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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Lurve | 2006/11/13

Q.

No appetite and weight loss at 7 months

My son, 7 months tomorrow, is only drinking between 120-150ml per session 5 times a day and fusses over his porridge. He only weighs 7.3kg's and I am worried. He's birth weight was 2.84 kgs.
What supplements could i give him to boost his appetite?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

His weight is on the 10th percentile which is below what I would expect it to be at his age.It is unusual for a baby to have no appetite at this age as well. If he has been losing weight it is essential for him to be checked up by a paediatrician.

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