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Old 04-11-2012, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Jersey
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We recently went to the dr for my son and we were talking about his eating habits. She said "your job is to decide what to feed him and offer it to him, and his job is to decide how much to eat" Also when he was about 2 he went through a phase about 6 months where he never ate. He was underweight had dark circles under his eyes and would bruise seemingly for no reason. The dr told us to get pediasure or another sort of nutritional drink and give him a multivitamin and wait out the lack of appetite. It worked.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:22 AM
 
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because I hope he can get stronger, he is very easy to get sick.
Eating more will not make him stronger against getting sick. You need to concentrate on nutrition, making sure what he is eating is nutritious. Study the food groups. I would stay away from "colorful" meals and snacks unless you are talking about fruits and vegetables because you don't want colorful dyes. Is your son very physically active? Does he get to play outside? I would give meals and snacks at the same time each day more or less. Also, do you give him a multi-vitamin?
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:56 PM
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Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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there are so many wonderful books about toddler nutrition and every "women's" magazine has at least 1 article about healthy eating for our families. go to a book store and browse. go on the internet. just continue to offer him good food, don't make a big deal out of it with pressure to finish and tears at every meal time. make meals and snacks relaxing without tension and punishment around food.
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