My 2yr old will only eat junk food and take feeds after cold and fever

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Diana Alkins - posted on 11/10/2015

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Thanks Michelle! You've been helpful also... her pediatrician told me the same thing about an hour ago.... thanks guys!

Michelle - posted on 11/10/2015

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I agree with Sarah.
If she is over the cold then you need to be strong and not give in. Any child of this age tries to see how far they can push and get away with what they want. Stop giving in to the junk food and only give her your home cooked foods.

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Diana Alkins - posted on 11/10/2015

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Thank you so much for the positive feedback Sarah! You've been very helpful!

Sarah - posted on 11/10/2015

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When kids are sick they will lose their appetite and often not eat for a few days. In that case you have to push the fluid in any form that you can. I am not a fan of juice, Gatorade or any other sugary beverage, pedialyte make popsicles that are pretty good.
If the cold and fever have passed, then she eats what you serve. Period. No child will starve to death before she eats home cooked food. Will she fuss? Sure. However, if she is hungry she will eat. If you continue to give in, what are you teaching her? Junk food has so much fat and sodium, it is not a good choice especially for a sick child.

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