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How do I improve the appetite of a 3 yr old?

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In brief: Eating behaviors

Children eat better if hungry.
What snacking to closes to meals. Also when sitting down to meals start solids first so the. Child doesn't fill up on fluids. Also kids attention for meals decreases if eating with tv on.

In brief: Eating behaviors

Children eat better if hungry.
What snacking to closes to meals. Also when sitting down to meals start solids first so the. Child doesn't fill up on fluids. Also kids attention for meals decreases if eating with tv on.
Dr. Harris Lilienfeld
Dr. Harris Lilienfeld
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Eval diet/ growth

It is quite common for the 3-5 yo ti decrease/change their food seeking behavior based on changing growth & activities.
Expect an ave of 3in/4lb/yr growth at this stage & more interest in carbs to sustain exploration.Have your physician go over the childs growth chart & see if they follow their expected pattern. A variety of supplements can be used if needed, but see if it is needed first.

In brief: Eval diet/ growth

It is quite common for the 3-5 yo ti decrease/change their food seeking behavior based on changing growth & activities.
Expect an ave of 3in/4lb/yr growth at this stage & more interest in carbs to sustain exploration.Have your physician go over the childs growth chart & see if they follow their expected pattern. A variety of supplements can be used if needed, but see if it is needed first.
Dr. James Ferguson
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