No Food Only Milk and Soda

Pamela Ilse - posted on 05/20/2016 ( 3 moms have responded )




My boy does not want to eat anything, he ate yogurt, and chips, sometimes pronutro. But he screams if I try giving him any other food. He wants Milk, or his soda which is Coca Cola. I don't know what to do. Any advise will help


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Sarah - posted on 05/20/2016




According to your profile you have a 2 year old and 11 month old. Soda? What on earth ever made you think that was a good idea? I think you get the point but here is my opinion. You clear out the pantry and fridge of all junk and sugary food and beverages. You give him a meal of two or three healthy options; fresh fruit, lean meat, eggs, veggies, whole grain bread. With the meal you give him a sippy cup of water. He will go berserk but you half to stand your ground. After the meal, you can give him a 4-6 oz serving of milk (not chocolate milk either!) If you give the milk first, he won't be hungry. If he won't eat and has a huge tantrum, fine he won't starve to death. Calmly put the food away, but do not let him guzzle ounces and ounces of milk in place of food. When it is time to eat again, you put the meal in front of him again. He will eventually eat. Also, mealtime should be up and the table and you sit with, not him on the run grabbing food whenever.
It is fine to keep some snacks available for him to eat between meals; string cheese, whole grain cracker, whole grain dry cereal. No chips. Yogurt can be a good choice but if it has added sugar, switch to a higher protein variety. This will be challenging but without proper nutrition, your child's health, teeth and overall well being is on the line.

Ev - posted on 05/20/2016




It does sound like that you let him get away with what he wants. You should have been having a healthy meal for each meal for him since the get go.

Michelle - posted on 05/20/2016




You are seriously giving your child Coke?!?!?!?
That stuff is poison!!!!!!
What do you do? You stand up and be the parent. You STOP that crap straight away cold turkey. He will scream and tantrum but he will have to detox from it.
You then only have healthy options for him and DON'T give in. There is a saying that rings true, "It takes 2 hours to form a habit but 2 weeks to break one."
You haven't said how old he is but it's really irrelevant. I don't even like my 15yo to drink coke. It is the worst drink ever invented.

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