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Tips to improve child's appetite - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   hi
User :   my 1-1/2 year old daughter has lost her appetite completely
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when
User :   what can i do?
User :   since birth she has had a small appetite
Doctor :   ok
User :   and since almost 2 months her appetite is completely gone
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did she have fever/cold/cough during that time
Doctor :   Between 1 and 5 years old, it is normal for a toddler's appetite to slow down
User :   is there any syrup i can give her
Doctor :   As long as your child's energy level is normal and is growing normal thats fine
User :   she is only10 kgs
Doctor :   more syrup
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   thats fine
Doctor :   she is ok for her age
Doctor :   Between 1 and 5 years of age many children normally gain only 4 or 5 pound
Doctor :   each year even though they probably gained 15 pounds during their first year
User :   my elder daughter was 15kg at that age
Doctor :   please dont compare
Doctor :   every kid will different from each other
Doctor :   15 kgs is very good at this age
Doctor :   i can give few tips to feed her
User :   pls do
Doctor :   Put your child in charge of how much she eats at mealtime.
Doctor :   rust your child's appetite centre,all children eat as much as they need
Doctor :   allow one small snack between meals
Doctor :   never feed her if she is capable of feeding
Doctor :   r u there
User :   can she eat whatever we eat
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   serve small portions of food ,less than you think your child will eat
User :   she has an appetite for snacks though
Doctor :   u give her
Doctor :   what she asks for
Doctor :   u can give her fruits
Doctor :   fruit juice
Doctor :   the main way to prevent feeding struggles is to teach your child how to feed herself at as early an age as possible
Doctor :   Please fill this form I send, and say when done. and say when done.
Doctor :   Do not put food into a child's mouth just because she has inadvertently opened it.
Doctor :   do not insist that your child empty the bottle, finish a jar of baby food, or clean the plate.
Doctor :   try giving her fruits and vegetables more
User :   thank you very much
User :   ur advise has been very helpful
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