PKU.com Community Discussion Forum New to PKU.com How to get baby to eat more?

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    xmmixam
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    My PKU daughter just do not eat enough according to dietitian’s advice. She usually eats 150 ml less than required. What can i do to get her to eat more? I have tried tea, feed at different intervals, but in vain. Anybody there to advise? Many thanks in advance.

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    medina2009
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    I have the same problem as you. my baby doesn't eat as much as should. He should use 34 cale milk every day. but by force eats just 19 cale every day.

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    BreaMarie91
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    If you are having a hard time getting enough phe into your children's diets you could try adding regular milk into their formula. If you use dry powdered milk it is 17 mg per every gram. I do not have a phe book handy right now, but if I remember correctly 1 ounce is 50 mg of phe.

    If it is the metabolic PKU formula that you are having trouble getting it try not to stress. There are going to be points at which your child does not get all of their formula in. As long as this is not a problem for a long period of time they should be okay. As always talk to your dietitians or doctors if you're really concerned about it!

    Breanna 18 CPKU

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    kpar
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    Does anyone have any advice as to how to get a toddler to eat new vegetables?  So far my 13  mth old loves squash and sweet potatoes (just steamed and cut up).  We are past the baby food stage and plus there are not a lot of baby food veges out there anyway.  Any tips would be much appreciated!

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    Cook4Love
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    How about if there are just a few pieces of another steamed vegetable in the mix cut to the same size?  Aprotein ditalini pasta (cambrooke foods) is a great size for toddlers practicing their pincer grasp.  Dipping was always a way to get Molly to eat new things — low protein breadstick in tomato sauce, veggie nuggets (http://www.cookforlove.org for recipe) with ketchup, low protein french toast sticks, waffles dipped in syrup or melted butter are also great options.

    Brenda 

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