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    My LO has been a fussy eater since day one but it has gotten worse and I'm at my wits end.
    He doesn't eat meat. He just spits it out. He will eat grilled cheese and eggs with no problem but everything else is a struggle. He will just eat a stage 2 meal and a stage 2 fruit for dinner. He won't something larger than that.
    we went for his shots yesterday and the doc said if he wasn't eating meat to make sure he gets protein.
    Anything you can suggest? How did you deal with a fussy eater? How do you prep the food? I let him feed himself. I feed him. we take turns feeding each other. I cut the meals in small pieces. I mush it.

    I don't know what else to do. I feel like I'm banging my head against the wall.
    Proud mother to Xavier Brian

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    from that link
    Learning this helped us relax. We now realize that our job is simply to buy the right food, prepare it nutritiously (steamed rather than boiled, baked rather than fried), and serve it creatively. We leave the rest up to the kids. How much they eat, when they eat, and if they eat is mostly their responsibility; we've learned to take neither the credit nor the blame.



    did they check his iron?

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    His iron was perfect. I'm also looking for other creative ways to feed him. What proteins would you recommend?
    Proud mother to Xavier Brian

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    dr sears has a neat book that might help
    http://www.askdrsears.com/store/detail.asp?pid=14

    it has list of the right kinds of foods.


    this book might help too...
    http://store.llli.org/public/profile/160

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrea_ohio View Post
    dr sears has a neat book that might help
    http://www.askdrsears.com/store/detail.asp?pid=14

    it has list of the right kinds of foods.


    this book might help too...
    http://store.llli.org/public/profile/160
    thanks!
    Proud mother to Xavier Brian

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    My Ds is a vegetarian and here are some of our protein sources:

    Flax seeds-Ground-in cereal,oatmeal,baked goods,smoothies
    Sunflower seeds-ground-in his cereal
    Almonds-we blend organic apples,cinnamon,soaked almonds for a raw oatmeal
    Eggs-Often will do an omelet with cheese
    Lima beans
    Black beans
    Cheese
    Yogurt
    Tofu-my son loves tofu
    Bread-we have a grain bread than is pretty high in protein
    Nut butters-we have not done peanuts yet

    Those are a few of our protein sources. A good book to get is the Super Food baby book. She has alot of ideas and recipes for toddlers.

    Good luck!
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    I sympathize with you as my DD (16 mo) is also a picky eater. She is tiny too which can make it very stressful some days. I loved the book that a pp person mentioned called "My child won't eat" it made me realize that I was doing what I was supposed to do by providing the food choices and she was the one who had to decide to eat it. Though the book did make me feel better there are days where I get stressed and also feel like banging my head against the wall (today is one of those days!) I am not sure she has eaten more than 3 bites of food all day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ES1967 View Post
    My Ds is a vegetarian and here are some of our protein sources:

    Flax seeds-Ground-in cereal,oatmeal,baked goods,smoothies
    Sunflower seeds-ground-in his cereal
    Almonds-we blend organic apples,cinnamon,soaked almonds for a raw oatmeal
    Eggs-Often will do an omelet with cheese
    Lima beans
    Black beans
    Cheese
    Yogurt
    Tofu-my son loves tofu
    Bread-we have a grain bread than is pretty high in protein
    Nut butters-we have not done peanuts yet

    Those are a few of our protein sources. A good book to get is the Super Food baby book. She has alot of ideas and recipes for toddlers.

    Good luck!

    thank you! Good ideas.
    Proud mother to Xavier Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrmom View Post
    I sympathize with you as my DD (16 mo) is also a picky eater. She is tiny too which can make it very stressful some days. I loved the book that a pp person mentioned called "My child won't eat" it made me realize that I was doing what I was supposed to do by providing the food choices and she was the one who had to decide to eat it. Though the book did make me feel better there are days where I get stressed and also feel like banging my head against the wall (today is one of those days!) I am not sure she has eaten more than 3 bites of food all day!
    I'm glad I'm not alone. If it were just a day or two then I can deal. But it's almost everyday and I dread feedings because I don't know how he's going to react. He is average for weight and height so I don't have to worry too much about his size.
    Proud mother to Xavier Brian

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