Q&A: 3 Year Old Only Drinks Chocolate Milk

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I have a three year old little boy that has severe eating issues. For the most part, he does not seem developmentally delayed, although, we have had suspicions that he may have Asperger’s Syndrome. We have been to our family doctor, a nutritionist, a feeding therapist, an occupational therapist and had a swallow study done, not the barium one, but …

Q&A: 18 Month Old Only Eats Fruit

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My son is 18 months old. All he will eat is fruit (mainly bananas, apples, grapes, mixed fruit). He will eat carrots and cucumbers and French fries and junk like cookies, crackers and chips. Anytime we try to give him anything he pushes it away or throws it on the floor. He has seen his doctor regarding this and she …

Q&A: Toddler Drinking Excessive Fluids But Won’t Eat

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I will ask at my child’s next doctor’s appointment but why do you list the following as developmental delays? What kind of delays/issues could this be a sign of? Excessive fluid intake and minimal food. Pushing away food. My child is 22 months. He would definitely prefer to drink milk and juice for his meal. He does eat throughout the …

Q&A: 11 Month Old Won’t Eat When I Feed Her

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Our 11 month old daughter eats purees (stages 2 and 3), yogurt, oatmeal and has attempted some table foods (scrambled egg yolk, tofu, soft rice noodles, blueberries…). The problem is that while she eats great with our nanny (at the home where we take her – we have a nanny share), she is very inconsistent with me and my husband …

Q&A: 15 Month Old Refuses Solid Food

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Our daughter is 15 months old and she does not take table food yet. We offer her and sometimes she would accept a little, but most of the time she would shake her head no and would turn away. We had a pediatric consult yesterday and she is 24 lbs. The doctor said she is above average for weight, and …

Q&A: My 2 Year Old is a Picky Eater

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My son is 2 1/2 years old and has been a “picky eater” since he stopped eating jarred baby food after stage 2. He would not progress to stage 3 and began his pickiness. He does not eat ANY meats or veggies. His menu is limited at approximately 20-25 items. I read your “picky eater” tips and one says “Limit …

Q&A: 2 Year Old Using a Bottle and is Leading to Tooth Decay

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I work with a child who has just turned two. The child receives early intervention services. The child prefers soft foods and still uses a bottle. This has led to dental/oral complications such as tooth decay. One of the child’s IFSP goals is to reduce mouth stuffing. What are some ways to help teach the child not to stuff his …

Q&A: Toddler Gags on Table Food

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My daughter just turned one. She is not eating table food. She is basically only eating stage 3 jar food. She will eat stage 3 fruits, veggies and “meals.” The meals I will typically mix with milk to make somewhat thinner (but not too thin) as she will gag on the thickness of the puree sometimes. She does well with …