What can you do?
I have a story about a picky eater who is now almost 30 yrs. old and was also told by the Dr. don't worry about it he will grow out of it . Well.guess what, he didn't and I am worried about it and have been for many years now. I will say it is probably more my fault then anybody else's.
I breast fed him and when it was time to start introducing him to solid food he had a really hard time with gag reflex to the point of vomiting every time . So I just let him breastfeed more and trying again and again until I finally found things he would eat. Dry cereal, bacon, bread and all the stuff that is not healthy for you. He did like apples and orange juice but long story short he didn't grow out of it! Sorry Dr but you were Wrong and I was not understanding there was a real problem here.
So here we are he is approaching 30 yrs old and he eats pizza , fries, chicken strips and a lot of other unhealthy stuff. He is overweight and very moody and doesn't feel very well most of the time. I keep telling him it is because of his diet and I know he needs help but I can't convince him to seek it.
Oh and to boot he has acid reflux so bad that he takes that medicine for it all the time and always says he has a sinus infection which I think is probably from all the yeast he consumes and acid reflux combined.
So many thoughts on this subject like I should forced him which I tried many times but ya know when ya think they will grow out of it and your Dr is even telling you that. He actually was healthy when he was younger, or so i thought but now I really think it has caught up with him.
My advice to anyone with younger children going through this, don't believe your Dr and seek help with this and if anyone out there has any advice please feel free to comment.