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Old 21-01-12, 18:22
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As the title above says my 7month old daughter wont eat any type of food. Weaned her at 6months she really enjoyed the purees but would only eat a couple of spoonfuls even of purees now trying to introduce lumpy food and she wont entertain anything everytime i bring food in to her she clamps her mouth shut in two days all she has had is a yogurt and a couple of spoonfuls of food she is drinking her bottles fine im getting really worried now with her not eating any suggestions to get her to eat would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 23-01-12, 09:41
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If she is drinking her bottles then I wouldn't worry about it as babies get all the nutrition they need form their milk until they are one.

Is she teething or has she been ill in any way of late? That can put babies off their food.

If she has never been a big eater then I would lust let her come around to food at her own pace. Offer her small amount now and again and let her take as little or as much as she wants but don't force the issue.

You could also try finger foods (soft fruit, steamed harder fruit and veg for example). Just place bits and pieces of food in front of her and see how she gets on. At first she might only play with them but in time she will try to put them in her mouth and will discover chewing and eating at her own pace. You could also try a baby safe feeder (you can find them on Amazon if not locally available).

The main thing is not to stress and worry as she can pick up on this which will just make meal times stressful all around and not help things. She will get there when she is ready.
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totally agree with Dr P just take it slow, plenty more time to get used to the idea of food. try sitting her in the high chair at your meal times to see you eat, she might then want to join in. perhaps give her the odd piece or taste of what you're having (either on a spoon or finger). good luck
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Try a sensory approach, so if she doesn't want you spoon feeding her perhaps try finger foods, so she can experience picking up the food her-self and putting it in her mouth, This is also good for motor skills.. try different textures
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