Our expert says:
It can be very frustrating to teach an infant to eat a variety of foods, but the advice from paediatric nutrition experts is to offer the child a small helping of a given food (1 teaspoon) and if it is refused, to offer it again at the next meal, the next day, etc. Eventually the child will try the new food. I know this takes time and patience but this is still the best way of introducing new foods and textures to infants. Click on 'Diet' at the top of this page and then do a Search for the 2 articles I wrote earlier this year on: "WEANING FOODS INFLUENCE THE REST OF YOUR CHILD’S LIFE" and "WHAT WEANING FOODS TO GIVE BABY". Also click on 'Child' at the top of the page and then on 'Nutrition' and read the articles on 'Diets for Toddlers'. At the age of 18 months your son should be able to drink milk from a cup and eat foods with texture, so it may be a good idea to stop breastfeeding to encourage him to start eating and drinking in a more grownup way.
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