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My son is 1 yr and 8 months old, he should eat by now but he doesn't want to eat anything. Is there some type of vitamin that can help him eat more?
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Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics
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In brief: Toddlers and eating
Agree with dr. Degraw.
Sometiems the toddlers are just trying to get more attention by refusing to eat. Try leaving safe finger foods within their reach and do not go after the toddler with food in your hand to feed him/her. Tehy like to eat by themselves at times. They should be allowed to explore and eat at hte table with adults in the family as well even if they make a mess aorund them.

In brief: Toddlers and eating
Agree with dr. Degraw.
Sometiems the toddlers are just trying to get more attention by refusing to eat. Try leaving safe finger foods within their reach and do not go after the toddler with food in your hand to feed him/her. Tehy like to eat by themselves at times. They should be allowed to explore and eat at hte table with adults in the family as well even if they make a mess aorund them.
Dr. Mandakini Patel
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Dr. Helena Bentley
Vitamins are not appetite stimulants. Most children eat enough to grow and be healthy, even though we don't think they are eating.
David Escobar
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
No, but young kids are notorious for being picky eaters.
Does your child not want to eat at all, or is he picky about certain foods? If your son is not eating any solid foods, then it's time to see your pediatrician. However, most children this age will eat when they're hungry; they may just be more picky with what they want to eat. Try experimenting with various foods appropriate for his age.

In brief: No
No, but young kids are notorious for being picky eaters.
Does your child not want to eat at all, or is he picky about certain foods? If your son is not eating any solid foods, then it's time to see your pediatrician. However, most children this age will eat when they're hungry; they may just be more picky with what they want to eat. Try experimenting with various foods appropriate for his age.
David Escobar
David Escobar
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David Escobar
No worries eve04. Continue providing him with a variety of choices; he should eventually grow out of it. If his growth pattern is satisfactory at the pediatrician's office, don't try to force feed him. If he's truly hungry, he'll eat whatever you put in front of him.
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