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Doctor insights on: 5 Year Old Boy Is A Picky Eater

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Dr. Christine Wood
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Picky Eater (Definition)

Picky eater = fussy eater = choosy eater - occurs when a person has strong food preferences and may be resistant to trying new foods or to eating foods that they ...Read more


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Can 13 year old boy be with a 5 year old girl sexually?

Can 13 year old boy be with a 5 year old girl sexually?

Define sex: There are many instances where teens or adults have used children of either gender as sexual objects. The methods and activities varied, but all are sexual abuse and exploitation. As sick as this is, it does happen in cultures around the world.Often the perpitrators were victims of such abuse in some form as kids. ...Read more

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What's a healthy weight for a 13 year old girl who is 5ft 2?

What's a healthy weight for a 13 year old girl who is 5ft 2?

Average = 102: A desired range varies from 92-114 which includes 50% of kids that age and height. ...Read more

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My 2 year old is a very picky eater. Will this affect his growth?

My 2 year old is a very picky eater. Will this affect his growth?

Unlikely: A natural drop in feeding happens as growth slows from a 14lb/10in/yr in 1st yr to a 5lb/4inch/yr in 2nd. They also drive you crazy with their food selections. I expect todlers to feed well about 4-5 days a month, grazing & picky for the rest. Vitamins are ok if you want but most do well without. I like liquid vits at that age, not the candy vits. Todlers may find & ingest adult look alike meds. ...Read more

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My daughter is 2.6 yrs old her wt is 9.35 kg, she is a fussy eater how can I feed her?

My daughter is 2.6 yrs old her wt is 9.35 kg, she is a fussy eater how can I feed her?

Fussy eater: That is a tough question. The first question would be what does she drink? Many times fussy eaters prefer to drink their calories. If she is filling up on juice and milk then she may not be hungry for real food. Also the average child needs to see something 10 times before trying it. Keep offering. Check in with your doctor, i'm sure she will want to know about the light weight. ...Read more

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My friend is a 13 year old girl 5 foot 2 inches and 126 pounds is she overweight?

My friend is  a 13 year old girl 5 foot 2 inches and 126 pounds is she overweight?

A little: 5 ft 2 at age 13 is average. ( 50th percentile for age) Her ideal weight at that height and age is 100lbs according to the growth charts. She is 26 pounds and 26% overweight for her age and height. This is a good time to reinforce good healthy eating habits with plenty of fruits and veggies as well as being active daily. ...Read more

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What is a healthy weight for a 5'9" , 13 yr old girl?

What is a healthy weight for a 5'9" , 13 yr old girl?

It's her call: Ignore "ideal weights"; they are sub-science. The "body mass index" would be 18.5 if she weighs ~125 lb and 25 if she weighs ~175 lb, which supposedly incorporates the healthy range, but this young lady probably has a sense of what's right for her. If she feels she looks good and can compete in sports with her peers, and does not have signs of an eating disorder, her weight's healthy. ...Read more

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What's a good fit for a 13 year old boy diet?

What's a good fit for a 13 year old boy diet?

Average: For weight loss, eat low fat, low cholesterol foods. Lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, simple grains and some high protein foods. The trick is to use more energy (exercise) than one takes in by eating. ...Read more

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Is my 17 year old son small because he eats too much?

Is my 17 year old son small because he eats too much?

Small: Your child is small because of yours and your wife' s genes or he was born premature. There are other reasons that could also have played a role such as illness. ...Read more

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5 years old child weight 16 kg , is it good?

Too thin?: A 5 year old with this weight is about the 10th percentile. This means that 90% of child weigh more that him and 10% weigh less. If this weight has been consistent over time then there is nothing to worry about. This is why all growth including weight and height needs to be documented over time. ...Read more

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Can a 1 yr. Old toddler eat eggs?

Can a 1 yr. Old toddler eat eggs?

Yes: Unless known allergy, eggs are fine for a one year old, and are an excellent source of protein! ...Read more

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Is a sixteen year old girl who is 5'7 and weighs 145 lbs a healthy weight?

Is a sixteen year old girl who is 5'7 and weighs 145 lbs a healthy weight?

YES: Her bmi (body mass index) , calculated from her wt and height , is 22.3, close to 75th percentile for 16-y-o girl. ...Read more

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What is a Good Diet for malnutrtioned Child 5 Years old ?

What is a Good Diet for malnutrtioned Child 5 Years old ?

Why: The biggest question is why he is malnourished is there any problem with his gut or digestive system . If not and the only problem he does not have the appetite then you can take a can of supplement high protein diet and mix it up with two scoop of his favorite ice cream and add to it some peanut butter and honey . It is very delicious and no child will resist the smoothie like drink ...Read more

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My daughter is 2.6 yrs old her wt is 9.35kg she is a fussy eater how can I feed her?

My daughter is 2.6 yrs old her wt is 9.35kg she is a fussy eater how can I feed her?

Behavioral: Be patient. When she is hungry, she will eat.Do not let her fill up on liquids, junk foods or only what she likes.This age children can not starve or become malnourished if the balanced diet is available.Offer foods and if hungry, she will eat. ...Read more

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My 2 year old Son-shine is 28lbs and 34 inches tall but a picky eater. I supplement his diet with Pediasure daily.Is his weight normal?

My 2 year old Son-shine is 28lbs and 34 inches tall but a picky eater. I supplement his diet with Pediasure daily.Is his weight normal?

50/50: This is about 50% percentile for height and 50% for weight, just fine. He is average and not at all underweight. Thanks for taking such an active role in his health! ...Read more

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What's a healthy weight for height and age - 5 year old girl?

What's a healthy weight for height and age - 5 year old girl?

Trend: Healthy growth in a child is when they gain age appropriate cm/inches and weight on an annualized basis. Bmi and waist circumference (more important) help to determine if the proportions are within age appropriate goals. Please see this website: http://www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts/charts.Htm. ...Read more

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What's average weight for a 5'5, 13 year old girl?

What's average weight for a 5'5, 13 year old girl?

Average(Not=Healthy): only means average and defined by medical industry as average to include the central 95.8% of any variable compared to small sample groups considered not obviously ill; http://goo.gl/Blh6rW. For this age, wt. ht. issue look up: https://www.google.com/#q=weight+for+height+and+age for a few references (standards adopted by medial industry from Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. data, early 1940's). ...Read more

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