Feeding should not be forced. The practice of feeding by displaying mobile phones and television should be discontinued. Instead, children should be fed only when they are hungry.”
Ways to prevent baby obesity
With age, the human body will become a little heavier, and fat will accumulate and become obese. This is normal. But it is not normal for babies to accumulate excess fat, gain weight and gain weight. Unfortunately, however, obesity has also increased among children lately.
Causes of child obesity
When a child gains weight in proportion to his age due to excess fat accumulation in his body, he is said to be obese. Obesity is scientifically accurately diagnosed by a proportional calculation of the child’s body weight and height.
The most common causes of obesity are lack of physical activity and over-feeding. In addition, foods are high in sugar. Addiction to junk food, such as too much rice, sweets, soft drinks or fatty foods, can cause obesity in children. In addition to hereditary factors, hormonal problems in the body, such as thyroid hormone deficiency, polycystic ovary problems in girls, long-term use of steroid-like drugs or excess cortisol hormone in the body also play a role in obesity.
Problems due to obesity
- Obese children have an increased risk of developing high blood pressure, diabetes, etc. at an early age.
- Obese children have excess fat in their blood and are at higher risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, etc.
- Excess body weight can also cause pain in the hands, crooked legs, etc.
- Many obese children find it difficult to breathe through their noses. Outbreaks appear to be exacerbated during this time. Many again have difficulty sleeping.
- Many have black skin on their necks.
- Obese children are short of breath at work. As a result, they are more prone to laziness.
- Many people develop fatty liver disease due to fat accumulation in the liver.
- Make the child aware of healthy and unhealthy foods.
- Practice eating together as much as possible by setting a time for daily meals.
- Do not force feed. The practice of feeding by showing mobile phones and television should be stopped. Children should be given food only when they are hungry.
- Encourage the child to eat on their own without feeding them all the time.
- Home-made vegetables, fish, pulses, etc. should be given according to the child’s needs without giving extra fat and sugary foods bought in the store. Meat should be eaten in moderation. Sugary soft drinks should be discouraged.
- We need to create opportunities for regular physical activity.
The cause of the child’s obesity should be taken to the nearest health centre or specialist doctor. Necessary treatment must be taken before complications develop.