 6 months baby boy is weighing 8,2kg now and refusing a bottle completly now but i' m stiil breastfeeding. I have tried a rooibos tea for kids and he is loving it,he drinks with a feeding cup. i mix purity apple juice with that rooibos to avoid using sugar.

Dont be too stressed cause kids are different even if they are at the same age they wont weigh the same.For your baby girl as long as she looks healthy and happy i think she is ok.

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