Parents are always concerned about their children for some reason or the other. Most parents often complain about children from 1 to 5 years of age, not being hungry, and not eating properly. According to parents, the child's weight increases to 5-6 kg for the first 1 year. So, by the first year, the weight goes up to 9-11. But for 5 years after the first year, the weight increases to just 2-3 kg every year.

At this age, it is seen many times that the child's weight has not changed for 3-4 months. Then the parents feel that the child is not being raised properly, but it is not because, at this age, they are not growing like the first year, so their appetite is also slightly reduced. This phenomenon is called physiological anorexia. If your child does not feel hungry, learn about the cause and treatment in detail in this article.

Usually, children eat as much food as they need for growth and as per the requirement of energy. Many parents try to force their children to eat more than they need. Even many parents tend to eat fruits, snacks, or other things all day to their children. Because of this, children do not feel hungry when there is time to eat.

However, when the child demands food, only that time, they should be given food. They should be trained in such a way that they should ask for food when it is needed. Parents are concerned that low appetite can cause a deficiency of vitamins and minerals in the body. However, the forcefully making them to eat food that has been made will not meet the children's body's deficiency, nor will they like to eat it. Once your child learns to eat from the spoon, the parents should never feed them forcefully. If the child is hungry, he will eat himself. If your child's weight and length are average in age, do not worry because young children need less food.

Causes behind loss of appetite:

But if the child is older and has a low appetite, he always looks tired and irritable, it is a matter of concern. This can be caused by an illness such as stomach flu, fever, sore throat, and diarrhea. Apart from this, there may be some other reasons:

Stress-

Stress or difficulty in studying family issues.

Depression-

Depression affects the appetite of children to a great extent. 

Anorexia nervosa-

Psychological discomfort related to food, i.e., not willing to eat anything. 

Anemia-

Children suffering from anemia look tired and irritated. 

Insects-

Insects in the abdomen cause diseases such as loss of appetite, intestinal bleeding or swelling, diarrhea, and dysentery. 

Constipation-

Irregular defecation can affect the appetite of the child.

Natural way to increase appetite:  

There are many natural ways to increase your child's appetite, but sometimes you need to use hunger-enhancing things so that your children eat as much as their body needs. While selecting the appetite-enhancing supplement, you should ensure that the product is authentic and original and good.

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