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Every year, 10 million American women deal with an eating disorder. While many of these women will stop having periods because of their low weight, some will still menstruate and become pregnant. How an eating disorder can affect a pregnancy can be...
In children 2 to 6 years old, picky eating has been considered a normal part of development — fear of new foods, food jags, and erratic eating, that is. It’s been estimated that 14 to 20 percent of children aged 2 to 5 years are reported to be...
You’ve got a picky eater on your hands, and if you’re like most parents, you’re wondering what you should do, if anything, to manage this. You’ve heard the pat advice: don’t worry about it; this is a normal stage; your child will grow out of it....
As a pediatric nutritionist, I have counseled my fair share of parents and their young children through the ups and downs of picky eating. I have seen picky eaters with one or more parents who are also picky eaters. I have seen underweight picky...
Many people—adults and infants alike—crave chocolate occasionally, but what about craving laundry starch, plaster, chalk, dirt, paper, or clay? People who have these kinds of cravings are often diagnosed with pica, an eating disorder named after...