July 29, 2019
Picky eating is defined by eating a limited number of foods over and over again. Mine also used to refuse anything new. They didn't like it before they even saw it. Sound familiar?
One of my kids is so picky that they stopped growing. I was insisting that they eat the same kind of veggie-heavy meals we were eating, and they simply didn’t get enough calories.
Talk about major mom guilt!
We actually went to “food school” at an institute for highly sensitive people where we learned a lot about picky eating, its dynamics and some actions to ensure your kid gets the nutrition they need to grow and have good health.
Some actions you can take:
2.) Make crunchy, chewy or "slimy" textures palatable. Some ideas:
This is painstaking, patience-taxing work! And I’m here to tell you it works!
If your child isn’t growing or their growth slows WAY down, please see a doctor. After years of working on this issue, we found our sensitive eater has a host of allergies and sensitivities, as well as some underlying health issues that triggered all of these problems.
Addressing these underlying issues has allowed our child to be healthy and happy.
Best of luck, mamas!
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