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10 Mar 2010

Fussy eater
Dear Doc

My daughter is 14 months old. She is healthy, but possibly slightly underweight. She drinks about 500ml of NAN 3 a day, and about 100ml of rooibos tea / juice a day.

She has pronutro with full cream milk for breakfast. My problem is that she refuses to eat vegetables most days. I try to give her some veggies for lunch and supper, but end up giving her fruit instead as she spits out the veggies. Should I be concerned that she is getting too much fruit, and not enough veggies, or should I not stress about it and hope that she takes to veggies eventually one day?

Many thanks
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childhood diseases
paediatrician

01 Jan 0001

In your own words your little daughter is healthy. Many children of this age refuse to eat vegetables.Do not worry about this. She seems to have a reasonable diet.
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