** I had this posted in general health area but no hits, so i thought i'd try here**
DD is 6, turning 7 in July.
She has a big medical history including 4 yrs of tube feeding and a stint on TPN.
DD is currently 105cm, 18.4kg and losing weight (she was very very close to 20kg in December).
DD isn't eating enough to sustain weight, let alone grow. What can I do?? I'd dearly love to keep her off the tube, but its not looking likely at the moment.
I try and offer her foods i know she likes, within reason of course. I cannot control her eating while she's at school, and some does she eats absolutly nothing from her lunch box. Ive asked the teacher aide to keep an eye on her but she can't really do much but encourage.
Often DD will refuse breakfast and or dinner, and barely eat in between. Ive tried rewarding, praise and encouragement, allowing leway in meal times for her but nothing is working!!
How much does your almost 7 yr old eat, are they a healthy weight?