DS is super skinny, 0% for weight and 75% for height. He has been Failure to thrive and now is "malnourished" (Low iron, low protein, eats no veggies, only bananas for fruit). I try to feed him, but most of the time he just closes his mouth, shakes his head "no" and won't eat. My DD also has feeding issues and at 4, takes at least one meal a day as a "smoothie" with peanut butter, peas, and a fruit. The other meals she eats don't have near the calories. She is finally not failure to thrive, but I am starting to feel like I am doing something wrong. I try to feed them good healthy food. Beans, meat, veggies, fruit. I have been to nutritionist for DD and they didn't think I was doing anything wrong (had a pretty complete food diary with all of the visits.) They are just insanely picky.
My DS won't even eat McDonalds.
Anyone else have a kid like this? I know he can eat because occasionally he will eat a slice of pizza, a hot dog, or a piece of sausage. He will sometimes eat regular people oatmeal. He will eat as many goldfish or cheerios as I will let him (none right now, since he isn't eating), but they have little nutritional value. I am getting worn down by trying to cook things and come up with meals. I am making 9 meals a day (3 for him, 3 for DD, and then for DH and I) and still he is not eating any of the things I offer that have nutrition.
I want to enjoy my kids, I want them to be happy, but I put him in his high chair or next to me on the sofa and try to feed him and he just shakes his head, clamps his lips shut, and waits for his milk (the doctor told me to cut back on milk to 16 oz, which I have done). He cries until he gets his sip cup, with milk.
Anyone have any tips or experience they can share? I am just super frustrated at this point.