Children probably need less food than you think. If however you remain concerned that your child is more than a fussy eater and may be malnourished, you should visit your GP and if appropriate, obtain a referral to a paediatrician or paediatric dietician.
In a very small number of instances a child’s aversion to eating or extreme behaviour at mealtimes may have psychological causes. In other families, the parent child relationship may be negatively affected and a child psychologist’s input may be helpful. If you think that either of these may apply to your family, seek help from your GP in the first instance, or contact us for a confidential chat about your concerns.