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my 1 year old has lost his appetite

he will eat a little mac and cheese or some little snack foods. he also drinks about three to four nine ounce bottles of milk. he plays real good and is happy. he is real active and is trying to walk now. i am just worried that he is not getting all the vitamins that he needs. any suggestions on how i can get him to eat.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:27 PM on Mar. 18, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Try cutting back on the bottles. you can start putting the milk into sippys and give it to him at meal time. hes probably just full off of the milk.
    Amanduhpanda

    Answer by Amanduhpanda at 9:35 PM on Mar. 18, 2009

  • He could be going thru a period of slower growth, and then his eating will pick back up once he hits another growth spurt. My daughter is not a big eater either. As long as your child is growing and gaining weight, don't worry too much....maybe you could call your docs office and talk to the nurse about it....they might have some helpful advice too. Good luck.

    momjoy1027

    Answer by momjoy1027 at 9:37 PM on Mar. 18, 2009

  • Cut WAY back on that milk. His primary food is FOOD now. He should get no more than 24 ounces of milk a day and just 4 ounces of juice.
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 10:47 PM on Mar. 18, 2009

  • Try giving him more food then drink.Its weird I know, but they dont need that much milk.I was having the same problem, and still am LOL....If he just picks at one or two certain foods its fine.Chances are he'll be liking somethin new next week!Just keep offering him new and healthy, but tasty foods!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:41 AM on Mar. 19, 2009

  • Yes, cut way back on the milk and I didn't see you say anything about juice, but if you do give him juice, no more than 4 oz a day. A 2 year old only needs 16ozs of dairy per day and your son is getting almost twice that if not more on some days. (they don't have guidelines for kids under 2). Once our kids hit 1 year, liquids became a side dish not a main course. They have to each 1/2 their meal before getting milk or water. They can have small glasses (2 to 4 oz) throughout the day if they get thirsty.

    A good rule of thumb is that starting at age 1, a serving size for a child is 1 tablespoon per year. So for your son, when it says 5 servicing of fruits and/veggies per day would mean he should eat at least 5 tablespoons of it per day.

    Check this site out. even though it only goes down to 2 yrs old, it is still a good guideline. http://mypyramid.gov/mypyramid/index.aspx
    marbear98

    Answer by marbear98 at 2:39 PM on Mar. 19, 2009

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