Weight Gain For Children Aged 26 Months?
Hello, I want to ask, my child is 26 months old but he doesn’t gain weight, is my ankle malnourished, because he doesn’t want to eat fruits and vegetables at all, and my child doesn’t want to eat if you eat right away swallow, only corn which is emut rather dl before swallowing, for other foods always in swallow, ank I am very difficult to eat already tried all kinds of him refuse he only eats meat and porridge broth until the age of 2 this is another food he refuses . what should I do, I have consulted a doctor but there has been no change from my child. I am afraid that I will be malnourished and for milk, he only drinks 200-300 ml at most a day. The good thing is how to get confused, until when my child does not want to chew when his teeth are already available, besides that my child always stayed up late sleeping at 11-hours 1 night, even though he took only 2 hours of nap and woke up at 8 – 9 am, but ank I stay up late. Is that what makes my ankle difficult to gain weight? danger can not please help give a solution because it is confused back and forth doctors but there is no change and there is no solution just given vitamins but still can not make ankle appetite and weight and still not rising.
Good evening, thanks for the question
Problems with eating difficulties in children are often found and cause anxiety for parents. The cause can be because it does have an underlying disease, or environmental factors, especially the family. The most common cause is the mistakes of parents in fulfilling the nutrition that is not right about the composition of food, texture and procedures for administration and eating rules.
Eating disorders can cause children to lack chronic energy and calories and result in failure to thrive or even malnutrition. The development of children's intelligence can be affected because of the growth disorder.
Some things to note include:
1. Children aged 12 months and over, are advised to give 6 times food including snacks and 2 times milk.
2. Provide a schedule of main meals and snacks (snacks) between main meals regularly. Snack is only given after the main meal to prevent the child from being full to refuse the main meal. Do not forget to pay attention to the calorie content in each snack package that will be given if you want to catch weight. The higher the calories the better.
3. The feeding time should not exceed 30 minutes. If after 30 minutes the food hasn't run out, then you should stop the eating process.
4. Don't offer other snacks when eating except drinking.
5. Food-giving procedures such as food given in small portions where the main food is given and then ended with drinking. Encourage children to eat alone. If the child shows signs of not wanting to eat, do not force the child let alone scold that will cause trauma to the child. If after 10-15 minutes the child still does not want to eat, end the eating process.
6. Create an enjoyable environment when eating, among others, there is no coercion, and there is no distraction from toys, gadgets or television so that children focus when eating.
7. At the age of more than 1 year milk is no longer a primary food source, but home-cooked food ingredients are needed by children to support its growth, so that what is being pursued is to remain the main food more than milk. Foods high in protein such as meat, fish, and chicken can quickly gain weight besides carbohydrates.
8. Also note that food sources must meet the needs of carbohydrates, protein, fat, and taste. Mothers may add enough sugar and salt to add to the taste of the food so it is hoped that the child will prefer food. Food must also be varied so that children do not feel bored.
9. If the child can already be invited to communicate, ask what their problem is and why they don't want to eat.
10. Control the child's weight regularly at the posyandu or pediatrician's practice to monitor the child's development. Mothers should be vigilant if body weight stagnates for more than 2 months.
The mother can consult the child's eating problems with the pediatrician nutrition subspecialist if all the above efforts do not provide satisfactory results on the child's growth. Doctors also need to assess whether there are organ disorders that have been the cause. It is very important to ensure the growth of a good child during the first 1000 days of life because it will affect the intelligence and development of children in the future.
That's all, hope you can help