Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Keto | 2009/01/20

Q.

5 and half year old not eating well

I have a 5 and half year old girl who is not eating well. She prefers fizzy drinks to food, and her weight is lower than what you would expect for a 5 and half year old. Please advice.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You need to take things in hand here. Only offer your little girl a good diet. She must be at the table with the family for all meals. Put her food in front of her and don't say a word if she does not eat everything on the plate. Just clear the dishes when the meal is over. Do not give her fizzy drinks or any junk food. She will learn to eat by following your example. Be firm and take no nonsense but do not get upset with your daughter especially as she learns to eat good food.

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

Want to comment?

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.