Feeding Problems

Crystal - posted on 05/16/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Sarah refuses to eat her baby food and when I feed her rice or pastas, she eats a few bites and then spits it out and refuses to eat. Does anyone have any ideas about feeding her?

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Julie - posted on 05/17/2009

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keep trying and trying don't give up. maybe she doesn't need to eat as much as you think she does. my son was the fussiest eater. I gave into him and it has had a really negative effect on his diet he hates all foods. wish i would have been stronger.

Mel - posted on 05/17/2009

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sorry dont have many ideas but just wanted to let you know your not alone as mine is the same and wont eat. not sure how old but the only thing i can say is try putting lemon on her lips its supposed to help with the chewing action and stimulate the taste buds. ice does the same, teething makes a difference too. mine has heaps of teeth and has not spoon fed in 8 weeks.

Barbara - posted on 05/17/2009

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Make her vegie soup with potatoes, carrots, beet, bulion (beef/ chicken,IMO beef is beter for this) parsley, cilantro, onion and 1 tsp (if made in a sm pot) butter (not margarine) a pinch of salt (just enough so it tastes ok but not salty). Before giving it to her mash it up and add juice to make it watery/soupy every now and then u can give her a pc of bread on the spoon with the soup. If she acts like she doesn't want anymore give her a bit of juice or water (just something to drink) and try again. My boy LOVED this even while he was teething (rice is optional). IMO its best to shred the beet so it'll cook better, and leave the parsley and cilantro whole so u can easily remove it after cooking (unless yours will eat it mine at that age wouldn't).

Tamika - posted on 05/16/2009

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Quoting Allison:

My question is, at her age, why are you still giving her baby food? I'd refuse baby food at that age too! Unless she hasn't had very many teeth come in, she would probably enjoy regular food much more. Just make sure it's cut up appropriately and not too tough (no steak just yet...).

To be more specific, exchange that pureed fruit for canned or soft fruits, cut into chunks. Try soup for veggies. Try cheese, yogurt, dry cereal...anything you think is good, she'll probably want to try.

Or it could just be she is going through an "un-growth spurt" and just not hungry. Give it time, try new stuff, she'll eat when she's hungry.



I agree, also you said she has teeth coming in, mabye her mouth just hurts and its hard for her to chew. With my second son four teeth came out with in days of each other, and he dd the same thing. I gave him elctrolyt frozen pops, with his meals. It sounds crazy, but it nubmed his mouth enough that he could eat some solid food.  What he didnt eat the pop made up for.

Crystal - posted on 05/16/2009

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I was feeding her stage 3 entrees and graduates and she is refusing that. Sorry to confuse when I said baby food. She does have 8 teeth and 3 more coming in right now.

Katherine - posted on 05/16/2009

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My oldest wouldn't eat any baby food after 10 months. once she found chicken there was no getting her back. Just start trying different foods. she might eat better if she sees you eating the same thing

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My question is, at her age, why are you still giving her baby food? I'd refuse baby food at that age too! Unless she hasn't had very many teeth come in, she would probably enjoy regular food much more. Just make sure it's cut up appropriately and not too tough (no steak just yet...).



To be more specific, exchange that pureed fruit for canned or soft fruits, cut into chunks. Try soup for veggies. Try cheese, yogurt, dry cereal...anything you think is good, she'll probably want to try.



Or it could just be she is going through an "un-growth spurt" and just not hungry. Give it time, try new stuff, she'll eat when she's hungry.

Nikki - posted on 05/16/2009

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try to get already made smoothies and add it to her cereal...it worked really well with my son! Also put a little on her food tray and let her play with it, sometimes they want to feel like they're doing it.

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