My daughter is not interested at all in solid food? Anyone else have this issue??

Kristi - posted on 03/30/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )




I can not get my baby to eat solid food on a reg basis. I try twice a day and if I get her to eat once I am doing good. She loves her bottles but in another couple of months we go to whole milk then what am I to do? Worried...Thank you Kristi


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Sharyn - posted on 04/05/2009




Patience and more patience.  I started with rice cereal and his milk (formula but if breast feeding use that)  It took weeeks, some days he'd eat the lot (which wasn't much) and a lot of the time I'd be lucky to get 2 spoonfuls in his mouth.  Eventually I added a little pear puree (they say veg puree first but he refused for a week) and then a bit of banana mashed in the cereal and back to veg puree.  He also loved baby yoghurt at first and ate a small tub every day, you can add fruit puree to this.  Just when I thought I was getting somewhere he decided he wants to feed himself and this involves alot of playing and not much eating.  I've been at this feeding game for 3months and offer something 3 times a day now and I throw a lot of it.

I have had to learn patience and have perservered.  Eventually my son will get the hang of it (fingers crossed) and I hope your daughter does too.

Katie - posted on 04/04/2009




We started trying cereals with our little guy at 6 months - he hated hated them and refused to open his mouth.   After a bit of a break we've finally got him eating mashed-up banana mixed with breastmilk.  He really enjoys it now, and will even take it mixed with oatmeal cereal.  We're going to try pears next I think - hopefully now that he's got the hang of it he'll accept some more variety!  Good luck!

Selina - posted on 03/31/2009




I am having the exact same issue,my almost 10 month old daughter does not have any interest in solid foods,It is very frustrating and makes me so worried.I tried all kinds of different tricks ,but I may only be lucky if I can even get her to take breakfast in the morning.She even throws hissy fits when trying to feed her solids. I just wanted to let you know your not alone in this,and nurses and doctors keep telling me not to worry,it will get better,as long as they are getting enough breastmilk/formula they will be ok. I have a hard time beleiving that myself but they know best I would hope. I hope things get better for our little ones very soon. Good Luck!!!

Marisa - posted on 03/30/2009




How old is your daughter? My daughter didn't seem too interested in the beginning (6 months) but we just kept trying and she soon started liking it. Have you tried different types of food?


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