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My Son Is Around 18months Old Now And Still Prefer

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Posted on Sun, 22 Jan 2023
Question: My Son is around 18months old now and still prefer to be breastfed every 2-3 hours instead of eating solids.
His food intake is minimal and does not like drinking water.
Also I have noticed that my sons is constipated .
How can i improve this
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Answered by Dr. Arun (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Try stopping breastfeeds in daytime

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for reaching to us.
At 18 months it is better to breast feed only in the night . Try stopping in the daytime at least . This will make him to feel hungry so that he eats solids . Eat together as a family . Encourage him to eat from your plate too . It is better to let him play with his food , let him enjoy and spill , no problem .
To improve constipation, it is better to give more fruits and vegetables and water to help in formation of soft stools .
It is better to avoid snacks like Biscuits and chocolates .
Water and juices will help him
Regards
Dr Arun
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My Son Is Around 18months Old Now And Still Prefer

Brief Answer: Try stopping breastfeeds in daytime Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for reaching to us. At 18 months it is better to breast feed only in the night . Try stopping in the daytime at least . This will make him to feel hungry so that he eats solids . Eat together as a family . Encourage him to eat from your plate too . It is better to let him play with his food , let him enjoy and spill , no problem . To improve constipation, it is better to give more fruits and vegetables and water to help in formation of soft stools . It is better to avoid snacks like Biscuits and chocolates . Water and juices will help him Regards Dr Arun