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Toddler not eating and losing weight

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Xansaf Wed 19-Dec-18 17:56:17

At what point should I be concerned about my daughter’s eating, or lack thereof? She was weaned from 6 months, baby led and used to eat most things put in front of her. I can’t remember when it started getting worse but basically she now won’t eat meat at all and is slowly reducing the range of things she will even consider trying.

I struggle to get 3 meals a day into her. She just refuses and throws a tantrum when they’re offered. I don’t let her have snacks or desserts anymore and she still won’t eat meals. She’s gone from 75th to 50th centile and frankly I’m getting bloody fed up of this.

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Xansaf Wed 19-Dec-18 17:56:44

Oops sorry I forgot to say she’s now 21 months.

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JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 19-Dec-18 20:19:47

Is she tracking her height and head centiles? It might be worth going to your next weigh-in clinic and getting the HV to measure and record all three.

You’re not the only one with a fussy toddler though if that helps, have a look at this recent thread.

Have you ruled out sensory issues too? It might be worth doing the m-chat smile

Xansaf Wed 19-Dec-18 21:34:21

I’d never heard of the m-chat, thanks! I did it though and she came out as low risk, she doesn’t come across as autistic.

As far as I can tell she’s still tracking her height centile which is 50th, no idea about her head; it was 98th at her 9-12 month check! But I can see she’s dropped on her weight one, which combined with never wanting to eat is a concern. I can’t get to clinic very easily now as they all seem to coincide with when I am at work.

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lovely36 Wed 19-Dec-18 23:59:50

Going through the same thing! It's very frustrating. My son only wants biscuits and crackers and he used to eat anything I'd give him. I cut off all snacks too and no more biscuits or anything like that and still no luck. He just won't eat. No milk during the day either. Very very frustrating. I feel your pain!

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