Alhamdullilah, Allah (swt) has open up his taste buds to accept milk. I am thankful eventhough he does not drink the normal milk ( as it HAS to be chocolate flavoured milk ), he is still getting Calcium in his body.
Little Habib drinks 2 scoops of Dumex plus a little Magnolia fresh Chocolate milk or Milo amounting to 6 Oz or 150 ML around 6.30 am and before he sleeps at my house.
He will also drink 2 Scoops of Pediasure Chocolate milk amounting to 6 Oz or 150 ML around 11am and 5pm at his grandparents place.
All in all, he drinks milk at least 4 times a day and although at his age, his milk intake should be more than 6 Oz, I am still thankful cos before this, he will NOT even accept the taste of milk in his mouth and there was a few months that he went without drinking milk.
Hubby, Me , Mum have all doaed a lot for our Little Habib to accept milk, to open his Nafsu to drink milk, to be like other kids who love milk and Alhamdullilah, things have improved.
As for food wise, its like a cat and mouth chase. He will eat rice today but not tomorrow and the pattern continues.
My Dad or me are his 'official' rice feeder and mum has not manage to feed him sucessfuly yet and he still does not want the helper to feed him. Thank GOD, dad has retired.
On days when he don’t eat his dinner well, I try and remind Dad not to get stress and that we will try again tomorrow. If he refuse to eat, there is nothing we can do. We did try to beat his legs or show him the belt to scare him, but if he refuse, he will simply trow out the food…..Its his say, not us.
The thing is I am no so worried as before because he takes in Pediasure, which has many good vitamins, minerals and most importantly the Cal-Mag combi.
For Breakfast, he loves fries and sometimes hotdogs. Sometimes abit of Eggs, but Fries are a sure winner. I have also tried feeding him nasi lemak or cheese prata during the weekends and will manage to get about 10 mouthful in before he stops eating.
For Lunch and Dinner, Patato balls, carrots , papedoom are his main items mix with rice, abit of fish or chicken… When no rice gets in because he simply refuse, we try bread and honey and cheese as the alternative. This usually works.
I’ll try and feed him some fruits if there’s any at home. Yesterday mum told me he has a few bites of Durians. The day before, he ate ½ a banana and some rambutan bits. At least some fibre for his bowels.
I really am thankful to GOD who has made our feeding woes diminish slightly and Insya’allah, Im certain it will get better over time as he gets bigger and understand instructions.
“ La hawla wa laquwatta illa billahi l-’Aliyyi l-’Adhim.”
The power belongs to Allah and He lets the humanbeing borrow this attribute as long as He has decreed that they may have it and if He wants, He takes if from them.
The Rasul, sallallahu alayhi wa sallem, said, ‘You want something and Allah wants something, and what you want is not what Allah wants but what Allah wants will certainly come.’