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Small child, underweight, lack of appetite. Will giving him practin syrup help?

hi my name is i have 3 and half year old boy he don t eat that mach he is also underweight i realy worry 4/5 deferen food i cook for him everyday and he refuse i have seen family doctor but we don t have help one of my freind told me practin syrup if i give him he will eat i can fine please help thank you
Asked On : Tue, 4 Dec 2012
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Hello Father,

I come through your query.

It seems to be problem Parents created to child. Do not be agitated.

But Its Fact.

During Early Infancy,After 6th month of child Supplementary food with continuing Breast Feeding Should have started. & During Early childhood, Parent have to teach Child to eat Many things by putting all in His mouth. Parent Should avoid outside food,which my become Habit of Child.

You should consult Pediatrician for Proper medications & Avoid advises from Senior family members,Friends & colleagues. Please stop Practin Syrup (Cyproheptadine) Which is used for allergic condition & less used for Stimulating appetite because of side effects.

Start Fruits , avoid junk food, consult pediatrician SOS for proper reatment.
Answered: Tue, 4 Dec 2012
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