Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Cynthia | 2009/04/02


Not eating

Hi Doc

I have a 15month oly baby boy and he refuses to eat at all. He drinks his bottle and eat two spoons of food and this is it. Wat can i do or give him. His not weak, he cries. He also had a heart condition.


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I am concerned about your baby boy. Besides his heart problem he may have an additional health problem to account for his very poor appetite.Please ask his doctor/ paediatrician to have good look at him.

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Posted by: Cynthia | 2009/04/06

Hi R

Thanks for the advice and yes i discovered that his teething and that was the reason he was not eating. And he went for his 6 monthly check-up for his condition and all is fine and his recovering as well as can expected and his appetite has returned too.

Thanks Doc and R

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Posted by: R | 2009/04/02

When my son was around that age (he is now 20 mths), he also had the same behavior. Maybe your son is teething. But when mine refused food, i would give him somehting he could hold and eat by himself as often as possible. But he still had enough milk, and once that phase passed, his appetite was back. Dont stress, he will go through these phases, but if he is getting sick, etc, rather take him to a doc.

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