Exposed to certain diseases or malnutrition can be a cause of thin children or unable to grow properly, such as their weight does not increase, the value in school is less satisfactory and so forth.
Thin body is more associated with lack of food, even though the thin body causes can vary:
- Maybe the child lacks expression so even if he feels hungry, he doesn’t reveal it to his parents. For such children as parents, they must play an active role. Set a routine meal schedule for him (including light meals) and don’t wait until he’s hungry because he won’t say it.
- It is possible because he consumes too much liquid so that his stomach does not fit again for food, especially solid food which results in the body becoming thin.
- At the time of eating at the dinner table, the chair may not be comfortable so the child does not want to linger at the dining table so the child stops him from eating.
- Maybe he was always rushed to quickly finish his meal. Even though there are certain children who do take longer to eat. Asking him to quickly eat food, make children depressed and unable to enjoy food.
- Because the food provided is not exactly what is needed for growth. Because too much canned food or foods with low fat content are given. If you have less weight, you should give them foods that contain lots of calories and are nutrient-dense so that they are not thin.
- Maybe he is too active while the food input for him is no longer appropriate. Many parents who do not realize that the larger the child, the more activities where children like this need energy. Maybe it’s time to increase food intake so that reserves are available to support children’s growth.
- Another reason might be because the child is hit by stress. Either because he just got a younger brother, his parents separated, they were unable to attend classes, or there were too many additional activities. Things like this can also be the cause of children not eating appetite so that the body is thin.
Those are some possibilities that cause the body of a thin body. May be useful.