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Ds just won't eat!

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Stellarella123 Sun 18-Nov-12 16:26:43

From day one he never liked his bottle, would only take 2 oz at most, was given meds for silent reflux , and put on neocate for possible milk intolerance, as some days he would hardly feed at all, but always seemed hungry , crying lots, he never took to solids, has been a battle to get him to eat, ate finger food for first time around 1.5, but very little amounts, very slow weight gain, paediatrician and dietician monitored him and are happy and discharged him now he's 22 months and is gaining weight, he is 19lb 12oz, he has had phases of eating quite good, taking 3 meals a day but 1 month ago he had chicken pox and went off his food, now he is refusing food all together, lucky if he has a few spoonfulls of each meal, last few days he has eaten one meal a day and very little amount at That, he is drinking plenty milk , water and smoothies, but I'm so stressed out feel I'm constantly trying to coax him to eat, my dd was a totally different baby, ate anything, im worried that he will never change, are there other people with kids who hardly eat?

Stellarella123 Sun 18-Nov-12 21:07:13

Anyone ?

Stellarella123 Mon 19-Nov-12 19:35:06


LineRunner Mon 19-Nov-12 19:42:19

My DS was like this at that age.

He would however drink lots of milk, and fruit juice. I used to put a bit of V8 vegetable juice in with orange juice. It was only actually awful because my (Ex)H used to bang on and on about how terrible it was. My DS was (and is) fine.

DS just hated eating. Eventually though he would have custard, yoghurt, mashed banana, soup, and boiled egg and solidiers (only the yolk!). It took a couple of years, though.

He is 14 and eats real, actual food now - though funnily enough still has more 'dislikes' than usual.

Stellarella123 Mon 19-Nov-12 19:57:11

That's good to know, Thankyou for the reply, I am maybe focusing on it too much and sure he will not be like this forever smile

DeWe Mon 19-Nov-12 21:35:08

DD1 was a perfect eater as a baby and toddler. Ate everything.
Dd2 was very fussy. Only thing she consistantly ate well was corn on the cob.

DD1 had pneumonia at age 8yo and since then has been exceedingly fussy. She has about 3 standard things she'll eat without complaining. (age 11)
Dd2 eats anything and everything, will try anything new as well. (age 8)

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