HELP -2 year old won't eat
So my son has been a pretty bad eater since he started being able to feed himself. I know originally it was a sensory issue. He is very cautious about everything and when he was younger he was especially hesitant about touching anything. I tried jello, pudding, sand, shaving cream and when he was younger - forget it. He has gotten better - he loves to play in the sand, water, ect - although he is still hesitant with new textures.
That said, he was not going to put anything he wouldn't even touch into his mouth. 6 months ago he wasn't eating much but i could get him to eat cheese, ham, fruit, peas and any carb type item (crackers and chips). But that was nothing compared to the other kids his age. We tried to introduce new items and once in a blue (very blue) moon he would take a bite (hamburger, chicken finger) but he wouldn't consistently eat it.
Since then, it has progressively gotten worse. He really only eats cracker type items, french fries (maybe) and chips. I do get him to eat nutrigrain bars for breakfast every day (Praise God). He is picky with drinks too. Milk and applejuice is it. WE've tried every flavor of carnation and pedisure and he wont drink them. Dr said we need to ONLY put healthy foods in front of him and eventually he will eat - he won't let himself starve. Well, we tried that - he woke up at 1:30am with the skakes. Then he drank his milk so fast and actually did take a few bites of strawberries - he ate so fast he threw it all up.
PLEASE help - any one have this issue? He is loosing weight, he is tired and hungry.
PS - we did decide to give him something ( applesauce) right before he goes to bed to prevent the shakes but my poor boy needs more than that and a nutrigrain bar to get through the day.