Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Kim | 2011-05-04



Good day!
I would just like to know how much yoghurt is too much? My 2yr old used to be a good eater, now very fussy and just wants sweets and chips all the time. I''ve cut this out completely now, but he stopped wanting porridge in the moring, will start on his food then say he wants yoghurt. So he eats about 2-3yoghurts a day. is this ok, cos i do this just to be sure then that he gets something in as he refuses everything else.

Thanking you

Expert's Reply



It is good that you no longer allow your son to eat sweets and chips both of which are not good for a 2 year old.Yoghurt is healthy and contains calcium as well as good bacteria.However your son cannot exist on yoghurt alone. He should join the family at all mealtimes. You should all sit at a table with him in his high chair at the table. Put his food in front of him and give him a spoon.Let him watch you eat but no one must not watch him eating. do not say anything if he leaves some food on the plate. It may take a while but he will start eating more and more and have a more healthy diet.

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