Parents everywhere worry when their baby or toddler doesnt seem to eat as much as they think he should! Carlos González, a pediatrician and father, sets those fears to rest as he explores the reasons why a child refuses food, the pitfalls of growth charts, and the ways that growth and activity affect a childs caloric needs. He discusses how eating problems start and how they can be avoided. My Child Wont Eat! includes mothers stories of the anguish and torment they have gone through in trying to get their children to eat! Dr. Gonzalez reassures parents that children know how much they need to eat and explains why a parents only involvement should be providing healthful food choices. Forcing a child to eat more than what he needs can only lead to tears, tantrums, and eventually, obesity.
Carlos González, a father of three, studied medicine at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona and trained as a paediatrician at the Hospital de Sant Joan de Déu. The founder and president of the Catalan Breastfeeding Association (ACPAM), he currently gives courses on breastfeeding for medical professionals.
Since 1996 he has been breastfeeding correspondent for Ser Padres (Being Parents) magazine.