Hi, I have posted this before and I have seen many similar posts on here about this. I am hoping I will get some fresh advice or ideas!
DS is 21 months old and he just wont eat! Hes no very tall (I am pretty short) and hes VERY light only 10kg! 3rd percentile. Clinic nurse said that he looks proportional and if hes got dirty and wet nappies hes ok. Doctor said similar things. But honestly I am super worried.
He has some yogurt and cereal for breakfast, maybe 2 spoon full of cereal and then pretty much nothing for lunch, and maybe 2 spoon fulls of dinner. I know he gets hungry. Because he asks for sacks in between. The only snacks he would eat is yorgurt, watermelon or rice crackers.
I have tried:
-cook different flavoured food
-cut down snacks in between meals
-offer a snack platter with variety of foods and colors
Once he wanted watermelon at dinner time, i didnt give him any and hes so stubborn that he went to bed without any dinner or snacks!
I expressed my concern to the clinic nurse and she said to offer him his meal, if he refuses then dont give him anything else till next meal time.
I dont know if its a good idea. he would either be super cranky and hungry till the next meal time and eat what ever is offered, OR he could get over hungry and he wont be able to eat much becaue his stomach has shrunk! If i skip a meal and I would be super hungry but comes meal time i wont be able to eat much because my stomach has shrunk. So i dont know if its a good idea.
Anyone has similar problems? ANy ideas or advice? What works for you?
Please help! All suggestions welcome!