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Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Betty | 2007/06/04

Q.

15 Month old not eating

Hi, my child will not eat any solids. She gags or spits it out, refusing to eat anything at all. She lives purely on formula. I keep offering her all kinds of food but she just won't eat! From rice porridge to purity to home cooked food! Is this a common problem or could it be something serious.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This seems a bit unusual. Many children of this age refuse to eat any foods which are not completely and finely mashed or pureed.Try her only on this kind of soft food and see if she will eat them. If she still refuses she should be checked by her paediatrician just to make sure that there is nothing worrying her such as very large tonsils.

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