I have 13 mth old boy who hates eating. He only weighs 18 lbs which worries me and since he is dairy,gluten free and not a lot on cooked foods...it's not helping him gain weight.
I try so Many new things with him, but he just doesn't wanna eat. If force feed, he throws out. Please help how can I make him like food and please share ideas for food that I can give him.
Thanks for your help!
First of all you need to de-stress about it. Not easy I know. Then he needs to de-stress about it. Have you tried body (done by you) and or cranial (done by an expert) massages for him? It could help a lot.
Does he socialise with other children his age? Does he see them eat? Can you trace his dislike of eating to a certain incident? Is it texture he has problems with or something else? How long has this been the case?
What will he eat with no fuss?
There are so many questions that need answering.
The doctors only stress you out because they are comparing them to the obese children. Don't listen. My daughter was only 16lbs at 24 months. She are healthy. Kids eat when they are hungry thats the way everybody should eat. They tried to tell me to give her ice cream and cookies. I swear my husband almost punched out the doctor. He said your a doctor and your telling to feed my kid junk food whats the matter with you thats why your weighting room is full of fat kids. " So We did not she is healthy never gets sick. We always offer her veggies one day she will eat it one day she would not. We just kept offering her healthy stuff. Make 2-3 veggies per meal they will eventually eat it but keep putting in the plate never make a fuss about it. We just always go arent these green bean soo good. I just love broccoli. She is 9 now loves spinach broccoli green beans. Don't give up or give in to the junk. Its a bad habbit to break and will follow them into adult hood. Stick to your guns.
Originally Posted by Ruby.baweja
Thanks for your suggestions. He is at home currently with nanny. The only thing he was liking was oranges. But today, he is not interested in it. If he eats anything heavy, he vomits. There hasn't been any incident that I know of coz he has always been like that. No, he doesn't see other children eat, I bet if he saw them eat, he wud want the same junk food they eat. Please share some ideas to tempt him to eat. Recipes....
If you think he would want to eat junk food then make the raw food look like junk food. Get a raw recipe book and make some of the desserts and make them look junky!
Originally Posted by Ruby.baweja
You say you need to "tempt him to eat". That is giving him a lot of power. It is entering into a power-play game you will probably lose. You need to make very little of all this eating situation or he'll just have you wrapped round his little finger.
There are lots of books and tv programmes which are there to help such situations and they work as well for raw food as they do for SAD food. There are raw recipe books for children ... take a look through the site and you are bound to find someone talking about such books and maybe they'll come along and mention them on this thread.
You say he vomits if he eats anything heavy. What do you mean by heavy?
He's only 13 months don't stress. I would never force feed them they eat when they are hungry. Kids like to snack. Get them easy stuff for him to pick up. Blueberries. You can use agave nector to sweeten things . There are so many companys online that you can get raw cookies and treats. My son loved smoothies.
His favorite breakfast. Not 100% raw.
oatmeal, spinach, blueberries juice of 1 orange, coconut milk kefir, and agave nector. Blend well. Refrigerate about 1/2-1 hour. When sitting the oats soak up the water it turns into a sweet yummy pudding. The blueberries cover up the green color. He is 2 1/2 this is his favorite breakfast.
banannas are great most kids love them. Make smoothies really thin and put in his sippy cup. You can add veggies to that easy. You can make them with almond milk and enough fruit to be sweet. I make spinach apple juice they can't see the green in there cups. I make seasame milk for smoothies also. Look up Jinjee she has 5 kids and raising them all raw. She has recipe books and ideas. (The Garden Diet). Good luck. Don't give into the drs. as long as he's getting some nutrition. they will only eat a walnut size portion of food for every year old the are. 1 year 1 walnut size serving. remember they have little bellies.
Okay, does this 13 month kid have enough teeth to even chew?! My son is almost 2 and his molars aren't even fully in. Juice! Get the juicer going, apple carrot is comparable to mothers milk, and see what the little one likes. My son runs to the juicer every morning and after every nap. He was overweight on a SAD diet, I called him little chunk, where we fed him what we were eating and those cruddy crackers and cookies and jars and snacks that the baby aisle is filled with. The change is amazing. I'll never go back.
But my family goes nuts thinking hes not getting what he needs. My parents raised me on junk food, but I tell them I'm feeding my son nothing but fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds and I'm doing something terrible for the future of my son... bah, humbug. His grandparents always want to stuff food in his mouth when I'm not looking. And when he goes nuts after that taste of meat, butter, sugar, whatever I have not been giving him, I'm being so terrible for not giving him more! I feel your husbands anger with the physician.
Get the juicer going, don't focus too much on solid foods until you see a lot of teeth that can chew em. Still want to make solid food, food processor or blender can make some wonderful baby foods. My son will eat smoothies too and juices like its candy. My recommendation.
2-4 organic apples, a hand full or two of carrots, that is the base I often use for my sons juice, then add a little of whats around.
I second the lady who said bananas. That's all my kids ate for awhile when they started solids. I just cut them up into chunks and they were great finger food.
Coconut oil would add extra calories, it has a lot of lauric acid which is great for the brain. It is also the type of oil that is used in formulas for invalids and pre-mies who have trouble digesting fats. I wasn't into coconut oil when my kids were that age so I'm not exactly sure how I would add it into a baby's diet. Maybe mix it into cereal?
grind nuts and seeds in blender , almond - hemp - sesame - sun flower - pumpkin - etc , to a powder then add water and blend .
then strain through fine metal mesh kitchen strainer or nut mylk bag for high protein + good fats drink . can also add sweet fruits
to these mylks like banana / berries / etc
Agreed with the comment that children eat when they ARE hungry. They are so intuitive and in tune with his body.
Try smoothie maybe (no greens), just fruit smoothie, give him fruits as much he wants. Are you still nursing? Hemp seeds is safe and allergy free, this can be added to smoothie. It contains omega acid. Give one type of food not too much blending.
Fruits is rich in many essential nutrients. It should be the first food for children after the mother's milk.
I stopped seeing her doctor once he gave two vaccine at two months in one day. She never was the same after, but thanks to raw food and therapy, she has caught up. Fruits heal the nervous system.
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