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What Causes Loss Of Appetite In A Child?

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Posted on Wed, 7 Dec 2016
Question: my son is 3 yrs old. he was not eating well so doctor advised to give ostocalcium B12 syrup. i am giving him this syrup since last 3 months. now when i stop giving syrup he does not eat well. so is there any problem if i continue giving him ostocalcium b12 syrup.
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (1 hour later)
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I understand your concerns. I would insist you to stop Ostocalcium B12. Continuous administration of calcium supplements might predispose to formation of kidney stones. Moreover, for a proper growth the child needs proteins (available from fish, egg, meat, carrots, spinach etc. and forms the structure of the body) and carbohydrates (available from rice, bread etc. and supplies energy), both of which are required in bulk. So, any sort of medicine or dietary supplements will not be able to meet the nutritional requirements. There is no shortcut.

Let me know if I could help further.

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What Causes Loss Of Appetite In A Child?

Brief Answer: No shortcut available Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. I understand your concerns. I would insist you to stop Ostocalcium B12. Continuous administration of calcium supplements might predispose to formation of kidney stones. Moreover, for a proper growth the child needs proteins (available from fish, egg, meat, carrots, spinach etc. and forms the structure of the body) and carbohydrates (available from rice, bread etc. and supplies energy), both of which are required in bulk. So, any sort of medicine or dietary supplements will not be able to meet the nutritional requirements. There is no shortcut. Let me know if I could help further. Regards