Our expert says:
I am sorry to hear that your 10-year-old child is obese. I am not sure at what age mouth wiring is legal in SA, but I would not recommend it for a child that is still growing. What did your dietitian recommend? If you were given a balanced slimming diet for a 10-year-old and encouraged to start doing daily physical exercise, then Please use these safer methods of getting your child to lose weight. There is no quick fix for childhood obesity. It is vital that the child learns responsible eating habits and a lifelong exercise or activity ethic. It is important to remember that even obese children still need to grow and develop normally and that they need a whole array of nutrients to achieve normal growth and development. Please consider what your dietitian recommended and combine this with daily exercise for your child. Also keep in mind that a person of any age with wired jaws is still able to drink high-energy liquids through a straw!
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