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Q. How can I make my little child eat well?

Answered by
Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 03, 2018

Hello doctor,

My 2-year-old boy does not eat food and does not drink milk. I am very worried. Can you kindly suggest me right treatment to solve this problem?

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Hello,

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Kids disliking food or milk is a very strange state. This usually it happens due to faulty weaning practices.

I suggest the following:

  • Check his weight. Is he losing weight?
  • Weight loss needs to be evaluated with blood tests like haemoglobin.
  • Worm infestation is very common at this age which can lead to decreased appetite. I suggest you give him Bandy-Plus (Ivermectin and Albendazole) 2.5 mL one a week in the night. Repeat this every six months. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and with their consent take the medicines.
  • Start him with what he likes. For example, you can give him homemade soups.
  • You can try different formula feeds available in the market.
  • Temporary home food should always be encouraged.
  • All medications should be taken after consultation with the doctor.

For more information consult a paediatrician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/paediatrician


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