The Cause Of Children Aged 9 Months Has Difficulty Eating?

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I want to ask my son, I am 9 months old, it’s really hard to eat it starting from the fruit biscuit porridge no one likes .. Moreover, this fast is a cold, so I give food instead, I am fasting too … r n

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Hi Adymuch,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Almost all children have experienced a phase of difficulty eating. This condition is generally a natural thing due to the impact of an improper diet, for example if you are accustomed to forcing him to eat, if you provide him with a boring menu, if you never accompany him to eat, and so on. It could also be, the feeling of discomfort in the child's body causes their appetite to decrease, including when they have a cold.

It is better if you monitor how your baby is growing, is his weight and height / length in accordance with the benchmark age? If so, then you probably don't have to worry. You can try to do the following steps so that your child's appetite will increase again:

Teach children to feel hungry; You do not need to constantly force-feed children to eat, feed children at mealtimes, and avoid giving excessive snacks outside of mealtime. Avoid forcing children to eat; this will not make the child want to eat, on the contrary, it can make the child traumatized by eating. Teach the child to eat alone (not alone) as early as possible, while accompanying him while eating Choose a varied menu of foods that are shaped according to the child's preferences Create an atmosphere of eating which is fun for you, do not use gadgets because it can make children addicted When a child has a cold, it is very natural that his appetite is reduced. This is usually due to the discomfort he experiences around his nose and throat. In conditions like this, not children, adults can become lazy to eat. Therefore, as long as your child's growth is still ideal, there is no need to force your child to eat. Feed your child small portions. Also give him fruit or vegetable snacks that contain lots of vitamin C. Avoid giving food or drinks that are too cold so that the cold does not get worse. Also avoid children so that they are not exposed to air conditioning, fans, or excessively cold temperatures. Multiply give the child drinking warm water and also drying him in the hot morning sun (before 9 o'clock). Also give the baby breast milk whenever he needs it so that his immune system is always maintained.

However, if the cold does not improve within 3 days, or other complaints arise, such as fever, nosebleeds, vomiting (more than 3 times a day), and so on, don't delay getting your child checked directly to the doctor so that it gets the best treatment. Avoid giving any cold medicine to children under 2 years of age without a doctor's prescription.

I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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