1 Year Olds Have Good Appetite But Do Not Gain Weight?
My 1 year old child starts eating less, at least 5 tablespoons. But given steamed carrots, potatoes, broccoli I want. But doesn’t he gain weight that much? Is it normal?
Hello dear Mother Rosy,
I understand the concern you have. Most children have difficulty eating after 1 year of age. At this age too, the child's growth slows down so it is not surprising that there is a decrease in appetite or a smaller portion of the child's food.
Some of the eating problems that mothers may encounter are children refusing to eat, choosing certain foods, eating only one type of food, and sometimes rejecting favorite foods / drinks suddenly. No need to panic, let alone angry, here are some suggestions for overcoming it:
make it a habit for children to eat according to a consistent eating schedule, namely three main meals and two snacks, preferably the length of time to eat is limited to 30 minutes, make it a habit to eat with all family members in a pleasant atmosphere, use equipment with attractive pictures or colors, avoid eating while watching television or playing In relation to weight gain, the increase is not as much at this age as when you were less than 1 year old. To ensure that your child's growth and development is within normal limits, make sure to weigh your child's weight and measure your child's height regularly every month and record it in the KMS (card to be healthy). If you are confused, it is better to consult the nearest health worker. such as a midwife at a health center or a doctor.
Hopefully this information is useful