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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: loreal | 2004/10/22

Q.

Feeding my baby

HI

My baby "LeYarno" is 7months and i'm having a problem feeding him veggies. He loves fruit and eats it very well but the moment i try to give him vegtables he dont want it at all. What can i do i really want him to enjoy both. I know that when i was pregnant i didn't eat any veggies at all only fruit. Can it be my fault if so how can i change it. PLEASE HELP

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Often the only way to get a child to try something new is by not offering any alternatives. You do not have to blame yourself. It sounds like a beautiful and healthy baby.

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Posted by: Purple | 2004/10/22

Lets face it, veggies don't taste great, and fruit is yummy!

Try disguising them by mixing them in with sweet potato, or with normal potatoe, or with his fruit. Also, give butternut, mielies, gem squash, carrots etc as veggies. The yellow veggies taste better than the green ones. Try distracting him with something like a toy while you feed him.

What I found worked was steaming veggies and then mashing them with a potatoe masher. They keep a lovely flavour when you steam them. If you use the purity veg, then try mixing it with purity fruit.

What you ate in pregnancy won't affect what your baby eats now.

If you are breast feeding, your baby might be more open to new tastes than a bottle fed baby, as breast milk is flavoured by what you eat, so the wider variety of things that you eat, the more open to new tastes your baby will be. (you don't have to avoid any foods when breast feeding, except extremely spicy things). A bottle fed baby is used to only one taste, so they are often reluctant to try new tastes.

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