my 7 month old daughter has completely stopped taking her meals . I have been giving her variety of food with different combinations and also texture . but from past 1 week she is refusing everything. how do I make her eat? p. s. - she was always a good eater . and is very playful

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Updated on Apr 05, 2017

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you may maximum offer a child in this age 3 solid feeds and 3-4 milk feeds. Keep enough gap between her feeds, be it solid or milk to ensure that she is hungry. Again total milk amount can be between 500-650 ml maximum in a day, so that the child doesn't fill her stomach with milk only. Introduce one new food at a time, let the child accept it and gets used to it for few days. Introduce another new food only after a week. Do not introduce new foods back to back, it may confuse the child and would lower her acceptance. Try and keep the consistency thin to semi solid, depending on child's preference and swallowing/chewing capacity. If these don't help take advice of your paediatrician, as the child might be having gastric/teething trouble.

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