My son not eating solids yet

Sunitha - posted on 10/21/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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my son is 3 years completed till date he is only haing milk from feeding bottle how much ever i avoid he takes water if i dont give him milk, iam worried for his in take of solids which he has not started . even if i force feed he pukes. he is a asthamatic child takes hufpuf what do i do

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Jodi - posted on 10/22/2013

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Oh, wow. I don't quite understand why you are only addressing this issue now. Have you had him at doctors previously (like 2 years ago) to discuss this issue? It may have been much easier to resolve back then.

I don't agree with "making" him starve for 10 days, but I am assuming you mean it is okay to allow him to go hungry if he won't eat what is offered for up to 10 days. However, he knows you give in. You do need to stick to your guns and stop giving in to him. Has the doctor ruled out any medical issues.

With regard to his teeth, I don't know what sort of doctors your in-laws are, but seriously? Your child's teeth are all rotted and they say wait? Um, clearly they are unaware that tooth decay can lead to health problems.....

Are you cleaning his teeth? Or is it that he is drinking too much juice, or milk only from a bottle? All of these things can contribute to hes teeth problem, and you need to address them as well as getting him to a dentist.

Sunitha - posted on 10/22/2013

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Thanks Jodi for the advice, i had shown him to a professional pediatric doc, as per her advice she said to make him starve for 10 days, iam unable to do so, as i had done for 2 days without giving him anything except solids. he was refusing to take. he slept of without taking anything. he eats biscuits that too cream side and also due to milk consumption his tooth has gone decayed front tooth all are gone, should i see dentist my in laws are doctors they say not to show him till 4 yrs . i have put him to school recently and tried packing solid foods though teacher trys to feed he doesnt take whereas if i give biscuits and tetra pack fruit juice he has only juice what could be the reason.

Jodi - posted on 10/21/2013

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He is 3 and has not started solids yet? You need to talk to a pediatrician. Firstly, this is not healthy, your son needs to be eating healthy solid foods, as milk cannot satisfy his nutritional needs. Secondly, it is important for his physical development that he learn to chew. Believe it or not, chewing is a learned skill, and it is believed there is actually what is called a "critical window" in developing their chewing skills, so you really need to talk to a professional.

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