Food

Ashley - posted on 11/23/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My son is making it very difficult to feed him. He is much more into his drinks then food. He likes a few certain things like Nurti Grain Bars, yougurt, and mixed veggie. Beyond those few items I have not found anything else he will eat. What should I do? He refuses to eat and puts back in my hand things like Bannana, Raw Veggeis, Spagetti, Mac and Chesse, and many other things I would of thought he'd like. I feel like he isn't getting all his nutrition. Any ideas?

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If he's growing well then it shouldn't be a problem. Kids tastes change all the time so keep trying the other foods and at some point he will take it. We also found it was easier to get our 15 month old son to eat when he had dip. Fruit with some yogurt on the side, grilled cheese with HP sauce, mac and cheese with ketchup. He eats way more when there's something to dip it in.

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Kirsten - posted on 12/05/2009

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I've noticed that some days my 16 month old won't eat very much, and then others she will. As long as they get enough food over a week or so, they will be fine. Also, I noticed that sometimes she'd rather feed herself with a spoon/fork, rather than me feed her or feeding herself finger food. So, sometimes, give your LO a spoon and see if it's just that they want to feed themselves more (you can always have a spoon too and put some food in their mouth when they're too busy concentrating on their own spoon!).

Good luck,
Kirsten

Judy - posted on 12/05/2009

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Hi Leslie, my boy just turned 16 months and the pediatrician told me to take him off the bottle and offer him a sippy cup with milk.
If your baby isn't eating much food, then cut down on the amount of milk she drinks. The milk is filling her up. If that doesn't help discuss this with you pediatrician if you are worried about her develpment. Also try offering her healthy foods during the day and sit with her and you eat so she can see you. Hope this helps you out a bit.
Judy

Lesley - posted on 12/05/2009

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same with my daughter, she just turn 16mths, she just wont eat anything, she is skinny and small. if she eat, she only eat few bites of sandwich or few spoon of rice or spagheti. sometimes she just wont eat all day.

Judy - posted on 11/27/2009

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In this case I would cut down on the drinks. If it was juice she enjoyed I began by diluting it with water and just gave her a bit. Once that was gone no more. I also fed her first and watched her eat and then gave her a drink. Also, snacking during the day is ok feed fun foods like bananas, vegetables with some sort of dip. Let her get messy. I love to see my baby explore what he is eating even if I have to hose him down in the end.

Laura - posted on 11/25/2009

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My daughter is not a picky eater at all, she's like a garbage disposal most of the time! however, my best friends almost 2 year old went through this same stage. she found that she just had to broden her horizons a little. try everything! she also found that her daughter was a dipper. she would eat almost anything, if given something to dip it in. so maybe yogurt or peanut butter to dip bananas in.little bit of cheese sauce for veggies. these are just things i learned by watching her with her child. i also have heard many reccomendations for pedia sure, it provides essential nutrients for picky eaters! i hoped this helped!

Ashley - posted on 11/24/2009

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Thanks for your responses. I guess what I meant to say about his juice, milk, and water was that he gets more excited about his drink then food. He really doesn't take a lot of drink in. He gets what he needs. He never drinks anything till after food. He gets 9 oz milk in morning and night. He will drink one sippy cup of juice or water during the day. That is all he will take. So I just dunno. He doesn't show a lot interest.

Erin - posted on 11/23/2009

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I would cut down on the amount he drinks, and what he drinks. Juice and even milk and water can make his belly feel full and less likely to eat.

Hiwot - posted on 11/23/2009

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hi Ashley, my son was like that then my doctor told me stop giving him fruit juice because that will decrease his apetite for food. He said thats like given your baby candy for meal. So when we stop giving him juice he started to get hungry and eating better. Now i always give him his meals then serve him his drinks after he eats all his food. I hope this will help you!

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