10-23-2006, 08:19 AM
We've been struggling with getting ds to eat for a yr now, and I'd love to hear from other mothers who have had a similar struggle. He's basically never accepted solids though he sometimes does eat well. It seems to go in cycles for us. It's so frustrating and most moms don't seem to understand. So many flippantly say, "When he's hungry, he'll eat". But he doesn't. If we take away his bottles, he cries in hunger, wakes frequently at night, and then starts losing weight. Has anyone else been through something similar?
10-23-2006, 02:40 PM
I think she said he was 18 months in another post. Mine always wanted to eat so I have very little advice but I think constantly keeping trying different things and some toddlers want to be fed and others like more foods that they can feed themselves. My neighbors little boy refused to allow you to feed him but if you put it in his hand he would eat all day!
10-23-2006, 05:00 PM
Yes, he's 18 months. Like I said, it goes in cycles. There are times when he won't eat more than 2 small bites/day for wks, even if he doesn't get anything else (bottles). Other times, like today, he had 10 bites for lunch (a very very good meal for him!). We've had an OT involved for the past few months and she believes it may be a med problem. He has an appt with the feeding team at Children's Hosp in Jan.
10-24-2006, 02:54 PM
You are telling my story Soap lady. My ds has been diagnosed with a severe sensory based food aversion and hypersenstive gag reflex, he is 22 months and we are finally getting him to eat peanut butter and he will lick on a few things. This has been accomplished through feeding therapy and OT for his other sensory issues. I know exactly how you feel when people who are well meaning say "he'll eat when he's hungry". Feel free to PM me anytime, I know firsthand what you are going through.
10-24-2006, 10:26 PM
Thank you all for the encouragement, support, and prayers. And Jennifer, I really appreciate you sharing your story. You may be hearing from me one of these days when I get really frustrated! :wink: