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Posted by: Deon | 2018/11/12

Q.

Nan 3 for 6 year old

I would like to know if Nan 3 is recommended for use to a 6 year old Girl. My Daughter is staying with her mother and the mother does not see anything wrong by giving her Nan 3 milk in the morning and at night. My girl does not eat properly and we have continuous arguments about the use of Nan 3 instead of exposing her to new food and fibre. Please advise me how to deal with the issue.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician
- 2018/11/12

NAN 3 is recommended for children aged 1 to 3 years. Your daughter should be on regular full cream cow's milk if she wants to drink milk and no more than 2 cups maximum per day now. She must be on a regular mixed diet containing sufficient protein, starches and fat. She should drink water every day plus eat a variety of fruit and vegetables ensuring that she eats sufficient fibre in her diet too. It is possible that your daughter may be anaemic and she should have her haemoglobin tested. In fact she should have a test at the pathologists known as a 'full blood count'

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