This is one thing that has been weighing on my mind for … let's see … too long now.
We had a very very rough start with solid foods with my daughter. And it just continued and continues … it's never really gotten good, just slightly better. At this point, she eats all meals a day, just usually very tiny portions and only specific things (you won't see her eating any veggies or meat - she's only into carbs and some fruit, and she loves yogurt, but doesn't really drink much milk).
On top of that, she started falling from one growth curve to another and now is at about 3% growth wise and 4% weight wise.
We've been to specialists, but the specialists fail at finding anything or finding a solution for us. Our gastroenterologist pretty much just shrugged (after a few visits and tests) and said that she will simply just be a small girl (which doesn't worry me, it's just the fact she's so darn tiny now and looks about 1-1.5 years younger than kids her age - she even hardly has any hair, still and is very pale).
I've seen two different nutritionists and those basically just told me everything I already knew and none of it helped me. In the end they prescribed my daughter some 'nutritional drinks,' which my daughter unfortunately won't drink, plus she doesn't drink smoothies, so we can't even mix it into anything.
I've been at the end of my rope with her non eating and non-growing already several times and have posted in many places, but nobody seems to have an answer for us … so I'm thinking of trying one more time here …
I wonder if any of you are struggling with a similar problem and whether you've found something that helped?
My daughter is 3 years old now (just turned) and weighs 12kg (26lbs and 7 oz) and measures only 87.5cm (c/a 2 feet and 10 inches, like an average two year old). When she was born - all the way until she was about 1 year old, she was on the 50% percentile, now she's barely on a 3rd one …
I breastfed her until she was 14 months old. Exclusively only until about 10 months, then I got literally yelled at by her doctor telling me she *HAS* to eat solids now (that's pretty much when our troubles started - with stressed out me).
Any advice will be deeply appreciated.
Btw, I'm 5'3" and my husband is 6'1", so we're not exactly tiny either of us.