Childhood Diseases

Posted by: RT | 2009-02-06


won' t eat meat

Hi Doc

My 14 month old doesn' t want to eat meat or chicken in his meals. He also still wants to have his food pureed. In fact he still eats food that he ate when he was 9 months old. It' s only vegetables and he would spit out any food if I put in any meat like mince or shredded chicken.

He does however eat KFC pops and biltong occasionally.

Doc is it bad that he is still eating such smooth food and what about not having any protein? How can I get him to eat the family foodor more solid food. If the food isn' t smooth he gags.

He is still a very happy, healthy little boy. Also Doc, how do I treat the whooping cough for a 1 year old.

Thank you so much.

Expert's Reply



It is very common indeed for children of this age to only eat smooth foods. He will slowly learn to eat foods of a normal consistency but it will take some time still. Just be patient. Also many children don't like to eat meat at this age so don't force him. He will still need to drink his milk.
Whooping cough is difficult to treat but you can try Aterax syrup 2.5ml at night.Speak to your pharmacist.

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