Jamie - posted on 03/21/2011 ( 17 moms have responded )
My son is 4 & like i said in my previous post, he is being evaluated for Sensory Processing Disorder (mild forms of autism) & he literally eats like nothing. I've talked to doctors about it, but all they can tell me is to keep introducing new foods, encourage him to at least try them or take "bites". But he just wont, i have to force him to taste things and if he likes them he wants them ALL the time then it fades out and he doesnt want them anymore.
He only eats waffles, cheetos, yogurt, bananas, cheerios, poptarts, chocolate, crackers...& NO MEAT at all. He used to eat meat but at age 2 everything changed and he wanted nothing to do with food! Hes a very big kid, bigger than most four year olds. And i dont meant chubby, hes tall too. He seems very healthy..but i just feel like he should be eating & im not taking control or something! But when i attempt to sit him at the table with a meal he will just cry or even throw up if he doesnt like it. Am i doing what i should? The doctors all have said "he will eat when he is hungry". He has a HUGE attachment to his "sippy" cup & he drinks 2% milk..but alot of it.. i switched him to water at night but sometimes he will scream until he gets his milk so i have no choice but to give it to him because i have a sleeping 5 month old! I would love to hear others views on this topic & if you have the same situation what you do to handle it? Thanks!