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What is the prescription of gaining appetite in children ?

My son is 22 months old and he has completely lost appetite. He was breasfed for the first 6 months of hid life and used to eat well. He is now losing wieght and going down on his percentiels. We have checked with doctors and there are NO apparent problems with him. He is growing in height, active and developing normally. Anything to boost his appetite and immune system would really help. He has become an extremely fussy eater and also has frequent viral attackes of cold and cough. Please help a worried and concerned mother.
Wed, 21 May 2014
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Hello
I hv read your query. its normal to hv less appetite for this age of kids.they ll b very choosy and not wiiling to hv food.try to gv ceralec of diff flavours. Rice and daal cn also be given.milk with certain energy booster like complan or bournvita can be given.it ll also improve the immunity.having a viral cold is also normal for kids.as they are more than 200 virus that causes cold.as the child grows up chances are less to get cold.multivitamin like A to Z syp cn be given to improve strength. don hv to worry much ur kid is doin well.
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