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How do I improve my child's appetite?

Q: My 2 years old daughter is 2 feet tall and weighs just 11 kg. She gets fever and cough very often and has a poor appetite. If we force her to have food, she vomits it out. She is very lean and weak. What should we do to improve her health?

A:For a 2 year old 11 kg. weight is adequate. As children grow rapidly in height during the second year of life and the expected weight gain is comparatively less, they look thinner. This doesn't mean that they are underweight or under nourished. Please encourage your child to feed herself, Provide finger foods and foods that she enjoys eating and you should face no problem.


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