Sarah - posted on 08/06/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )
Not kidding, she won't eat anything. She MIGHT eat 3 or 4 bites of her meals but that's it. The only thing she likes is Ovaltine (I mix it with whole milk so she can get the fat) and chocolate Fiber One bars, but she's only allowed to eat 1/2 of a bar a day (for obvious reasons). Even the bars she will only eat MAYBE a couple times a week, but she will go a whole week without eating breakfast, then just a few bites at meal times. Then when she 'returns' to eating, it's just the couple bites again.
I've tried making her food fun, making meal times a fun atmosphere, being stern, not being stern, letting her get up from the table when she says she is done and then not letting her have a snack later, everything. I am at the end of my rope - she just won't eat. It's getting to the point where she isn't even eating her snacks (when she is allowed to) carrots, peanut butter, apple slices, string cheese and crackers. I've also tried adding these to her meals, but she IF she eats at all, she will just eat her 'snack' foods and not touch anything else without a huge struggle.
I just don't know what to do, she has always been small, but now she's really getting underweight. I just don't know what to do.