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Infant with low appetite, only drinks milk, fussy eater. How can I improve his appetite?

Hi doc! I have 7 month old son who have a very poor appetite .He only drink his milk when he is sleepy or when is asleep.He can consume 7ounces 3-5 times a day.He was born 2.56 kg only and breastfed only for 3 weeks and now he is 8kg and 68 cm long.He is also very picky eater, he only eat 1 teaspoon of solid food that i have beenintroduce to him like pureed carrots,squash,mashed potato,banana and apple. My pediatrician said he is ok but really gaining very slow.What should I do to improve his appetite?
Fri, 13 Jul 2012
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Hello sir/madam,
I am highly concerned about your complaints of your baby. But looking in the Growth Chart your son is absolutely in normal range for his age. There might be some time when his intake varies, but on an average you should follow WHO growth charts which are easily available on internet. It will guide you in weight and height of your son and consult your pediatrician if doubt. So instead of giving anything that stimulate his appetite, you should concenterate more on improving the quality of your complementary feeds. Thank you
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