Eating Disorder In Child
Child eating disorder is something people who are new parents wish doesn't exist. Or well, if it exists, their child should be super shielded from it. Good news is, child eating disorder doesn't pounce on children. It doesn't just come. It starts gradually. And another good news is, if you have the right information, and do the right things, your child would live absolutely free of it.
Feeding your child well is a necessity. There is the right food at the right time. When it's time to breast feed, please, do it heartily. You have only one chance to breast feed your cute baby. An older lady in trying to advice me (I was then a first-time mum), said I should put my baby on a diet…. As in, even if she was crying for food I should limit the amount of breast milk and the number of times she was fed. Perhaps, that was her own way of warding off child binging, or unknowingly sparking off a child eating disorder called anorexia. Fortunately, my motherly instincts just couldn’t accept her unsolicited advice. I chose to feed my baby well. Don’t overindulge your child, your youngster. Feed them well but refrain from giving your toddler whatever and whenever. Ever seen an only child in a home? Especially, one that the parents waited long years for? Because the parents feel very grateful for this kid, there's the tendency to give the child whatever she asks for and more. She gets used to the habit of biting at something all the time. Next, she starts Binging. Her parents regard it as normal until it gets out of hands. By then though, she is likely overweight. There are others who put all their children through this process.
Some other children, take cue from their peers who are overweight. They don’t want to be bullied at school over weight issues. What is peer pressure? That's it right here. A child takes a stand for or against, simply because of a fellow child circumstances.
Some also watch mum who lives an Anorexic lifestyle.
At even 5 years of age they pick up the ideas.
They pick up the tapes to measure their waist, jump on the scale daily to weigh themselves, and skip as many meals as they could get away with. Some easily go Bulimic. Sure, they eat at home. But rush to the toilet at home or school toilet to force a vomit. This is all risky for a growing child. Their growth process is badly affected. Some of their body organs wouldn’t develop well because of undernourishment. You'd even notice that their physical growth is affected too. Their brain doesn’t develop properly and this affects their memory capacity. Productivity and academic performance are slowed down. All these could cause fatigue, irritability, depression, poor vision, teeth decay, isolation, fragile bones and more.
Walk In Discipline
Exercising discipline in the area of food would keep each child eating disorder far from your child and home. Show them the right example of what eating and living healthy mean. Please, do not mar their future with negative food choices, attitudes and lifestyles. They watch you and would generally copy and push your lifestyle to an extreme you'll be shocked at! Among the many other things you could do is to expose and feed them with organic fruits and vegetables early. Eat or drink them yourself, first... Be a good example... You could juice the fruits and vegetables up and feed them, starting early.
Use the right juicers.
Remember, your child is the sum total (product) of what and how she is fed.
No matter how far you have gone, you could retrace your steps to do it right, starting now.
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