How do i get him to eat baby food?

Trisha - posted on 01/13/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My son is almost 7 months and he doesn't really like baby for. He dose this chocking thing and then whines. I asked the doctor about it and he said that babys up to a year are ok with just formula of breastfeeding. Well I want to stop nursing around 8 months so I'm trying to find a way to get him to eat and take a bottle. Is there something that I can do?

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Kelly - posted on 01/13/2009

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I found that babys will eat home cooked food better than the baby foods which homecooked food is better for them and has for putting him on a bottle just keep trying him through the day but if he wont take a bottle have you thought about trying him on a trainer cup my children would not take the bottle but they would use a trainer cup



 

Holly - posted on 01/13/2009

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I'm sure this isn't what you want to hear, but I think he might just not be ready for it yet. Some children aren't ready for solids until closer to a year. Often times these are the kids that end up having a lot of food allergies - its like their little body knows they need to wait! Maybe that is not what is going on with yours but that is the first thing that comes to my mind. Good luck!

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The thing that has really helped us has been starting slowly with baby rice cereal. Mix it with your own breast milk so that it is still very liquidy, almost to the point where he could drink it from a cup. Try to start with that, and the more he gets used to it, the easier it will be to introduce different foods. Most peds will say to start with rice cereal then move on to stage 1 baby foods. You can even mix baby food with the cereal! My son who is 7 and a half months loves bananas and cereal. It just takes time. I hope this helps you!

Shannon - posted on 01/13/2009

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Is he sitting up in a regular highchair?? I only ask because when my son gets sat in his bouncy seat thing, (my mother in law refuses to use my highchair... whack job that she is!!) he chokes because of the angle he is sitting in. She has told me she thinks he isn't ready to he doesn't like a certain thing etc... when in all reality, I fed it to him the day before and he ate it fine... I would keep trying in small amounts, make it thinner, till he gets better with the new texture... the more you wait the harder it will be for him since not eating can delay oral development in speech terms.... I am not saying this is always the case, but after years of working in a birth to three program it was seen a lot!! Good luck... patience is key...

Danielle - posted on 01/13/2009

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Could it that he is just not ready? My daughter is 14 mo old and she still gags on certain textures. I feel it is because she is not ready for them yet. I am finding out this is a fairly common thing with babies.

Trisha - posted on 01/13/2009

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Well the thing is that he starts eating and then about 6 bites later he is choking on it. We try every thing. Fruit, cereal, and veg.

Kerry - posted on 01/13/2009

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My baby "chokes" if his food is too thick, I started of with a very runny plain baby rice and breastmilk combo - just thick enough so it stays on the spoon then gradually make it thicker over a few days

Stephanie - posted on 01/13/2009

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Quoting Jenna:


When we first started him on baby food (4 months old) we started very slowly... and I always mixed in quite alot of breastmilk at the start, so that he had a familar flavour. Gradually I reduced the amount of breastmillk, this also made the food a bit thicker, which was a natural progression onto something more solid. 






 






Jenna is right - starting your baby with cereal, mixed with your breastmilk, is the easiest transition over to solid food feeding. Then you should try veggies, then fruit. If you don't have breastmilk, you can mix the instant baby cereal with formula. Make it creamy at first, with more liquid. Then as he progresses, you can make the cereal thicker.



Also, make sure that you are happy and smiling when you feed him, and be encouraging with him. You can make it a positive experience by the sound of your voice. Also, it's good to have him hungry when you attempt to feed him, that way he is more willing to try eating from a spoon.

Jenna - posted on 01/13/2009

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My 6 month old son does the choking and whining thing when we try a new fruit flavour - but only for the first few spoonfulls then he comes round and ends up loving it.
Are you starting him on something very plain like baby rice ?



When we first started him on baby food (4 months old) we started very slowly... and I always mixed in quite alot of breastmilk at the start, so that he had a familar flavour. Gradually I reduced the amount of breastmillk, this also made the food a bit thicker, which was a natural progression onto something more solid.



My son wasnt a huge fan of baby rice, initially he loved sweet potatoes and carrots.



I am still breast feeding and love that my son now loves eating food, as we can go out to a cafe, and instead of him gettin upset, because everyone else is eating and he wants some. I can just give him a few spoonfulls of veges - and hes as happy as larry!



GOODLUCK



 



 

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