Codi is still not eating. He is starting to lose weight, his bones show, and frankly he looks like some emaciated malnourished kid. I tried to get him to eat chicken, pasta, noodles, anything that was FOOD.
Last week I gave up. I cried uncle. My kid was losing weight, too much weight and I didn’t care. Tuesday morning I packed food to take to work with Codi and I. Here is what Codi ate on Tuesday:
1- S’mores poptart
4- Eggo muffin tops
1- Chocolate pudding
1- Ho ho
1- ice cream sandwich
2- cups of chocolate milk.
Yes. I realize how non healthy that was but guess what HE ATE! The next day I packed him basically the same lunch but it also had some chicken nuggets and Pediasure. I had to mix the vanilla pediasure with milk and nesquik so he would drink it. My niece let him sit on her desk and put the stamp pad in front of him. For every bite of chicken he took he could stamp the paper, same with the milk. The next thing I knew he ate four chicken nuggets. He drank all of his Pediasure and ate all his other junk food. Suddenly his little belly was popping out like a 9 month pregnant lady. He was pooping like normal and happy as shit. We even convinced to eat a bowl of Fruity Pebbles WITH MILK, on a spoon from a bowl.
While I admit letting eat this stuff is bad I also remember that Brandon ate macaroni and cheetos for a full year before his food explosion. Now the boy eats everything under the sun (the one exception is salad, he hates salad aka leaves). Earlier in the year I received a book about kids who wouldn’t eat from a fellow blogger buddy. I read it and it said to just let them eat whatever. If he wants to eat pudding every day for every meal then let him, eventually slowly he will start eating other foods. So far this has proven to be true. I must also tell you that I am NOT above bribery.
You tell me, does Codi seem happy eating pudding for breakfast?
(Please note rib bones. This is why I freaked out and gave him pudding for breakfast.)