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November 7th, 2005, 05:55 PM
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Or do they make you feel like you are overreacting?
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November 7th, 2005, 10:20 PM
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Honestly I don't think people have a clue. They ALWAYS make me feel like I am overreacting. I am so tired of hearing comments about how toddlers eat less than you think they should eat and kids wont starve themselves, they will eat if they are hungry.
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November 8th, 2005, 02:55 PM
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Even my dh doesn't understand my alarm. I know that some kids are small but how many 3 year olds still wear 12 month clothes. People on the street just think he's younger than his twin sister.
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November 8th, 2005, 05:21 PM
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I had the same problems with Brandon. Actually right now his weight is fine but he still eats very little. We have him on pediasure. I am supposed to have him off of it. The doctor wants me to see how he does without it but he isn't eating and I just don't want to see him lose weight again. Its such a struggle to get him to eat. When he first started having problems he was three months old and weighed less than eight pounds. Then even at almost a year old he was wearing three to six months clothes. Now he is on the small side but its not nearly as bad as before.
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Tomorrow I go in for my littlest ones well baby check and I'm going to ask agian about supplements. All he said at the last weight check was to make sure that everything that went into his mouth had calories. This is when we added yogurt drink. Of course since then he's been on a dinner strike and I can't get him to even take the yogurt drink. If I give him juice he asks for water - this one is my fault because after everything you read about juice I never introduced it (thought I was being a good mom) then in the past 6 months I was told that he needed to be drinking juice for his weight and dd needed juice because she was anemic. Og course now they don't like it. I can't even get the boy to eat a cookie...ugh when good intentions go wrong.

He won't drink pedisure or carnation instant breakfeast....milkshakes sometimes but even though I know calories are calories I worry about filling him with junk.
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No they don't get it. Our struggle right now is to get people to not try to force her to eat. She's going to a birthday party this weekend with a friend. When I talked to her yesterday I gave her the whole run down of dos and don'ts, don't try to make her eat, when she signals she's all done she's all done, don't do one more bite. Etc etc etc. What we've found with Rorie is that if you stress her, she gets worse about not eating at all. We have had some great successes (she's up two pounds AND she's starting to ask for foods she wants AND she is trying new things) I read your stories and my heart breaks for you all. Hers was a relatively easy fix as it was all environmental, Hugs to all the struggling moms.
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People keep telling me she is a picky eater when I know that's not the case.

For a period of 2 months she ate babyfood REAL well then stopped completely. She pretty much snack eats. She will eat bananas and cheerios and fish crackers like crazy. Foodwise she will only eat 1-2 tablespoons a day if we are lucky.

I think if everything were shaped like a fish cracker she would eat alot and great.

Her pedi suggested Pediasure and vitamins. And I really hate when people say she will eat if she is hungry. Eliana WILL NOT eat if she is hungry. She normally takes 7oz formula/milk mix every 3 hours. If she goes longer then 3 hours she acts very hungry and you know she is but when you offer food she pushes it away and starts crying.

Eliana also has reflux which doesn't help in the matter. Dec 22 she was evaluated by First Steps (early intervention). She has 20% delay in fine motors skills, 31% delay in speech. They also recommend she see a gastroenterologist and ENT as when she eats her tongue only goes to the left side of her mouth when she eats. Also she starts to chock and gag on food before it is even digested. So, there is more then reflux going on.

I also have an issue with people trying to make her eat. They try to get another bite or 2 in her even after she turns her head, fusses or pushes the food away. Wish they would understand that they can't force her to eat that she refuses it more then.
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Jeannette, I can totally relate. Brandon still goes many days without eating anything at all. He is supposed to go off the pediasure but I haven't done it yet. I wish they would just refill my prescription for it. Have you talked to your pediatrician about getting a referral to a feeding clinic?
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<span style="color:#CC33CC"><div class=\'quotetop\'>QUOTE(pattyandthemoos @ Dec 28 2005, 01:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div><div class=\'quotemain\'>Jeannette, I can totally relate. Brandon still goes many days without eating anything at all. He is supposed to go off the pediasure but I haven't done it yet. I wish they would just refill my prescription for it. Have you talked to your pediatrician about getting a referral to a feeding clinic?[/b][/quote]
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