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Posted by Soup to Nuts on September 29, 2000 at 18:36:24:

In Reply to: Re: My 4 year old autistic son is starving himself. posted by Jannine on September 29, 2000 at 12:29:11:

Well, you can eat lots of things on a GFCF diet. What's wrong with meat, vegetables, fruit, nuts, and rice? A nice roasted tomato and garlic soup, followed by grilled chicken breast, some brocolli swimming in pure soy margarine, rice with fried onions and garlic on the side, and maybe a scoop of blended frozen melon for dessert. Doesn't sound too bad for GFCF, does it? A tall vanilla soy-milk shake with some berries, and rice crackers for a snack. A little chamomile tea and honey at bed time.... Not too shabby.

(Sometimes, if foods make us sick, we may stop eating them, so that may be a good reason to try GFCF.)

But definitely keep the family MD in the loop.... If the boy still doesn't eat, the MD will have to act.

: Hi - sorry to hear about your son's not wanting to eat. I would definitely get the help of a behavioral feeding expert to help you out. I would also think that the gf/cf diet would NOT be a good idea because it limits the foods he can have and right now you probably want him to eat anything. Definitely have a medical doctor check out everything else and then I would get a feeding specialist in. I would also reinforce highly when he does eat -make a big deal about it so he might want to do more of it.
: Good luck to you.
: ~Jannine
: PS I don't know where you live but I think Columbia University in New York has a feeding clinic(possibly)

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