Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Mamo | 2009-08-17


Baby refuses to eat and wants water only

Hi Doc,
My 11 month old LG is putting up a struggle everytime she has to eat she refuses to eat everything i' ve tried purity to cereal to veggies with meat gravy she just doesnt want to eat at all. She drinks her formula sometimes when she is very hungry but thats it however she will drink water any time. I try to force her and she will only eat two spoons only. I dont know what else to do. Any advise will be appreciated. She is 11months 3weeks and weighing 10kg at the moment.

Is this normal or what should i do?? i am very concerned please advise.

Expert's Reply



Your daughter's weight is far above the average for a baby of 11 months which is 8.7kg.So there is no need for concern. Do not force her to eat and try and give her foods that she will eat and only give her food which is finely mashed and soft. Give her formula before the food so that she will at least get enough formula at every meal.

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