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My 2 1/2 year old has become picky

Anonymous

My 2 1/2 year old used to be a good eater and lately will not eat as much as he used to. He still wants something to drink often so our pediatrician has recommended subsidizing his caloric intake. Anyone had successes with toddler formula like Pediasure?

  • Kee
    Feb 18

    Hadn’t tried pediasure yet!! I know that doesn’t answer your question but my 3 yr old just had her check up and I mentioned the same thing! My daughter doesn’t want anything but happy meals ,cereal ,noodles, cookies and paw patrol snacks that is all she will eat SERIOUSLY her doctor said it’s just a phase and that her daughter is only eating bacon right now😂 just letting you know that you are not alone

  • Anonymous
    Feb 18

    She won’t starve. Pediasure is fake sugary crap. Feed her real food on demand. If she’s not eating, she’s not hungry.

  • Anonymous
    Feb 18

    You could always try smoothies. You can put so many good things in it, bananas, peanut butter, Greek yogurt, maybe even a little chocolate milk if he needs a little more incentive. If it's only been a few days to a week I wouldn't worry. My son spent last week refusing everything, now for the last few days he has eaten everything he can find! That's just what they do.

  • Anonymous
    Feb 19

    My daughter is on pediasure. She wasn’t gaining weight and it’s helped enormously. And to anonymous, she often won’t eat when hungry. She will have two bites and then stop. So...my doctor was actually worried about her starving or being malnourished. Pediasure as a supplement has helped her grow and actually makes her eat better because she isn’t so hungry that she feels sick and tired. It’s your call, but I’m glad we did it. At this point we do one bottle a day, half when she wakes and half before bed. She was drinking more before.

  • becky
    Feb 25

    Kids know when they are hungry and what they want to eat when. My toddler is doing the same thing right now. Diet of purely yogurt. I always offer him the same meal we are having to see what he will eat and then I have the yogurt on hand for when he asks. I can tell you that your child is not starving just picky. It happens to them all!!