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all she's eating is fruit loops and cheese puffs

my 22 month old daughter went to the er sunday night and got discharged last night with a breathing condition just a step below asthma. they say if the episode happens again she will be diagnosed with asthma. anyway, yesterday morning they brought her cereal, pancakes, bacon and eggs for breakfast and all she ate was the fruit loops. she actually snacked on it all day and never even finished it. she had a few sporatic bites of other things but not much. today same thing, fruit loops for breakfast and a yogurt. i served her chicken nuggets, green beans and cheese puffs for lunch because its her favorite meal and i want her to eat. but she's only touching the cheese puffs. tonight im making baked ziti, and "sketti" is her fave so im hoping she'll eat it. should i be concerned or just let her eat waht she wants while she recovers from the hospital stay? she's getting alot of breathing treatments too and idk how that is on her tum


Asked by tnm786 at 2:34 PM on Oct. 26, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Don't even offer the bad foods. Offer her nothing but the good filling foods - but don't expect her to eat much. My kids never want much when they're recovering from stuff. Small portions of good foods, no junk. If you give in and give her only what she wants, she'll know she has you and will only eat junk from here on out. If you want to keep her eating normal foods, keep giving them to her. Don't even let her see that you have the junk in the house or she'll totally bully you.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:48 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • The easiest thing is to not feed her cheese puffs or sugary cereal. Good food will help her get better faster, rather than the processed food she is eating now.

    Answer by ballewal at 2:37 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • i would stop offering her uheatlhy things to choose from. If she didn't have them available she would eat what was given to her.

    Answer by mom2queenie2004 at 2:38 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • Stop offering the bad foods you do not want her to eat. Maybe buy some of those kids ensures.

    Answer by louise2 at 2:42 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • Stop offering her the cheese puffs, sugar cereals and stuff like them. Offer her the chicken, the pasta, regular cheese, fruits and veggies. She cannot eat what is not on her plate.

    Answer by balagan_imma at 2:45 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • I wouldn't be concerned. Keep cooking meals like you are. She might just be being picky right now!

    Answer by randibosin at 2:38 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • You offered "good" food with the bad food, of course she is only going to choose the bad food.

    And pancakes, bacon, chicken nuggets and green beans aren't "good" food. It's all PROCESSED garbage. Don't give the other stuff with it, give healthy foods and let her have the other after as a treat.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:40 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • I would stay away from the kids Ensure and the like....they are FILLED with sugar!

    Answer by mom2queenie2004 at 2:45 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • *tummy

    Comment by tnm786 (original poster) at 2:34 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • sigh. i would love to feed her "good food", but if you read you would have seen that she refuses to eat "good food". thanks.

    Comment by tnm786 (original poster) at 2:38 PM on Oct. 26, 2010