How to get through picky eater phases?
My 17 month old won’t eat anything except plain Cheerios, bread, biscuits, croutons, crackers, and cookies - basically, bread products only. No additions, no toppings, nothing. And he only grazes or snacks, never a meal’s worth. I’m lucky if I can get him to drink 4 ounces of milk. This is a huge change from when he used to eat all his veggies and was open to full meals from all the food groups. He’s dropped 3 pounds in three weeks. I’ve reduced the temptations by removing them from the home so that they’re not even an option, but he still won’t eat. He’s not sick, he just won’t eat. Considering the big weight loss, is this a case where I as a parent must force him to eat? I’m worried it’s affecting his growth in the long term. The doctor doesn’t care unless the weight loss puts him in life threatening categories, but I don’t want to wait till it gets to that.