My daughter wont eat lumpy food!!

Keli - posted on 11/07/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My little girl is now 7 months old and we have just begun to add lumps to her food but she is simply not interested. Amber-Star has Down syndrome and was wondering if this is a thing that other mums with downs children have experienced?? She seems to swollow the runny food and pushes the lumps out with her tounge like a filter. Is this just a trait of downs babies or is it just because she simply doesn't like lumps??

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Keli - posted on 11/10/2009

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I will certainly try this thank you Claire, i think any advice i can get is greatly appreciated esp from mums, nans, dads, grandads who have been through this its ok the professionals saying its fine but its different. x x x x

Claire - posted on 11/10/2009

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I know how you feel we have 2 boys one with slight cerebral palsy and 1 with developmental delay. Our eldest didn't like to eat lumps and i tried all the home made food but just kept bringing it all back so i just kept him on the jars but now he's at school he is now eating slightly lumpy food why don't you try mashing some of the lumpy food but leaving it slightly lumpy? our youngest wont touch lumps so going through it all over again. hope this helps

Keli - posted on 11/08/2009

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Quoting Brenda:

Kids with DS can have a whole host of eating issues. In my own opinion, I think they have sensory issues, which would explain the lumps. My daughter (6w/DS) is a bit picky, but since she is chubby, I don't worry about her eating(the less she eats, the better!)

At 7 months we were starting to introduce table food, like mashed potatoes. I cook mostly from scratch, so we never used baby foods, I purreed carrots and prunes, and all or mashed them at the table.

I don't think I would worry too much about this at 7 months. That's still pretty young, And then, think about how we feel about lumpy mashed potatoes. I prefer no lumps :).



Thanks very much Brenda, all of Ambers food is cooked fresh i prefer that much more to brought baby food and because it helps fill my day as i spend about 2 hours preparing it all lol!! My partner and i eat pretty healthy so its just a personal preference. Amber is eating toast and mash potato although it is still quite pureed so i may just try mashing potato in front of her see how that goes x x

Keli - posted on 11/08/2009

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Thank you everyonr for your comments very reasuring to know im not the only one with a little tinker who wont eat her lumpy food!!

Amanda - posted on 11/08/2009

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Hi. My son is now two, but when he was around 7mo he wouldn't eat lumpy food or warm food. He has something called sensory integrational disorder. We have a therapist that works with him. The therapist and i had to work on desensitising his mouth. Things that help do this are cold foods, gum, crunchy foods, ice cream. A lot of these things u can't give a 7mo old. My best advise for u is to continue giving regular baby food and occasionally try lumpy food until your child is older. This is what i had to do with my son for a very long time.

Heike - posted on 11/08/2009

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Hi, I have a son with feeding issues and i've worked with tons of kids. Nothing to worry about, Lots of kids don't like the lumps in their food. My son hates stage three baby food, but if you give him cut up table food he enjoys it. Still its very normal even for a healthy baby to not like the lumps.
Hope this helps!
-Heike

Brenda - posted on 11/07/2009

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Kids with DS can have a whole host of eating issues. In my own opinion, I think they have sensory issues, which would explain the lumps. My daughter (6w/DS) is a bit picky, but since she is chubby, I don't worry about her eating(the less she eats, the better!)



At 7 months we were starting to introduce table food, like mashed potatoes. I cook mostly from scratch, so we never used baby foods, I purreed carrots and prunes, and all or mashed them at the table.



I don't think I would worry too much about this at 7 months. That's still pretty young, And then, think about how we feel about lumpy mashed potatoes. I prefer no lumps :).

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