My son is 7 1/2 years old. He eats very little or should I say there are very few things he will eat. He has never had the usual foods most children have--hot dogs, pb&j, a sandwich, vegetables, fruit, etc. He will eat food high in carbohydrates--pretzels, popcorn, waffles (no syrup), cereal and he'll eat certain sweets. The doctor keeps telling me not to worry, make sure he gets a multivitamin, he'll eat one day and he hasn't fallen off his curve. He has no body fat at all. I have tried on a few occassions to make him eat what his brothers were eating and telling him it was eat that or nothing. He wins--he will go days without food. If I think too hard about the lack of eating, it makes me crazy. Is this a potential eating disorder? Am I worrying for nothing? When I ask him to just try a bite of something,he always says it doesn't look good.
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