Type 1 diabetes goes against everything our momma's taught us when we were kids. Yes, we were expected to clean our plates. However, did your mom ever make something else if you wouldn't eat what was for dinner. No! Absolutely not! That was taboo in the circle of Momhood. I know I heard "you will eat your dinner, or you can have that exact plate for breakfast. Then you can have it for lunch." Unfortunately, we don't have that luxury as parents of a type 1 child. When my child refuses to eat what we make, there are consequences. Which is better? Sticking to you principles and testing to find a blood sugar of 41, or giving in to the terrorist and having your "because I said so" lose credibility?
My son hates breakfast. That is a strong statement, but true nonetheless. He will not eat eggs. He's not a fan of waffles. Cereal is like pulling teeth. He likes "Daddy's" pancakes, but I only make them on Saturday. We have tried to make them ahead of time and reheat them, but he won't do that either. Milk, sausage, and sometimes yogurt. That's it! You can't fight it! He has to eat something because it is the start of the day. How do you get around it. I would love to know. I really don't want to be those parents that give my kid hot dogs for breakfast because it is the only thing he will eat. I am hoping it is just a frustrating phase that will be over soon. Holding my breath.
Cinnamon sugar toast is our favorite standby for those days when no one wants to eat breakfast.ReplyDelete
My parents used to feed me toast with peanut butter, to stay with me through some of those morning hours until lunch.ReplyDelete
You are not alone...we are in this phase with our little guy too...breakfast boycott...not to mention other foods as well! Sometime's all he will eat is half a waffle and a pudding...but like you said you can't fight it, he has to eat. Lately we have had success with half a waffle and fruit...I tell myself at least half of his breakfast has some nutrition! Hoping with you that this phase ends soon or he maybe eating chicken nuggets for breakfast like your little guys hot dog!ReplyDelete
Funny...like Mike...we have fed Joe bread with peanut butter...and butter...and honey for breakfast for years. Joe doesn't like it toasted. Only 1 teaspoon of honey per slice (5grams). It seems to hold him steady AND he likes it. I have had to be the kind of mom that threatens him if I pre-bolused...which I hate. Luckily those times have been few and far between. Good luck...I so GET your struggle.ReplyDelete
Joey hated breakfast for a long time. Even now, I sometimes make him a hot dog, or give him a PB&J sandwich or a cheesestick. And cheeze-its. I don't care... just EAT. Breakfast isn't really a family sit-down meal during the week, so whatever works for him works for me. I hope it helps to know you're not alone!ReplyDelete
I'm so glad Finn eats well for us. So far (only a week, mind you) he's eaten everthing we've counted for him and haven't had to make many substitutions. Pre-diagnosis we used to make baked oatmeal because it made a big batch and kept well. We haven't made it yet, but have done regular oatmeal. Probably with a few substitutions we'll make it again. It seems more like cake than oatmeal. And substituting another sweetner for the sugar would lower some of the carbs and it's really hearty.ReplyDelete
So far we've had good luck with pre-meal bolus, since we're doing injections. I'm trying to get him used to that as opposed to giving the bolus during or after the meal.