Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Kaylee | 2010-03-17

Q.

Feeding - 1 year old

would you please help me? feeding my almost 13 month old, is becoming a nightmare, its a huge fight at supper time. breakfast she has baby cereal, lunch she has yoghurt. and then supper, she refuses to eat from the table, she doesnt want fresh veg or even purtiy veg and meat or even fruit. i have even started giving her vi-daylin vitamins. what must i do for supper?? do, i leave the supper all together or give her cereal again? and then she has more then 250ml milk through the night, waking for her bottle. she is a very happy baby in the day. her weight is 10.3 kg now. please help!

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The starting point here is that your little girl's weight is above the average for her age, so there is no real need for concern.Refusing to eat certain foods at her age is common. Give her what she likes to eat, but continue to offer her some of the foods she may not like yet. She should join the family at mealtimes sitting in her high chair. Put some food in front of her and give her a spoon to try to feed herself. Do not watch her eating and don't get upset if she eats very little now. Keep mealtimes happy and peaceful.

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