Baby Care Advice » Feeding Picky Eater Baby http://birthpolicy.org Wed, 15 Dec 2010 19:21:34 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0.1 IF YOUR CHILD KEPT ACTING HUNGRY AT WHAT POINT WOULD YOU STOP FEEDING THEM? http://birthpolicy.org/533/if-your-child-kept-acting-hungry-at-what-point-would-you-stop-feeding-them/ http://birthpolicy.org/533/if-your-child-kept-acting-hungry-at-what-point-would-you-stop-feeding-them/#comments Tue, 14 Dec 2010 23:24:39 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/533/if-your-child-kept-acting-hungry-at-what-point-would-you-stop-feeding-them/

Question by S.Z.:
If your child kept acting hungry at what point would you stop feeding them?

My son is 15 months and I think he is going through a mega growth spurt that has been off and on for the past month. Plus we have been more active since it’s summer.

But his appetite and thirst has not been like this since he was a newborn. He eats and drinks and then still wants more and I feel bad for not feeding him more but I do not know what the cut off is or should be.

I do not really know what to do… Feed him as much as he wants or cut it off after it seems to become absurd.

Here is an example… This morning I feed him one egg yolk and a piece of toast with no crust. As I am eating mine he keeps asking (more like demanding) I feed him some of mine. So he has about another yolk and some toast. (we eat our eggs english style where we dip it in yolk and do not eat the white because we are sensitive to the white).

And then it’s all gone but yet he is demanding more. So he has about 10 blueberries. But then that is gone and as he is playing he finds a fortune cookie his dad dropped under the couch (it is the individually packaged ones). And he brought it to me to open and I felt bad that he found it and wanted it so I let him have it. But then it was gone and he wanted more… That is where I just stopped and he did not get anything more.

But then he brings his sippy to me which was full of about 6oz of water and it’s empty and he wants more water. So I fill it and he drinks it down.

He’s been waking up early and he is been hungry right when he wakes which is not usually the case. At all other meals he is not been picky and a fussy eater like usual and always wants more.

And I have been hearing his tummy growl and he starts acting hungry when he just ate an hour earlier…

He’s a huge guy for his age… I do not know the exact current weight and height but about 29lbs and somewhere around 34-35 inches and he is 15 months. And he is very active and high energy. And I have been noticing him growing, the rise on his pants are tight so he is grown in length, and his shoes I just got no longer fit him… So I am certain it’s a growth spurt. But does this mean I should feed him as much as he wants?

But what would you do? Would you keep feeding your child until they were full or would you limit their intake even though they still seemed really hungry?
Also, he is not diabetic (already been tested) and he is healthy and everything has been normal, he is been sleeping more than usual but I attribute it to being really active and in the heat during summer. And stools are normal, everything seems normal other than the increased hunger.
His Dr always tells me to do set portions and rememeber his tummy is about the size of his fist, so I am just worried I will over do it.

But he eats very healthy. He definetly has more than the suggested servings for fruit and veggies.

I also feel like if he is hungry then feed him, but then it seems like he just will not stop eating. I always let him top off with some kind of fruit if he is still hungry after a meal.

And we do cheese and peanut butter on toast or steamed veggies as snack.

But I think I am going to inscrease his portion size.
Becca, he doesn’t really do whole milk because he nurses. But we do whole milk yogurt which he loves… It seems to constipate him so I try not to give a lot of whole milk product.


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Answer by Dread Head momma
feed him!

keep carrots and celery and apples (kids love apples) and stuff like that and let him eat… his body clearly needs it

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IS YOUR BABY A PICKY EATER? http://birthpolicy.org/483/is-your-baby-a-picky-eater/ http://birthpolicy.org/483/is-your-baby-a-picky-eater/#comments Sun, 21 Nov 2010 15:23:39 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/483/is-your-baby-a-picky-eater/ Question by proudmom:
Is your baby a picky eater?

Jack is 9 months old. He hates noodles ( I thought most babies loved noddles), he doesn’t like his food warm, he rather eat cold food. Sometimes its a fight just to get him to try something new. The only thing I never have a problem feeding him is grits.


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Answer by Master
My son is 7 mos. and I am terrified of him becoming a picky eater. It’s not looking good. Right now it’s a struggle to get him to eat anything at all! My ideal bets are pears, apples, cereal, and butternut squash. Sometime those do not even work!

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NEED SOME RECIPES FOR 13 MONTHS OLD BABY (PICKY EATER) PLEASE..? http://birthpolicy.org/424/need-some-recipes-for-13-months-old-baby-picky-eater-please/ http://birthpolicy.org/424/need-some-recipes-for-13-months-old-baby-picky-eater-please/#comments Wed, 10 Nov 2010 18:49:59 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/424/need-some-recipes-for-13-months-old-baby-picky-eater-please/ Question by Eyecandy777:
Need some recipes for 13 months old baby (picky eater) please..?

What can I feed her for breakfast, lunch, dinner and in between. She is very picky and doesn’t like strong tastes at the same time I’d like it to be nutritional.
Also, she still chokes on her food, so I have to sort of puree all her food. Otherwise she chokes an throws up. But this is improving slowly, I blend less and less each time. She is always been a bad eater.


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Answer by Pippin
Without knowing what sorts of foods she will or will not eat it’s hard to give ideas. But:

Breakfast: Yogurt, cereal (hot or dry — healthy types only please), pancakes/waffles, eggs, french toast, fresh fruit.

Lunch: Sandwiches and wraps of all types (cheese, tuna/chicken/egg salad, PBJ), low sodium canned soup, pasta with any type of sauce (cheese, tomato, etc.), hummus, sushi, eggs, quesadillas, yogurt …

Dinner: Meat/poultry (cooked any of a million ways, from easy roasts and broiled meats to stews), pasta dishes, stir fries, mild chili, beans&greens, clam chowder, shepherd’s pie (Ground meat baked with a ‘crust’ of mashed potatoes).

IOW, she can eat most of the same foods you eat, except for certain choking hazards (hard raw veggies, huge lumps of meat, popcorn, whole nuts. Check fish carefully for bones and cut up meat very small.)

Dont’ make a huge deal or cater to fussiness. Serve meals. If she is hungry, she will find something on her plate that she likes.

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HOW HARD IS IT TO RAISE A NEWBORN + 2YR OLD ALONE?? BREASTFEEDING, NEED SAFE ENERGY BOOSTS? http://birthpolicy.org/361/how-hard-is-it-to-raise-a-newborn-2yr-old-alone-breastfeeding-need-safe-energy-boosts/ http://birthpolicy.org/361/how-hard-is-it-to-raise-a-newborn-2yr-old-alone-breastfeeding-need-safe-energy-boosts/#comments Wed, 10 Nov 2010 18:48:16 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/361/how-hard-is-it-to-raise-a-newborn-2yr-old-alone-breastfeeding-need-safe-energy-boosts/ Question by CrazyDaisy2k8:
How hard is it to raise a newborn + 2yr old alone?? Breastfeeding, need safe energy boosts?

Ok, well my husband’s getting deployed like after this weekend, and in a month or so I am gonna have a baby. Our first son just turned two and I need to potty train him(he’s off and on but right now it’s hard). I know I can take care of a newborn, but with a two year old!?! I am planning to give this baby breastmilk, so does that mean I cannot drink coffee?? What can I drink or take to boost my energy that is safe? I rarely drink coffee at the moment and it sucksss because I do not like relying on natural energy and I miss my coffee… Well, I know I will be awake like 22/7 for the newborn and my son, but how will I survive? I have these freaky thoughts like I am going to forget to feed my son!! He is a picky eater and doesn’t eat when he is suppose to. And I am trying to get him off the bottle as well, it’s a toughy. I know he will be a good tiny boy to his new sibling, but I am kind of thinking he might throw a toy at he/she even if he is just trying to be nice and share. And I know he will be like, where’s my attention too?? But I know he will be good, on his own will he helped feed his five or so month old cousin her bottle and showed her the rattles to calm her down…. And I have three dogs!! One is a full time inside dog, two are inside dogs by night or rain. I know they will not really bother the new baby, but I am kind of worried about having to take care of them and their messes as well. I know my family will help out a lot, but most of the time they piss me off to the point I need to move the hell out of here. They do not get along with my husband’s family anymore, so I have to take my son to visit them now(but not so bad since they live really close). I also need to finally learn how to drive now that I have the oppertunity. I feel like my schedule’s going to be hectic. Has anyone been through the same??

I’m just glad that in half a year, my husband will be back to finally take us away from this place and we will live happily ever after together, and like finally after two damn years of being apart!!


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Answer by !Nessa In Wounderland!
Blend bananas, oranges, pineapples and mango’s together. The vitamins give you a super boost and its healthy for you.

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HOW TO DEAL WITH PICKY EATER – 20 MOS OLD? http://birthpolicy.org/269/how-to-deal-with-picky-eater-20-mos-old/ http://birthpolicy.org/269/how-to-deal-with-picky-eater-20-mos-old/#comments Fri, 29 Oct 2010 07:54:01 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/269/how-to-deal-with-picky-eater-20-mos-old/ Question by Babyface:
How to deal with picky eater – 20 mos old?

Our baby has always been a picky eater. We were never were able to feed him from spoon. All we have been able to consisently feed him are hot dogs, sliced ham or roast beef, eggs, bread, and luckily bananas. No veggies whatsoever. Are we worrying too much? Or is it time for crash course – make him something healthy, if he doesn’t eat too bad let him scream and throw himself around, until he just so hungry over days and gives up and eats what we serve him? He is very stubborn and loud.


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Answer by luvslifeinwi
Hopefully you are giving your child infant or childrens vitamins. If not go get some next time you are the the grocery store or pharmacy. Also Pedisure is loaded in vitamins and comes in yummy flavors. Hope this helps :)

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WHAT TO DO ABOUT MY VERY PICKY EATER? http://birthpolicy.org/228/what-to-do-about-my-very-picky-eater/ http://birthpolicy.org/228/what-to-do-about-my-very-picky-eater/#comments Fri, 29 Oct 2010 07:31:27 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/228/what-to-do-about-my-very-picky-eater/ Question by Linotte:
What to do about my very picky eater?

My daughter is 10 months old and the pickiest eater. I feed her three times a day but I am lucky if she will eat at least one of those meals halfway. I have tried everything. When she first turned six months, I made her homemade purees and she rejected them a lot. I then tried store purchased purees and she ate them superior but still rejected them more often than not. Than I tried giving her fist sized chopped veggies and fruits that she can pick up herself. She will throw most of them off her highchair and put only a few in her mouth. Very often, however, she will choke on them and end up throwing upmost of what she has eaten. People told me choking rarely happens with a self-feeding baby but it happens a lot with my baby. She is a great nurser but she is approaching 1 year of age and a person cannot live only on breastmilk forever. She used to be consistently in the 95 percentile for weight but now she has dropped to 80th (which is not a lot because she is over 99 for height).


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Answer by Charlea J
well take one of her foods she likes a lot and one she doesn’t and begin putting some of the non likey into the likey

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ARE OR WERE YOUR CHILDREN PICKY EATERS? DID YOU GET THEM TO OVERCOME THIS? DO YOU HAVE…? http://birthpolicy.org/174/are-or-were-your-children-picky-eaters-did-you-get-them-to-overcome-this-do-you-have/ http://birthpolicy.org/174/are-or-were-your-children-picky-eaters-did-you-get-them-to-overcome-this-do-you-have/#comments Tue, 05 Oct 2010 23:25:53 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/174/are-or-were-your-children-picky-eaters-did-you-get-them-to-overcome-this-do-you-have/ Question by venous:
ARE OR WERE YOUR CHILDREN PICKY EATERS? did you get them to overcome this? do you have…?

…experiences & advice to share?
oh yes we have all been down this road… funny my oldest was very picky and sometimes would get a case of “Lock Jaw”… as an infant… about 4mos he would take one bite and somehow would accomplish the impossible.. chewing without swallowing… next time he tried this… i just put his food away.. tried again at lunch.. same results… and by the time dinner rolled around.. no problem… he ate.. my youngest was never picky… he ate everything.. i started to let them explore feeding themselves at 5mos… they were developing quite fast and were able to sit..it seemed to work better… at one point my youngest would just have a preference for peanut butter… my pediatrician check him over and stated not to worry… of course i kept regular visits to the physicians when they would have these spells..

what were your experiences with “picky eaters” how did you help them overcome this habit? how long did it go on? if you are a grandparent… do your grands do this too?

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Answer by Summer
Out of 6 children that I have raised, only 1 is a picky eater. They aren’t biologically mine, therefore have not lived with me their entire lives. This one, I will call L, lived with is dad his first 3 years, I have had him this past year. We are seeing progress but when he first came to live with me, he would not eat ANY veggies other than corn. He refused to eat most meats. He would not eat sandwiches. He was basically on a fruit & oatmeal diet with chicken strips occasionally. I would set him down with the SAME plate at breakfast, lunch, dinner, each time he asked for a snack. 2 days went by where he had less than ten bites total. (I did give up & give him a bunch of fresh fruit, then he would not eat just because he was mad at me. For days!) I finally called the physician & asked what to do xD I was desperate & L was due to have a check up anyway. The doc scared him into eating more. He told L that he is have to have a tub going down his throat into his belly to make sure he got food. I did not like this at the time, but it got him to eat.

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IS IT FAIR TO LET A TODDLER SELF-FEED IF HE/SHE IS A PICKY EATER? http://birthpolicy.org/117/is-it-fair-to-let-a-toddler-self-feed-if-heshe-is-a-picky-eater/ http://birthpolicy.org/117/is-it-fair-to-let-a-toddler-self-feed-if-heshe-is-a-picky-eater/#comments Sun, 12 Sep 2010 15:31:25 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/117/is-it-fair-to-let-a-toddler-self-feed-if-heshe-is-a-picky-eater/ Question by A W:
Is it fair to let a toddler self-feed if he/she is a picky eater?

I know it is popular to instruct babies to feed themselves by the age of 2 years, but what if they are picky eaters and select to avoid the veggies? Would not it make sense for the parent to maintain some control over the toddler’s feeding rituals? What do you think?


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Answer by Miloo
the way to maintain control is not to feed, but to limit what is served to your toddler.

by that age, they should be feeding themselves, but they are too young to go out for pizza, if you see what I am getting at.

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WHY IS MY BABY IGGY BEING A PICKY EATER? http://birthpolicy.org/44/why-is-my-baby-iggy-being-a-picky-eater/ http://birthpolicy.org/44/why-is-my-baby-iggy-being-a-picky-eater/#comments Fri, 20 Aug 2010 07:24:01 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/44/why-is-my-baby-iggy-being-a-picky-eater/ Question by sparkle <3:
why is my baby iggy being a picky eater?

i been feeding him a mixture of acceptable dark greens such as collared greens and mustard greens ; i have also tried mushrooms, tomatoes, sweet potatoes. [and yes i am chopping everything small enough] the only thing he WANTS to eat is romaine lettuce which has no nutritional value. any suggestions?


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Answer by Peter Miller
Don’t feed your pet romaine lettuce. It will then have to eat the other foods you provide.

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