This is the third night in a row that we have been unsuccessful in getting Braden to eat dinner. He simply refuses to eat. It does not matter what we offer. He’s just not going to have anything to do with food. He detests breakfast, but I can typically get him to eat something after he’s been up for a little while. Lunch is his biggest meal. We do our best to capitalize on that. He eats about 500-700 calories a day, with the majority of that coming from milk. Not good. I am really interested to hear what the nutritionist has to say. Really though, what can I do if he flat-out refuses to eat? If he doesn’t eat dinner, there is no snack when he’s hungry later. This hasn’t seemed to help coax him to eat dinner though. We’ve tried varying the foods we eat, making them look cool, adding sauces or dips, and on and on. It’s just not working. Foods he used to love, he no longer enjoys. It’s as if he’s lost his passion to eat, and man oh man, he used to love to eat. Gone are the days of him enjoying Indian and Mexican food. I wish I understood. All I know is that it’s making me worry. I guess all I can do is wait and see what they say to do when we head up to Baltimore. I’m sad that we can’t all sit down and enjoy dinner together. It’s such a small thing to want, yet getting my son to eat appears to be no small task.
April 23, 2010