Feeding issues - picky eater
Long story short, our daughter has some weight gain issues at 15 months and my mother in law moved in for the next month. We’ve been told to try not to make meals “about the baby” and stare at her and clap when she eats etc... While it’s cute and clapping make she smile and she claps as well this could also being causing more issues since she is like on display or performing. I know it’s amazing and cute to cheer the baby on... I tried to tell my mother in law and sister in law that we’ve been told by many people that it’s important to NOT make meals about the baby etc... that went over well as I received “stink eye” and they said oh and listened for maybe 2 mins and it went back to applauding, cheering, and promoting food for the next 30+ mins to not much avail. Our daughter was engaged, smiling, clapping but I wouldn’t say she ate more maybe the same maybe less. My wife and I have seen positive eating when we try to talk about other stuff and we saw our daughter eating through the corner of our eyes and we don’t make a big deal etc... Doctor I wouldn’t be so worried about feeding and eating but the weight gain issue identified as a concern from our doctors is real and we need to see some actual weight gain progress or we may need to do more a more invasive procedure. Questions How do you do feeds? How much focus is on the baby and on the meal vs ignoring it acting more natural. When my in-laws, mother in law or sister in law are around which is quite often it’s this infatuation with the baby that they can’t focus on anything issue. — How would you address this? Any advice would be so appreciated!