Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: ZDGEAB | 2009/05/08

Q.

13 MONTH OLD SON

Dear Dr my 13 month old son refuses to eat he onlt drinks his bottle s26gold3 I am very concerned and try everyday with cereal all the different kinds he does not want to eat anything Occassionally he would have a fruit purity and a yogart but very seldom He wakes up about 5 times at night and that is jsut for me to give him his bottle but he just lays with it in his mouth he sometimes drinks himself to sleep
PLEASE HELP ME TO GET HIM TO EAT
I OFTEN GIVE HIM BANANAS WHICH HE EATS FOR BREAKFAST IN THE MORNINGS I HAVE TRIED EVERY CEREAL ON THE MARKET AND TRIED INTRODUCING SOLIDS AS I SHOULD HE JUST WANTS HIS MILK

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

You have not given me your baby's weight so I am unable to decide if there is a significant problem here or not. Obviously your son should be having foods other than milk now but he is refusing to do so.He appears to be hungry at night because he is waking up 5 times for his bottle. Although he is a bit young still it may help to let him sit in his babychair at the table at all family mealtimes. Put his food in front of him.Always give him his solids before his milk. Introduce one food at a time and let him try and feed himself with a spoon as much as he seems to be able to do then take over and try and feed him some more.Try to take as little notice as possible if he eats poorly and don't try to force him to eat. With time he will start eating.

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Posted by: Chantal | 2009/05/11

I have a 13month old son, his weight is currently 9kg' s. He is a very small boy generally. He was 2.63 at birth, but I am batteling with his eating. He does not want to eat solids. Spits his food out and fights me when its eating time. I put him in his feeding chair so that he gets into the habbit to know that when he sits in his chair its eating time but he just won' t open his mouth. He cries and spits his food out. He snacks on biscuits or flings chips but won' t eat anything substantial. I have tried food that I cook, mash, potatoe, pasta' s mince, but its a battle. He used to like purity fruits and now not even that. He drinks his milk, but does not even like juice. He still wakes up twice in the evenings for his bottle but I am just worried that he is not getting enough in. What do you suggest I do?

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