My 14 month old will not eat solid food!!!

Jessica - posted on 07/26/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My son is 14 months old and refuses to eat solid food. He will eat rice cereal, applesauce, and stuff like that. I have two older children and never had this type of problem with them. When I give him teething cookies etc. he just throws them. Another problem is that he is allergic to milk so I have to be really careful with what he eats. Has anyone else experienced this problem. The doctory just says he is finnicky.

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User - posted on 11/18/2013

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I have the same problem..my son 14 1/2 months will only eat stage 2 baby food and 3rd smooth fruits. He has no clue what to do with anything that I put in from of him. Just throws it or will "possibly" attempt to put it in his mouth and then gags and throws up. Needless to say, we don't have to worry about him putting things in his mouth that are laying on the floor lol..

Ashley - posted on 10/30/2013

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I have the same problem with my 14 month old but he isn't allergic to milk, but he won't eat any solids I try to put just a little bit of soft food in his mouth and he throws up. Every time this happens I think there is something wrong with his throat but he's making himself throw up. Is that how your 14 month old acts ?

Mel - posted on 07/26/2009

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babies can survive on just a little bit. i read about it all the time because my daughter will not eat food only tiny amounts, just give extra formula (or whatever you give him to drink) and as long as hes gaining weight and having wet nappies its ok. as he keeps drinking he will be fine. he will get the hang of it eventually. i dont know anything about having a baby with an allergy but just keep offering and food before drinks, dont pressure him

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JANA - posted on 12/05/2013

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MY SON IS 17 MONTHS AND HE IS NOT EATING ANY SOLID FOOD! HE IS EATING EVERYTHING AS LONG IS PASTED AND MIXED IN HIS MILK! SO HE IS EATING VEGETABLES AND FRUIT ALL KIND BUT PASTED AND MIXED IN TO MILK AND DRINK IT IN BOTTTLE! I CUT THE SUCKER SO THAT HE COULD DRINK THE THICK LIQUID! I TRIED ALL KIND AND TRIED TO LET HIM HUNGRY BUT HE REFUSES TO EAT ANY SOLID! TRIED EVERYTHING!

Galadriel - posted on 07/26/2009

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What I did with my sons is put our regular dinner through a processor so that they got to eat the same things, and gradually made it chunkier as they got used to eating. They prefered "table food" over the texturized baby food, so it might be a taste thing. Also, make sure to offer the foods you want him to eat before a bottle or cup, especially juice as it is filling and makes kids think they are not hungry. If he is eating cereal and applesauce it might be the texture thing.

Shannon - posted on 07/26/2009

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Just give it time. Children go through so many different changes that maybe at this time he has no interest in it. Keep trying every so often and hopefully soon he will have more of an interest in it.

Melody - posted on 07/26/2009

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Consider that solid food is a texture change for your son.

I have one child who went through this and I found out it's why I also do not care for certain foods.

In most states, the UCP center has a nutritionist that you can call for help and it's a really good resource. The Health Department usually also has a nutritionist that floats from town to town. These are GREAT services for anyone - and even when we were above the income level for financial nutrition help, the other services are what your tax dollars pay for, so at least try the website for wherever you live and see what's available.

The benefit is that they understand these questions better than the average person and can help you introduce solids in a different way to slowly allow him to adjust to the texture or the chewing process. The wonderful lady that helped me add texture with graham crackers crumbled into one of his favorite foods was one suggestion.

Charitie - posted on 07/26/2009

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Just keep your chin up!!! He will definately start eating when he is totally ready. My son is 19 months and it took quite a while before he was used to the textures and wanted to eat more of what mommy had on her plate. So now if he don't feel like eating it, i try and have a back up that may interest him. It is great that every kid is different so that we are constantly learning too!

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