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|Why is the doctor opposed to supplementation? That seems really unfair! So much pressure on you and your children. Is it just because the supplements are poorly absorbed?|
|will she eat salad?|
|Will she eat sandwiches?|
|will she eat pizza?|
|or other dishes with tomato sauce? A lot can be added to tomato sauce.|
|Muffins? zucchini muffins are yummy and sweet.|
Honestly, I am a bit offended that you would even think I think my daughter is a product I bought. You clearly know nothing about me. Perhaps I worded things poorly but really ... give me the benefit of the doubt here. I'm frustrated and worried about my daughter.
I hope I don't offend and it's not my intention to pretend to be an expert, but it sounds like she's trying to control her environment.
. But it's true that, if I can get a variety of NUTRIENTS into the meal, it doesn't really matter if the MEAL is repetitious.
Yes, I think you're exactly right. That's why the attachment therapist's advice worked so well. We completely removed the power struggle by saying nothing about what and how much she ate. She was completely in control. It worked well. (Previous to that, she would do things like request something specific for dinner and then, when I served it, tell me she didn't like that food [before even tasting it].) The problem we run into now is that the AT's and the doctor's advice seem to conflict (the doctor was pretty clear that we need to *make* her eat what she needs), and I feel like I'm stuck either way: Make her eat things she says she doesn't want to eat and screw up our attachment but have a healthy kid or let her eat whatever she wants and have a malnourished kid. I'm looking for ways to integrate the two so they aren't opposing ideas. I really appreciate the advice and suggestions I'm getting.
I guess part of it too is that, as a vegetarian, I am constantly inundated with the "eat a variety to get your nutrients" idea, so the idea of serving spaghetti (for example) every day makes me uncomfortable. But it's true that, if I can get a variety of NUTRIENTS into the meal, it doesn't really matter if the MEAL is repetitious.
Thanks again everyone!
Homeschooling mom to 4
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|How hard is it to just make her what she likes?|
|Believe me, I have done everything I possibly can short of preparing traditional Ethiopian food every single night of the week (we usually eat it three times a week) to accomodate her likes and dislikes, but the simple fact is, she claims that she doesn't like so many foods that she is not getting enough variety to meet her nutritional needs.|
Monica - single mama to DS and DD
I'm sorry, maybe I misunderstood, but when you said I took that to mean that you believe that if you cooked her the food she is accustomed to and she ate it she would be fine.
|Do you have a cast iron pan? Cooking anything in cast iron dramatically increases iron intake.|
|Where is the calcium on a traditional Ethiopian diet? I assume leafy greens... does she eat them when prepared how she grew up with them? Calcium is trickier than iron.|
|And... okay... explain to me how to force a person to eat.|
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