How To Deal With A 1 Year Old Child Having Difficulty Eating?

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Hy … I am wildah I mamud … my son umr 1 year or less he has been a few weeks it’s hard to eat drinking milk formula or not want … How to overcome it ???

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Hello Awhildah,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Need to be clarified, if your child can still consume fruit or other snacks? What is the exact weight and height now? Are you still breastfeeding ASI?


At the age of 1 year or more, naturally children are adept at consuming a variety of family foods. As for eating difficulties experienced by children this age can be caused by:

Inappropriate feeding patterns, for example being invited to look at gadgets, being fed continuously, drinking too much or consuming snacks so that they become full
Bored or do not like the menu, shape, taste, consistency, and other properties of the food served
An uncomfortable eating atmosphere, for example forced, punished if not eating, not accompanied by eating
Certain diseases, for example digestive disorders, viral or bacterial infections, malignancies, and so on

If your child still wants to consume a variety of fruits or healthy snacks, the actual condition is not to worry too much. This indicates that your child feels bored with the food that "it-that continues", or feel like exploring other types of food. Wrong, the food he consumes is not always considered food by the mother, because for the majority of our society, what is called eating is always "eating big" (not eating if you don't eat rice).


The thing to worry about is, if your child is not at all willing to consume variations of any type of food and drink, and this complaint occurs continuously for a long time (more than 2 weeks), even to the point of triggering other more severe complaints, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bloating, weight loss, weakness, and so on. If this condition is experienced by your child, do not delay anymore, consult it directly to the doctor or pediatrician so that it is handled according to the cause, yes. Avoid carelessly giving your child drugs or appetite enhancing supplements without consulting a doctor first. Safer, do the following natural steps so that your child's appetite returns to improve:

Create a healthy menu variation, attractive shape, taste good according to the child's favorite
Offer the child a menu of food he wants to eat, don't force him
Schedule a child's meal at the same time every day, be consistent with that schedule
If the child eats little, there is no need to force the child to eat, let alone to punish him
Limit the provision of snacks (other than drinking) in between meals when the child is familiar with the feeling of prison
Not accustom children to eat instant food or snacks haphazardly
Encourage children to actively move and activity to get hungry faster
Create a pleasant dining atmosphere, while accompanied (not always fed)

Hope this helps ...

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