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I have an 8 year old daughter Eho is very fussy Only eats

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HelloI have an 8 year old daughter
Eho is very fussy
Only eats certain foods like 10 itemsShe is very short and weighs the anount of a 4 year old
Still wears size 4/5 clothes
I am lost on whar to do
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Gupta replied 11 months ago.

Hi,

I believe that we need to evaluate Eho,

There are certain conditions like celiac disease and underlying liver and kidney problems that need to be ruled out.

In in addition, we need to evaluate the diet and make a diet chart.

Finally her nutrtion needs to be assessed with blood tests also.

Careful growth monitoring and results of these tests will help decide how to manage her symptoms :)

Warm regards,

Dr Gaurav Gupta, MD

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Its nit that she is allergic
Its like she doesn't want to eat anythingAll food is yuck for her
Expert:  Dr. Gupta replied 10 months ago.

Ok,

Assuming that there are no underlying problems, and this has been checked by your pediatrician, this means that Eho is a Picky Eater.

For this, there are certain things that you need to try ....

I am sure you are doing some of these already, but check the below mentioned links, and I am sure some of the tips will help you feed Eho better :)

http://www.webmd.com/parenting/features/feeding-a-picky-eater

http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/feeding-eating/feeding-infants-toddlers/picky-eater

http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/childrens-health/in-depth/childrens-health/art-20044948

Warm regards

Dr Gupta, MD