1-year-old Child Does Not Want To Eat And Only Wants Milk?
Hello, I am diamond. I have a 1.5 year old daughter now. When he was a baby until he was a year old, he still ate quite a lot. Can eat rice 3 times a day. But why is it getting longer now when he eats less? If it’s with me, he asks to continue breastfeeding so it’s hard to eat. Even though I didn’t have much milk. Because of less food, my child’s bb is not increasing much. He also did not want to drink other milk besides breast milk. Just like to drink water. Is it okay if my child still likes to feed and eat rice at his current age? Thank you in advance
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Need to be clarified, what is the exact weight and height of your child?
At the age of more than 1 year, most children are already adept at consuming variations of food and beverage types other than breast milk, as well as adults. Nutritional intake from food and drinks is important to note that nutritional needs are met properly, so that he does not experience growth disorders. At the age of 1.5 years, the normal weight of a girl has reached 8.2 to 13 kg, while the length / height reaches 75 to 86 cm.
If your child's growth is still normal according to his age, it is actually difficult to eat and drink as your child is experiencing now is not necessarily dangerous. Most cases of difficulty eating and drinking in children occur due to wrong eating habits. You can try to do some of the following efforts to overcome them:
Accompany children to eat in a pleasant atmosphere, also invite the people he loved to eat together
As early as possible, teach children to eat alone, although while being helped
Make a variety of foods according to children's preferences, including in terms of taste and appearance
Avoid the use of sugar, salt, and excessive flavoring in children's food
Let the child eat according to a regular schedule, give him a small but frequent portion of food (3 to 5 times a day)
Never force or even punish a child when you don't want to eat
Also avoid accustoming children to eating while playing, staring at gadgets, or taking a walk
Avoid giving children presents when they want to eat, teach them that eating is their need, not just an obligation
Limit the provision of snacks between meals, so that he knows hunger
Limit drinking except for breast milk and water
Limit the time of breastfeeding a child, which is around 10 to 15 minutes, do not make it a pacifier
Regular control of the child's growth and development to the nearest health facility
Do not carelessly provide appetite enhancing supplements to children without first consulting a doctor
If the steps above have not shown maximum results within 1-4 weeks, or if you observe your child experiencing growth retardation, vomiting, diarrhea, colic, and other complaints that appear dangerous, it is better for you to check with him directly to the doctor or pediatrician so that it can be further handled
I hope this helps.