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Aug 21, 2008
Sharon, Mom to Elyse, 17 mos (15 mos adjusted-preemie). Zantac/Elecare. History of: Respiratory Distress Syndrome with ventilation/CPAP/cannula, tpn, n/g tube, PDA, jaundice, apnea, bradycardia/tachycardia, severe anemia, blood transfusion, reflux, Sandifer's Syndrome, intestinal malrotation, hemangiomas, MSPI, feeding issues. ICU inpatient 53 days! 2 surgeries, 2 UGIs, barium enema, pH probe, endoscopy. Developmentally on target now! PIC: Yobaby Beard
A varied, inconsistent diet-Elyse
So yesterday Elyse ate some of my sauteed portabello mushroom....and today she ate tomato off my sandwich (bad mama, tomato is acidic!!), then ate some bread from my sandwich (which had some kind of ranch spread on it)...last week she ate teriaki chicken (SOY!)...she is so wierd! She will eat these random things, just a few bites, and then never again shall it touch her lips. She has stopped eating bananas (a favorite), eggs (a recent addition), but ate some yogurt yesterday (which she hadn't eaten in at least a month). Last weekend she wanted cookies and today she smashed it into the carpet. I must have lost the instruction manual on this child, think I could pick up a copy on ebay? sheesh!
Aug 21, 2008
amber f
Kids taste buds change a lot after they turn a year and through out their pre k years. I just keep giving it to them. When she is a little older you can give her rewards for trying different foods. I try this with the more pickier kids. They may not have like something last month but this month it tastes better?!?!? Who knows with these los and each and everyone has a different quark!
Aug 21, 2008
Donnessa, mom to Halley born 3/10/07
Reflux (mostly) resolved at 14 months
and Addison born 8/17/09. Currently exclusively bf and on 7.5mg Prevacid
I think that's one of the most frustrating things about teaching them how to eat. Halley does the same thing - loves something one day, then stores it in the seat of her high chair or throws it on the floor the next. The only vegetable I can get her to eat consistently is french fries, which probably puts me up for worst mom of the year award. If you find a copy of the manual, can you please let me know where you found it :-)
Aug 21, 2008
Aurora born March 17, 2007
3 years, 8 months old
Weighs 25.8 lbs
8 lbs 11 oz at birth.
Recovered Chronic Projectile Vomiter
Prevacid Free since September 08
Egg allergy diagnosed Jan 26/09
Has a Pectus Excavatum
Has an Epipen
Hi Sharon!!

So, you know, I have TOTALLY been there. It is extremely frustrating when they are so inconsistent. But it is also fabulous that she is willing to try new things. Keep offering, as you've been doing, because this will expand her tastes and willingness for new textures. It does get better. Rory started eating pretty much overnight a couple weeks ago. I have tried a million different foods, and eventually found some stuff she LOVES. She LOVES canned cream soups, so I *hide* the good stuff in these. Just make sure she is having positive food experiences. The fact that you are sharing your meals is a positive experience for her. She probably just needs time, as Rory has.

If she's into self feeding, encourage encourage encourage. It's more important for her to learn to like food than it is for her to eat large quantities of a particular food.

I've been where you are, and all I can do is give you hope that it will improve with age, and by offering a variety of foods, she will probably be open to more foods than the average toddler in a few more months !! :) I'm so glad I can finally say that. hehehe

Aug 21, 2008
mom to Mila 2-20-2007
and Robby 4-22-2004
Mila is on Peptamen JR 30 cal by NG tube. Open Heart Surgery 2/08/08. Captopril, Zantac, Losec, Lasix.
Mila used to eat chocolate chip pancakes like they were going out of style. Not any more!

For several weeks, string cheese was a every day, twice a day, eat the whole thing and cry for more food. HAHAH. NOT!

Crackers? Used to LOVE THEM. Now they are carpet food.

Freezies? Gobbled em down for two days. Then POOF! Never again!

Mila has chewed on a tomato and an apple. Now she won't even touch it.

Last time we ate tacos, she DEVOURED her slice of quesadilla with refried beans and cheese. Today? Barfed at the sight of it.

Welcome to toddlerhood!

Aug 21, 2008
Coyle Eagan. One Year Old. Doing well on Cow's Milk flavored with juice :) Drinking two bottles of Go&Grow daily. Eating solids better but still have rough days. No More Silent Reflux-that I can hear anyway.. but puking again. Zantac 2ML 2X daily.
echoing everyone else. i've been catching up on some reading and talking to other moms about this issue. most kids are this way-it is an independence thing and also a self-preservation thing too... my 11 mo. old is already a toddler.. very picky, messy, and independent. i'm glad she is willing to try new things though. sounds like all the food trials are going well. how is her reflux, otherwise? have u gone to yet? .. hate to plug a 'site' but i love, love, love it!!
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