My son wont eat

Kandice - posted on 01/24/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Hi moms!!! my 18 month old son hardly eats. I want to make sure he is getting all the nutrients that he needs but everytime I try to feed him, he will take a few bites and be done. When me or his dad sit down with food, he only wants to eat our food. the only thing he will eat on a consistant basis is his goldfish or cherrios that he will eat through out the day. I think because of this he is having a really hard time pooping. I know there is a stage where kids dont eat but Im still a little nervous that he isnt getting enough of what he needs

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1. cut out the goldfish. these are EMPTY calories.
2. limit snacking, and provide him with snacks other than cheerios. carrots, apple, cheese cubes, banana slices, etc.
3. NO JUICE!
4. if he wants to eat your food, then give him a plate of your food! this is awesome! just eat a nice variety of healthy foods and your son will have an excellant diet!
5. if this really carries on speak with your pediatrician, they may have some ideas - and may reccomend a nutritionist to help you.

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