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Old 12-12-2007, 07:58 PM   #1
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She's stopped eating everything but oatmeal!

WTH is going on here?

Its already a struggle to feed our dairy/soy intolerant Maddie, but now she's only wanting to eat oatmeal. She used to eat chicken or beef and all sorts of veggies...nope, not anymore. She cried and pushed the chicken and butternut squash away tonight and kept pointing to the fridge where she knows I have the oatmeal already made up in bowls for breakfasts.

What do I do?

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Old 12-12-2007, 08:48 PM   #2
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How old is she? I think it's pretty common for toddlers to do this. In a few days she may refuse oatmeal, and demand only squash. I'd keep feeding her what she'll eat, but offer whatever you're having too. Give her a vitamin supplement if you feel she's lacking in nutrition while she goes through this phase.
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Old 12-13-2007, 04:37 AM   #3
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sami is she getting molars? Piper is cutting 3 right now (one already came thru) and she wants soft cold stuff. also very low appetite in general.

if all she'll eat is oatmeal I'd just feed her oatmeal and not sweat it, she'll get over it
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Old 12-13-2007, 04:51 AM   #4
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Re: She's stopped eating everything but oatmeal!

My mom said that when I was about 2 or 3 (I can't remember exactly) I started eating only soup and oatmeal, basically soft foods. Turns out I had an abscess tooth. Maybe check her mouth to see if her teeth look okay.
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Old 12-13-2007, 06:46 AM   #5
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Re: She's stopped eating everything but oatmeal!

She's got about 5-6 teeth coming through on top right now. Molars and other teeth. Didn't even think about that!

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Old 12-13-2007, 08:10 PM   #6
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Yeah, kids that age go on "food kicks." Maybe try to sneak some other stuff in there. Mix it with Pediasure, make oatmeal "cookies" with some fruits in there, or hmmmm....I don't know. It shouldn't be too hard to camouflage some things in there! Maybe some tofu...Oh wait, soy intolerant. Never mind!
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Old 12-13-2007, 08:25 PM   #7
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Re: She's stopped eating everything but oatmeal!

i think it's totally normal mama. i could have written this post about seven months ago. my fabulous eater was refusing most everything but fruit. it was just a phase, we continued to offer the other foods and eventually he just picked back up. he eats almost everything now (but his favorite is still fruit!).
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My ds went through a whole summer where he would only eat watermellon and sandwiches . . .. . .I wound up just putting what we were eating in his sandwiches be it chicken or lasagna.
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