My 16 month old has suddenly refused to eat meals!Should I supplement with formula?

Eloise - posted on 12/01/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )




My little one who used to be a great eater will not eat any of her favourite foods anymore!

She will only eat snacks and drink.

Has anyone else been through this?

Did you put your kids back on formula?

Thanks in advance mums!


Olesya - posted on 12/04/2010




I think all of us with kids went through this at one time or another. She might be interested in what you are eating. She might be not as hungry, or getting enough from snacks. Here are some things to try. Cut down on the snacks, or use their food as a snack, give her milk after food. Every time one of my kids would get sick he/she refused to eat, so what I usually do is get a plate of food for myself make it 2ce as much as I would normally get and ask them if he/she want to try my food, and it worked like a charm, he/she usually ate quite a bit of it. Don’t go back to formula, if anything stick with whole milk with vitamin D, unless he/she is sick, then apple juice mixed deluded with water works well. Good luck.


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Hayley - posted on 12/01/2010




My daughter went through the same phases... our doctor told us to just do our best with what we give her... sneaking things in pureed helped a lot too. It's a phase.... they all have them.

Karen - posted on 12/01/2010




kids go through phases with eating - it's perfectly normal. when they're not having a growth spurt they will eat very little and after the rapid growing in the first year, they slow for the second. make sure to keep what she is eating healthy and make sure she gets her milk (or other milk products) and she will be fine- no need to put her back on formula. keep offering her meals though eventually she may begin to eat them again. toddlers will eat when they need to, they won't starve themselves (although i know it's hard on the nerves when you don't think your child is eating enough, but for their little bodies, what they are eating is enough) if you're concerned with her not getting all the vitamins she needs from her food talk to her dr, he/she may recommend putting her on a children's vitamin though. good luck

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