My son is 3. He's been super picky over a year now. He was fine last year. Tried new foods and ate almost everything on his plate. Now he won't even open his mouth. Even if its his favorite food. He has lost so much weight over this year. Because of his improper diet, he's not growing much either. But he's super active
I try every possible way to get food in his mouth. We don't do tv while dinner, but for his sake I've let him watch his favorite cartoons just so he'll take a few bites. Being firm and stern doesn't help either. My husband is a health nut, so I cook all kinds of healthy foods with variety. Pasta, rice, vegetables, meat, beans/lentils, fish, fruits you name it. I even make my own whole wheat tortilla beard sometimes! This kid just doesn't eat. I've talked to his pedi several times but she told me to offer variety in foods and give him smoothies. He used to love banana shake (fresh banana and milk, that's it. No artificial flavored or anything). But he stopped drinking that too. I've tried other fruits as well. He takes a sip which is about less than an oz and then he's like "all done mommy". When I force him to finish it, he starts running away or just crying and screaming.
So today I added sugar in his milkshake. He finished it!!! Should I continue to add sugar in his diet ? He's super active anyways, how much worse it can get? I know too much sugar is not good for kids (or even adults for that matter), but he's getting some food in his stomach. Any other advice?
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