ss_blog_claim=89c5075de08a27469a4c85b7b67a5e81 Rantings Of A Woman: HELP! HE WON'T EAT

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

HELP! HE WON'T EAT

IS HE GETTING ENOUGH NOURISHMENT?
My 2 1/2 year old son since day one has never been a very big eater. It is starting to worry me because he seems to be getting worse as the time goes on. My other children never had this problem and they had a little meat on their bones but not Blake he is so skinny he got himself the nickname "ribblet". I have tried everything that I can think of to get him to eat but he just has no interest. To eat a meal, forget it. To eat meat of any kind, forget it. He will however pick and pick all day long with snacky foods, yogurt!, apple sauce!, and fruit, I know don't complain about that. But is it enough. He does drink a lot of milk, he is always saying "mom I'm thirsty...hook me up to the cow!" Maybe he does get enough to eat but without him eating his meals at the table with us makes it seem like I'm not feeding him. I'm sure he will eat when he's hungry, I would just like to see him eat with everyone else so that I'm not getting him something to munch on all day long. It seems like I spend most of my time at the kitchen cupboards looking to get him something. Even cutting out the daytime snacks and only giving him his meals doesn't work, he won't eat and he will go all day like that and it's really hard to see. I hope this is something he will grow out of!
Well this is all my ramblings for now...I am being paged for a snack! LOL

2 comments:

Petula Wright said...

I'm sure it will get better, but maybe a mention to his doctor wouldn't hurt. What is that drink for toddlers that has protein and such in it? Is it Ensure? No, I think that's the one for adults. Check the baby isle at your local store and see if you see that drink. It's great and the kids love it. It tastes like milk to (you can get vanilla or chocolate) so he should drink it. Good luck and try not to worry.

BTW: I'm going to add you to my favorite sites list... I just keep forgetting. (You know how I keep forgetting stuff!)

Tammy said...

Aidan is exactly the same.
(He's 2 and 1/2 too.)Maybe it's a boy thing? The only meat he'd eat for a long time was McDonald's chicken nuggets. He recently started eating hot dogs as long as they are covered in ketchup. He does like peanut butter so he is getting protein. My daughter goes to a dietician and she told me that as long as he's his protein from peanut butter don't worry about the meat. ~Tammy