Even parents with thriving biological children get frazzled when their kids refuse to eat or limit their diet to a few select foods. This frustration is compounded for adoptive parents who have the additional pressure of getting their children nutritionally “caught up”. Unfortunately it is not uncommon for post-institutionalized kids to have difficulty eating, develop rigid eating patterns, or refuse food all together (a.k.a, food aversion). On the other end of the spectrum, it is also not uncommon for post-adopted children to hoard food in the initial period home.
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