Nutritional deficiencies can be experienced by everyone, both babies to adults. However infants, toddlers, and children bear the heaviest effects.
Malnutrition is a condition in which the nutrients required for the growth process are not fulfilled. Malnutrition can occur both in children who are starving, or in children who do not consume enough food if the food with appropriate nutrition.
Is your child malnutrition? You can learn the physical signs. The more severe levels of malnutrition experienced by the child, the more health problems they experienced as well. Physical signs in children suffering from malnutrition are:
Susceptible to infectious diseases, due to the low immune
For dry and rough skin scaly
Malnutrition in children can occur due to various factors, can occur because of poverty, difficulty eating, or lack of parental supervision of the child’s diet. Malnutrition can be addressed with a consistent balanced diet. Some tips for children to obtain adequate nutrition:
For newborns to 12 months
Give the 6 months exclusive breastfeeding. Recommend foods rich in iron, fruit and vegetables are rich in vitamins and minerals. Once used, you can begin to introduce meat, fish, and poultry.
Toddler, toddlers, and school-age children
The more a child grows older, he will increasingly require energy and nutrient intake. Generally toddler will gain weight 2 kg per year and grow taller 5-7, 5 cm per year. With age, then the child’s growth will slow, but the weight will increase. Limit snacks that children low in nutrition, saturated fat, and high salinity. Stay away from fast food. Familiarize children always start the day with breakfast in the morning