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30 Jan 2006

15month old son wont eat
My son will not eat . If it's on a spoon he turns his head and says no!!! I've tried to introduce finger foods so that he can feed himself, but he just throws them on he floor. He started eating solids at 4 months and was eating perfectly untill about two months ago...he doesn't like sweets so it's not even like I'm feeding him the wrong foods. I'm desperate as it seems as if he's fading away. I have put him on a multi vitamin. Please help.
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childhood diseases
paediatrician

01 Jan 0001

This is a very difficult problem. Many children do this for a time and then start eating normally again. Make mealtimes fun.They must take place in a calm atmosphere. Do not get angry with him and do not force him to eat. Try and find foods he likes and give him those foods until he seems to be improving in his eating habits.
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