Ds2 was BLW and has never really eaten off a spoon (his choice) - all well and good, and he has always been a good eater. However he has recently discovered he can throw things a long way, which is such a good game . So now he is eating just about nothing. Today for breakfast he ate one cheerio then threw the rest of them at us while we ate! He will occasionally let me feed him off a spooon (eg a couple of spoonfuls of yoghurt) but that's about his limit.
He is compensating a little by feeding more (he is still breastfed) but obviously he needs to eat more solids, particularly as he is very tiny!
my health visitor was v helpful when i asked her about this one. she simply said it is a well known phase at this age called 'Casting'. Oh i thought so what am i supposed to do about it? i simply allowed her to throw (or cast) and didnt put anything else on tray. she got nothing else ti next snack time and pretty soon learned she was less hungry if she ate and didnt cast! prob took about 2-3 weeks....
I have found it slightly helps if I only put one morsel of food in front of him at a time. EG if I put one cheerio then he will eat it then I put the next on and he eats that, until he gets full or bored. If I put the whole lot in front of him he will sweep them onto the floor with a grand gesture and look very pleased with himself
my ds does this so i put loads of food on his plate, surely he must eat something? then i usually spoon feed him his pudding so i know he is getting something! and way too messy to have rice pudding all over the floor!
I did the ignore, ignore, ignore technique. When DD had finished/thrown everything on the floor I'd calmly say, "Well, we'll try again next time, but you may get hungry as you've thrown all of your breakfast away." and get her down from her chair to play.
I'd then clean up with no comment and give her no extra treats until her next meal. If she asked for food, I would say, "You are hungry because you threw all of your breakfast on the floor. You can have some fruit, but nothing else until lunch".
Within a day or two of being hungry and getting no treats/snacks in between meals, other than fruit, it seemed to click with her.
I will tell you though - it is damned hard to remain calm and not react, but it's worth iT!
My dd has just gone through this phase and is now thankfully out of it We just had to ignore her but also if she hrew something like her cup she would demand it back so she could throw it again! So I would just tell her it had gone because she had thrown it away - they soon get the message.