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My child 2 years have no apetite?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
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In brief: A rule-of-thumb is

To put a tbsp. Of each nutritious food/ year-of-age on her plate & offer more if she's still hungry.
Discontinue bottles. Limit milk & milk products to 16-21 oz./ day & juice to 0-4 oz./day , from a two-handled, open-mouthed cup. Have 3 sit-down family meals & 2 snacks/day. Model good eating habits. If she's healthy & developmentally normal, she'll eat what she needs if you don't push her.

In brief: A rule-of-thumb is

To put a tbsp. Of each nutritious food/ year-of-age on her plate & offer more if she's still hungry.
Discontinue bottles. Limit milk & milk products to 16-21 oz./ day & juice to 0-4 oz./day , from a two-handled, open-mouthed cup. Have 3 sit-down family meals & 2 snacks/day. Model good eating habits. If she's healthy & developmentally normal, she'll eat what she needs if you don't push her.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Picky eaters

Picky eating habits will drive most parents crazy.
At 2yr their growth rate has slowed to ~5lb/3inch/yr which is much slower than earlier.Feeding matches need. Most feed well 4days a month & nibble the rest.Single item days are common(breads, vegies, etc) & a balanced week is more common than a balanced meal. If you only offer nutritious choices, they will get what they need.Discuss with your dr too.

In brief: Picky eaters

Picky eating habits will drive most parents crazy.
At 2yr their growth rate has slowed to ~5lb/3inch/yr which is much slower than earlier.Feeding matches need. Most feed well 4days a month & nibble the rest.Single item days are common(breads, vegies, etc) & a balanced week is more common than a balanced meal. If you only offer nutritious choices, they will get what they need.Discuss with your dr too.
Dr. James Ferguson
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