My 2 year old DS has the appetite of an ant. He just doesn't eat anything!! I know this contributes to his sooky behaviour, and why he doesnt sleep soundly, but i just cant get him to eat a full meal. I'm lucky to get two or three spoonfuls into him most days. Mind you - he will have PLENTY of bottles, in fact he could live off them, but i refuse to let him have nothing but milk 24/7
What should i do? Take him to a paediatrician? I really worry about his health. How can he have so much energy when he never eats?
The other night (after he hadnt eaten all day - again), DH and i sat with him calmly and convinced him to eat a bowl of weetbix (i say convince because i dont think force feeding is the right term, i mean we didnt hold his mouth open or shove it down his throat or anything) but it was clear he wasnt interested in it, and that night he threw up three times in bed. I felt so terrible, as if i had force fed him. I am at the end of my rope...he wont sit at the table and eat with us, he just doesnt seem to enjoy food unless he knows it's GARBAGE