AROJOJOYE - posted on 11/02/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )




My 18 months baby wont eat a normal food except baby formula and snacks.
What can i do? or is there any recommended drug that baby can use?


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Raye - posted on 11/02/2015




You should not give your child drugs unless it is absolutely necessary and prescribed by a doctor. Just because they don't like certain foods is not good reason. Reduce the amount of formula you feed the child and keep trying to feed the child different pureed or softened foods. I don't know what you mean by "snacks", but you should give them healthier foods like fruits.

What to feed from 12-24 months:
*Dairy: Whole milk, soft pasteurized cheese, full-fat yogurt and cottage cheese
*Same food as rest of family, mashed or chopped into tiny bite-size pieces
*Softened iron-fortified cereals (oats, barley, wheat, mixed cereals)
*Other grains (whole wheat bread, pasta, rice)
*Fruits: banana, melon, papaya, apricot, grapefruit
*Vegetables: broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, (cooked until soft)
*Protein (eggs; cut-up or ground meat or poultry; boneless fish; tofu; beans; thinly spread smooth peanut butter)
*Juice (citrus and non-citrus)

Always watch of allergies when giving foods like strawberries, peanut products, dairy, etc.

Dove - posted on 11/02/2015




What kind of snacks? Toddlers don't generally eat much at a time, so snacking is fine... as long as they are healthy foods. Fresh fruits and veggies, whole grain crackers, cheese sticks, etc... The occasional sippy cup of formula is fine if your toddler is going through a not eating much phase (and can reassure mom that they are still getting enough nutrients), but generally they should be weaning off the formula by now.

There is no magic drug to get a child to eat and you should not be thinking of drugging your child anyway.

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