Our expert says:
I can imagine that you must be getting very frustrated that your lassie refuses to eat solid foods. I would recommend that you have her examined by a Paediatrician just to make sure that she does not have a physical problem with swallowing - this is rare, but can cause an aversion to eating pieces of food instead of just purees. However seeing that she does eat fruit (which is a solid) she can probably swallow larger pieces. I think this is a situation where she needs to be seen by a dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area), to help both of you through this difficult transitional period. It is possible that she is having so much formula (nearly a litre per day) that this suppresses her appetite and the dietitian will have to work out what foods she can eat (taking her allergies into account) if the formula is reduced to stimulate her appetite. It will also help you to be able to discuss your child's habit of gagging and how this can be circumvented.
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