Unfortuantly she has become even fussier with her eating. She will not eat veggies (cooked or raw). She won't eat a lot of meats. She'll only eat white pasta (no couscous, rice, and even her mini wheats have become a fight to get her to eat 1/2 a small bowl full). Last night I made her a rice stirfry with ham, green and yellow beans, and jasmin rice. I would have been happy if she ate even a couple of mouthfuls. But she wouldn't eat anything! I tried feeding her (sometimes this works to get at least a few mouthfuls into her), but she just started screaming that she hates rice. We took it away from her and said when she was ready to eat she could have her supper back (she will through food during a temper tantrum and I really didn't feel like getting on my hands and knees). When she calmed down I explained to her that all this food was really good for her body and to please give it a try. She sat there until everyone finished eating (as we don't let her leave the table unless everyone is done) and then asked to be cleaned up. This just an example of what our meals consist of. I've tried explaining to her that she can't have kraft dinner, pizza and peanut butter sandwiches at every meal. Her body needs variety to grow and be strong...but all she wants is dairy and fruits. My MIL (who is currently living with us to help with cleaning in the house, as well as, to give her a place to live as my FIL has decided he no longer wishes to be with her) is starting to push and push dd at supper time to eat. She's even said that I should just give her the things she likes until she tires of them. Her thoughts are at least it's some calories and their is nothing wrong with white pasta and white crackers. I've tried to explain that even though I'm very sick I'm trying to ensure that dd is getting a good diet whenever possible and when not (as i'm too ill to cook) I'll be alright with McDonalds and other take outs.
I don't know what else to do to try and get my dd to eat. I would greatly appreciate any information you guys have on fussy eaters. As when I'm done being pregnant I'm hoping to compleatly revamp our diets back to being heavy on the fruits and veggies and more whole grained foods. Thanks a lot for any suggestions and if you have questions I'll be happy to answer them.