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Amanda11810
Son still not eating much table food!
October 5, 2012 at 8:37 PM

He is almost 3 and still has really no interest in table foods he prefers puree. I have tried the Junior style food w chunks and a no go! I have tried pureeing table food, no go! I tried the mean side you don't eat what gets put in front of you then you get nothing and he ate nothing for 2 days only drank!

I am at my wits end!

Help and/or advice pls!!!!!

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  • babowes
    by babowes
    October 5, 2012 at 9:11 PM
    Asked doctor to refer you to a sensory specialist
  • babowes
    by babowes
    October 5, 2012 at 9:11 PM
    That is really tough momma. Good luck.
  • PEEK05
    by PEEK05
    October 6, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Stop the purees.  I'm pretty sure even his pediatrician would say that.

  • othermom
    October 6, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Does he have a sensery issue that causes it?  I hope you can figure something out

  • Poisongirl98
    October 6, 2012 at 2:32 PM
    Yes at this point he definitely needs to be evaluated by a speech pathologist or occupational therapist specializing in feeding disorders. Since he's under 3 he can be evaluated by your state's early intervention program for free. If your pedi says he's "fine" because he's growing, make the call yourself.


    Quoting babowes:

    Asked doctor to refer you to a sensory specialist

  • wauseonmom
    October 6, 2012 at 2:36 PM
    This sounds like a texture issue or other med reason possible. Ask your ped in the mean time keep offering different foods with the puree if he does not eat them at least he is getting some nutrition from the puree.
  • corrinacs
    October 6, 2012 at 7:50 PM

    See your pediatrician.  It sounds like he's having texture issues and has now gotten used to purees.  He needs to be seen by a feeding clinic where they have allergists, psychologists, gastorintorlolgists all on staff to help you.

    Ive been through this with both of my sons.  The first we found he had severe food allergies.  Once we changed his diet around, he's doing better.  Its hard with him because he's allergic to so many foods :/.

    My second (he's almost 1) is in the same boat.  He's not eating very much either :/.  He's going to a feeding clinic in November.  We already saw the gastro and immunologist.  The immun. found that it was delayed food allergies.  Took those out of his diet and he's doing "better", but he's still clinging on purees and puffs (but he also doesn't have teeth)

    Good luck!

  • sophiesmom07
    October 6, 2012 at 8:09 PM

    Stop the purees.  Start with a thicker puree for a day or 2 and then cut them completly. Cut the food up and leave it in front of him. He may not eat at first,  but he will eventually get the picture that purees are over with, no matter what.  Speak to your pediatrician, you should probably have him evaluatter for sensory issues. 

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