Posted by: Indonesian Children | August 20, 2009

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Kids’ “picky eating” is a common complaint among parents, many of whom worry that their children’s nutrient intake suffers as a result. According to a recent study, fussy eaters may actually fall into two distinct groups – one unwilling to try unfamiliar foods and the other unwilling to eat a variety of

As a toddler, your child may start to refuse to eat some foods, become a very picky eater or even go on binges where they will only want to eat a certain food. An important way that children learn to be independent is through establishing independence about feeding. Even though your child may not be eating as well rounded a diet as you would like, as long as your child is growing normally and has a normal energy level, there is probably little to worry about. Remember that early childhood is a period in his development where he is not growing very fast

This new study, combined with past research, suggests the following advice: Don’t assume that children will grow out of picky eating. The number of foods kids like does not change much from the age of two or three to age eight. In fact, new foods are often more likely accepted at age two to four than at four to eight. Don’t hold off a wide variety of foods, assuming children are too young.

Also, most children do not eat a balanced diet each and every day, but over the course of a week or so their diet will usually be well balanced. You can consider giving your child a daily vitamin if you think he is not eating well, although he probably doesn’t need it.

Although your child will probably be hesitant to try new foods, you should still offer small amounts of them once or twice a week (one tablespoon of green beans, for example). Most children will try a new food after being offered it 10-15 times.

Other ways to prevent feeding problems are to not use food as a bribe or reward for desired behaviors, avoid punishing your child for not eating well, limit mealtime conversation to positive and pleasant topics, avoid discussing or commenting on your child’s poor eating habits while at the table, limit eating and drinking to the table or high chair, and limit snacks to two nutritious snacks each day.

You should also not prepare more than one meal for your child. If he doesn’t want to eat what was prepared for the rest of the family, then he should not be forced to, but you should also not give him something else to eat. He will not starve after missing a single meal, and providing alternatives to the prepared meal will just cause more problems later.

What most parents don’t realize is that all toddlers are picky eaters. And it’s perfectly normal, even expected developmental behavior. It may surprise you to find out that this behavior has very little to do with the taste of food and is mostly about wanting control of a situation. Most toddlers learn very early that eating is very easy to control and it is likely to get a response out of you. This makes it fun (for your kid, not you)!

The big challenge for parents is NOT to give into this behavior, and DON’T fall into the trap of offering bland, unhealthy foods as a replacement for flavorful, healthy foods. This can be a difficult time.

PICKY EATERS CLINIC

JL TAMAN BENDUNGAN ASAHAN 5 JAKARTA PUSAT, JAKARTA INDONESIA 10210

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Sulit makan pada buah hati kita adalah keluhan yang sering dialami oleh para orangtua dan pengasuh anak. Hampir 30% anak seusia balita pasti pernah mengalaminya. Karena, terlalu banyaknya anak yang mengalami sulit makan seringkali dianggap biasa dan dianggap masa anak memang harus mengalami sulit makan. Hal yang dianggap biasa oleh orangtua bahkan sebagian klinisi ini kalau dibiarkan dalam jangka panjang akan mengakibatkan berbagai komplikasi yang mengganggu tumbuh dan berkembangnya anak.

Gangguan kesulitan makan bukanlah merupakan sesuatu penyakit tetapi merupakan manifestasi dari sesuatu kelainan  atau penyakit yang ada pada anak. Penyebab sulit makan sangat banyak dan bervariasi. Picky Eaters Clinic Jakarta mengadakan penelitian ternyata penyebab terbanyak adalah gangguan fungsi saluran cerna. Penelitian mengejutkan lainnya ternyata penderita Picky Eaters sebanyak 32% seringkali mendapatkan overdiagnosis Tuberkulosis atau orang awam mengistilahkan sebutan “fleks”. Overdiagnosis artinya belum tentu mengalami penyakit TBC tetapi diobati sebagai TBC. Kesalahan yang sering terjadi lainnya orangtua datang ke dokter seringkali hanya meminta vitamin obat nafsu makan tanpa menanyakan penyebab gangguan sulit makan itu terjadi.

Picky Eaters Clinic Jakarta, melakukan intervensi penanganan anak sulit makan dengan melakukan identifikasi secara klinis tentang penyebabnya dan mengatasinya. Identifikasi klinis adalah upaya diagnosis dengan meminimilkan pemeriksaan laboratorium dan pemeriksaan penunjang lainnya. Intervensi lain yang bisa dilakukan adalah denmgan memberikan terapi okupasi oral motor untuk mengurangi gejala sisa gangguan mengunyah dan menelan.

Strategi dan tips pemberian makan pada anak sulit makan yang selama ini banyak dipublikasikan oleh media dan disampaikan oleh dokter dan klinisi tidak akan banyak membantu bila penyebab sulit makan tersebut tidak dikenali dan diatasi.

Sedangkan pemberian vitamin, enzim atau penambah nafsu makan jangka panjang bukan solusi penanganan permasalahan sulit makan pada anak, bahkan hanya akan mengaburkan penyebab sulit makan itu sendiri. Pemberian vitamin atau obat bukan fokus utama dalam penanganan penderita. Seringkali pemberian enzim atau perangsang nafsu makan hanya membantu sementara, saat vitamin tersebut habis keluhan timbul lagi. Bahkan adakalanya diberikan berbagai obat dan vitamin, keluhan kesulitan makan tidak membaik. Hal ini terjadi karena penanganannya tidak dikenali sumber penyebab dan atasi penyebabnya.

 BERGABUNGLAH BERSAMA KAMI : PICKY EATERS CLUB INDONESIA (FACEBOOK GROUP)

PENANGANAN TERBAIK KESULITAN MAKAN BUKAN DENGAN PEMAKSAAN, MEMARAHI, MENGANCAM ATAU PEMBERIAN VITAMIN JANGKA PANJANG, TETAPI KENALI DAN ATASI PENYEBABNYA

 

PICKY EATERS CLINIC 

KLINIK KHUSUS KESULITAN MAKAN PADA ANAK

MENGATASI MASALAH SULIT MAKAN PADA ANAK DENGAN MENGENALI DAN MENGATASI PENYEBABNYA.

JL Taman Bendungan Asahan 5,  Bendungan Hilir, Jakarta Pusat Indonesia 10210

 Phone :62 (021) 70081995 – 5703646

Email : judarwanto@gmail.com  

www.mypickyeaters.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

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CLINIC FOR CHILDREN

Jl Taman Bendungan Asahan 5 Bendungan Hilir, Jakarta Pusat Indonesia 10210

Phone : (021) 70081995 – 5703646

www.clinichildren.wordpress.com/

 

 

Clinic and Editor in Chief :

Dr WIDODO JUDARWANTO SpA, pediatrician 

 

 

email : judarwanto@gmail.com

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