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Re: please i need advice 11mos old still not eating

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Posted by Nicole K on October 23, 2003 at 21:48:19:

In Reply to: please i need advice 11mos old still not eating posted by jen on October 22, 2003 at 23:30:40:

: Since my daughter turned 7 mos she has a very select palate and will only drink her formula- and now shes older will eat toast, cheerios, and watermelon. on occasions few and far between she will eat cheese and some other foods but only a few bites and it has to be finger food she can pick up and feed herself but nothing even close to a meal. She will however eat her pablum in a.m and p.m just before bed but thats it. Does anyone have any advice or has been through this i feel like i'm doing something wrongbut i have tried everything.Most of the time i can't even get the food close to her mouth to try.
: Jen

Hi Jen,

My son was the same way. I tried many different finger foods and either he wasn't interested at all or he would try it and end up spitting it out or gagging and sometimes even throwing up (with eggs).
From my experience with my son he eventually became better and more willing to try different things(he is now almost 14 months).
Just be very patient, never force feed, and give very small portions cut into small pieces and try to make the food look interesting and colourful.

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