Childhood Diseases

Posted by: makoena | 2009-05-26


14 months baby boy ' s menu

I have a 14 months old boy who has only two teeth upper and four teeth at the bottom he weighs only 10,4 kg.the nurse at our local clinic insists that i feed him anything that we eat because his weight is below the average weight of a 14 months boy.My problem is i am always trying to introduce vegetables to his diet but he will not swallow not even a small piece.i tried butternut,gemsquash, potatoes all mashed but with no luck.he is currently on isomil 3 with purity cereals and mabele poridge in the morning and purity pureed fruits/ marie biscuits/organic bulgarian youghurt/for snacks. He also refuse to eat any meaty things like mince,viennas and polony.sometimes i think that maybe is because of his slow teething thats why he cant not swallow anything at the moment.he is also refusing the bottle.Please help, other that that he i playing an sleeping very well.
Thanks Doc.

Expert's Reply



Do not be concerned as long as your baby is gaining weight and is happy. He seems to be one of the many babies of his age who prefer soft foods still so this is what you should offer him now. Introduce only one new food at a time. Never try to force him to eat anything. Avoid giving him polony and sausage.

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2009-05-27

Your babies weight is perfect, don' t stress one little bit....... take it day by day, you' ll see that your little one will eventually eat course food.

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