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Eating Problems:2 year old son not eating
2006-02-26
Name: Rukma Sen
Since my son was six months he has been a very bad eater.He is two years now and i am still struggling . He can stay without food the whole day . At times we feel he is hungry and is cranky too but still will not have food . We tried giving him various types of preparations but of no use . He is underweight . He is just 9.5 kgs at 2 yrs . Even height wise i feel he is not growing . I have been working and now am planning to quit my work .It is really frustrating . He is only on liquid diet .Can anybody suggest what kind of food i should try to give my child which will help to increase his weight. Pls help.Also would like to know if this is a common problem among children as i don't see anybody i know facing a similar problem.


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2016-07-08
#1
Name: Vardhan
Subject:  RE:2 year old son not eating
Hi Rukmen,
What would be the reason he is not feeling hunger or what.Just consult to doctor.
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2016-07-01
#2
Name: Divya
Subject:  RE:2 year old son not eating
Hi Rukma,
Many parents has this problem in their list of problems.But you have to chose your own method by which your child will eat the food and make the kid to eat.
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2016-06-22
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Name: Barbie
Subject:  RE:2 year old son not eating
Hi mother,
It would be something like that he might not feel hungry and you have to adopt some medicine for your problem and then only you will be free from problem.
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2016-06-16
#4
Name: Charmi
Subject:  RE:2 year old son not eating
Hi Rukma,
Children would not eat properly at this age and you have to be run after them to make them eat.It would be better put the baby food which would be healthy if they eat only few.
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2016-06-09
#5
Name: Meena
Subject:  RE:2 year old son not eating
Hi Sen,
It might be loss of apetitie. Nothing more than that,so you give some medicine which would create some hunger for baby.Then the kid will have food properly.
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2016-06-02
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Name: Chawla
Subject:  RE:2 year old son not eating
Hi rukmen,
When proper food is not taken by your kid,how does he grow.Try and try until he eats and make play physically then he would lose all energy and then will eat at a time.Try in this manner.It will work.
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2016-05-27
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Name: Siri
Subject:  RE:2 year old son not eating
Hi Rukma,
So can you say what would be the better option you had chosed also and it would be better can you say what would be the option and it will be better and you can say and it will be useful for all the people also.
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2016-05-17
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Name: seema
Subject:  RE:2 year old son not eating
Hi Lady,
It is the common problem faced by all mothers and it must be solved also and they chose the different solution according to their child and what was the method you have chosed to solve theh issue.

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2016-05-17
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Name: Lohita
Subject:  RE:2 year old son not eating
Hi Rukma,
I can understand your problem and you need to sort out this problem in some better way and it would be better if you share what you have done to solve the problem because many mothers do face the same problem only.
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2016-05-15
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Name: Manu
Subject:  RE:2 year old son not eating
Hi Rukma,
Yes it is really frustrating for mothers when child does not take the food you can try to give some tonic or syrup for him to feel hungry and if not let him play a lot physically then i think he would feel hungry and may eat any thing.
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2016-05-12
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Name: Spoorthy
Subject:  RE:2 year old son not eating
Hi Sen,
Yes it would create some panic and you people would be tensed also.But you have sort out some solution on this then only your problem will be solved just find the reason why the kid is not eating then only you find some solution.
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2016-05-10
#12
Name: Joe
Subject:  RE:2 year old son not eating
Hello Rukma,
So your son is not taking any food but you need to put some food to him know other wise he would not be so energetic also can you say what you have done to feed your baby can you say what had happened also.
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2010-07-19
#13
Name: Meena
Subject:  Son does not eat anything!!
Hi All,

My son is a preterm baby and is 2.2 years now.
He is quite good and active but only problem that I face taht he does not eat anything. He is very skiny. Till now he dont want to eat roti or rice. He is on mic khicdi which is in liquid form only. But now he has stopped eating that too.
Dnt like sweet daliya or anything which is sweet.
I am failed to know that what he likes to eat. Now he has stopped taking milk too. I am really concern what shoudl I do and how I shoudl make him to eat anything.
Though I am working but i try to give him time after my office.
But he feels hungry anytime.
Seniors plz guide what should I do to make him comfortable in eating.
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2016-09-20
#14
Name: Meesid
Subject:  RE:Son does not eat anything!!
Hi,

My son is 2.3 years old and very fussy eater and eats only smashed food. Not chewing. Saw ur older post regarding ur son eating habits. Can u let me know how is he now?

Thanks
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2009-09-01
#15
Name: liz
Subject:  smothies for babys
Well when my son wouldn' t eat and i was worried about his wieght i tried meal replacements. I would mix about half a bottle with a banana and some frozen berries. I then would blend it all up and use a bubble tea straw for him to drink it.You can also try a pedeatrician and see if there' s any classes in your area.
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2008-03-06
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Name: pritee
Subject:  2 yr old not eating
hi rukuma,

stop all liquids !!! let him play & play till he is VERY HUNGRY even whole day. but no liquids.

take a few days leave & try this.

i am sure u feel guilty or rather made to feel guilty that u should leave ur job.... this decision is entirely urs. sitting in front of the child may or may not help. just get u more frustrated.

i think someone elderly home person could help, sometimes they know how to !!

hope it works ...
pritee
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2008-03-05
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Name: jalpa
Subject:  dont
dont worry all children at this age do this, i had same problem what id di was i stopped giving him liquid and only option he had was solid food and he understood that he has no choice
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2006-06-18
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Name: ann
Subject:  2 year old not eating
my son had the same problem. his two and half now and use to wear clothes for a 12 mopnth old. i took himn too the nutrisionist and she told me to give him a bowl of cereal before bed time. he would never take it for me and i were ready to give up. so i started playing little games with him. like telling him he can only have a small bite of food. he started to eat little bits at dinner then and drink bout 10ml of milk at dinner time. i just ketp at it and now days he eats bit more and drink bout 50mls. just never get angry with him and have a battle at the table. i know its hard but really trh hard. and if ur done eating take the food away. dont forse him to much. he will eat eventually. make an appointment with a dietishian.
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2006-03-28
#19
Name: meera
Subject:  Hope this works
Hi Rukma..I know how you feel...My 2yr old daughter is also a very fussy eater and was quite underweight. My PD suggested pediasure and it has worked. In past six months she has gained weight,height and even her appetite has increased. I also tried Dabur janam Ghunti for incresing appetite. diet with flavours of lemon,pepper,ginger etc. got her interested in atleast trying the new food. It was quit a struggle but don't lose hope...even pureeing foods and feeding has brought me good results. good luck..meera
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2006-04-03
#20
Name: Rukma Sen
Subject:  Thanks
Thanks Meera ,

I too started on pediasure just recently . Hope it works. i too will try the Dabur janam Ghunti .Thanks a lot once again
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