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Picky eaters

Vee

Hi everyone, My son is 10 months old and he is such a picky eater, it almost seems like he doesn’t like anything. In the beginning he only liked sweet potatoes and now he eats it but some days he hates it. I’ve tried giving him everything and he won’t eat. I have to force him to eat and it just feels like we aren’t getting anywhere by me doing that. All he loves to eat is his milk (i bottle feed and breastfeed). Has anyone gone through something similar? I would love to know if there is anything that worked for you guys and might work for my little one.

  • Jenn
    Apr 22

    How much milk is he getting? He may not eat if he knows he is just going to get milk. I would suggest having him play with food of different textures (i.e. mashed potatoes, apple sauce, fun shaped colored pasta, banana) and you play with him. Start by imitating him and then see of he will imitate you. At some point, put it in your mouth and say "mmmm." This way you can get him to try new things and have fun instead of forcing him.

  • Julie
    Apr 23

    Are you feeding him only puréed food or are you trying soft finger foods? It was around this age when my daughter (now 20 months) started rejecting and even hating puréed foods and only wanted “regular” foods.