My grandson, age 2, is a very meager eater. He's been this way since birth, born 2 wks. early, under 6 lbs. Simply stated, he has little interest in food. He's somewhat underweight for age and in the lower percentile for height, but in proportion. When he gets sick with a cold or flu, he stops eating altogether, and of course, more weight loss
, but does rebound. He's gets easily upset when food is encouraged, surrendering to just a few bites at best. Restaurants never work out.
This is causing mom and dad much distress, as well as grandparents now.
Their pediatrician doesn't seem to think much of it. We have never experienced this with our three children.
Talk to their pediatrician about concerns. They asked us, "do you think something's wrong with him," but we didn't know what to say.
Any suggestions? Thank you.