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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: zoty | 2006/11/10

Q.

fussy eater

my child is 1yr 18months old and she doestn want to eat she only eats at the daycare and at home she will rether have weetbix or cornflakes for supper, she will cry for milk at night and she will have +-4 drinks at night, i dont know if she likes milk or she's hungry and if i force her with food she'll only have 3 to 5 spoons of vegies and 2 to 3 spoons of pap or rice sometimes have the whole dish some times none at all she's weighing 11kg should i be consern or is she normal.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Her weight is exactly where it should be. She is probably getting sufficient food at the creche to fill her up so that she is not hungry in the venings. She only gets hungry as the night goes on. It sounds as if the lunchtime meal is the problem as it is filling her up at the wrong time. Perhaps some of our regular contributors will have some advice for you.

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