not swallowing... just playing

Ayesha - posted on 06/17/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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hey all... recently my 8 month old girl has stopped swallowing when i feed her.. she just likes to play with the food in her mouth!! i dont know what to do.. i am a first time mother and havent experimented much with food yet.. she's still on cereals and fruit from the jar... i dont know what to do.. any suggestions??

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Mel - posted on 06/18/2009

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Carol has a good point that i forgot to mention. my daughters dietitian says to me almost every day to make sure the food is given before the bottle

Carol - posted on 06/18/2009

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she may just not be hungry.. are you feeding her a bottle before the food? I know sometimes if I give my son a bottle at lunch first, hes just not interested in the food until an hour later

Mel - posted on 06/17/2009

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mine does this at 14 months. sometimes they just go thru stages. its hard though. just offer as many different tastes and textures as possible. lots of finger foods

Crystal - posted on 06/17/2009

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I TOTALLY agree with Pam - I never fed her any jarred food and just had her eating natural things and then now what we eat. Get her some different stuff to eat! :) It will be fun to watch her try new foods! Try small pieces of wheat bread, chopped up bananas and other fruit; for veggies I find it easy to get a frozen bag of mixed veggies, heat some up over water and put them in front of her! She LOVES green beans!

Pam - posted on 06/17/2009

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I think at her age it is ok for her to eat the veggies and meats. It sounds like she is bored with the food/texture. After the initial "seeing if they were allergic to food" I NEVER bought jarred baby food. I bought a babyfood grinder off the internet. Whatever we ate, they ate. I think since they ate what we did they are not picky eaters! They are now 5 and 8 and will eat everything, including brussel sprouts! Good Luck, it sounds to me like she is bored!

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