HI MY NAME IS CHARLOTTE I HAVE TWO SON'S I'M HAVING PROBLEMS WITH MY YOUNGEST 1 WHO IS 1YR 6MNTHS ,HE DOES NOT WANT TO EAT ANY FOOD AT ALL , HE IS UNDER WEIGHT I DO'NT KNOW HOW TO GET HIM TO EAT ,I TRIED EVERY DIFFERENT TYPES OF FOOD,PLEASE ADVICE

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Sonja - posted on 07/19/2012

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My oldest gagged on any textured foods when I tried to start him on solids at 6 months. Everything was pureed. at 11 mnths he started teething and was very ill for 1 month until the first 4 teeth were out. Other moms kept on telling me that if I dont introduce textures early he will always be a fussy eater. On the contrary!!! He now eats anything & everything. I dont believe in forcing issues which I find often evokes fear in the little ones. I put food in front of my kids and then leave them. If they are hungry they will eat. If all they want to do is play with it and mess thats fine , but it gives them a chance to befriend and get to know food. if they want to eat with their hands only thats fine too. Ther is more than enough time to learn to eat with cutlery. I try to keep bottles away an hour before meals so that they do not fill their tummies with liquids. If your son has health issues you may have to take more action but if he is healthy do not worry. I was a fat baby and have been underweight since being a toddler and my kids seem to be the same and gain weight very slowly but they are healthy. Whatever you do Iwould not force the issue or fight with him but let him play with the food , get fun cutlery and plates and cups and take it from there. if there are health issues let us other moms know about them too. Maybe there is someone out there who battles with similar health issues. Does the child have a chronic mild thoat infection that makes eating painful. There are so many options to explore. Take care & hope this helps

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