My 22 month old doesn't eat much. Help!

Lani - posted on 08/05/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My son use to eat pretty much everything when he first started on solids, but since he's turned about 18-19 months eating stuff like shredded chicken, grilled cheese, etc. doesn't interest him any more. Sometimes he'd take a couple of bites and that's it. He LOVES his milk though. His pedi says to cut down on his milk intake and snacking, but I feel so bad not giving it to him. How does your child's eating schedule look like and how much do you give him/her?

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Lani - posted on 08/07/2013

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Thank you Victoria for your help. I will TRY my very best not to give in when he asks for milk.

xoxo!

Victoria - posted on 08/06/2013

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Toddlers appetite should lead or follow their activity level. My daughter is 13 months but it high energy. She has a cup of milk with fresh fruit at 6am, breakfast (egg, 1 pc. of whole wheat toast, and milk) at 10am, lunch at 1230 (grilled or baked chicken with a vegetable and fruit and water) then she really doesn't like to eat much again until around 5 or 530. Then she eats whatever we are having for dinner. But my niece is the same as your son. She always has a cup of milk with her and because of it she won't eat or its a struggle. My daughter and her see the same pediatrician who said the same thing as yours. Cut back on milk (and yes you will feel bad but you are NOT alone) and its for your childs best. They need the nutrition and vitamins from food. Also, milk can make them gain unhealthy weight if they get to much. I hope this helps and good luck :)

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Traci - posted on 08/10/2013

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My son is 21 months and I am kind of in the same situation..... my son refuses milk though and only eats about 5-6 bites of food a day unless its chips popcorn or some other junk food..... I have no ideas on what to do or if this is normal or not... or weather to contact his doctor and talk to him about it... does anyone have any suggestions or help anything is welcome at this point

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