Feeding

Heaven - posted on 10/21/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Hi, my daughter is a year and 5 moths. I've taught her how to eat when she was just a few months younger. Now when it's time to eat she refuses that I feed her, and if I let her try, she just plays with her food and makes a mess. So it's a battle back and forth for me to make sure she eats enough food. How can I do this?

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Elmary - posted on 10/22/2009

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My almost 7 month old is BF. I started him on solids at 4 months. He has gone threw wanting solids all the time to not wanting any at all. I always give him an option. I feed him BM threw out the night then BM in the morning then I will try and give him cereal at 7 sometimes he eats it and other times he will take 2 bites then start spitting it out. then lunch and mid snack goes the same way. Other times he will eat all 3 meals solid and BM right after eating his solids. I would just offer and do not force that is the worst thing you can do. Also do not get frustrated I know its easier said then done.

Heaven - posted on 10/21/2009

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Quoting Amanda:

I know it seems horrid and frustrating..my daughter is 9 months old and is doing was doing the exact same thing. I got her a highschair witha big table and i let her play i show her very exagerated how 'mommy' eats. Shes eating her food well..with her fingers now...(still working on the spoon) Best thing to do is just let them. try and here and there let them have some to mess with and sometime sthey will let you help them when they get really really hungry. When i cook food that arent easy finger foods i have some finger veggies and chicken nuggets and pizza bites in the freezer for back up incase i'm having trouble suceeding. Its how they learn to be self sufficient with eating. Don't owrry..as long as you still let her have a bit of formula or something to supplement she'll get her vitimins still and will continue growing. I put about 2-3 ounces of formula in a sippy cup to go with her meal. she's helathy as a horse, be patient and calm. it'll smoth out nicley. lol



Well that does sound like a good idea with the back up frosen food. It's just because i intruduced the fork so now when she sees me with it she absolutly needs hers to lol. and if i try feeding her with it cause she aint doin it omg she holds on to it so tight . So i'll grab some of mine with the fork and go to give it to her and she'll try ripping it out of my hand or she'll be a fuss ball and turn her head, then go back to knocking her fork or spoon on her high chair. I'll definatley try more finger food..thanx

Sandra - posted on 10/21/2009

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I had this problem with my son and when he was difficult I would say I will do one you do one for the whole meal. Then I gradually moved it to I do one you do two etc. This worked for me.

I have also heard of some parents just taking a stance that they are not going to do it at all. Kids will eat when they are hungry. I couldn't do this as my child was under weight because he was premature.

Amanda - posted on 10/21/2009

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I know it seems horrid and frustrating..my daughter is 9 months old and is doing was doing the exact same thing. I got her a highschair witha big table and i let her play i show her very exagerated how 'mommy' eats. Shes eating her food well..with her fingers now...(still working on the spoon) Best thing to do is just let them. try and here and there let them have some to mess with and sometime sthey will let you help them when they get really really hungry. When i cook food that arent easy finger foods i have some finger veggies and chicken nuggets and pizza bites in the freezer for back up incase i'm having trouble suceeding. Its how they learn to be self sufficient with eating. Don't owrry..as long as you still let her have a bit of formula or something to supplement she'll get her vitimins still and will continue growing. I put about 2-3 ounces of formula in a sippy cup to go with her meal. she's helathy as a horse, be patient and calm. it'll smoth out nicley. lol

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