Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Sammy | 2010-04-14

Q.

Doesnt like food

My baby girl is 08 months and she doesnt like food, everytime we give her food she cries and when we force her she doesnt swallow the food on time and sometime she coughs and make a huge mess. sometimes the food chokes her. what should i give her to bring back the appetite for food?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is very common.Your baby's main source of nutrition is her milk now. Give her a short break from any solids even 2 days will be enough. Then start slowly all over again giving her only a rice or maize cereal and then introducing fruit and vegetables and yoghurt, finally introducing chicken or lamb. Be very patient with her and only give her very smooth foods and introduce one food at a time. Do not try to force her to eat anything.

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