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Munis - posted on 03/04/2016 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My one year old boy is not eating, even after placing him on multivitamins. Don't know what to do

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Dove - posted on 03/04/2016

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If he is only eating cereal and he's not drinking any milk/toddler formula.. you are right to be concerned. A typical toddler does not eat much, but if they don't eat... they usually will still drink their milk.

Cereal is pretty much empty, useless calories.

Have you stuck a small variety of healthy, child friendly (easy to eat) foods in front of him and let him feed himself? Strips of toast or pancake, scrambled eggs, soft fruit like bananas, cooked carrots and sweet potato, etc....? Some young toddlers have texture issues for a while and will do better if they are offered those baby food pouches that they can suck the food out themselves.

Generally a child that is offered a variety of things at regular intervals and left to choose what to eat and when will not starve themselves, but there are some extreme situations where this is not the case and additional help (likely from a nutritionist and/or behavioral specialist) is in order.

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Munis - posted on 03/04/2016

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He takes cereal.I was told to leave him alone that he wil eat .Am concern, he's not growing well with the cerelac he's taking

Sarah - posted on 03/04/2016

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So what is he eating to survive? Milk with custard? if I knew I was going to get something sweet like that I wouldn't eat either. Have you talked to his doctor?

Munis - posted on 03/04/2016

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He won't have milk except I mix it with is cereal, and baby custard. He take those ones but not much,but when I try to introduce the solid food,he refuses and lock up his small teeth and cries.

Sarah - posted on 03/04/2016

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A multivitamin will not change his appetite. Is he drinking lots of milk and is not hungry? What have you tried to give him? Is he refusing to eat at all, or does it just seem like he eats very little?

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