Can you explain how her weight has been. You say she's lost weight, but how much?
Has she dropped percentiles?
What percentile is she on?
What times do you offer food?
Do you only give milk after she refuses food?
Does she cry for or ask for milk!
What are her communication skills like, does she say she's not hungry, or she doesn't like/want the food, or does she just drop it on the ground?
Do you offer her set foods in a high chair / chair or does she get to serve herself from shared foods in the middle of the table.
I've been through all of this with DD and DS and I'm at the point now, with the knowledge I have about the psychology (very basic) of kids eating and my kids behaviour that, as frustrating as it is, my kids are just small and barely like to eat. I just have to trust I am offering the right foods and they are controlling their appetites the only way they know how.
I know I asked a lot of questions but if you could answer them, I really think I can help.
I agree that is a lot of milk. DS would get weetbix for breakfast, fruit mid morning then lunch afternoon tea dinner then milk before bedtime
Also pediasure doesn't taste very nice and she might refuse it. My 4 year old was prescribed it in hospital and flat out refused to drink it because of the taste. I ended up throwing away a whole slab. I tasted it too and agree it wasn't nice at all.
Hope your peadiatrician can give you some help.
She has milk in the morning and at night basically.
I've tried food sharing, her own plate, setting up a picnic, nothing.
Last edited by Nafsika; 03-09-2016 at 19:17.
I want to just give you a hug.
Dd1 (3.5 years) is just on 3rd percentile. Has been from about 12 months of age.
She eats nothing.
Dd2 is also heading down the same path.
However, I'm tiny too. And I was a nightmare eater, a failure to thrive bubs. I turned out ok.
Why are you so concerned if your doctors aren't? I know it's hard, believe me I do know, but I don't know if heading down the pediasure road without medical recommendation is the way to go. It may create a reliance on the supplement for nutrition and won't help her learn healthy eating habits.
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