Rachel - posted on 01/04/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )
Ok, I've asked a few times on different groups here and I still worry. We aren't going to be able to afford a doctor's visit for at least 3 weeks more (My twin boys were supposed to go to the doctor when they were 15 months but we had insurance issues and now they will be 17 months on the 13th of Jan., so we definately need to go ASAP). But since we aren't going for a few more weeks I need to ask you fellow mothers for some words of wisdom.
I always hear the say things or see the same answers: "Just keep giving him different foods and he'll eventually try it" or "don't feed him anything until he eats what's in front of him"...
Truthfully, I mentally can't get over NOT feeding them. This is their daily Menu:
Morning: Yogurt (which I spoon feed them) and Animal Crackers
Lunch Time: Animal Crackers/Ritz Crackers and whatever I am eating (sandwich, fruit, etc) and then sometimes Yogurt as well (spoon fed also)
Dinner: I feed them blended food at dinner (most often times green beans, mashed potatoes and a meat of some sort blended together) and Yogurt, sometimes Ritz Crackers/Animal too
That is truly it... My smallest son, Ephraim will ONLY ONLY eat animal crackers, ritz crackers, apple wheels, those types of crunchy crackery things.. He won't eat ANYTHING else... this morning I tried giving them both scrambled eggs, sausage and pancakes and my larger son Ezekiel will chew on it all (never really swallows any of it, but will actually put it in his mouth), but Ephraim didn't touch a single thing and I left them in their highchairs for over an hour (I read to them part of the time).... He never eats anything.... I try to push it into his mouth, doesn't work... I try to give him things off my plate and he truly runs away or shakes his head vigorously....
It's SOOO frustrating and I am so worried about it, but Like I said, we can't go to the doctor for nearly a month from now, financially, so for now I need some professional Circle of mom's help!!!
Hook me up sisters!!! :)