+ Reply to Thread
Page 16 of 28 FirstFirst ... 6141516171826 ... LastLast
Results 151 to 160 of 271
  1. #151
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    975
    Thanks
    212
    Thanked
    137
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by btmac View Post
    Dinner

    Attachment 57797

    I put little bamboo cocktail forks in the some of the cut up meatballs hoping to entice him. It seemed to work as he picked up one piece and ate it. That was it though. Didn't touch anything else on the plate.

    Breakfast nothing.

    Lunch he nibbled on an apple mini muffin.

    So that's it - all he's eaten all day.
    I hear you and I'm sorry.. It's sooooo crap!
    Anyone have any advice?
    Do i give in and give them what they want? Yoghurt?
    Argh.. Sooo over it!!!

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to adden For This Useful Post:

    btmacxxx  (16-07-2014)

  3. #152
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    376
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    50
    Reviews
    0
    This thread has been such a great find for me. DS is nearly 2 and weighs 9kgs. We've been to GPs, paediatricians and dieticians. He's on 2-400ml of pediasure a day (he often refuses it too), plus poly joule, and we have been threatened with a stomach tube. He's full of energy, meeting all his milestones (in fact ahead of all the other kids his age at the child care centre in terms of speech, letter and number recognition etc), just not interested in food. He doesn't seem to have sensory issues or anything he particularly hates, he's just not interested and it turns into a huge battle if we push the point.

    We've fought and battled and cried and ignored and tried everything to get him to eat. Just when we think we are winning and he's putting a little bit of meat on his scrawny little body (ribs obvious, no tummy at all, still in mostly size 0 clothes at 23 months), he goes backwards again and doesn't eat, apart from a mouthful here or there, for a week or two. It's so frustrating and worrying. It's by far the most difficult and stressful thing I have ever experienced and it just won't let up, day in day out.

    Tonight he had a few spoonfuls of plain white rice for dinner. It's his latest reliable food, but if I give it more than twice a week I risk him going off that too. Breakfast was two bites of peanut butter toast (refused the cereal he always wants from DHs bowl). Lunch was a little bit of microwave spaghetti meatball meal from Coles - I have given up preparing anything from scratch for him as it is a complete waste of my time when he just throws it straight on the floor. A $4 meal on the floor is more bearable than one that I've made a whole batch of and wasted half an hour on. I also resort regularly to nuggets from every drive-thru in town, packet macaroni cheese with extra cream stirred through, devon, hot dogs - everything high fat with next to no nutritional value. It's very very depressing

    As much as I wish nobody had to go through this battle, I'm very pleased that there are other mums out there who have an idea what this is like.

  4. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to CountryGirl77 For This Useful Post:

    Little Miss Sunshine  (16-07-2014),Tamtam  (15-07-2014)

  5. #153
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    165
    Thanks
    108
    Thanked
    70
    Reviews
    0
    I'm another mum who is glad to find this thread, sad we have to go through this though. I hate food!! My eldest has major food aversions, it's all very draining to say the least.

  6. #154
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    588
    Thanks
    58
    Thanked
    348
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Tamtam View Post
    After last night's meltdown...
    DD had terrible brekky.
    Ate scrambled eggs did lunch. ..
    And for dinner demolished the portion on her plate of macaroni and cauliflower cheese. Couldn't believe my eyes. She threw the tomatoes and Kabana away but ate an entire serve of mac n cheese.

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using The Bub Hub mobile app
    Hi TamTam,

    just wanted to jump in and say that I think you do such an awesome job with your DD! She is a lucky girl to have you as a mama. I think some of the food she is eating is really good, my DD is a little younger than yours and has no health problems which should affect her eating but I think she is an awful eater compared to your DD. I would be over the moon if she even looked at the plate of food you posted!
    Thanks again for starting this thread and keeping it going.

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to MillieMollyMandy For This Useful Post:

    Tamtam  (16-07-2014)

  8. #155
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    7,160
    Thanks
    1,701
    Thanked
    3,395
    Reviews
    4
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by CountryGirl77 View Post
    This thread has been such a great find for me. DS is nearly 2 and weighs 9kgs. We've been to GPs, paediatricians and dieticians. He's on 2-400ml of pediasure a day (he often refuses it too), plus poly joule, and we have been threatened with a stomach tube. He's full of energy, meeting all his milestones (in fact ahead of all the other kids his age at the child care centre in terms of speech, letter and number recognition etc), just not interested in food. He doesn't seem to have sensory issues or anything he particularly hates, he's just not interested and it turns into a huge battle if we push the point.

    We've fought and battled and cried and ignored and tried everything to get him to eat. Just when we think we are winning and he's putting a little bit of meat on his scrawny little body (ribs obvious, no tummy at all, still in mostly size 0 clothes at 23 months), he goes backwards again and doesn't eat, apart from a mouthful here or there, for a week or two. It's so frustrating and worrying. It's by far the most difficult and stressful thing I have ever experienced and it just won't let up, day in day out.

    Tonight he had a few spoonfuls of plain white rice for dinner. It's his latest reliable food, but if I give it more than twice a week I risk him going off that too. Breakfast was two bites of peanut butter toast (refused the cereal he always wants from DHs bowl). Lunch was a little bit of microwave spaghetti meatball meal from Coles - I have given up preparing anything from scratch for him as it is a complete waste of my time when he just throws it straight on the floor. A $4 meal on the floor is more bearable than one that I've made a whole batch of and wasted half an hour on. I also resort regularly to nuggets from every drive-thru in town, packet macaroni cheese with extra cream stirred through, devon, hot dogs - everything high fat with next to no nutritional value. It's very very depressing

    As much as I wish nobody had to go through this battle, I'm very pleased that there are other mums out there who have an idea what this is like.
    Big hugs. My DD lives on pediasure. She drinks I little bottle a day. ..In 100mls... I cannot get her to drink more than 100mls. Plus she has powdered pediasure in milk in the morning and at night. Without it she'd most definitely be tube fed.
    I can totally understand your daily battles.
    xo

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  9. #156
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    7,160
    Thanks
    1,701
    Thanked
    3,395
    Reviews
    4
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by MillieMollyMandy View Post
    Hi TamTam,

    just wanted to jump in and say that I think you do such an awesome job with your DD! She is a lucky girl to have you as a mama. I think some of the food she is eating is really good, my DD is a little younger than yours and has no health problems which should affect her eating but I think she is an awful eater compared to your DD. I would be over the moon if she even looked at the plate of food you posted!
    Thanks again for starting this thread and keeping it going.
    Oh you are so sweet. I'm just doing what all of us mums do though! !
    It's been a long road to get to putting food in front of her! Even tonight I gave her mac n cheese with hidden cauliflower. .. One of her preferred foods... She swatted the plate away and was not impressed. A few other options and I finally got her to taste it and she ate some. Today has been an awful food day though. She didn't eat brekky. . Refused most of her food at daycare and dinner was minimal.

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  10. #157
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    4,283
    Thanks
    8,215
    Thanked
    3,927
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    @CountryGirl77 you sound like you are doing an amazing job. If you take food and weight gain out of the equation your ds is absolutely thriving!

  11. #158
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    4,283
    Thanks
    8,215
    Thanked
    3,927
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Just wanted to share my background story. I was Failure To Thrive. I never ate. I was off the percentile charts. My parents were very young which didn't help with judgement. I was taken to specialists numerous times and had a battery of tests. Always was the threat of a feeding tube. At one stage a specialist told my parents I was going to be a dwarf. Another proposed injections into my pituitary gland to stimulate growth. It was the bane of my mothers life and we fought over every dinner. My two brothers were eating machines (and smart but not as smart as me lol!)

    You know what? I'm fine. Still absolutely skinny as and have never cared for food. Never really hungry. But I was a very bright, smart and happy child, just skinny and small. I was half the size of the others at kindy, I recall everyone picking me up like a doll. I did catch up a little in primary school height wise but always very light.

    I don't really know what the point is to this story but just letting others know that some kids are just this way. My lack of weight gain had no negative impact. I hate this obsession with growth and charts without looking at the whole picture- clearly they are thriving in every other aspect. I HATE that I'm concerned about what she is eating and how much she is gaining despite my background and knowing deep inside that dd is a great kid who is doing great and I can't force her to eat.
    Last edited by Little Miss Sunshine; 16-07-2014 at 05:47.

  12. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Little Miss Sunshine For This Useful Post:

    EvilWombatQueen  (18-07-2014),Ladydee  (17-07-2014),Tamtam  (16-07-2014)

  13. #159
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    7,053
    Thanks
    6,263
    Thanked
    5,481
    Reviews
    4
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a weekBusiest Member of the Week - Most posts for the week ending 5/6/2014
    Wow today marks 4 years since my feeling issues started with DS2. Being born with Macroglossia made feeding an issue from day 1. There has been Failure to thrive (he was in 0000 for months) and so many issues. Byt today he turns 4 and is 16kg and 105cm tall. So I must be doing something right....today I've told him he can eat absolutely whatever he wants. And he wants pancakes. So pancakes it is!

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  14. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to peanutmonkey For This Useful Post:

    btmacxxx  (16-07-2014),Ladydee  (17-07-2014),Little Miss Sunshine  (16-07-2014),Purple Lily  (17-07-2014),Tamtam  (16-07-2014),Whirligig  (17-07-2014)

  15. #160
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Gold Coast
    Posts
    1,357
    Thanks
    1,160
    Thanked
    630
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Hey ladies, I hope everyone is have a better food day today

    My dd refused to eat her cereal for breakfast today....then proceeded to have 3 mouthfuls of mine (they were exactly the same thing).

    BUT we just had much better luck with morning-tea....or lunch?? I had to work for it though by going way over the top using my fork and yelling "hayaah!!!" As I stabbed the grapes. One went flying across the room but I think it worked in my favour as she thought it was absolutely hilarious and wanted to try it out with her own fork while I made a big deal about laughing along with her about her "hayaah!" efforts. I then dipped the forked-grape into the yoghurt "dipping sauce" and got so much yoghurt in my mouth that I smiled big and squished some of the yoghurt back out through my teeth. Sooo.....definitely not a lesson in table manners (lol) but.....it worked!!! I ate a few of the grapes but she ate the rest and then polished off the yoghurt with a spoon! :-0

    ImageUploadedByThe Bub Hub1405564220.042393.jpg


 

Similar Threads

  1. *NEW* Show me your food thread :)
    By Theboys&me in forum General Chat
    Replies: 169
    Last Post: 16-12-2013, 21:31
  2. Show me your food - new thread :)
    By Theboys&me in forum General Chat
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 29-09-2013, 17:43

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Softmats
With so many amazing reversible designs, the soft and cushioned Premium Bubba Mats are the perfect space for all the family. Not only do they look fantastic; you can also enjoy the quality and comfort for years to come.
sales & new stuffsee all
True Fairies
True Fairies is the first interactive website where children can engage and speak with a real fairy through the unique webcam fairy portal. Each session is tailored to the child, and is filled with enchantment and magic.
Visit website to find out more!
featured supporter
Vibe Natural Health
Your natural health care team for fertility, pregnancy, post natal and family health care. Our Naturopaths, Doctors, Osteopaths, Acupuncturists, Psychologists,Nutritionists, Pilates, & Massage specialise in women & children's health and wellbeing.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!