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DS won't eat!

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evmil Wed 14-Jan-15 16:30:03

My 4yo is currently underweight and taking supplements for various vitamins and things.

He literally will not eat anything (bar the occasional piece of dry toast, strawberries and dry crackers) and just drinks gallons of milk everyday. We are currently seeing a specialist and we have cut back massively on the milk which is making him hungry but he still refuses food!

I have tried introducing things gradually, letting him cook with me (which he enjoys but still won't eat anything), and we have been to sessions where he plays/explores food but nothing will convince him to try anything.

He was seriously ill when he was 6months old so we delayed the weaning process and since we started he has struggled so much with the idea of eating anything. He does try, and while we don't force him to eat anything he gets stressed with the thought of even having to put food into his mouth.

He is currently crying because he wants some milk, i have said not until later but he can have some toast and he refused.

I just feel like such a crap mum about the whole thing, has anyone got any advice?

TheFecklessFairy Wed 14-Jan-15 18:06:49

I have not come across this problem before. The only thing I can think of is to make milk shakes thicker and thicker until it is almost like yoghurt........and go from there with jelly etc.

Baddz Wed 14-Jan-15 18:09:38

You are right to cut down the milk.
Our eldest loved milk and we cut down and he ate more.
Has he been seen by a specialist team?
Dietician, developmental paed etc?

Gileswithachainsaw Wed 14-Jan-15 18:10:07

has he ever been tested for allergies? maybe some foods leave pain?

can you add things like oats, banana, peanut butter to milk and turn them into smoothies.

would cream. or say coconut cream added in make the calorie content a bit higher for him

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