My 2 1/2 year old DD is going through a finicky eating stage.
She only eats carrots, grapes, and cheese, she also drinks 2% milk.
How long until I need to worry about malnutrition?
Both my kids have gone thru food phases, in my experience and observation, its pretty normal. If she's eating cheese and drinking milk (would she go for Carnation instant breakfast stuff in her milk? maybe not...might be too ice cream-flavorish), then I wouldn't worry about the protein--dairy products contain plenty. If you are worried about it, this will tell you how much protein she needs, and you can check the labels of what she is eating and drinking with the milk and cheese to calculate how much she is getting.
Answer by thalassa at 11:54 AM on Jun. 18, 2011
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Answer by LoreleiSieja at 9:29 PM on Jun. 17, 2011
Fruits, veggies and a source of protein via dairy...if you can get her to munch on some graham crackers or something, she'll have all her bases covered, lol!
Seriously though, that is pretty normal...and you should consider yourself lucky because its all pretty healthy...I would try to add in a multivitamin, but that is just me.
Something else to consider is keeping a chart with her. My daughter isn't picky, but she doesn't always like to try new things, so we use a chart for healthy foods and she gets a sticker for her chart. She has to try one bite on at least 10 different occasions before she can say she doesn't like it, and doesn't have to try it anymore.
Answer by thalassa at 9:28 AM on Jun. 18, 2011