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baby food

Poonam Moolchandani
0 to 1 years

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Updated on Sep 23, 2013

Hi All, I have a daughter who is 10 mths old , started teething , she doesnt eats food at all. tried giving her all different kinds of stuff , khichdi , oats , milk biscuits, upma, roti in milk. apple with banana. but she spurts it out like a play. she hardly eats one or two spoons of each meal . I am worried abt her as she keeps on playing but than having no proper food will make her weak . only at night she breast feed which she takes properly. she has no fever touchwood. Please advise 

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Shikha Batra

| Sep 23, 2013

Hi Poonam! I am sailing in the same boat. My daughter is 10 and a half months and is facing teething related problems too. She too has become a fussy eater nowadays. During teething gums are swollen, n child feels irritated all the time, n cud have cold, runny nose and fever too in some cases. Not eating food is the first problem which most parents complain about. It is suggested please introduce one thing at a time, continue giving it for 3-4 days so tht the child develops a taste for it. Try giving food at room temperature as hot food might increase irritation, rub honey on gums , give calcarea phosps, ample water, etc. pleases do not force feed the child as this would cause further aversion for food. U can distract the child while feeding as suggested by Sravani by showing things etc. hope this works !

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Sravani

| Sep 23, 2013

Try to figure if she likes sweetish foods. If she likes them, then there is no wrong in adding some honey/jaggery to them. And if she doesnt respond, try adding little bit of salt and pepper instead of sweet. Something should work. If she plays with food, let her play with some quantity. You can feed when she is playing with food.

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Sravani

| Sep 23, 2013

Hi Poonam, Have you tried distracting your child and feeding her.. like make her play with toys, or show her some rhymes on TV and try feeding her then.

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