Ok, so my 2.5 year old has been failure to thrive since he was a little under 1 year old. We are having a heck of a time getting him to eat well (the cause of his failure to thrive is still unknown - argh!). We were told to put butter and oil on everything we can and to add 18% cream to his homo milk to try to get some weight on him. He is no longer breastfeeding (weaned himself at 18 months). We also try to get him to eat lots of cheese and yogurt. He doesn't really like ice cream. He is allergic to eggs, peanuts and sesame seeds so those are out. He isn't a big meat eater, but will eat hotdogs and sausages. He also likes pasta, but only orange cheese tubes (because he can put them on his fingers). And he likes oatmeal. Unfortunately his favorite foods are all low-fat. He loves Special K, soda crackers, serbet, most fruits, and for veggies loves corn, peas and carrots. Any other ideas on fattening foods to try??? He's a picky eater too, but often eventually will eat new foods after being offered enough times.
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10/11/07 at 3:31pm