16 month old not eating anything for last five days

Ruchi - posted on 03/13/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )





I am a proud mother of 16 month old daughter. She has caught chest infection and sore throat. I have met his pedi. for 3 times in last five days and he is saying it will take time to recover. She is having a very bad cough. But concern is she has not eaten anything for last 5 days. infact she is not taking any liquid except water and breast feed. I am very worried. I have tried almost everything to make her eat. I have kept food in front of hour for hours but she is not interested. If she shes a spoon of food in our hands, she starts crying very badly saying No No. My concern is she is going to get week because of not eating anything. What can I do?? How long can baby go without any food.We just cheked his weight today with doctor and he said its normal ( 11KG). Please advice...Thanks


Latasha - posted on 03/13/2014




Hi there sorry to hear what you are going through but really it is ok. It's great that he is drinking water and keeping hydrated and remember he is getting feed by breastfeeding, so there are plenty of nutrients there. you can also try pedicare drinks. Just don't force him because your not being empathetic to how he feels remember he has a sore throat and congestion more cuddles then food :) Good Luck

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