The babies eating badly thread has me nearly in tears as we struggle through another meal.
Long story short- DS was very sick on and off for a few months and stopped eating. Paediatrician diagnosed post viral anorexia (loss of appetite due to illness)
Basically he said appetite will return one day and to not fight about food or let ds go hungry. But when it comes to crunch time- we are barely getting anythin in and a lot is junky because he has to eat. He used to eat fruit and veg by the bucket load- he loved chicken korma and butter chicken- all home cooked. Nowas an example we try meatballs with tomato sauce- 1 bite then tantrum, pizza- no dice, chees- a few bites, peas and corn, 1 kernal of corn- desperation time- jam sandwich on white bread-80%consumed and a squeezie yoghurt pack.
He has dropped from the 90th percentile height nd weight to 3rd for weight. Under no circumstances are we supposed to have him go hungry- as it is he wakes at 4.30 am aftsr bed at 7.30pm and its from hunger i know. We have night weaned and dont want to resume night feeding. Paed also recommended against night feeding as he needs to sleeep more to.
Can anyone suggest how to increase his intake of food and clean up his diet-we are at our wits ends. He is 2.