When the Mini was a baby, he ate AN.Y.THING. It didn’t matter what it was, he was a voracious eater. It wasn’t something I bragged about, because I’m not that asshole, but I could only empathize with my friends’ kids, who were picky eaters. I also didn’t brag, because like anything, nothing is forever in babyhood, and sure enough, he stopped eating just about anything. But overall, he’s always been a pretty decent eater and I can bribe him accordingly and he’ll eat his “begetables.”
Of course, what the Mini made easy for me, LG of course, has to do the opposite, and that includes eating.
My daughter is a shit eater. And I don’t mean, that she literally eats turds, but that she just doesn’t really eat. She had her hemoglobin checked at her nine month visit, and it was a little low. Not terribly so, and it could be, because she was pretty sick last week, but the pediatrician recommended vitamin supplements. This is a whole new area for me. I’m not used to a kid who is so discerning about her food choices. She isn’t a fan of any sort of meat or poultry. She prefers blueberries, peas, cheese, bananas and those stupid baby puffs. None of these are particularly rich in protein. If I put just one thing on her tray and she doesn’t like it, she won’t eat it.
I try not to make it a power struggle, because hello, she’s nine months old, and I already have that shit going on with my three year old. I’m not about to take that on with someone who can’t even use words yet.
Anyone have any good protein rich recipes? She doesn’t eat purees, and prefers self feeding, so something that I can give her in smaller chunks would be ideal.