Did you know that the main cause of anorexia problem in babies is the anxiety of the mother? Research has shown that; This anxiety affects babies negatively when mothers think their babies are not fed enough. The bond between the mother and the baby is broken and babies have anorexia. If there is no other problem and only the mother's concern, this feeling must be overcome first. If this is not the case, however, the underlying factors for lack of appetite should be determined by a qualified physician. Avrasya Hospital Specialist in Child Health and Diseases Specialist. Dr. Ersin Sari, babies told you everything about the problems of anorexia seen in the causes of appetite problems seen in children; The following reasons can be listed as: • Home change, • Weather change, • Vacation, • Away from home, • Separation from parents
Could it be a harbinger of some diseases?
Although the appetite problem seen in infants is common, the underlying causes may not be innocent at all. Temporary appetite problems (less than 3 weeks) may occur due to the reasons mentioned above, but appetite problems lasting more than one month may be a harbinger of other diseases. These include: • Anemia (anemia), • Intestinal parasites, • Infectious diseases, • Hypothyroidism • Vitamin deficiency • Congenital heart disease, If you see a long-term appetite problem in your baby, consult a doctor immediately. Because appetite problems can be seen as a simple problem can turn into a more serious picture.
In which periods does anorexia occur in infants?
Growth and development rates of infants vary according to periods. Growth may be rapid in some periods, while growth is slow in some periods. The first 1 year is the period in which babies grow rapidly and can be considered as a period when the baby needs more food. During this period, the child is accustomed to eating more and the growth and development of the child slows down in the 2nd year and may be perceived as anorexia if the baby is fed less. This is normal and the mother does not need to worry. Because it is a difficult process for babies, babies are often depressed. In this case, it is normally acceptable to not eat regularly. Allergic reactions in infants who start to eat additional food may cause anorexia in infants. In this case, it is necessary to consult a specialist doctor.
How to prevent anorexia problems?
Anorexia can be prevented by many factors as it occurs due to many factors. As a parent, it is important to listen to these tips where you can solve your baby's appetite problems by avoiding unnecessary concerns: • Milk and dairy products, meat, eggs, fish and cereal are important for the child's development. After the baby is 9 months old, sit down at the dining table and have him eat with you. Make it a habit to eat at the table • Make sure you eat the food in a room that doesn't distract from the TV • Try a completely different food if you refuse to eat it at a meal. If he refuses, wait until the next meal without any food: • Do not pressure your baby to eat • Do not force your baby to eat as soon as he wakes up. Because after the sleep there is a certain decrease in the appetite level of the babies: • Choose foods that are high in nutrients and your baby will love • Prepare surprises and make food attractive • Meals should be determined regularly. Sugary foods should not be given between the meals to miss the appetite of the child.