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Child refused solid food. Is it due to teething? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 30-May-2013
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Doctor:Good evening
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:Good Evening Dr..
User:I am having a kid who has just completed 15 months..
Doctor:Nice to hear it
User:He's teething now.. and also he's not taking solid foods for the past 2-3 weeks..
User:is it due to teething?
Doctor:Yes,it may be due to teething
User:We are just giving milk and kanji..
Doctor:Please continue to give the same
Doctor:Aren't you giving him other foods like fruits, dal and rice?
User:for the past one week he wants to have biscuits which I am not agreeing..
User:could you please help me what healthy snacks we can give to him..
User:Initially he used to take but now he's not at all taking..
Doctor:You can give him biscuits, there is nothing wrong in it
User:sometimes he'll take orange juice ..
Doctor:Please give him food that he likes
Doctor:You can actually give him the normal food that you prepare at home
Doctor:Do not give chapatis and rotis
Doctor:You can give him Dal rice
Doctor:rasam rice
User:Oh.. Ok Dr..
User:Sure Dr.. initially he used to take banana, apples..but now only not taking..
Doctor:Do not give him hard food that are difficult to digest
Doctor:It may be because of the teething
Doctor:He may be in pain
User:Ok... Dr..
Doctor:Do not worry
User:Is it ok if we could give corn flakes like that..
Doctor:He will eat again
User:we had not tried so far..
Doctor:Yes sure
Doctor:You can give corn flakes
User:but he's liking cruchy snacks
Doctor:Try oats and corn flakes
Doctor:They are good for him
User:is it ok if we could give plain flakes or only with milk..
User:oats - will it not reduce weight Dr?
Doctor:Oats is good too
Doctor:give the corn flakes with milk
Doctor:It will help in better digestion
User:Ok... will try Dr..
Doctor:Is there anything else I may help you with?
User:Is multi vitamin drops to be continued after 1 year?
User:We had given only until 1 year:(
Doctor:There is no harm in continuing it
User:Many of the corn flakes were coming with sugar & flavours..
User:is there any specificication which to give and which not to give/.
Doctor:Ideally speaking, No food is better than home made food
Doctor:The grinded pulses, ragi malt
Doctor:nothing like home prepared food
Doctor:But you can still try them
User:Yes Dr.. until now we had never tried anything eelse..
Doctor:There is no harm
Doctor:So, why do you want to try now?
User:we are giving ragi malt and sathu maavu kanji only to him..
Doctor:You should continue them
User:Now he wants something crunchy..
User:he's liking Parle Cheeselings..
User:which is loaded with salt..
Doctor:Give him carrots, fruits to eat
User:that's why looking for a healthy alternative..
Doctor:Cut pieces of fruits are good
Doctor:That's good
Doctor:You can give him chopped carrots which he can eat slowly
Doctor:Stick to fruits and vegetables more
Doctor:Packaged food is not good
Doctor:All vitamins and minerals are available in regular home made food
User:Ok.. will try your guidelines Dr..
Doctor:Do not worry
Doctor:Home food is the best food for your son
Doctor:Try these suggestions
User:Thank you so much for your time and help doctor...
Doctor:It's my pleasure
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