Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: nadia | 2010/08/05

Q.

poor eater

My Daughter will be 3 in October , and she is a very poor eater , what can I give her to enhance her appetite , if she eats 2 spoons a day , iam lucky , feeding time is very stressful and she ends up crying .

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Mealtimes must be kept peaceful and happy. Your daughter must join the family at all mealtimes. She should feed herself. Put her food in front of her and let her feed herself. Do not watch her eat and don't say a word if she does not finish all the food on her plate.It is essential not to try to make her eat her food, she will eat what she needs. She will watch you eat and eventually she will start eating more and more. If she does not improve after 6 weeks please let me know.

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