Kristin - posted on 03/01/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
My daughter is 2 years old and still will not eat hardly any table foods. No chicken nuggets, cheese, pb&j, hotdogs, NOTHING!!! her diet consists of crackers, yogurt, grapes, and other little snacky foods. We have been giving her V8 Fusion to get her fruits & veggies. We also give her Carnation Instant Breakfast in her milk to give her the vitamins/calories she needs. The doctors keep telling me she will grow out of it and eventually she will come through. They also suggested to only give her things she NEEDS to eat and not things that she will eat ( crackers, etc. ). I have tried this also and as stubborn as she is, she will not eat it and just go without. The doctors said that she will not starve herself and she will eventually eat it if she's hungry enough. I try to stay positive and believe this, but seeing her fight and cry at EVERY meal is beginning to take it's toll. Being a mother I of course feel there is something I have done for her to be this way. I am hoping there are other mothers out there with children doing the same thing and if they have any advice. My daughter is actually a healthy girl, just small and VERY PICKY!!! any mothers out there with some comfort and/or advice on the subject would be doing me a great deal of help! Thank you so much!!