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What are portable lunch ideas for a fussy eater?

What are portable lunch ideas for a fussy eater?

Nutrition: Fussy eaters do best when they are engaged with the choice. Ideas include string cheese, apple slices and peanut butter (for no allergy kids), shell macaroni (in a warmed small thermos), boxed milk, protein bars, and a variety of fruits and vegetables. Find 2-3 choices and rotate and establish a regular day routine so they are not surprised. Let them help pack the lunch the evening before! ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Fussiness (Definition)

The term "irritability" is used for infants and young children who, when ill, are especially fussy, whiny, and fretful, despite attempts at comforting and soothing them. Irritability can be a very early sign of serious problems. Although irritability is not a symptom of any specific illness, it should arouse suspicion in the parent that something might be wrong with the child, even though there may not ...Read more


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My son is a month and a half old, and has been very fussy and eating a lot lately. He's also been very warm, but his temp stays at 97.1 - 97.5. Ideas?

My son is a month and a half old, and has been very fussy and eating a lot lately. He's also been very warm, but his temp stays at 97.1 - 97.5. Ideas?

Fussy baby: Fever would be 100.4 or higher. So it does not seem that your baby has fever. When you say eating a lot, is he breastfeeding a lot and by that how often do you mean. If he is taking formula how much is your baby drinking and how often? Is your baby having bowel movements daily? It is difficult to answer what might possibly be happening with the information given. ...Read more

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I have a super fussy all day baby today she's eating we'll but doesn't stop fusing any ideas what might be wrong?

I have a super fussy all day baby today she's eating we'll but doesn't stop fusing any ideas what might be wrong?

FUSSY BABY: There are many causes why the baby fusses. Sometimes they lack sleep, hungry, sick, uncomfortable due to something, etc. The best thing to do is see md to find out at once what seems to bother him. ...Read more

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My four month old baby has smelly black tarry stools. She has recently started formula fully. Very fussy and crying. Any ideas?

My four month old baby has smelly black tarry stools. She has recently started formula fully. Very fussy and crying. Any ideas?

Bleeding: Black tarry stool indicates bleeding from the intestines. The most common cause of GI bleeding in babies is milk protein intolerance. Your 4 months old just started formula which contain cow milk protein that may be causing black tarry stool. Need to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Any idea what the black, pepper looking flecks are in my 4 month old's stool? He was extra fussy yesterday & didn't sleep well. He is 100% breastfed.

Any idea what the black, pepper looking flecks are in my 4 month old's stool? He was extra fussy yesterday & didn't sleep well. He is 100% breastfed.

Digested blood: Normal poop, with black flecks mixed in. The flecks are digested blood, most commonly from the baby swallowing blood from mom's sore and bleeding nipples. If u don't have a problem check for baby teething. ...Read more

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I am randomly puking after i eat, i mean i can lunch be ok and then few hours later eat dinner and puke, i dont feel sick any ideas?

I am randomly puking after i eat, i mean i can lunch be ok and then few hours later eat dinner and puke, i dont feel sick any ideas?

Gastroparesis?: are you diabetic? sometimes when you are your stomach doesnt empty properly after you eat and you can becom,e nauseous after you eat. ...Read more

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I want to start eating healthy but have no idea what to eat for breakfast/lunch what are some healthy ideas?

I want to start eating healthy but have no idea what to eat for breakfast/lunch what are some healthy ideas?

The simplest: Formula i can give you is eat only "god made" food for that is the "fuel" for which we were designed----not easy in this day and age and good food is expensive but you might be surprised at the money that millions are putting into "junk" on the grounds of expense. ...Read more

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I'm having dizziness and headache after I eat lunch, any idea?

I'm having dizziness and headache after I eat lunch, any idea?

Allergy: Allergy? Keeping a food diary could possibly be of benefit. Alternatively, it could be blood shunting to your stomach to help digest the food. I would consider seeing a neurologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it a psychological disorder to be a fussy eater?

Is it a psychological disorder to be a fussy eater?

Depends how fussy.: Fussy eating taken to an extreme can be part of a psychological disorder which can include anorexia nervosa, obsessive- compulsive disorder, phobic behaviors and even various forms of psychosis. On the other hand people have preferences for various foods which are in the range of normal behavior and are not a part of any psychological disorder. ...Read more

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My son is 2.3..he is very fussy eater..can i give him trex orix forte?

My son is 2.3..he is very fussy eater..can i give him trex orix forte?

Cyproheptadine: In this country cyproheptadine is a prescription medication and one of the indications is for underweight. So it is given for a pt significantly underweight to stimulate appetite. Not indicated for "fussy eater" unless pt is significantly underweight. ...Read more

Fussy (Definition)

A fussy infant or child is one who may be more irritable than usual. She may not eat as much as usual and may have trouble sleeping. A fussy baby may have an infection, teeth coming in, a tummy ache, or just be distressed due to a change of schedule or "having a bad day". If it persists or she can't sleep or eat anything, ...Read more