Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.



Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

Is his dr concerned?
I'd say if he's healthy, vibrant, and not dehydrated or lethargic then maybe his engine just runs at a lower therm. He's very fuel efficient!
The fact that he'll eat a bowl or raw fruits/veggies sounds like he's doing great! The thing about L is that if he were hungry or malnourished, he'd take care of that.
You are doing everything right. You are smart not to make it a huge battle, which could end up with the guy digging his heels in. I'll bet you'll see a change - and a bigger grocery bill! - when he hits puberty.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

His doctor isn't overly concerned right now, but he just started a medication that might interfere with his weight gain, so we need to be a little more aware if things these days.

And I would love to see him eat us out of house and home--that would be the greatest!

Have a super weekend...

mouse's picture mouse

Trillian's been reading "Can't Eat, Won't Eat," which is about food issues on the spectrum. I'll be reading it next.

What's funny is the twinge of jealousy I got reading about L. and vegetables. Scooter has not had a single vegetable in 3 or 4 years now. He gets a little tomato sauce on the occasional slice of pizza and... that may really be it. He does, at least, eat several types of fruit, so I mostly try to be happy with that.

I was so excited when I was refilling his lunch box this morning--he'd eaten a little bit of everything and more in total than I can remember all year.

beck's picture beck

I have one non-eater - although she DOES eat, it's things like vegetable soup and rice cakes and she weighs 50 meager pounds at nearly 10. She goes to the doctor multiple times a year and right now she's on some complicated vitamin regimine to try and get her eating.
Is it working? No.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Mouse--our pediatrician told us that as long as fruit is eaten then there is less to worry about. She worries the most about kids who don't eat vegetables OR fruit.

I know beck--these skinny, picky kids. Liam is 49 pounds and 8 years old, and sometimes I think he burns off every bite he eats in about 5 seconds.

Hetha's picture Hetha

Oh my, how I can relate to this post! E just started eating fruit in the last few weeks and still won't eat veggies at all, well except for the sweet potato french fries I've been making. He worries me so. You're doing a great job with L., in fact I'd say that you're doing everything you can without making it a battle. Can you imagine, making eating or food any more negative or difficult!! Ugh.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I will always be baffled at how two of the basic necessities in life: food and sleep, have been such difficult territories for us!