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Hello, I need a consultation regarding my son . He is 20 months old right now. He weighs 10 kg and height is 80 cm. He has been struggling from poor growth since 10 months old. I have celiac disease so I suspect he too could have that but he has no symptom and hence his pediatrician thinks it is too early to test him before he turns 2 years old. Another concern is that he never tolerated formula or packaged milk and i am still nursing him. However, i try to give him packaged milk since he turned 1 but he hardly drinks it. Maybe 100 ml a day on good days. He is otherwise active and playful and reaches milestones as per his age. I have tried appetite boosters recommended by his Ped but after a week or 2 his appetite comes back to where we started. I am seriously concerned. Pls advice.
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I can understand your concern . A mother is pained the most when her child doesn’t eat well. I appreciate everything u have done all this while. He old enough to eat semi solid foods now. Why don’t u start giving him more of that... like say mashed rice and dal... fruit milk shakes like apple and banana . The whole point is giving him proper nutrition. Try foods like cerealac and first bite. See what he likes and which flavour the kid prefers. Let us plan properly . Keep me updated if the opinion helps u .
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I know it’s not as easy as it sounds. But with proper planning and discipline I m sure he will be fine .
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Get a second opinion regarding his celiac disease status from another good doc around u.
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