How To Deal With 8-month-old Babies Who Do Not Want To Eat?

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,, I want to ask, why yes my child does not want to eat anything, even porridge with a coarse / fine texture, even a single / complete menu, then every time he wants to be swallowed by nausea … is his throat guilty … What actions should we do ,, oh yes … if you drink milk, he pays once a day.

1 Answer:

Hello Yhennie,


Thank you for the question.

Not wanting to eat in children is most often caused by wrong eating habits, for example if you:

Often forcing children to eat
Familiarize children eating while playing, while watching gadgets, while walking
Give a menu of food that it continues, not considering the child's preference
Provide food menus that are too soft or too hard
Provide a menu of foods whose flavor is too sharp, or even too bland
Irregular attention to the child's eating schedule, and so on

In addition to the above factors, children can also become difficult to eat due to other reasons, such as digestive disorders (ranging from canker sores, sore throat or tonsils, hiatal hernias, intestinal inflammation, allergies or food malabsorption, digestive infections), certain chronic diseases (for example tuberculosis , chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, intestinal worms), or disorders of other organ systems (such as malignancy, hormonal disorders, metabolic disorders, heart disorders, respiratory disorders).


As his age increases, milk alone is no longer sufficient to support growth and development. Therefore, your child's condition should not be underestimated. It is feared that inadequate intake of nutrients through food risks causing children to experience malnutrition, decreased endurance, and even stunting can occur.


The good, you check the condition of your child directly to the doctor or the nearest pediatrician to be treated properly according to the cause, yes. Monitoring of growth and development status, Mantoux test, laboratory tests, X-rays, or other supporting tests can also be done by doctors in order to give your child best handling.


At home, also do the following steps:

Improve the way you feed your child, avoid doing the things mentioned above
Involve children actively in the process of eating, ranging from choosing a food menu, learning to eat alone, while accompanied by an adult
Make the process of eating as a fun, not vice versa
Do not over-give snacks between meals, except water, so that he learns to know hunger
Avoid giving extra milk too early (before 1 year of age) to children
Do not also accustom children to consume instant food and drinks
Feed your baby enough milk to meet his needs
Always take care of the child's self cleanliness and the surrounding environment

Hope this helps ...

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