Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Maria | 2010/03/08


lack of appetite

please help....
my 20 month old baby, just does not want to eat!! I have tried different little meals. He will eat if distracted, likes soft soups and jelly, the usual milk at night and morning with soft fruit as well, but it is always a mission to feed him!. Is there a tonic i can give him to open his appetite?

Expert's Reply



Many children eat poorly at this age.It is usually a temporary problem. Be sure to let your son feed himself with a spoon and don't watch him while he eats. He must join the family at all meals.If his appetite remains very poor try giving him Longifene Syrup. Speak to your pharmacist.

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Posted by: Portia | 2010/07/26

My son is 2 years old and I''m struggling to get him to eat anything. He refuses to eat porridge, have a snack, lunch or supper. The creche are finding it really hard feeding him. I bought Longifene Syrup from the chemist to boost his appetite in conjunction with Pediasure as a meal replacement. Is this any good or what can I do please.

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