04-04-05, 04:20 PM
My 9 year old son has ADHD and takes strattera and equsym .
his eating is hard to explain hes always been a fussey eater but now seems to be takeing it to a whole new level by refuseing all meat and eggs and cheese wont eat pasta and will only eat skinny fries or mash potatoes .
he will also only have bread and milk and thats basicly all he eats day in and day out .
ive spoken to the drs but they seem to want to ignore this problem .
so am i worrying about nothing or is this some kind of eating disorder or could there be another underlyin problem ive not thought of :confused:
any advice or suggestions or anything i would be very gratefull not sure if im doin the over reacting mum thing again or not
Have you thought about taking him to a nutritionist?
04-04-05, 04:39 PM
yeah but apprently i have to be refered and as the drs arent to bothered by it i cant get anywhere .
im thinkin its a case of back to battleing again with drs over this now .
its always a contsant battle to get anything done here
I wonder...can you talk to your son's pediatrician, and ask his staff for a referral?
04-04-05, 04:54 PM
I have spoken to the pediatrician and she says theres nothin to worry about as he isnt a sickly child at all , also spoke to the school nurse who told me to just try sneekin in build up drinks and basicly try bribeing hayden to eat .
he doesnt see anyon else so im kind of at a wall as to what to try next .
reading things on this site has kind of taken me back to how i was when he was 1st dx at 6 years old .... so many different questions poppin up .
Well...its true...kids can be picky eaters...my daughter probably has 6 or 7 foods that she likes...and that's it. She's very healthy, and isn't sickly at all.
Kids will eventually grow out a food or foods they like, and move to something else.
I should think a person could live on milk and potatoes indefinitely if they were inclined to. I would suggest you get some real milk though, from the sort of farm where the animals have given names. Not the stuff you get in the shop full of antibiotics and growth hormones. If you can get goats milk it has less salt, but tastes pretty much the same as cows milk once its chilled.
There are lots of nice things in potatoes such as vitamins and fibre. And at least hes not stuffing his face with sweets. If his body feels the need for a particular nutrient, he'll probably start craving a food containing it.
Hm. Have you noticed hes going for the bland stuff? Perhaps he has taste buds that are easily overstimulated for some reason, or it could be his sense of smell is very acute all of a sudden.
01-17-06, 12:57 AM
I was the same way as a child, especially with detailed things like you mentioned he will only eat skinny fries. I'm still like that! My mom had many of the same concerns like you are having now and got the same response. I've discussed this issue with my therapists many times and he seems to think it was a control issue. In fact my food intake was the only area I had any control in my childhood and I got pickier as time went on. I remember one day when I was about 8 years old, I just decided I don't like tuna anymore even though I had eaten it may times in the years before. I refused to eat it and 22 years later I still don't eat it. I did this with spaghetti sauce and many other things. It wasn't something I put thought in too and it wasn't to make my mom mad. It just happened. Hard to explain I guess.
01-24-06, 11:20 PM
Your peditrician is right. There are children who are pickey eaters and they go into stages of the types of foods they like to eat. As long as he isnt sick. He will eat the things you want him too eventually. Dont worry and talk to your ped again and ask about nutritional shakes to keep his nutritionnal balance. Hope this make you feel a little better. My sister was one of those pickey eater now she eats and cooks everything for her family.