Malnutrition

Malnutrition

Malnutrition is an illness where your body does not get the right amount of nutrients. This may happen when your child is not getting enough to eat or does not eat a balanced diet. Some children have this illness because they have a problem with how their body breaks down the food they eat. Others have problems with how the body takes in the nutrients from food. Certain conditions may cause malnutrition. Your doctor may treat the underlying cause or suggest a nutritional supplement. For very severe cases, your child may need a feeding tube.