i have a 5yo stepson who bairly eats and makes himself throw up all the time.

Desiree - posted on 11/14/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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when he doesnt want to do something, or eat something, or if hes in trouble for something he makes himself throw up. EVERYDAY during supper he throws up all over his supper. he eats like a bird when he does eat. (when we make him sit there till his supper is gone he will accually sit there for 2+ hrs) if we dont force him to eat he will be incredibly sick for the rest of the day/next day. he only weighs 30lbs and is very very skinny. as of sept (when he started school) hes only with us on weekends. and its a fight all weekend every weekend. we also have a 2 1/2 yr old son and another lil boy on the way (due dec12). my 2 yr old is starting to copy his older brother and i cant have that. he is an amazing eater..accually he eats everything all the time. but ive noticed latly is he doesnt want somehting he starts to gag himself.. im fusturated and this cant be healthy for our 5 yo. any help or suggestions r needed here!! this has been goin on for over 2 years but has resently gottin 100 x worst (since being at his mothers fulltime) she claims he doesnt do this to her but then tells us at least once a week she is up all night with him while he is sick.. she just thinks its the flu though.. we cant really trust anything she says.. my husband and i have a very strong relationship but this is tearing us apart. do we let our 5 yo starve himself or do we force him to eat and have an on goin fight from the time he gets dropped off/ or picked up until he leaves. im the type of mom that i will make the meal and everyone eats the same thing weather they like it or not. im not a chef, i dont make menus, u eat what i give u.. but he eats nothing. the only time he accually eats somehting properly is if its candy or chocolate. which they only get 2-3 x a week after dinner if they eat all of their meals that day. im stuck, lost, and tired of dealing with this. not to mention extremly pregnant and dont have the patiences for it.. please help!!!

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Michelle - posted on 11/15/2011

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I would say take him to a doctor and get some professional advice. He appears to have quite a major eating disorder that you need to get help getting over!

Desiree - posted on 11/15/2011

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kelina i never thought of that.. also 3 months after findin out i was pregnant with our 2 1/2 yo his mother got pregnant as well.

Kelina - posted on 11/14/2011

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I agree take him to a doctor there is probably something deeper going on here. At this point in his life probably all he can control is wwhen/what/how he eats. It also looks like this my have coincided with when you were pregnant with your son and is getting worse since you're pregnant again. perhaps he doesn't know how to cope with being a big brother. Therapy could probably help big time.

Lynn - posted on 11/14/2011

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I would suggest looking into a deeper explanation. My son's father and I went through a divorce when he was two, I had him start going to a play therapist to learn how to manage emotions - be it anger, fear, feeling a loss of control, etc. May be there is something more going on.

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