My child won't eat. Should I force him or distract him in order to feed him?

When the child doesn’t want to eat it’s important to respect his wishes and not force food on him. When you force a child to eat you may gain a few calories, but you lose far more, because the child understands that food is also a means of aggravating or pleasing his parents. Next time, he is liable to react by shutting his mouth far more determinedly, and no matter how hard you try, you won’t be able to force feed him.