Not eating doesn’t mean not hungry

first_img“His parents subscribed to the `he will eat when he’s hungry’ theory and did not call the pediatrician until it was almost too late.” Examples of when to see a health-care professional: If the child has consistently refused most food for more than a week and exhibits such symptoms as lethargy or extreme paleness. Some tips from parents: Keep a food diary. If your child is not developing typical eating habits, talk to your pediatrician or family physician and a nutritionist. Seek early intervention services, such as speech therapy and occupational therapy. As needed, consult with a pediatric gastroenterologist, allergist and developmental pediatrician. Can you help? Q. “My granddaughter is in kindergarten and seems to get so frustrated easily. Her parents have noticed it for more than a year. They do not put pressure on her to perform; she puts the pressure on herself. For example, at a mini-golf game, the ball did not go where she wanted it to go, so she tossed the club down.” – A GRANDMOTHER IN MEMPHIS, TENN. Betsy Flagler, a journalist based in Davidson, N.C., teaches preschool and is the mother of a teenage son. If you have tips or questions, please e-mail us at [email protected] or call Parent to Parent at 704-236-9510.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“Our first granddaughter would not take a bottle and was a very picky eater,” the grandmother recalls. “The pediatrician said a child will not starve herself. But she only gained 1 pound in about six months.” Now 4, the girl has been diagnosed with a disorder on the wide spectrum of autism. “The specialist said that her not eating was a sensory issue. That accounted for her not liking a bottle as well,” the grandmother says. Another reader, who works for a pediatrician, says a strong-willed toddler, especially one being fed a vegetarian or vegan diet, can override hunger signals if not offered foods palatable to him or her. She e-mailed this response: “Usually I am in agreement with your advice, but not the column about the 17-month-old who wouldn’t eat well. Your advice to `relax, the toddler will eat when he’s hungry,’ is not always true, and the consequences for such children can be severe. “One of our patients, a toddler, recently spent a week in the hospital with severe anemia and malnutrition, caused by his refusal to eat starting about six weeks prior to his hospitalization. Q uestion: “Your recent column regarding the 17-month-old boy who wasn’t eating solids well raised concerns for me. My son had a difficult time transitioning to solid food because the textures bothered him. An occupational therapist is essential in determining whether this child is truly not hungry or he needs professional help.” – A MOTHER IN ATLANTA Answer: The mother from Atlanta is among parents who say their toddlers will not eat because they have sensory issues with food. Not just textures, but certain smells and colors are revolting to them. Feeding issues can be linked to other disorders. Research shows that children who have disorders related to autism often have difficulties eating different textures of food. Autism helped explain why a girl in Fuquay Varina, N.C., resisted food. last_img


first_imgSEAN MAC CUMHAILLS CLUB NOTES 25/06/12RESULTSFRI 22 JUNEMAC CUMHAILLS V FANAD.SENIORFT Mac Cumhaills 1-08 Fanad 1-12. This was a very close game, Fanad went into the break a goal up, second half was a very even contest that could’ve gone either way. Mac Cumhaills were lucky not to come away with at least a point.Scorers for us were D O Leary 0-06(3F), Benny Mc Laughlin 0-02(2f), Gavin Gallagher 1-00.MAC CUMHAILLS V FANAD RESERVEFT Mac Cumhaills 2-13   Fanad 0-06.A good team performance from Mac Cumhaills, with management blooding more new players. Ciaran Tourish capped off a fine debut with a goal. Scorers were Stephen Mulligan 0-04, Seamus Mc Ginty 0-02, Alan Patton 0-02, Luke O Farrell 1-02, Mickey Patton 0-01, Mark Dorrian 0-01, Gavin Doherty 0-01, Ciaran Tourish1-00.SUN 24 JUNE.MAC CUMHAILLS V CLOUGHANEELY SENIORFT. Mac Cumhaills 3-09 Cloughaneely 0-10.Good second half performance from Mac Cumhaills, scoring 1-04 in a four min spell. Ran out comfortable winners.Scorers for  Mc Cumhaills. David White 0-04(2f), Paddy Hennigan 1-01, Barney Lafferty 0-01, Gavin Gallagher 0-01, Darren O Leary 1-01, Shaun Mc Gowan 1-01.MAC CUMHAILLS V CLOUGHANEELY RESERVEFT Mac Cumhaills 0-10  Cloughaneely 1-08.MAC CUMHAILLS V GLENFINN THIRD TEAMFT Mac Cumhaills 1-10 Glenfinn 2-06. The third team continued their winning ways as we rtook on our neighbours in Mac Cumhaill. A very good team performance saw Mac Cumhaills win by the narrowest of margins. The thirds remain unbeaten so far this year. Wel done to all the players and coaches.FIXTURES.U14 Footballers home to St Michaels 7.30pm.U18 Hurlers. League final this Thur.Seniors/Reserves Home to Malin Sun 1.30pmU12 Boys. July 2. Home to Buncrana. 6.30pm.Please keep an eye on our Facebook page as we will update any information as soon as we receive it.MAC CUMHAILL’S CLUB LOTTO REACHES A MASSIVE €10,000There were no winners of the lotto this week. Numbers were 8, 11, 19 and 28.There were 6 match 3 winners. Each receives €25.€2 weekly or a yearly subscription for the Club Lotto is €100€5 weekly or a yearly subscription for the Club Lotto is €240.Contact any club committee member for detailsIF YOU’RE NOT IN, YOU CAN’T WIN!!!!!!!UNDERAGE TRAININGTraining for underage teams is as follows,Under 6’s Boys and Girls: Wed 6.00pm. On Astro pitch  Contact Alan Martin 0861723899Under 8’s: Boys and Girls : Wed 6.00 on Training pitch.Contact Noel Doherty 0866028868Under 10’s Boys.  Wed 6.00pm on Training pitch.Contact John Burke 0868185915Under 12’s Boys.Tuesdays 6.00-7.15. Contact Luke Gavigan 0877980865Under 12/14 Girls. Sunday 12.00pm Contact Olivia Finn 0879673264.Camogie: Under 12/14 Tues 6.00-7.00.All ages  Fri  6.00-7.00pm.Training for girls football 14-18 is on Thurs 5.45pm and Sundays 11.45am.New players welcome. Contact Michael Gordon 0877941058DONEGAL V TYRONE.Best of luck to the Donegal team as take on Tyrone on Sat..FOR SALEClub socks and togs for children up to age 14 and Canning hurls from sizes 26 –  35.Also we have new gear bags for sale. €15.These can be purchased from the club on Tue and Wed at 7.00pmSIGNS.Anyone wishing to take a sign in a prime location on a gable wall, please contact Alan Or Peter.MAC CUMHAILL’S BINGOMac Cumhaill’s Weekly Bingo is in The Villa Rose this week at 8.30pm. Everyone Welcome.CLUB MEETING’SClub meetings will be held on the Last Monday of every Month at the Clubhouse. Any person wishing to get involved in the club please come along or contact any member.The Clubhouse bar is now taking bookings for parties: Contact Simon at  085 1503092 for more information GAA: SEAN MAC CUMHAILLS CLUB NOTES was last modified: June 25th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:SEAN MAC CUMHAILLS CLUB NOTESlast_img read more