Childhood Diseases

Posted by: angel | 2011/01/19


small eater

hi doc,can u pls help my son is 4 and seems to only want to drink Milo,he eats food but very little.wht can u advice on wht to do or is there a gud vitamin for me to give him.

Expert's Reply



OBviously your son who is already 4 years old cannot exist on Milo as his main source of nutrition.You will have to just stop giving him Milo.He must join the family at all mealtimes and you need to put his food in front of him and let him get on with eating. Do not watch him and do not say one word about his eating and do not say a word if he leaves any food behind.With time[ it won't happen immediately] he will start eating by himself. Do not show him that you are worried about his poor appetite. Remember not to offer him any Milo at all even if he cries and performs.It would be ebst not to have any Milo in your house. He can have a cup of milk in the morning and in the evening. During the day encourage him to drink water. He can have one glass of diluted fruit juice per day and Rooibos in the afternoon.

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