Having a child who’s a picky-eater is probably one of the biggest challenges for parents. But having a child who doesn’t want to eat at all is a dilemma. My son is already 3 years and 3 months old but until now, he’s main food every day is just milk. Doctors said that there’s nothing to worry about as he gets sufficient nutrition from milk but I am still worried because he doesn’t eat any meal. He would only taste a bit of this and that then spit after sucking and chewing for a while.
Lucky there’s PediaSure. Long time ago, during my single days, I remember a colleague facing the same problem with his son. Her pediatrician also advised her to give PediaSure and in my home country, this brand is considered very, very expensive. Though hard and heavy on the pocket, parents who have problem-eater kids would still spend and buy this milk. At that time, I actually thought, how could milk be this expensive??? Little did I know that I’d be spending so much every month on the exact product around 8 years later, haha.
My son used to eat a bowl of rice when he was around 12 months. My mother in-law cooked different meals for him every day (lucky for me as I am such an idiot cook). Then suddenly, when he was around 24 months or so, he just didn’t want to eat. After several months of failed attempts to get him back to eating, that’s when we decided to shift to PediaSure. Costing around RM130 per 1.8kg, it was my best option since my son is entirely dependent on milk for his daily nutrition. Until now, he still doesn’t eat much, except for a few slices of cheese, a few bites of cookies or a few strands of mee. I am worried but so far, doctors have assured that he’s doing fine, he’s growing well and his weight is ok. He drinks around 6-7 bottles of 6oz milk everyday, poops once to thrice daily, so he’s pretty much normal.
I’m just thankful that there’s milk for this challenge. Otherwise, I would be panicking on what to feed my son. I’m sure there are a lot of mothers who might be facing the same problem and for me, PediaSure is worth a try and its price. Aden never had problem with his weight, unless he was sick and vomiting for a few days. Our friends still get surprised when we tell them that he doesn’t eat meals and just drinks milk everyday. He looks as healthy and normal as other kids who eat.
I can foresee that I still have more cans of PediaSure to open for Aden. But I really hope and pray that he would start eating proper meals soon. In the meantime, PediaSure is still my son’s best daily meal.