Just wondering if anyone has some tips for feeding toddler age children. My son will be 2 in August and doesn't take much orally. Since palate surgery in December, his interest in food has gone form 0-100, which to me was huge. He now drinks about 15 ml at each meal almost always. As far as food, he spits everything out. We have recently started an intensive program with many specialists involved. So far, they have told us to:
-Make meals only 15-20 min long
-End meals with a final sip of pediasure to end on a positive note
-Start meals with one or two sips of pediasure before offering any food
-Smaller portions to avoid overstuffing
I've tried to figure out if he prefers different textures but i don't really know. Cheese and chocolate pudding (not together!) seem to be the 2 things he seems to swallow the most, but very minimal. After a bite or 2 he loses interest and will just start to play and not accept anymore. He is very independent and does not like help to eat, but we've had to step in because he likes to overstuff then spit. Sooo does anyone have any other suggestions or maybe foods that have worked for your little ones that i should try?? Anything you'd want to share would be helpful to me. It seems to me that most kids have figured things out with eating before 2 so I feel lost but maybe I'm wrong :/
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