Melissa - posted on 09/07/2010 ( 59 moms have responded )
My son is 6 years old and he was diagnosed with autism and ADHD.
He is an extremely picky eater, he doesn't want to eat anything besides
chicken nuggets or pizza. We have been seeing the feeding at our local
children's hospital, but I don't feel that we are making progress. My son has
gone days without eating. The advice that we have been given by the feeding team is to
just let him starve to the point that he will eat anything. Unfortunately, for me, that doesn't
work. I am luckly if I can get him to eat one meal a day or anything for that matter.
He will not take vitamins of any kind. I have tried the gummy one, flintstones,
and the liquid vitamins. I have even tried to to hide the vitamins in his food and drink.
If he notices that his food or drink looks any bit different, he will refuse it. I am
at a loss of what to do for him. At this point, none of his doctors have done any bloodwork
to see what/if any mineral/vitamin deficiencies he may have. My son barely weights 39 pounds, he is nothing but skin and bones. He seems to bruise easily, everyday he seems to have a new bruise that he didn't have the day before. I did manage to get an appointment to see his pediatrician for this Friday, hopefully, he will be of some help. I really just need ideas on how to get my son to eat.