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Ok Can you tell me what and how much your child eats on any given day?<br><br>
like for breakfast dc ate:<br>
For Lunch dc ate:<br>
For dinner:<br>
snacks?<br><br>
drink?<br><br><br>
I am really lucky if I can get any food into dd. Its a struggle. Maybe if I see what you are feeding your dc I will learn something!
 

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Let's see. Ds is 19 months. I'll put today's, and then other stuff we sometimes do.<br><br>
Breakfast: applesauce & (baby) cereal. Sometimes we all have oatmeal and he has part of our oatmeal, sometimes he has Teddy Puffs and applesauce<br>
Snack: Yogurt. If we're out somewhere, those minifruit things or Teddy Puffs or a banana.<br>
Lunch: A slice of whole wheat bread, part of a string cheese, and turkey. Dd has been into turkey sandwiches lately! Sometimes we have soup.<br>
Snack: Banana or other fruit, or yogurt if we didn't have it in the morning.<br>
Dinner: Today we're having pot roast, carrots, and potatoes, and he'll have some of all of that.<br>
Sometimes we do a snack after dinner, too. Applesauce or more fruit or teddy puffs or something. Other times he's happy with just nursing.<br><br>
Drinks: He only has water or breastmilk. He probably drinks between 4 and 12 ounces of water a day and nurses for food (vs. comfort) at least five times a day.<br><br>
He's a rather voracious eater. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Today DS ate a scrambled egg for breakfast, yoghurt for a snack, a flax waffle with peanut butter on it for lunch and when he wakes up from his nap he’ll have some applesauce or some other fruit. He doesn’t love fruit but really likes veggies so he tends to eat more fruit if I puree it for him. For dinner he usually picks at what we’re having and then I top him up with some oatmeal before bed.<br><br>
He mostly drinks water, but I also give him diluted pear or prune juice since he struggles with constipation occasionally. He has about 16 ounces of Goat milk daily as well.<br><br>
Of course, if you had asked me this question two weeks ago I would have said he ate ice cubes. He went through a long ice cube phase so we had to freeze yoghurt for him and he liked frozen veggies etc. Yuck! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grossedout.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="gross"> Thankfully he seems to be over that!
 

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21 month old DD's typical day --<br><br>
Breakfast -- milk, two eggs, YoBaby yogurt, fruit and either whole wheat toast or some dry cereal<br><br>
Lunch -- a bowl of pasta salad (pasta, cheese, veggies and beans)<br><br>
Dinner -- whatever we're eating ... typically a meat, potato/rice and two veggies<br><br>
She also loves to snack in between meals. Her favorite snacks are cheese, fruit, toast, dry cereal, crackers, oatmeal and -- dare I admit this -- potato chips or fruit snacks. (But those are special occasion, not daily, treats!)
 

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Ugh I am so jealous of the good eaters! I am trying not to stress here... but that mean old Ped has me worried.<br><br>
I know if I make a big deal out of her not eating then it will just get worse. But I am offering her food I guess theres not much else I can do.. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Let's see a typical day...<br><br>
Breakfast: a half a banana when she wakes up, then either a bowl of cereal with organic milk or some scrambled eggs.<br><br>
Lunch: Pasta with veggies, or a sandwich with fruit.<br><br>
Snack: Either Fruit, string cheese, hard boiled egg, yogurt, crackers, or veggies.<br><br>
Dinner: What ever we are eating.<br><br>
She is also nursing all day long still, but has night weaned.
 

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I won't list what my daughter eats right now because she is eating us out of house and home lately - but even though she's a good eater she goes through days when she just isn't interested. I offer a good variety of foods and as long as she is generally in a good mood I figure she's eating all she needs. If she's clingy and whiny, that usually means she's hungry and needs to eat more or I need to offer different choices.<br><br>
Just like in nursing, watch the baby, not the plate <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Yesterday:<br><br>
for breakfast dc ate: dry cereal (a handful of Teddy Puffs), yogurt with applesauce (she eats about 1/4 cup of each)<br><br>
For Lunch dc ate: egg and cheese omelet (I made a 3 egg omelet with mozzarella and she ate almost 1/2!...she can eat a one-egg omelet herself), lima beans with tamari (doesn't like them plain and just picked at anyway)<br><br>
For dinner: chicken breast (a decent chunk shredded into pieces), steamed squash (maybe a dozen bites), cornbread (half a slice)<br><br>
snacks: pm snack of toast w/ peanut butter<br><br>
drink: milk in the morning and then water all day
 

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Breakfast-scrambled eggs with salsa, some fruiy (banana,applesauce...)<br>
Snack-I made some apple bread, so lately, he'll have a little of that<br>
Lunch-leftovers, usually involves some veggies and pasta or rice<br>
Snack-he really likes Veggie Booty and cheese<br>
Dinner-whatever we're having-veggies, pasta/rice, a little meat<br><br>
He doesn't have any molars yet, so I try to make sure we have some cooked veggies around. Also, I bought a big box of satsumas and he loves to watch me peel them. He'll usually eat a couple slices too. DS is 17 months.<br><br>
Oh, he also nurses about a million times a day. Unless he's with grandma. Then he eats a lot more. I try to give a sippy cup with water or heavily diluted juice, but sometimes I forget. He doesn't necessarily seem that interested anyway. Unless he's with grandma, then he'll drink a whole one.
 

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dd1- 4 yrs and dd2 is 2 yrs<br>
breakfast @730-8a dd1 yogurt with cinnamon and sugar.<br>
dd2 2 fried eggs.<br><br>
morning snack @ 1030am :<br>
both cheese and crackers<br><br>
Lunch @ 1230-1p: ziti with homemade ragu (meat sauce) or leftovers from last nights dinner, fruit of some sort.<br><br>
afternoon snack 330-4p: popcorn made with corn oil and a little salt<br><br>
[email protected] 530-6p: roasted chicken, mashed potatos and corn or peas, or meatloaf with sides, or homemade cheeseburgers with no bread and sides. I try to do different wholesome dinners.<br><br>
I always have some protein in almost every meal.<br>
dd1 drinks only milk and dd2 drinks only a carrot juice blend.<br><br>
we also follow the Feingold diet, too so that limits what we all eat, and that's a good thing!
 

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DD is 22 mths. She gets most of her calories from breastmilk. This is a typical day:<br><br>
like for breakfast dc ate: two peas<br>
For Lunch dc ate: 1 teaspoon of chicken, 6 blueberries<br>
For dinner: 1 teaspoon of beef, 1 tablespoon of potatoes<br>
snacks? a taste of whatever I'm eating, usually no more than the size of a pea.<br><br>
drink? a couple sips of water. About half an ounce of juice with her CLO and vitamins in it (never takes the whole amount offered).<br><br>
Total calories is about 60 from food. She just doesn't eat much, even though I offer stuff all day. She prefers to nurse.
 

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My DD is 26 months old and weaned. She's not a big eater, but I guess she does all right. Here's what she ate yesterday, which was a pretty typical day for her:<br>
breakfast: Cheerios, strawberry yogurt, and apple cider; I tried to push orange juice, but she insisted on cider and I didn't think it was worth the battle. She refused the peach that I offered. It was about half a cup of cereal, and a similar amount of yogurt.<br><br>
lunch: She ate whole wheat pasta, peas, and a bit of cheddar cheese. Then she was willing to eat the peach she didn't want for breakfast. She ate a LOT of pasta, like an adult plateful, but maybe ten peas, and a piece of cheese about the size of half a credit card. She drank water.<br><br>
snack: She had milk, and some Veggie Booty. I have no idea how much Booty; I was tired so I just handed her the bag.<br><br>
dinner: We had spaghetti with roasted tomatoes, peppers, and onions, and green salad. DD picked out all the peppers and onions, and ate a few mouthfuls of spaghetti and tomato, maybe six bites. She refused the salad completely, and pitched a fit for more Veggie Booty. We compromised on a banana, which she finished. She drank water.<br><br>
bedtime: She had some milk and a cracker.
 

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This was what she ate yesterday:<br><br>
breakfast: a bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats (not the greatest but it's what dh eats and it's better than the other cereals he likes.)<br>
lunch: she ate some of the bread off of a Sunflower Butter and Jelly sandwich (she's allergic to peanuts.) Then she ate some goldfish.<br>
dinner: She ate the carrots out of green chile beef stew and maybe a piece of zucchini, plus half a tortilla<br>
snacks: goldfish, a sugar cookie, an apple, a banana, raisens<br><br>
drink: water, milk and she might have had some apple juice, but I don't remember, lol.<br><br>
ETA: Plus nursing in the early morning, down for nap, while trying to stay asleep at nap and before bed.
 

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My daughter, turning two in two days, eats pretty well over all.<br><br>
Yesterday, she had:<br><br>
Breakfast: about half a banana, one piece of wheat toast with butter<br><br>
Snack: a toddler-sized handful of raisins, some organic O cereal (Purely O's?)<br><br>
Lunch: Not sure, as my parents fed it to her at their house. But, I think it was: grapes, cheese, yogurt (an entire container), crackers, and a few teddybear shaped cookies.<br><br>
Snack: small piece of cheese<br><br>
Dinner: noodles with cheese, plain yogurt, a few bites of broccoli, vanilla yogurt for dessert
 

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16 months old<br><br>
approx. 20 oz breastmilk (I'm an Ep'er so I know)<br><br>
3-4 tablespoons of either orange kefir or goat's milk yogurt<br><br>
approx 6-8 tablespoons of some type of fruit or veg (avacado, banana, etc)<br><br>
and usually about 4 oz goat's milk, with probiotics and vit D, C, & A added by me.<br><br>
yeah I know, too much milk based stuff- but she's extremely small for her age so I'm thinking the breastmilk is meeting the vast majority of her nutritional req.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Don't feel bad, mamatoomany! Maybe this will help-<br><br>
My DD is 23 months old. She is healthy and thriving, though a little thinner than some toddlers. She's of perfectly average height and still in the range of normal for weight- just on the low end.<br><br>
Breakfast- A handful of Mighty Bites cereal (dry), a scattering of raisins and a sippy of water<br><br>
Snack- A few graham crackers (possibly with peanut butter, but usually she refuses it) and a sippy of very watered-down apple juice to hide the taste of her liquid vitamin.<br><br>
Lunch- A cup of Yobaby Yogurt and a jar of some variety of baby food (sometimes with mashed black beans/tofu/scrambled egg stirred in), a handful of dried apple and/or corn, a sippy of water<br><br>
Snack- An apple, plum, peach, nectarine or pear and sometimes a few crackers or baby cookies<br><br>
Dinner- We offer whatever we are having, but she has never once taken us up on it. She usually eats a few bites of provolone cheese (but only if it is the "mini-babybel" kind), a handful of freeze dried "Just Peas", a handful of dried berries and whole wheat crackers, again with a sippy of water.<br><br>
Snack before bed- A handful of "Veggie Booty" or a few crackers, with more water<br><br>
She still nurses sporadically all day, but I don't make much milk anymore.
 

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My boy's menu would be very unhelpful because they have food intolerances but I did want to mention that smoothies can be a meal (and you can hide all kinds of good for you things in smoothies if you blend it well--even avocado!)
 

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breakfast: one bite of flax waffle, chewed and spit out on the carpet<br>
snack: cashews (2-3)<br>
lunch: amy's org alphabet soup, exactly one potato cube and one letter 'a'<br>
snack: 2 cheddar bunny's<br>
dinner: cream cheese licked off a piece od whole wheat bread<br>
1 tsp hummus, spit out in my hand<br>
3-4 soy beans<br>
snack: apple& blueberry baby food 1/2 jar<br><br>
in other words: you're not alone.<br><br>
Hooray for breast milk!
 

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We're approaching the toddler years so this thread caught my eye. Dd hasn't hit the picky stage yet but I can tell you that ds hardly ate at all.<br><br>
He nursed 3 times a day from 1-2 years old. Here's the rest:<br><br>
Breakfast: dry cereal (his favorites were Os and Gorilla Crunch), milk, banana, or, maybe 3 days a week or whenever I wasn't feeling lazy, an egg, toast, and milk<br><br>
Snack: Yogurt or cheese<br><br>
Lunch: Crackers or bread, cheese or yogurt, applesauce<br><br>
Snack: Raisins or graham crackers<br><br>
Dinner: Mac and cheese (whole wheat pasta w/ shredded cheese and milk stirred in--pretty tasty actually) and veggies (he would, and still will, eat any kind)<br><br>
Drinks: whole cow's milk or juice-flavored water (I'm talking literally a splash--he wouldn't drink plain water until very recently)<br><br>
This doesn't sound too awful, but these are the ONLY things he would eat. He still won't eat chicken or any other meat at all. He has had chicken nuggets at birthday parties and he loves those. I have tried homemade but apparently they're not as good as the processsed and fried stuff<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> The no-meat thing would be okay if he would eat beans, tofu, or peanut butter, but no luck with those. So pretty much day after day, we would offer other stuff but it always came back to these three meals. He hasn't changed much and he's 3 1/2.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">breakfast: one bite of flax waffle, chewed and spit out on the carpet<br>
snack: cashews (2-3)<br>
lunch: amy's org alphabet soup, exactly one potato cube and one letter 'a'<br>
snack: 2 cheddar bunny's<br>
dinner: cream cheese licked off a piece od whole wheat bread<br>
1 tsp hummus, spit out in my hand<br>
3-4 soy beans<br>
snack: apple& blueberry baby food 1/2 jar<br>
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I don't want to poke fun at your frustrations, but the way you composed this had me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> thinking back to DS when he was younger.<br><br>
At 33 months, DS most of the time eats really well (whole wheat grains, good proteins, fats, lots of fruits and veggies), and sometiems eats, well, crap (hot dogs, chicken nuggets, french fries)....we don't force anything, as that just causes power struggles; basically, we put the food out, and he chooses whether to eat it or not. and if he chooses to not eat it, then he just eats soemthing at the next snack time. We always try to have one item at our meals that we know he likes, so he's eating *something*. I try to look at his diet over the course of a week instead of the course of a day - so if we're having a hot dog and chicken nugget day, we can balance it out with a few hummus and veggie days to make up for it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
OP, there are lots of "toddler snacks" type threads avaiable if you search...lots of great ideas on toddler foods that are good for them and tasty too! I wouldn't stress abotu it though. Unless he has a hunger sensation problem he won't starve himself, so just keep offering foods and he'll eat what he needs to.<br><br>
So, uh, what did DS have today?<br><br>
Wake up - a handful of cheddar bunnies<br>
8am - Some Cheerios and a banana, and 8 oz water<br>
lunch - 4 baked chicken nuggets <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: (at least they aren't fried), a few baked tostitos, a mozzarella cheese stick and half a sliced apple with peanut butter, and 4 oz apple juice mixed with 4 oz water<br>
snack-a whole grain protein bar<br>
snack - 1/4 a homemade chocolate chip cookie - double <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:<br>
Dinner - another cheese stick (he LOVES cheese), 1/2 a large red bell pepper, 2 mini potato rolls, and 2 bites of the beef stew we had. And, about 6 oz of milk.<br><br>
He usually drinks another 12-16 ounces of water a day from a straw cup he takes around with him while he plays.<br><br>
Soooo, I guess today was OK. Not the greatest, but not the worst either...though pretty lousy by MDC standards! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:
 
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