What’s wrong with baby anorexia
- Zinc deficiency causes anorexia.
Zinc deficiency can affect taste and appetite because zinc deficiency can cause mucosal hyperplasia and keratinization, causing the pores of the taste buds to be blocked, making it difficult for food to reach the taste buds and making the sense of taste insensitive.
- Family history of Anorexia
Eating disorders can be heritable, so a strong family history of a parent, sibling, or another relative of a child has an eating disorder, the risk of the baby getting anorexic is 7 to 12 times higher.
- Improper feeding after birth leads to gastrointestinal dysfunction.
Improper feeding methods such as monotonous feeding and long-term based on dairy products and starchy diets can cause lack of cellulose, vitamins and vital vitamins. This caused them to constipate and their taste buds flat, resulting in loss of appetite.
Early symptoms of Anorexia
Early detection of the symptoms of anorexia is the key prevention in treating eating disorders in young children. Early ‘red flags’ can include:
- Throwing tantrum
- Refuse to eat
- Lack of growth
- Aversion to tastes or textures
Treating Baby Anorexia
- Take your child to the pediatrics or gastroenterology department of a regular hospital for a comprehensive and detailed examination, to rule out those chronic diseases iron or zinc deficiency.
- The child should be scientifically educated to arrange a good diet starting from a young age. Try to be as varied as possible in food every day. Grains, meat, beans and vegetables should be properly matched. Animal food contains more zinc and must maintain a certain proportion in the diet. The parents can create a good dining atmosphere to make children eat in a happy mood.
- The parents can try to overcome the habit of snacking by letting them do more outdoor activities and drink boiled water. The parents can be role models because children like to imitate their parents. If the parents are picky eaters or partial eaters, the child will also be affected, and most of them are also anorexia.
- Lactic acid bacteria to increase the beneficial flora in the gastrointestinal tract will help to improve appetite, enhance gastrointestinal tract function and immunity.
- Giving the baby too much rice and noodles for a long time will make the baby lack vitamin B1 and lysine, which will slow down the gastrointestinal motility, bloating, digestive juice secretion and appetite.