Micah is a picky eater and so on days when he actually eats quite well, I am relieved and feel triumphant.
On a good day he will have three proper, solid food meals. Occasionally, he'll surprise me with four. On a bad day it'll be just one solid meal, usually breakfast, and milk and biscuits or cakes for the rest of the day. On those bad days, forcing him to eat will mean he'll throw up whatever he had had, including milk.
Today, for breakfast, he had 6oz of milk and some cookies in the car on the way to play group. Snack time at playgroup he had a cup of Milo and half a biscuit. He then said he wanted pasta at Marco's. So we headed there. I was amazed that he ate so well. Actually he really likes the pasta there and has never disappointed me.
Then surprise surprise, he had pizza! Micah is not adventurous when it comes to food. Anything that is too chewy, anything that is pasty or things that could tickle his throat, like pop corn, he'll spit out and refuse to eat any more. Sometimes it may even make him vomit. So pizza is really good progress! He had half a slice: thick crust, ham, and cheese. :)
Then dinner the boys had grandma's chicken rice, and both ate a bowl full each! that's reason for celebration for Mommy!
Feeding is always a concern for Mommies. From breastfeeding, to cereals and then solids. What they eat, what they don't eat. What must be eaten and must not. I try not to bee to fussy, let them try as many different things, but each child is so different.
Max loves our local sweet sticky cakes, kuihs, and he loves rice and occasionally fruits like banana, mango, apple and longan. He loves nasi lemak and all kinds of biscuits. He loves, most of all sweets! But he can't stand any kind of milk unless it's chocolate or strawberry flavoured.
The best to make for everyone is their alphabet pasta in ABC soup, or dry noodles... but we can't have those every meal, so... we just pray they'll eat well anyway.