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Child is not having food. Suggest appetiser syrup

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MY SON IS 3 YEARS OLD. HE DOESN'T EAT PROPERLY, PLEASE KINDLY LET US KNOW IF WE CAN GIVE HIM SOME APPETIZER SURYP SRINIVASA XXXXXXX
Posted Wed, 27 Nov 2013 in General Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Venkata Subrahmanaym Mukkavilli 1 hour later
Brief Answer: you can give appetisers, no problem. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for asking question on XXXXXXX Usually children will have food fads. They do not eat properly, more so when they know that you are very much worried if he does not take food. Children must be coaxed to eat food with tender loving care. Spend more time for feeding your son but not more than half an hour. Also try giving him food at regular times every day. In-spite of your trials, still if he does not eat food you may give some appetizers. You may try cyproheptadine 5 ml 2 times daily for a few days. Hope this answer will serve your purpose. Please feel free to ask any more queries if required. Take care. Dr.M.V.Subrahmanyam MD;DCH Associate professor of pediatrics
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