Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Saravanan | 2010/04/05


Not eat well

My son a 2&  half yr old not intrested to eat.His concentrate is to play only.Am very sad bout this matter.So Plez help me doctor.

Expert's Reply



It is very common for children of this age not to eat as well as they may have eaten previously. I would have liked to know what your son's weight is as this would help to decide if there is a problem here or not.Do not try to force him to eat.He must join the family at all mealtimes and should be allowed to feed himself.Keep mealtimes peaceful. Put his food in front of him and let him get on with eating. Do not watch him eat. If he does not finish his food don't say a word about it. Keep on doing this at all meals. He will watch the rest of the family eat and will eventually start eating well by himself. This may take some time but he will eat what he needs so do not be concerned. Do not give him too much milk as this will interfere with his appetite. Two cups of milk a day is enough.

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