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Child not eating anything. What could be the reason?

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My 1 year old has not been eating for 5 days now...only having mothers milk....no other symptoms or weakness...what to do
Posted Sat, 23 Nov 2013 in Child Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth 15 minutes later
Brief Answer: introduce some new food Detailed Answer: Hi, You may look for the following: - Any mouth ulcers - Any throat infection( can be without fever) - Whether baby is not irritable or crying from hunger - Baby sleeps as usual and active when awake. - Not exposed to unusual weather If none of the above are present then you need not worry. Give some more time and see! By 1 year as babies develop more interest in the surroundings, they tend to do this. Try giving breast milk after solid food. Give breast milk every three hours. This way he will feel hungry for food. At this age, provide him with finger foods that he can easily pick and eat. Finger foods are bite-size and soft and can include O-shaped cereal, small pieces of slightly toasted and buttered bread and bagel, well-cooked pasta, pieces of well-cooked vegetables, cut fruit, etc Good luck Dr Uma
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