My son also has major food allergies (chicken, beef, milk, eggs, nuts, fish/shellfish, bananas, oats, rice, potatoes) and I swear he survived on soy milk alone for the first 2 years. I just kept trying 3 times a day every day. I set things in front of him. I finally wouldn't let him have a drink of his soy milk unless he took a bite. Once he'd tasted everything on the plate he could have his milk, even if he didn't eat another bite. Eventually we found a few foods that he liked enough to eat all of, or most of. When we found those foods we tried variations on those foods. We also found that he LOVES to dip things, so we always give him something to dip food in. Homemade salsa or ketchup, soy yogurt, hummus, etc. Now he eats like a champ, and as soon as he started eating he had this HUGE growth spurt and just got really tall and put on a little weight. It's so great to see him thriving!
at 12:01 PM on May. 10, 2011