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My daughter has been suffereing from rickets n mal Nutrician. What else I can do ?

My 21 months old daughter is not interested in eating food properly. due to this she has been suffereing from rickets n mal nutrician. her doctor has advised her vit D sachets n zincovit syrup, wot else i can do to feed her well, all my efforts of feeding her are wasted, because she is nt ready to take anything in her mouth. My 21 months old daughter is not interested in eating food properly. due to this she has been suffering from rickets n malnutrition. her doctor has advised her vit D sachets n zincovit syrup, wot else i can do to feed her well, all my efforts of feeding her are wasted, because she is nt ready to take anything in her mouth.
Asked On : Mon, 3 Jan 2011
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i would have been able to help u more if u could tell me the weight of child and feeding pattern till date.
that will give me an ide aof severity.
introduce feeds in acceptable forms, initially get rid of milk. start calori rich liquid diets, juices, soups etc. make them thicker over days, avoid bottle. feed with small spoon, initially as medicine, satisfy child's curiosity and interests while feeding. feed over longer time.you can also start feeds that can eb hold in hand liek wafers , pappads etc introduce thicker soups, porridge, potatoes over 2-3 weeks.
Answered: Mon, 3 Jan 2011
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she is 10 kg in weight,she never feed wid bottle,in d mor @8 she takes a glass of milk daily, after dat she eats either banana or parantha or bread if she is interested any day she refuse to take any of them, den in the afternoon she took khichdi or dal rice but not eating proprly or smtimes even don touch it, den again if she is hungry she takes a banana or apple den again in d night either parantha or dal rice, she likes waffers n juices but i cnt give dat all the time. my point is she never takes her full diet, n she is so moody dat she cant take a bite in her mouth without her mood.
Answered: Mon, 3 Jan 2011
General & Family Physician Dr. P. Mahesh's  Response
Hi Richa,

Welcome to HCM.
I think the problem is not with the child but with you. The child does not agree with your idea of feeding. Force feeding a child is going to have an effect directly opposite to the one you intend. Never ever force a child to eat. You can fix the time for eating and if the child is willing to eat during that time fine otherwise the child has to wait till next feeding time and will not be served anything in between. If you follow this regimen for a few days you will be wonder struck to see your child attending the regular food time even without invitation. First few days you may have to face a few moments of anxiety, but the effect is going to be everlasting for the child. The child will soon learn the hard way to respect food and from then on you will rather have to limit her eating than forcing her to eat.
Your worries about malnutrition are unfounded.
Wishing your child best of every thing.
Answered: Sun, 25 Sep 2011
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