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Jeevan’s parents, Gerb and Jaz, are fed up with their son’s fussy eating and come to see Dr Dawn for some advice. Jeevan lives on a diet of milk, custard, mushy cereal and yoghurt, his phobia of solid food and dirt has led Dawn to believe that Jeevan may have an underlying condition and sends the family to see clinical psychologist, Dr Gillian Harris.

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Hi I'm 13 and I don't like much food I only eat a few things I like, I want to know why because I am really worried can some one help.





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My daughter has just turned 11 and she is a fussy eater. She says she doesn't like the food but she doesn't try it. She says that the food lucks gross and smells gross too. She only eats chips, chicken nuggets, fish cakes/fingers etc, although she does like spaghetti bolognese and Lasange. Please help me!





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I have 2 step sons. one aged 6 only eats sausage rolls. dry cereal, home made chips, tins of cambells meatballs and crisps. He will purge on any other food and will cry. he has no veg or fruit at all and no diary. I am very worried. He also only likes food cut into chunks that he decides and if you dont he wont eat them. My other step son is 5 and he only eats cold food. Carrot sticks, cucumber, bread sticks, crisps, grapes, occasional milkshake. he will eat bacon if it is fried until it is black. I am very concerned about both of them. to get them to try a new food they will just lick it and thats it. They cry if you ask them to try new foods. I am worried about their growth as they get very little protein and the older son has not iron, vitamins. We have tried to talk to their mum but she just isnt interested. what can we do to help them. Help





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Our 4 year old grandson is a selective eater. He is now refusing food he had previously eaten - now he only eats 1 weetabix with milk and the rest of the day he only eats bread. We are really very worried that he is suffering from malnutrition. He has lost weight and is now only on the 8th centile. We have yet another appontment to see a GP but are less than confident they will do anything.We want to insist he sees an appropriate paediatrician specialising in this field. Can anyone give us information. It seems that this condition is rarely recognised by the Medical profession and just to get some support would be great. We are really desperate and it has a knock on effect on all our family as we are so worried. How bad does he have to get before anyone takes any notice.





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Im 13 and im a verry fussy eater..al i eat is Pizza and im worried that i will have health problems in the future,whenever people ask me to try something i feel i just cant..i know i want to but for some reason i feel i cant,Like im too scared to in a way,,i realy need help becauause whenever i go to a friends house they allways have to cook pizza for me to eat..how do i overcome my problem??





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If ur worried about not eating other stuff like veg and that, just try to add veg to ur pizza like peppers, mushrooms. each time try to add a bit more until u like the combo, and probably try to eat thm things alone a bit more often?

Hey, I'm 13 and I had the same problem. What helped me is I ate stuff pretending it was the food I liked and with small vegetables, such as, peas and sweetcorn I swallowed them with water. I have got over eating peas, sweetcorn and some other vegetables but I still struggle with a lot of food. I hope you get better soon and I will try to eat more if that helps :) Bye!

My daughter is 3 years old and used to be a good eater as a baby but now wont eat she wont even eat sweets or chocolate. she only eats chips (which must be french fries) dry bread and pringles and now she is crying when i give her chips, for the past 3 days she has had about 4 chips and 1 slice of bread. she is now crying every morning with a sore tummy and has has diarrhoea the past 5 days, she has a 5 month old baby sister which is on solids now and is gagging when watching her eating to the point she is going to make herself sick. i have spoken with my health visitor and GP and stil have had no help!! HELP!!





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I am a mum of 4 children and have 2 boys with Aspergers. My sons are both extremley fussy eaters and one hates textures and the other cannot cope with warm food and they both are extremley fussy. It is hard work and a worry when they do not eat but just keep serving them up the same meals as the rest of the family and do not substitute food. If you keep feeding them what they like everytime they play up you will get nowhere. If allowed a child would rather drink milk and eat custard all day. A child will always eat when they are hungry. Give them milk after a meal not before as you will fill them up before eating. Milk in itself is a food. Do not make eating an issue as this will cause extra anxiety for your child and result in a lot of upset. Cook what you want to cook and serve it for them in time they will learn that it is the food you serve or nothing and they will start to eat it. I was advised by specialists that children with Aspergers like routine that is why they stick to the same food all the time. If you follow this example you will cooking them the same food day in day out for the rest of their lives. It takes perserverence but with effort and determination it does work. Record what drinks and food they do have now and you will be surprised just how many calories they are consuming. Good Luck





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my son is only 19 months old and he wont eat wet food he will eat dry food he doesnt eat alot and his weight isnt great he hates his hands wen they r dirty and feet and hates the feel of stuff on them?? is this like ur boys?? everyone tells me hes just fussy but im not so sure

my little brother is 11 years old, his diet consists of cereal, crisps ( ready salted only), chocolate, sweets cake, chips, toast and the occasional chicken nugget. he begins to cry whenever my parents try to get him to eat anything different from his normal diet. What do you sugguest will help ?





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my son is nearly 8!!! you would not believe what i have tried to get him to eat... his diet consists of smoked sausage, smileys, cheese dippers, crisps, grapes and cereal. I have even gone to the extreme of seeing a hypnotist !!! i have seen a specailist on several occasions but to no avail. ANYONE with some good tips would be gratefully recieved...





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my son is 2year old and only eat chiken nuggets chips,yougurt,chees strings.he use to eat some sausages meat balls fish but slowly started refuse to eat that.i tryed diferent ways to give him diferent food but he would not eat.when he was born he was 1kg 680gr,and was 5 week early,but healthy baby.never been very good eater,but now its start worry me very mutch,i just would like to know if you have any sugestions for his feeding please





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