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    I need to make an appointment with someone to help with food issues coop has. He seriously doesnt eat. A baby eats more than him.

    Tonight i made a roast. I gave him 3 pieces of meat and 3 roast potatoes. He ate the potatos yet wouldnt touch the meat. It has been a struggle. The meat was cut smaller for him and an hour later we are still waiting for him to finish. Atm we have bribed him. He has the choice of finishing his meat to have an ice block or he goes to bed without an ice block.

    He isnt under weight. Growing fine but he wont touch veges, meat unless its sausages and even now they are beginning to become a problem. He wont eat fruit anymore unless bribed and wont touch yoghurt anymore either.and wont go near eggs at all.

    I am over it so much.

    I have encouraged him to help with cooking and we got no where with that.

    Anyway not looking to be looked down on about his eating and dont want lectures. I just want to know who i need to contact and any recommendations in brissy along the train line or easy access to get to with buses.

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    I am worried about him.

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    Maybe start with your GP? They might be able to steer you in the right direction.

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    It's very frustrating. My son is eating less and less as well. All he wants to eat is fruit, bread, cheese, avocado and veg sausage and egg, and will take a very long time to eat.

    maybe try child health. They could make an appt with a chn, who can probably refer on to a specialist.

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    Hi, I can defiantly relate to ur concerns. My son had lots of food aversions ( he has autism thought) anyway we saw an ot and speech pathologist and they helped us out with that issue too, only prob is that is super long wait list for public in most places and very costly to go private.

    So I would suggest a good gp, who is willing to work with u. Maybe also a blood test to see if he is deficient in anything( like iron maybe if he is not getting meat) the gp should be able to refer u on to allied health proffesionals who can help, also if ur son is at school, go in and have a chat to the school nurse.


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    There are some hospitals where you can get help with food issues, but they are booked out months in advance, and they are usually only accessed by children who have serious sensory issues (eg with autism etc).

    I think the GP would probably encourage you to put coops on a multivitamin (if he isn't on one already) and then just to persist with offering a range of food. While it IS stressful as a mum - its pretty common for children to have issues with some foods (if I let Alex, he would live on ham and milk .. and the occasional biscuit .. )

    I think waiting an hour for him to finish dinner (at his age) might be a bit too long? In all honesty, my boys (especially Alex who is 4) wouldn't eat roast meat either .. its often dry - chewy and Alex still wont eat steak etc. Alex will eat mince though, and sausages - I think kids in general dont like the more 'chewy' meats??

    I know its stressful - but I agree that the GP is probably the best place to start, but if he isn't underweight, there probably isn't too much to stress about at his age hon

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    In the meantime, would he be willing to try fruit in different ways, eg. My son likes frozen fruit (mango, blueberries, raspberries) and smoothies.

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    Also, what about a crustless quiche or a veg fritter or veg pattie.

    I find a little bit of (reduced sodium tomato sauce encourages my son to eat.

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    I might make an appointment with our doctor for the weekend and go from there.

    I just put him to bed and he said he was hungry. I offered a yoghurt but he wouldnt eat it as i really dont like kids going to bed hungry.

    I would love it if he ate different fruits but nope wont have a bar of them no matter how they are served up. Wont eat quiche etc either.

    Its really starting to stress me out. I wanted to give him veges tonight but he wont touch them and wont eat my spagetti bol anymore where i pureed all his veges into that so it was mainly all sorts of vege with very little meat in it.

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    That's tough. Don't feel bad, as it's not reflective of parenting. We did blw, first foods were fruit and veg, mostly eat heathy food, and he's difficult.

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    Hi OP

    I have no advice but honestly I'm in the same boat with DS who's 2. Im in tears most days and the food situation is causing me a lot of anxiety as its getting worse . He has always ate terrible . So I thought . It's now so much worse :-(

    Never ever ever EVER will he eat a piece of fruit . Veges , he used to eat my stirfry or spag Bol , major relief when id get those Veges into him ( I'd purée it into the spaghetti Bol sauce ). Now he won't touch either .

    I have wanted to start a thread for so long but I just feel so anxious already that I'm worried ontop of it I'll be judged . My DD eats AMAZING. I don't know where I went wrong with DS .

    Seriously I know how hard it can be , I really feel for you . Food and what my son eats dictates my day , I allow it to bother me so much I know , but it stresses me :-(

    He's a great weight and a healthy active child but honestly , with shame and embarrassment I'm about to list the foods he will eat. This is ALL. I'm not kidding . I've left nothing out.

    Squeezie yogurts
    Milk
    Spaghetti with broccoli garlic olive oil and Parmesan cheese stirred through it
    Hot chips
    Chicken nuggets or chicken strips
    Tina wafer biscuits

    if I'm lucky , maybe one of the below once or twice a week ...

    A cheese slice
    Few spoons Fried rice
    Few spoons pasta carbonara
    Toasted cheese sandwich
    Omelette
    Raffertys Chocolate custard

    * such shame * :-( sob . It's actually so gloriously gratifying to see him eat that I even get excited now when he'll eat a few horrible fat filled hot chips .

    I'm so over hearing " let him starve , if he's hungry he'll eat , atleast he's drinking he's milk or your too soft ". I'm not even going to bother explaining to people what I've tried or done etc.

    I pray he just grows out of it . Maybe I should be doing something about it , I don't know . I've started him on pentavite last week .

    I didn't mean to make this post about me , I wanted to go into detail about my feelings and what he eats so you can get some comfort ( I hope) in knowing that your not alone in the food stress . God I just wish he'd eat !!!

    Let me know how you go , good luck and I'd go to my GP and get a referral to a specialist of some sort regarding food If it was me.

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