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Feeding frenzy

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 20 August 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:546
  1. M Hodes

    Eating is a life sustaining activity around which people organise themselves. Children, however, can be faddy or reluctant eaters, exasperating their parents and causing distress to the rest of the family. “Food fights” related one family's battles over an infant's meals, and their somewhat unsatisfactory contact with a psychologist.

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