Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: dee | 2009/01/27

Q.

9 MONTH OLD BABY

Dear PROF
MY 9 MONTH OLD BABY BOY DOES NOT WANT TO EAT ANYTHING BUT YOGHART AND DRINK HIS MILK OCCASSIONALLY HE WILL HAVE A FRUIT PURITY IS THIS OK
IF I TRY AND GIVE HIM VEGGIES HE VOMMITS OR SPITS THE FOOD OUT

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

As you know the most important food for your baby even at this age is his milk. So he must have his milk. Start him on solids all over again as if he was still 6 months old giving him a rice or maize cereal and a little Purity vegetable and fruit. Then gradually increase the amounts and introduce new foods only one at a time. Mash or puree all his food until it is very smooth before offering it to him. He can also have a little yoghurt every day now.Be very patient with him and don't try to force him to eat anything.

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