Medicine For Lost Appetite For A 1Year Old

MELINDA - posted on 01/11/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )

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Hey Mom's I Would Like To Ask For An Opinion



My Daughter Is 1 Years Old And she Has Lost Her Appetite She Use To Want To Eat Everything No She Shakes Her Head No To Everything I Try To Give Her I Took Her To Her Peds And He Prescribed Her Some Medicine For Lost Of Appetite And Some

Multi-Vitamins And A Can Of Of Pedi-Sure Do U Think That's To Much???

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Kimberly - posted on 01/13/2010

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Not sure I agree with giving medication at 1 for a lost appetite. If his growth rate has slowed then so will his appetite. You'll find over the next several years that this pattern will continue. Pediasure or Carnation Instant Breakfast is definately a great Suppliment, because typically if they aren't interested in eating solid foods, they still will want something to drink so they can get their nutritional requirements this way. This is very NORMAL!! if there comes significant weight loss (several pounds at a time) then I would suggest going back to the Doc., otherwise let her listen to her body.

Kerri - posted on 01/13/2010

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A multivitamin designed for children called Pentavite. It is fruit flavoured and you add it to their juice or water. It was suggested to me by a doctor after my eldest was hospitalized for salmonella poisening and need to eat and gain weight again. She too stopped eating as she was affraid of the consequences, but this brought back her appetite. Hope it helps!

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Bethany - posted on 01/14/2010

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I use Pentavite for Charlotte, it is just A, B, C, D and Iron, so not sure about how it would increase appetite. I think the energy it gives her leads to more activity and that might give her a bit of a better appetite.

She'll now eat a bit more each meal, sometimes alot more, sometimes less. I think it depends on what she's done physically.

I must say though, she's been on it a week now and she is definately achieving more physically than she ever has, and eating a bit better.

A tip, it took me all day to get her to empty the sippy cup of water I added it to, it tastes vile. "Citrus" my bum. More like licking a flag pole (that's the iron in it) I just give it to her all at once using a dropper before her water for breakfast. She's so hungry and thirsty, she takes it and then guzzles her water. Or if you wanted to spread the vitamin intake across the day, you could give half AM, half PM.

Bethany - posted on 01/13/2010

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A wise person said "the meal is over when the child has stopped eating" I give Charlotte one kind of food, like some potato and avocado and chicken, then when she's had enough of that, I offer her some kind of fruit, then when she's had enough of that I offer her some yoghurt. Once she's had enough of that it's over.



And I'm talking a teaspoon or two of the first, a 1/4 of a necterine, and 2 teaspoons of yoghurt, and sometimes not even that.



She's just little, and has a little birdy appetite. I offer her crackers, and bits of cheese and bits of baby cookie, etc when we're out and about, and that is enough for her. She breastfeeds 4 or 5 times per 24 hrs also.



As long as she's happy and healthy (never been sick in 11 mths) and puting on a little bit of weight each month, I'm all good. She put on no weight from 9 mths to 10 mths at all, then she put on 250g the next mth. Who knows!



I did follow the health nurse's advice and got her some Penta-vite with Iron to give her. They're in liquid form and just supliment her vitamins and iron intake, as she is not too keen on meat yet, with only three teeth.

Cherie - posted on 01/12/2010

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I agree with a lot of the others. Loss of appetite is normal at that age, and her weight doesn't sound too low to me. My 2 year old boy only weighs 23 lbs and he eats like a horse! If you're worried about the medicine the doctor gave you, maybe you could get a second opinion? Even just seeing another doctor in the same practice may help ease your mind. I wouldn't worry too much unless she's losing weight or other problems pop up. Good luck!

Kathleen - posted on 01/12/2010

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Loss of appetite is normal at this age.....but if she is losing weight follow doctor's advice....

Jane - posted on 01/12/2010

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that sounds normal. the carseat rule is 1yr&20lbs. if you and your husband are not big people, she's not going to be either. our kids tend to grow up instead of all around. i don't know why. i'm 5'5" and my husband is 5'7".

Jackie - posted on 01/12/2010

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There is the thing about toddlers much like babys the only thing they know and understand is what nature has made as an instinct to them. Which means they ONLY eat then they are hungry and they ONLY eat what they need. It is perfectly normal for a child that young to only get one full meal every 3 days and still be perfectly healthy. Try offering snacks thru out the day. Just keep offering food but don't get mad if they don't eat it. Just reseal it and put it back in the fridge for the next day. Think of him like being pregnant... smaller meals more often in the day. Also try offering portable foods. Foods he can take with him on the floor to play. So he can come back to the food as he wants it. I definately would not give him medication to make him feel hungry thats a great way to start an eating disorder early. Remember his belly is small and mother nature has made him perfect to survive.

User - posted on 01/12/2010

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My Son is not a good eater too,and when he was around 1 he didn't wanna eat anything .
So i took him to his Doctor but he told me not to worry about it because his Body is taking what he needs and when he needs food he will eat.
He was right . I made Jonas every morning a plate Fruits but sometimes it was still full at night but he drank a lot of Milk !!!

Jane - posted on 01/11/2010

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has he prescribed these b/c she's lacking iron? if so, then follow the advice. if not, it's completely normal part of their development. you can also try the next step w/the baby formulas - they have ones that are for 1+.

Barb - posted on 01/11/2010

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Did you know it's quite normal for kids that age to lose their appitite? One reason is that their growth has slowed down. Just keep offering her a veriety of healthy foods. Usually kids do eat when they're hungry, just maybe not as much as before. If you cave to letting her have sugary junk foods ( which parents somtimes do in a panic because all of the sudden the child won't hardly eat anything) you will be setting her up for years of unhealthy eating habits. You were wise to get her doctor to check her out and make sure its not a medical issue though. I defineitly give my kids vitamins to fill in any nutritional gaps, too.

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