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Will giving milk be sufficient incase child refuses to eat anything else?

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Hello son is 2.5 years now and was on fixed diet of soup and boiled XXXXXXX and XXXXXXX ...but suddenly he has stopped eating all of that and i am really worried as in what should be given to him to eat...please reply ....should i give him milk only incase he does not eat other things properly
Posted Sat, 28 Dec 2013 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Arun 50 minutes later
Brief Answer: yes you can Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for writing to health care magic. If your kid is not eating other foods atleast give him what he likes like milk. But keep trying other fruits, vegetables, usual household food. 2.5year old should take all home made food. You can share what you eat with him . Encourage eating as a family together . Wishing your kid good health Dr Arun
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Follow-up: Will giving milk be sufficient incase child refuses to eat anything else? 10 hours later
is it necessary that child should eat anything in every 2 hours,...what if he says no and how much quantity is good enough for him...or should i let him decide or force him to eat
Answered by Dr. Arun 5 hours later
Brief Answer: not every 2 hours Detailed Answer: Hi Kids at this age need 5 or 6 feeds a day. Quantity is whatever he is able to take without forcing or making him vomit. You need to try new foods, new flavours and not just routine soup . Regards Dr Arun
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