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Difficult eating behaviour in the young child 

Difficult eating behaviour in the young child
Chapter:
Difficult eating behaviour in the young child
Source:
Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Paediatrics) (1 ed.)
Author(s):

R. Mark Beattie

, Anil Dhawan

, and John W.L. Puntis

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198569862.003.0016

Appetite 114

Common feeding problems in 1–5 year olds 116

How to increase energy intake 117

Food refusal is common in early life. During the first year infants will try food because they are hungry, or because they are using their mouths to explore the environment. Later on, there has to be motivation to try new foods, and this usually comes from imitation of other people eating. In early childhood it is the presentation of safe and socially appropriate foods and their repeated ingestion that leads to them being liked....

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