What causes apetite loss in a child? - Online Doctor Chats
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I am a general Physicia
my child is 9 month old
I can help you within my expertise.
he is running away from food since last 3-4 days
he is only havg milk and nothg else
he is foody by nature,,,but donno why nowadays if we r putting somethg in his mouth he tries puking
except water and milk
though he is active ,,playful. But iam concerned abt how he wil sustain with only milk. He used to have evreythg almost before
Is he dull and drowsy?
Is he running fever?
he is playful
Let me brief you.
Refusal to eat is definitely concerning to parents.
However most pediatricians are not concerned if the child refuses to eat as long as other activities and signs are not concerning.
the current symptoms is not a serious problem.
Most children at this age wish to explore their surrounding at most times.
They wish to be left alone playing.
but there should be some reason why suddenly he is going away from food
Hunger strikes them once a while but soon disappears as they get into other activites.
becoz he used to love food
What you describe is the common nature of every child.
You need to bend to his activities.
Do not fix regular food timings for your child.
Keep trying giving his feeds every 2 hours or may be even every hour if feasible.
May be he will accept few feeds this hour; and some more feeds the next hour.
Most children don't feel appetite because they wish to move around and play.
You need to try different preparation, colourful combination and keep trying.
then finaly when he r hungry they r sleepy too :)
Yes, that's right. The situation is going to improve as they grow.
They need to be taught that food has to be taken at specific hours.
But now, they don't realize that.
So you need to bend yourself to their timing and schedule.
If you feel he is still refusing to eat despite repeated trials say for the next one week
so will check for a wekk then
He/she can examine the child and if needed shall prescribe supplements or even deworming agents.
In the meantime, keep a watch on other symptoms that i mentioned earlier as concerning.
Have you followed what I suggested?
wil keep checking
thanx for ur time
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