Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Irene | 2009-02-16

Q.

Daughter putting things in mouth

Good morning Dr.

I have a big concern about my 3 year old lg putting everything in her mouth. From paper to plastic etc. Is she lacking something or just going through some phases. My must also mention that I have a 6 month old boy.

Thank you

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This habit is known as 'pica' and may well be due to an iron deficiency. Please ask your paediatrician to see her.

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