Friday, June 24, 2011

teach me to eat

John here:
Eating has always been easy for me. I have never had an eating disorder and i have never been overweight. I'm not trying to brag, i just mean that i have never had to consider why i eat, i just eat.

Rachel and i took M to her one year check-up with the doctor. The doctor informed us that M is not gaining enough weight. Rachel and i have been struggling with dinners for M for a month or so now. What we make her for dinner she won't eat, just a few nibbles. We have recently switched her to real food from jarred baby food and at first she was game, but now not so much.

Any advice? I feel lost regarding this issue, how do i let her be herself while eating but insure that she is eating enough? How do i not give her my tension during dinner? I want her to be free to be herself without me shoving my concerns down her throat, literally.

How do i teach her to eat?

1 comment:

  1. DUDE. I feel ya. And I have no freaking clue. Fran has been eating pasta, bread, oatmeal, and cereal for about a year now. With the occasional ice cream. Oh yeah cheese too. But that's it!