Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Mommy | 2010-07-08


16 months not eating

Hi Doc
My 16 month old son does not want to eat any healthy food. I am batling to get him to eat fruit and veggies. I give him porridge in the morning and sanwitch in the afternoon and then what ever he seems to eat at night. sometimes he doesn''t eat at night. he only wants food that is made of potatoes, bread. And he only eat mince, doent''s want to eat fish,chicken or any other red meat. What am I doing wrong, Can you maybe tell me how I can let him eat better. ideas,Tips. Your opinion on the situation.
He does eat dried fruit, yogurt,cookies in between meals. And the ocasional chocolate or sweetie.

Thanking you in advance

Expert's Reply



Little boys can be particularly difficult when it comes to eating certain foods such as vegetables and fruit. The important thing to be sure of is that he is gaining weight and growing normally.He seems to still prefer soft foods so let him continue with this kind of food. Do not try to force him to eat. He will eat what he needs and when he is hungry.Do not give him any sweets and chocolate.Try to find which vegetables he will eat and concentrate on giving him those.

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