My 16 month old won't eat

Julie - posted on 10/28/2008 ( 13 moms have responded )

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All she wants is milk in a cup. It's been weeks now and all she wants is milk....occasionally a yogurt, cheerios, and raisins. My husband is freaking out, but I've heard that kids eat what they need. Either she has a super slow tooth coming in or another issue I can't put my finger on. She has plenty of energy and acts normal. Her weight is in the 75%, so that's not an issue either. I've actually been putting formula in her cup when I think she's hungry. Any similar kids out there?

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Yep, my boy is living in cheerios, saltines, milk. He went from eating beef and turkey to snacks only!!!

Brenda - posted on 11/08/2008

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My Beth is the same,, Milk Milk Milk.
She is a light eater, she will share my breakfast, lunch yesterday was chunks of cheese (8). Dinner was more cheese, tried green beans, all she did was mash them.
Today it was mostly milk, I tried juice, she threw it down. She had some hamburger, one bite & 3 french fries.
For dinner 5 bites of chicken & 10 pieces of cooked sliced carrots.
3 weeks ago she had a temp of 105 & was dehydrated & needed a IV. She weighed 22 lbs, my husband weighed her yesterday & she is 25 lbs.
Both my girls are not big eaters.

Danielle - posted on 11/08/2008

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it must be a teeth thing.

my monkey has 16 teeth now. and she's eating good again.

i wish she could have peanut butter... she's allergic to peanuts :( i wish I could have peanut butter! pregancy cravings!!

Julie - posted on 11/08/2008

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You guys are awesome! I love the smoothie idea. It has to be teeth, she just got 2 molars. Lately, she's started eating peanut butter by the spoonful. I guess it comes down to "don't worry about it, unless the loose weight". Thanks for all the ideas and feedback. I appreciate it!

Denette - posted on 11/08/2008

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My little girl is the same way - she would live on dairy if she could. Still loves her milk and loves cheese. I can get her to eat very little at a time and I freak out about it all the time. She will eat fruit and pasta and meat, but still only has 6 teeth and is finally cutting her 1st molars. She has TONS of energy and the doc told me not to worry about it too much.

User - posted on 11/08/2008

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My son Logan is a cute little chunky monkey, but he doesn't eat for days at a time. He will only eat the odd food item, and it must be something he can feed himself with his fingers.The doctors always tell me that he will eat when he needs to and that he looks healthy because he still has his round cheeks. I myself am getting frustrated with his lack of eating.

Richelle - posted on 11/05/2008

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My son does not eat a whole lot of table food either. But I am able to get him to fruit, yogurt, cereal, juice and a few other things. My son loves milk and wants it as much as possible, but I try to give him other snacks instead of milk all day. But my husband and I figure hes healthy and he does get enough calories during the day so we don't really worry about it

Corey - posted on 11/05/2008

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My son did this, too - right at that age. I worked through it by making him smoothies. He was more apt to drink something new than eat something new. So, I researched some vitamin-packed smoothie recipies, bought some fruits and veggies (which you can hide in some fruit-based smoothies), and began offering them up for dinner - along with the cheese, cheerios, raisins, and other snacks that were a sure-thing. It gave me peace of mind during that couple of months.

Karen - posted on 11/01/2008

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Thanks Danielle! I really do worry I was thinking about taking her to the dr. I am there almost every week ..... they "love" me! ....just to have them weigh her to make sure she is not losing weight. It's good to know that some other kids are doing the same thing as mine.

Danielle - posted on 10/31/2008

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hey karen...

if your daughter is getting dairy, (even if its only cheese and milk) she's more then likely getting enough protien. generally people eat alot more protien then you actually need. and if you're concerned with iron or vitamins... you could always give her a multi vitamin. i gave my daughter a liquid multi for a while... (she wont take it now.. of course!!) but since she's eating better i'm not too concerned!

Karen - posted on 10/31/2008

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Yes! Have you found out anything? She sounds just like my daughter. She'll eat Cheerios, Nutri grain bars, crackers, eggs, cheese and of course milk. A carbo-loader. And when she does eat she eats very little.No meat what so ever, and she used to at least eat chicken. she was fine until we took a trip on a plane and then she got a cold. I am very worried she's not getting enough protein. She does have energy and all like yours. Let me know what you've found out or if she changes- mine's been like this since the end of Sept.

Danielle - posted on 10/29/2008

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my 16 month old is just getting over a no eating phase.

from about 13 months to 16 months she was suupppperrr picky. and of course as most first time moms i was worried about it.

she just cut her 16th tooth (coincidentally on her 16 month birthday) and she's starting to eat again! she actually ate a few green beans the other day... and carrots and beef out of my stew i made!! slowly but surely she's starting to eat again.... i was convinced that it had nothing to do with her teeth and she was just a fussy eater!

now that she's got all of her teeth... well besides those huge back molars, she's eating again. and i'm thrilled!

how many teeth does your lil one have? i'm going to say its probably just a phase, or a teething issue. she'll live, mine did! lol and many of babies before have lived!

honestly all my girl ate for three months was cheese olives milk and toast. (nut allergy too so i couldnt even try to squeeze in some almond of peanut butter for protien!)

Amanda - posted on 10/28/2008

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My son has started to do that. He will sometimes eat for the sitter but when I get him back home he won't eat at all before he goes to bed. He will sometimes take a cup of milk but I have to give it to him several times before he actually takes it. He's been in the 75th-80th percentile since he was 2 months old. I don't really have any idea what's going on but I'm guessing that maybe their appetite is slowing down and I know with my son he always scarfed any food down that we put in front of him. It's weird to see him shake his head no at food now. I'm not sure if I helped but I know what you're going through.

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