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My daughter is poor eater..

My daughter is poor eater. She is 2 yrs now. She simply refuses to any kind of food. We used to feed her forcefully or showing her some TV programmes. She does not bite or chew. She just swallows everything that we give. Even Water / Juice had to be forcefully fed. She does not sip and drink. Our Dr suggested to leave her still she feels hungry and takes food on her own. We tried this too, but she refused to eat on her own even after 6-8 hrs of gap. Now our Dr prescribed Junior Lanzol to be given twice a day. Will this medicine help her chew / increase apetite. Please advise.
Asked On : Tue, 17 Aug 2010
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
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as a parent your anxiety is understood but if the weight gain of your child is appropriate for her age as your doc must have told so rest assured regarding chewing she is taking some time but you show and maintain patience wit the child dont feed her forcefully Dont discuss the matter in front of every one little kids are very sensitive. make her sit with your family on the dining table with everybody let her commit mistakes so asto learn she will spill some eat some But she will definitely pick up No worries.there is no role of the Lanzol (lansaprazole) in this which should ideally be given in gastritis cases
Answered: Fri, 2 Sep 2011
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Pediatrician, Neonatology Dr. Kathirvel Rajan's  Response
Give variety of foods with different taste.
Dont force them toeat
Spend time with them and dont decide how much she/he should eat or which time she/he should eat.
lanzol probably for acid reflux related oesophageal pain
Answered: Sat, 3 Sep 2011
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