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Looking for help - Loss of appetite in children

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 6, 2010
  • 05:07 PM

Hi,

I have a 1 year old daughter and she is not willing to eat at all. They done the blood examination for her and she is just missing Vitamin K. Is not really possible to feed her, as she is pushing the spoon away and throwing the food around. She will turn one year in couple of days and is still 8 kilos... She is keeping this weight for last 5 months and GP, health visitor or paediatrician just keep saying she is happy baby. I don't really know, what to do, I'm just desperate to get some help. If someone know, what could be the problem, or have any idea should work, please do not hesitate to reply for this post.

Thanks

Mark

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  • i had that issue with my eldest.. she was classified as failure to thrive due to it, she was tiny and very thin. Doctors after keeping her in childrens hospital for a few days (to make sure it was nothing i was doing!!) .. ended up getting me to take her to a child nutritionist. I got told to try to tempt her with ANYTHING she wanted.. at one point all she would eat was like a cracker biscuit, or a twistie or a chip a day. We did this for at least several months but even trying that didnt work. The child nutritionist was helpful as she had ideas which did help my daughter get a few more calories (see below) She ended up being put onto a medication (which i found out recently has been banned as its dangerous) which was meant to have side effect of making her eat. (it didnt really work much but she was on it for a couple of years). We also had to add some powdered stuff which was very high in calories to anything she did eat or to her juice. Another thing we had to do is to add extra milk powder to her milk (she did like milk).. it was by doing that we had her having extra calories. So if your daughter drinks milk which i suppose she does.. try adding extra milk powder. If the doctors arent too worried.. try not to worry too much yet. She may suddenly decide she likes food (my daughter did grow out of it and by 3yrs old thou still thin was eatting by then well). (my daughter was only breast fed till 9mths old as she wouldnt eat a thing.. she took her first mouthfull of food at 9mths old! and it was very, very, very slow going from there. She was probably only having 2-5 mouthfuls of food all up per day if that, by the time she was 12 mths old. She lost her chubbiness between 6 and 9 mths due to the no food thing.. and by 16-18mths was when she was admitted to the hospital due to it). I still dont have a clue why she didnt like food. She's a healthy adult now.
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