Catherine - posted on 08/29/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )
I have an almost 11-month-old who has been eating solid foods for several months. He loves to breastfeed, and he does so frequently, and he has 3 solid food meals and 1 snack a day. However, over the last few weeks he has started refusing to try anything new, and he's actually starting to reject some old favorites, so his diet has become quite limited. The only spoon-fed food he will still eat is pureed meat (he's obsessed with it, I have no idea why). He'll also eat strawberries, cheerios, kix, gerber lil crunchies (only the cheddar flavor), goldfish, and the freeze-dried apples. He used to eat, but is now rejecting, wheat toast, blueberries, cherries, apples, peas, green beans, pears, raspberries, and a wide variety of fruit and veggie purees. He won't accept food off of a spoon, and he won't let me put anything in his mouth. If I put anything new on his tray, he throws it on the floor without even trying it. What can I do to encourage him to try new foods? Does anyone have any suggestions of foods to offer him that he might like?