||[Jan. 25th, 2007|05:09 pm]
My son is staging something of a food strike. It's not that he's refusing all food, but out of the blue last week he suddenly started refusing many of his staple foods. When I offer them, he either ignores me or looks at me like I've offered him a weasel on toast. I've had limited success by offering him some new things, but still, it seems like the amount he's eating has gone down significantly.|
I would not worry about it so much except for the fact that he's suddenly decided that cheese is out. Cheese has been his main source of calcium for months now since he a) refuses to drink milk or anything but water, for that matter, and b) refuses to eat yogurt or cottage cheese. I tried making cream cheese pancakes for him this morning, but he gave me the weasel-on-toast look and dropped them on the floor.
So ummm, help? Has anyone else been dealing with this lately, and if so, how did you handle it? Do you have any ideas about getting extra calcium in the diet? Do I just grit my teeth, remind myself that he's reached the age of wanting to assert his independence and ride it out?