5. Questions & Answers
My child is already two years of age and does not seem interested in food at all. He is very thin and his front teeth are brown and pitted and all he wants is breast milk. I feel he has a deficiency of some sort because of his teeth but he won’t eat. What can I do?
Try improving your diet. Watch what you eat. Eat fewer empty foods and more whole, fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds—all raw. Try to remain relaxed and poised as much as possible as stress can deteriorate the quality of your milk.
It is unusual for a child of your son’s age to not be interested in food, but believe me, he will eventually be and when he is, you may not be able to turn off his appetite. Don’t worry. Nature has it all worked out. Just do your part.
My child is 18 months old and I no longer enjoy nursing him. I feel like I should continue to do so but I don’t want to. Would it be right to wean him so young?
It is better to wean him at this time than to nurse him out of guilt. He can pick up on your feelings and this could affect him psychologically. It is best to nurse him longer, however, in your case to gradually—and gently—wean him would be acceptable and perhaps the best thing to do. Use the methods for weaning that I’ve described in this lesson and you should have no problems.
My child is one year old and I’ve recently introduced her to solid foods. I started with bananas and she loves these. She seems to have no difficulty digesting bananas but her stools are very sticky and harder than before. Does this mean she’s not digesting the bananas thoroughly?
No. Her body needs time to totally adjust to the eating of foods. All she ever had is mother’s milk and bananas are new to her—anything that’s new requires time to adjust to. Her stools are naturally going to be of a different consistency than when taking only breast milk. Her
stools will probably never look like that again. However, they will be less sticky and softer when her body has accommodated to eating foods not as liquid as milk.
I have a six-year-old son who just won’t stick to only natural foods. He’s influenced by the other kids at his school and they all eat what’s advertised on T.V. What can I do?
The best you can do is to provide him with the best of foods at home and show him a good example by keeping good eating habits yourself. Try to expose him to other children that are being raised Hygienically and don’t allow him to watch so much (if any) commercial television. Give him positive reasons why he should eat good nourishing foods.