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10 Red Flags In Child Nutrition

10 Red Flags In Child Nutrition

Food is one of the most important factors for overall health. The food we eat becomes who we are and influences our physical, mental, and social well-being. And when it comes to children food matters a lot. Child behavior and food are closely linked. Let us understand 10 red flags in child nutrition.

Parents play a powerful role in children's eating behavior. Your style will influence your child’s relationship with food, and their nutritional choices throughout life. Food habits that you teach will either heal them or harm them.

Here in this blog, I am going to discuss, & when you need a specialist in feeding issues.

10 red flags in child nutrition

  • Force Feeding - Every parent thinks their child should grow stronger and healthier and that is why they force feed their children. This builds a negative image of food in a child's mind and they start hating food.
  • Poor weight gain - We should regularly monitor a Child's weight and height.  In some situations, the child's poor weight gain is related to issues at home, such as not having an adequate amount of food in the house, caregiver concerns about feeding the child certain types of food (eg, foods with fat), or medical problems.
  • Have ongoing choking gagging or coughing during meals - When children have this behavior it is very scary. It may be because there is difficulty managing the size of a bite, not tolerating certain textures, or manipulating foods can be signs of a potential problem.
  • Regular GI Issues -Children who suffer from GI disorders often have many GI problems and complications. These complications, such as vomiting or diarrhea, lead to nutrient malabsorption, which increases the risk of undernutrition, jeopardizing children's growth and development.
  • Eats less than 20 foods by 2 years of age- Many kids have habits like" food jag" (eating the same kind of food again and again). If this will happen then the child will not get the appropriate amount of nutrients. So there should be variety in a child plan.
  • Unable to transition from breast/bottle to a cup by 16 months of age–It is necessary to wean off bottle/breast after 1 year because drinks flow very slowly through a bottle teat (nipple), which means it takes your toddler longer to drink what he needs. If your toddler spends too long with a teat in his mouth, it may cause tooth decay.
  • Difficulty transitioning from liquids to solids - Transitioning to solid foods is a significant and exciting milestone for babies and parents. The challenges of being unable to transition to solids can mean increased anxiety for the child and family. Specialist intervention is required in such cases.
  • Tooth Decay - Tooth decay and diet both are interrelated. Diet and a child's nutrition affect the health of the tissues in the mouth, and the health of the mouth affects the nutrients consumed.
  • Being unusually irritable - When there is an improper intake of nutrients then kids become irritable. Especially when there is a deficiency of vitamin B including Thiamine (B1), Riboflavin (B2), and B12, can lead to irritability.
  • Gadget Dependency - It matter to worry when your child is unable to control his usage of gadgets. It makes them anti-social because they find their happiness in the virtual world or the real world.

In Conclusion, a child's nutrition is very important. Here at The Basic Meals will help your children to meet his/her nutritional goals. We have the skills, knowledge, and experience to help your children to build healthy relationships with food.

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