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LogDog
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Sometimes children don't want to eat because they want to eat sweets but not normal food but what to do if child completely lost appetite? Is it sign of some disease? What to do? Think if your child appears to be losing weight or talking about wanting to be thinner, seek medical care for your child. These can be signs of a physical illness, or anorexia, a condition that often requires both physical treatment and counseling to resolve.

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serg
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The reasons for your child's loss of appetite may vary, but asking her what she wants to eat making sure she includes some healthy choices in her list and encouraging her to help you prepare meals and snacks may help her feel like eating more. Young children in the toddler age group may not eat much if they are distracted during meal times, but even children at this age can pique an interest in cooking and are likely to eat more if they made their meal or snack "all by themselves."

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LogDog
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Asking your older child for input can be beneficial if you don't realize that she's not eating because she doesn't like a particular fruit or vegetable you habitually serve, for example. Discussing the nutritional requirements for your child and looking at charts to determine alternative ways to get certain vitamins may put a spark back into your child at mealtime.Treatment for a decreased appetite may mean treating an underlying illness that is causing your child to not care about eating.

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Brandon
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a range of illnesses, from depression to mononucleosis, intestinal parasites or anemia are all possible causes for a lack of appetite or excessive fatigue that takes away your desire to eat. Blood testing and a physical exam can diagnose many medical conditions that may lead to a decreased appetite. Frank discussions between your child and his medical-care provider about his state of mind can help you find appropriate treatment options for depression, which may lead to an increase in appetite in time.

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LogDog
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Serving your child several small snack-like meals throughout the day may help increase appetite. Chemotherapy and other cancer treatments can cause your child to feel nauseated and unable to eat. Doing away with the traditional three large meals each day might help your child eat a little more. The smaller meals are lighter on the stomach, and some of the pressure of eating is removed. This approach may be helpful to children who experience a loss of appetite for reasons other than cancer as well.

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J_T
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Encourage your child to go outside and play, in the hopes that the fresh air and physical activity will jump-start his appetite. being active can help a sick child regain his desire to eat. Your child does not have to play a full soccer game or run a marathon to experience the correlation between exercise and appetite, and if he suffers from a specific medical condition, his strength may be limited. Walks and light exercise may be enough to inspire him to eat a little more during his next meal.

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Glen
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Loss of appetite can be a side effect of ADHD medications. The stimulant drugs used to control symptoms also send signals to your child's brain, telling him that he's full and doesn't need to eat. Most often, a decreased appetite is a minor issue and does not interfere with maintaining a healthy weight, but in some cases, the symptoms can be more severe. Parents who suspect their child's appetite problems are related to their medications should confer with their child's doctor. Adjusting medications to a lower dosage, under the supervision of a physician, may treat loss of appetite and still manage behaviors consistent with ADHD.

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LogDog
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Low appetite has been linked to Zinc deficiency in body. Zinc produces hydrochloric acid which is required for proper digestion of food. A low level of Zinc produces less HCI which leads to poor appetite.
You can increase the levels of Zinc by providing chicken, wheat bran, cashew nuts and pumpkin seeds in your little one’s diet.

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serg
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Ajwain or omam is an excellent appetite booster. You can give it to babies of 6 months and above in the form of ajwain water, parathas or as the tempering or tadka in food.
Hing, kayam or asafoetida is the anti-flatulent known to increase appetite in babies and toddlers. You can add hing to baby foods like khichdi, butter milk, khadi or rasam.
Ashtachoornam is an Ayurvedic powder made of ‘ashta’ or eight herbs. It can help to increase the appetite in toddlers and kids.
You can mix Ashtachoornam in warm ghee and rice for your toddler. It can also be mixed with buttermilk or warm water for your toddler every day.

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Martin
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Basil or tulasi can help to improve digestion process and increase appetite in babies above 8 months.
Cinammon can increase appetite in babies, toddlers, kids and even adults. It contains ‘hydroxychalcone’ which increases appetite.
From 7th month, you can add cinnamon powder in porridge, mashes and kheer for babies and kids. For older kids you can add cinnamon powder in homemade cakes, toasts, pastries and hot chocolate drinks.

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LogDog
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Chyawanprash is an effective remedy for loss of appetite in kids. It can also help in the proper digestion. Chyawanprash can be given for kids of 6 years and above.
Rajanyadi Choornam has turmeric as the main ingredient. It is very beneficial for worm infection, constipation, low appetite, indigestion and improving strength in babies. The quantity can be 1-4 gm mixed with ghee before meals twice a day. It can be started for babies from 6th month.

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