I have a pretty switched on 2 year old.
Who will not eat.. Anything.
I'm not over reacting.
I'm actually really worried about her.
She has always had an excellent diet, she doesn't have sugar or fast food it's always been home cooked food and we have never had a problem.
Now it's beyond a joke, I have no idea what do to.
She is now on day 2 of Absolutely no food what so ever, it's been about a month of extreme minimal food, eg; at most I can get her to have Somedays are peas and a banana.
As I said its only been in the past month this has started but the past 48 hours have been hell.
She isn't sick, the weird thing is ill make her lunch etc and sit down with her to eat mine and she will scream and complain about the food and will get upset because she is hungry.
Today I made us lamb shepherds pie with mashed cauliflower, she sat at the table with me and screamed that there was bugs in it.
Last night for dinner I cooked chicken with veggies, she cried because the broccoli had fallen apart so wouldn't touch the rest, even after I separated the food in separate plates.
This morning for breakfast she ran off and hid in her room because her porridge had blood in it (strawberries)
All this food she has been fine with in the past and loves (well loved) to say introducing new types of food was a failure would be an understatement.
She has been crying that her tummy is hungry but everything I offer she won't have, I have herd a few grumbles but when I ask if she wants something to eat she gets upset or runs off.
I have tried giving her the choice and asking what she wants, she will choose it and be all happy about it then takes a bite and then she will spit it out saying its "Yuck" or something wrong with it then gets worked up over it.
She has been waking up at night hungry but won't eat, she will get into such a state over texture, appearance etc but never really the taste.
She has been to the doctor and I have asked the child care nurse but I'm told that if she is hungry then she will eat, then don't seem to understand me when I say that she will not eat! She has lost weight as well but isn't falling behind in the charts so they haven't been worried, just said she is evening out (she has always been higher on the charts for weight) I really hate those charts as obviously something isn't right
She is hungry but she just won't eat!!
Her behavior towards a lot of things has changed and it's really testing my patience, I'm sick of feeling p!ssed off about wasted food, feeling anger towards her then anger at myself for feeling that way.
At first I thought it was a phase but its been going on a little longer than what her usual phases use to and it's starting to effect her.
I'm ready to throw in the towel but I know I can't, I most likely sound like I'm having a breakdown over spilt milk but its all just getting the best of me, my husband doesn't understand as he isn't around for feeding times.
I have no one to talk to and I just feel lost and alone in this journey.
After the pie today I have just been crying nonstop and it's making it hard for me to enjoy my day with her, which is a horrible thing to say I know.
I'm ready to go but some sustagen (sp?) just so I can try and get something into her but that isn't really solving the problem.. I'm just lost at how to move forward from this