Specifically, a friend of mine has a son that was born very small, not preemie, just small and has grown up very underweight.
She is raising him as a vegetarian with limited dairy. Also she is not giving any sugars (processed, I guess) to him either. She is NOT on this diet and eats junk. The father is a vegetarian by choice but wasn't raised that way.
Do you think that kids should be offered all food groups (within reason) and choose what THEY want once they are older?
Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 11:44 AM on Aug. 14, 2010
I think it's up to the parent and I see nothing wrong as long as the child is growing and thriving.
Answer by Christine0813 at 10:57 AM on Aug. 14, 2010
If she has a poor diet she may want better for her child. My DIL only eats bread and meat and she feeds my grandson all kinds of healthy food she doesn't even want to touch. Developmentally delayed children may HAVE to be fed by spoon at age 3. A vegitariarian diet can be healthy. There is nothing wrong with not giving kids sugar. Humans don't need cow's milk. It causes constipation, digestive problems, allergies, and other problems.
As long as the child isn't anemic and is getting enough vit B12 there is nothing wrong with a vegitarian diet. The mom may be following the fathers wishes.
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