how do i get my baby to eat
Elfrieda - posted on 04/18/2011
Don't get frustrated. Remember food is more for fun than nourishment at this age. Just have fun with it. Feed him at the table with you when the family eats, so he can see that everybody is eating. Is he lunging at the spoon and trying to eat, it's just that his tongue gets in the way? That's what my son did. He was very keen, it's just that he didn't know how to do it. We laughed a lot, and it made it fun, even though it was messy.
Theresa - posted on 04/18/2011
Most docs recommend not giving anything but breastmilk or formula until 6 months. Babies are used to liquids only so any solid is very strange for them. They also only have the suck reflex at this point and have to learn how to use their toungs differently to eat from a spoon. It takes practice and patience. Keep trying eventually he'll get used to the textures and tastes of new foods.
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