Child Psychology and Behaviour

no food only bottle milk

Trinayani Puvvala
3 to 7 years

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Updated on May 08, 2017

my brother was 4years old n he dont take food at all he take a bit and go away totally avoids food when ever felt hungry he ll take bottle milk... we are worried that this acedemic year we are planned him to send him to school so plz mummies suggest whether anyone suffer like this

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Shikha Batra

| May 08, 2017

hi again ! dear he will look for food only if he is hungry. but in this case milk intake is in more than required amount so he doesn't feel the hunger. take baby steps in reducing milk say if he takes milk 5 times u then make it 4 times and add one dish instead.

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Trinayani Puvvala

| May 08, 2017

hi sikha garu my step mom tried many ways to feed him bt its of no use and he is a test tube baby very weak

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Shikha Batra

| May 08, 2017

hi Trinayani! how r u! please avoid giving him more than 500 ml of milk in a day. milk is filling so it reduces child's hunger for solid food. also as it doesn't have iron and other essential nutrients child may suffer from nutritional deficiencies in the longer run. also try serving him milk in attractive sippy cups or mugs with Joy's pic on it. surely he won't be able to refuse these attractive options. use of bottles for longer duration will again lead to many problems such as tooth decay,infections etc. as far as meals are concerned a 4 year old can have regular diet as adults . make him sit along with others on the dining chair and serve him what others are being served. praise him and reward him with a smiley if he finishes his meals . I am sure with your efforts ,praise and love he will soon get rid of bottle feed and will take normal diet.

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