Our expert says:
Because you have had your son assessed by a Paediatrician, I presume that there is no underlying physical problem that can be causing him to refuse to eat solids. In such cases it may be a good idea to have him assessed by a Paediatric Psychiatrist because infant anorexia is rare, but can occur. You mention that he cries for food, but when you give it to him he spits it out. If for some reason your son is highly stressed psychologically be could be using his refusal to eat as a "silent cry for help". Ask your gp or Paediatrician to refer you to a Paediatric Psychiatrist or Psychologist because he may require play therapy and/or medication to assist him to eat normally. His height is normal for a 14 month-old child, but he is a bit underweight and must be starting to develop deficiencies if he is eating so little. I would also recommend that you consult a clinical dietitian because it is possible that he is drinking too much milk and Pediasure (I can't work out from what you say if he has 600 ml of milk and Pediasure in total or 3 bottles of milk plus 600 ml of Pediasure, which would be a very large quantity of liquid food and thus prevent him from wanting to eat solids). Let the dietitian work out his nutrient intake and assist you to possibly reduce his liquid intake (milk and Pediasure) and to introduce solids.
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