My 1-year-old screams every time he sees food: Advice?

Hello, I need some help and advice. My one-year-old ALWAYS screams anytime he sees food. He eats normal table food that my husband and I eat. He will eat a whole plate of food, and then scream once the food has run out. I don’t want to over-feed him as he will keep eating and eating if we don’t stop him. He will finish a meal, and if he sees someone else with food, he will go up to them screaming for their food. He does this anytime I’m cooking as well, he’s at my feet screaming his head off. He gets three food meals a day, plus whole milk, plus snacks. This boy is not starving. My husband and I are at a loss and don’t know what else to do. We can’t take him to restaurants as he screams once his food is gone. Has anyone had this issue? Everything I’ve looked up on the internet is about babies crying because they don’t want to eat, but my issue is the complete opposite. He feeds himself mostly, we have tried ignoring him and not giving him his food until he clams down, we even taught him to sign language to ask for more food, and he still screams. I’m not sure what else to do.

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This sounds like a thyroid issue my dad had. I’d definitely see a doctor!

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Try talking to his pediatrician. My daughter is 14 months and eats full meals but usually gets full after dinner/milk/snack (she usually gets a snack after dinner to fill up if dinner wasnt enough)

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See your pediatrician

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I’d ask your pediatrician but ours has always told us to let our 1 yr old eat as much as she wants so she can discover when she is full. However if theybare eating until they are sick and still screaming, then theirs a problem. For comparison, my 15month old can easily eat 2 whole hotdogs, plus pototoes and fruit with milk. Girl shovels food in. She’s still on track for weight so doc is ok with her eating that much. We just try to feed her healthier options now that we know she eats that much. She will also get down and beg for food and loses her mind while Im trying ro cook

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I agree with talking to his pediatrician. You may hold his drink until he is finished eating and giving him his drink then.

Maybe he just has a high metabolism and needs more food than you think. I’d let him eat as much as he wants for awhile and see how it goes.

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I went through this with a few of my kids. My doctor told me to me they will stop eating when they are full and to continue to give them healthy foods to eat. Seems my kids were going through some major growing. I’m now seeing a pattern in there eating and know this is a sign of a growth spurt coming up. Now idk how tall you are but I’m 6’2 my husband is 6’4. We have unusual tall children as well lol our 4 yr old can eat 6 big tacos or 2 double cheese burgers with no problems but hes also 4’1 and 63 lbs. Best I can say is speak with your doctor.

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I was told that I could give my baby girl 3 meals a day plus two snacks in between breakfast and lunch and 2 snacks in between lunch and dinner but some times we have 5 meals a day breakfast,brunch, lunch,dinner, and supper she gets milk with breakfast and brunch juice with lunch and dinner and I give her a half juice and half water for supper

My 1 year old son does this! He starts with grunts when he wants something and then moves to short screams if we don’t move fast enough to give him more. And he will scream his head off when we take more than 5 minutes. And he eats a LOT and will eat anything. Like for ex- he ate 2 cups of oatmeal with apple slices, 5 slices of cheese and a bunch of blueberries for breakfast yesterday. But he did get full. Like this was a full hour of nonstop eating the whole time and when he was done he stopped. Sometimes he eats more or less but he will never eat when he’s full. Even for sweets. If he’s hungry he wants it! It sounds like your guy is the same way. Just keep feeding him until is full for a few days and see how it goes! If he’s eating endlessly and getting sick from overeating, definitely see the Dr then! But otherwise give him as much as he aske for!

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kids screaming is how they communicate. It is horribly frustrating. maybe ask his pediatrician.

Let him eat, just make healthy choices. My 2 year old has a feeding tube because he won’t eat… being on the opposite side… I’ll say it could be worse. Take a bag of carrots and celery when you go out to eat.

Definitely see a Dr to rule out medical issues. Could be something simple like a behavioral thing or something weird like Prader-Willi.

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is he overweight? i would definately see his dr and talk about it,doesnt seem right.isthere anything he doesnt like? when hes throwing hisfit offer that to him if hes really sill hungry he would eat it

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As little ones,Thurmond enough to stop when they are full

Try to feed him at same time you eat or if not possible give him bites of your food. We do that with my daughter and it works; shell have a few bites then lose interest.

Sounds like he’s hungry. Let him overeat and see what happens

you might take him to the doctor to check out any medical issues if none found then you might try hickory tea

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My limits 2 year old does this the minute any one walks in to the kitchen she screams like she is being murdered even if we r just doing the dishes she looses her shit like full blown mental screaming. she also screams like this when she has a full plate of food in front of her and she sees the kids eating there dinner she throws her on the floor and screams like no tomorrow and has a full melt down at the table because she wants every ones food to her self. It’s so hard as we can’t even go to the shops with her because she can see food so she full on screams I’m not just talking a little crying scream I’m talking full blown melt down kicking punching spitting it’s insane we r all at wits end with it we have tried every thing. It’s even becoming a problem at day care as she melts down like this there as well as play group it’s so embarrassing in got three other children and never ever have a experienced this behaviour