Victoria - posted on 01/21/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
I have twins (boy/girl) and they are both healthy weights. My girl is 11.5kgs at 13 months, so not waisting away, but she hardly eats anything. About 3 months ago she decided that she did not want to accept anything via the spoon unless it was fruit, yoghurt or something sweet. Most days I do not give anything sweet so she cannot just hold out for what she wants.
She will, at times eat finger food but so little she might as well not bother.
My boy twin eats with no problems (even though he weighs heaps less). He is better with spoon feed but happy with anything. Their older brother (3) is also great with food)
I am not sure what to do.....obviously as she is a good weight it is not a major issue - but some days I feel that she eats next to nothing.
She is the more advanced of the two and has gone through different stages of teething with no changes.
Just to pre-empt questions - she has 3 bottles a day of around 180 mls and these are not close to meals (either before or after) so she is not full or hanging back for the milk.
I have tried such a varitey to food and no difference
Any ideas? Feeding 3 kids at meal times is hard enough without one rubbing in her hair everyday instead of eating.