ESHA - posted on 07/24/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )




My 19 month-old daughter eats nothing at all now. She used to eat some solid before but now its completely dropped. She is mainly on milk diet (that too is reduced to 50% of what she usually drank). I have tried feeding her almost everything, right from snacks like chips, biscuits, pancrocs, dar-vida to jar-food to rice, pasta, noodles to veggies, soups, juices, fruits, name it, n i hv tried them all. Every morning is a challenge for me to feed her. I lay atleast 6 dishes before here in every meal. Since she doesn't eat much, I try n feed her something or the other in between meals in small intervals, with a hope that now she would eat. But more than anything, it seems like she is getting stubborn and rigid and refuse for anything I have to offer. I have exhausted all the possibilities of any infection or teething or anything else. She is highly active but her eating doesn't match with her physical exercise. Her weight is also on the border line. I am worried that not eating may reduce her weight and affect her health. Even the doctors have no answer to this. It is a pain to see my child not eating.


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Ev - posted on 07/24/2013




All the ladies have said it, and offering so many choices at a meal can be overwhelming to a child. Keep it simple. Crackers and cheese for example. Applesauce. Mac n Cheese. Just keep in mind that she needs the good stuff..leave off chips and cookies and stuff for now. She will eat when she is ready. I would be worried if she totally did not eat at all and from the sounds you get snacks into her so she is not loosing out totally. I had one of my kids get to the point before the age of 1 eating only meat and fruit. You would not know it now, he eats EVERYTHING. It was not a battle I chose to fight. I gave him the meat and fruit for his meals. It was usually part of what we had for supper minus veggies. He did eventually start eating other things....but for a bit I was worried when he got to fruit and wondered what was next to be on his list of "I won't eat that.."

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 07/24/2013




I know it's hard, but like the other two ladies said, kids will NOT starve themselves. She'll eat when she's hungry. Keep the offerings going, she may be a 'grazer' like some kids, or she may settle to 3 meals a day at some point.

Amy - posted on 07/24/2013




My daughter is a grazer she eats a little throughout the day and rarely sits to eat a meal. I leave healthy snacks and food out for her to eat when she's hungry, like little miss said she's not going to starve herself she'll eat when she's hungry. See your doctor if you're really concerned, and could her lack if eating be because she's teething?

~♥Little Miss - posted on 07/24/2013




Kids will not starve themselves. When she is hungry she will eat. If you are really concerned, or think there is something else underlying going on, have the doctor see her. They may give you some recommendations.

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