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Understanding Picky Eaters

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By Doctors Aviva Schein and Ravi Raheja, General Pediatricians, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY


If your baby is already choosy about feeding times or sometimes is disinterested in feeding, you may already wonder about what feeding troubles lie ahead. Relax. There are natural and good reasons why a growing child may become a picky eater. Toddlerhood tends to be the most common age for picky eaters, although some children remain particular about their food even as they get older.

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By Doctors Aviva Schein and Ravi Raheja, General Pediatricians, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

If your baby is already choosy about feeding times or sometimes is disinterested in feeding, you may already wonder about what feeding troubles lie ahead. Relax. There are natural and good reasons why a growing child may become a picky eater.

Toddlerhood tends to be the most common age for picky eaters, although some children remain particular about their food even as they get older. Toddlers are picky for several reasons. First, their growth rate decreases significantly after a period of very rapid weight gain in the first year. Their metabolism slows, and they simply do not need as many calories. Second, toddlers are very active and do not like to be interrupted from their exploration and discovery of the world for something as mundane as mealtime. Jump to full text of this article here.



Categories: Children's Health, Health & Wellness,


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