Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Fear of Food

For those of you who just don't care for certain foods or are not happy to try something new.  Just think what it would be like to be afraid of food.  Scared enough to make yourself sick.  It's a daily battle for my son.  It's very scary & hard to deal with on a daily basis for him.  I saw a video that was a huge relieve, yet so frightening because if you can't get the correct help (which is different for each & every individual) you could never get over this it seems.

The little girl in this video eats a little differently than what my son does.  Yet, she's limited to a certain amount of food.  My son only eats hard textured foods, they have to be a certain brand also due to his extremely picky eating.  His taste buds are over sensitive.

Some of the main foods you would expect a kid to eat:
  • Pizza
  • Hamburgers
  • Chicken Nuggets
  • Pasta
  • Salad
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables

London's ONLY foods he will eat:
  • Goldfish (Extra Cheddar Cheese)
  • Cheeto Puffs
  • Cheez-it Crackers
  • M&M's (sometimes with peanuts)
  • Cashews
  • Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal (very rarely though)
  • Hershey's Chocolate candy bars
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Double Stuff Oreos

London won't have anything to do with any new foods.  He has constant stomach pains.  He takes medicines for acid reflux, he takes a daily vitamin & Carnation Breakfast Essentials.  Which he is getting to where he doesn't like it anymore because his taste buds have changed due to the acid reflux medicine.

Anytime I know that we are going anywhere to eat I pack Zip Lock Bags of whatever food he will eat around in my bag so that at least I will have something for him.  So he's not sitting at the table with nothing while we eat & he doesn't eat just because there's nothing there that he likes.

Until you are in a persons shoes with this problem, you have no right to say anything bad about my parenting.

ABC Nightline video on Food Neophobia <---Please click.

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