How To Deal With Children Aged 3 Years Who Have Difficulty Eating And Only Want To Drink Milk?
hello, my child is now 3 years and 2 months old. with a weight of 15 kg. my problem right now, my child is hard to eat solid foods like rice etc. he just wants to drink milk. Do I have to add another intake, for example giving nutrinidrink? If possible, how many times a day should I give the nutrinidrink? and how long is the administration of nutrinidrink? Thanks before.
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your confusion. Facing children who have difficulty eating, is a problem that may be experienced by almost every parent. There are many reasons why children become difficult to eat. It may be that he does not like the taste of his food, it may be that there are other foods that are more interesting to him (such as snacks, or fast food) so he becomes more choosy, there may be certain clinical conditions such as canker sores or allergies that make eating activities so not fun, and can also be because there are feelings of impatience when feeding children which can also cause feelings of discomfort in children.
To address this, we must find out the cause, and if the cause is due to canker sores, abdominal pain, diarrhea, or allergies, we must immediately consult a pediatrician to find out the best treatment. If the child does not appear to be interested in food, form food with interesting shapes such as animal, star or other forms. Then, make the feeding activity a fun activity. It is undeniable that parental patience is the main factor here. Do not rush to ask the child to finish his food, and if it is already too full, it is better to give him food with smaller portions but often than many in one time. However, children under five cannot be compared to adults.
This is important because when you use the product you mentioned, it is as if we are 'running away' from the main problem that our children are lazy to eat solid food by providing a source of liquid nutrition. If so, we may not even train our children to like solid food, even though it is not possible that he does not eat solid food until adulthood. In essence, keep trying your child to eat solid food. If you can't, find the main cause. If still not found, check with your pediatrician to help find out the reason.
It is only if at the time of your pediatrician's examination that your child has entered the category of low weight or malnutrition, such a drink might be given to help him reach his ideal weight. But this also must be in accordance with the advice of his child's doctor of how far behind his weight, because the product is not an ordinary milk drink. So, hopefully answering your question.