DS is 20mos and ever since starting solids has been a really good eater.
But in the past couple of months he has become uninterested at mealtimes, has very little snacks, but demands heaps of bottles in replace of real food! To begin with i indulged it, thinking he had sore gums, but his appetite for solids has not returned and he is drinking more and more formula all the time.
How do i turn this around???
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12-06-2013 18:40 #1Senior Member
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08-07-2013 06:11 #2Senior Member
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Subbing because I can see ds is heading that way. Doesn't want his food so much but guzzles his afternoon bot bot.
Maybe u just have to refuse the bottle and persist with offering the solids and he will end up taking it when he is hungry?? No idea really..
08-07-2013 06:33 #3Senior Member
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I found out with my bottle guzzlers that iron deficiency can cause a loss of interest in food. You can get a iron supplement at the chemist. Might be worth a try.
08-07-2013 06:53 #4
Drinking to much milk will cause iron deficiency in older toddler. Which in turn causes toddlers not to eat much.
Best thing to do, just scrap the milk and if you need to just keep the bed time feed.
It's pretty simple not to offer a 20 month old milk
Me -30, DH -30, DS -7, DS -5, DS -2 and UTD with #4 Due Jan 2014
08-07-2013 07:18 #5
I'm also interested in this. My DS isn't skipping meals but does love his milk....
For him it has become part of his winding down for a sleep routine which was implemented by my mum and reinforced at child care.....
His day looks like this;
-Wakes, has a bottle of cows milk
-Later in morning:a slice of raisin toast/ Vita Brit/small bowl of porridge
-Morning tea is usually some fruit
-bottle of cows milk and then a nap
- lunch: a sandwich/wrap/risotto/soup/quiche type slice
- afternoon tea: fruit/crackers/yoghurt
- dinner - some version of what we have
- bottle of cows milk before bedtime story
He doesn't always drink the whole bottle but sometimes he does....
I asked MCHN about it and she said as long as he's eating we'll not to worry....
But it does seem like a lot of milk.....
08-07-2013 07:25 #6Senior Member
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Giggle berry how old is your child? My DD follows roughly the same eating schedule but is breastfed. She eats well too. Shes 14 months. Sorry to hijack the thread!
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