I must say that I went into yesterday's appointment with very low expectations and was expecting her to tell me how to hide food - we are far past that!
Well, the appointment was fantastic. Never once did she make me feel bad, she listened for a good 20 minutes before saying anything and then we talked about what the kids need nutritionally at this age.
right now, Hayleigh is only eating hummus, yogurt and fruit. Very little else.
Our meal routines are exactly what they should be (no distractions - TV etc., all the family eats together and Hayleigh gets whatever we get and nothing "extra").
What we need to change is her milk intake. According to our health regions guide, she should be only having 2 servings of milk a day including yogurt. We triple or quadruple that on a daily basis. The dietition thought if we cut down on that, she may be open to eating more and more variety.
Even though she is growing, she may be missing the nutrients she needs from other foods. Once the milk is cut down, she will need to be assessed for growth.
As for the textural issues we are having (she is actually vomiting on some things). We are not supposed acknowledge anything at the table. If she takes a bite, we are supposed to ignore it, if she spits something out, or doesn't eat - ignore it. After we cut down on the milk intake, she may start eating more. If she does have textural issues, we will be referred to the Children's hospital for further assessment and treatment.
thanks for reading my novel but I am so excited about what she had to tell us!