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How to deal with 11 month refusing food

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pleasethanks Tue 09-Aug-11 10:16:14

My DD is, I think, quite a strong willed little lady and weaning has not exactly been an easy ride. She was eating quite well, a mix of spoon feeding and finger foods, but now she is pretty much refusing to eat any finger food unless it is fruit or something smothered in cream cheese. And spoon feeding - forget it unless it is yoghurt, then the mouth is wide open.

Sometimes I think, oh well, maybe she isn't hungry, but if after refusing her lunch/dinner (breakfast is normally okay) I something give her a bit of toast and that get wolfed down.

I really don't know how to deal with this. Is is too young to just leave if she won't eat and not offer her toast/yoghurt? Or should I just let her go hungry is she is refusing to eat something she has previously enjoyed?

DamascusRose Tue 09-Aug-11 11:43:57

babies do not starve themselves - toast, yoghurt and fruit is a balanced diet if you can put up with it - but if you with hold these things and don't give in (if thats what you want) she will eventually eat what you give her.

Zimm Tue 09-Aug-11 15:59:48

12 monther very similar. Not sure I agree toast, yoghurt and fruit are a balanced diet though, hence I worry! They are not bad though. To be honest I just keep trying DD on other things and then fill her up on toast/yoghurt if she really won't eat what I offer...she won't ever give in and eat other food - she'll just fill up on breast milk....

pleasethanks Tue 09-Aug-11 19:23:22

Yes, tend to agree that toast, yoghurt and fruit is not going to give her everything she needs and I worry that she will then just have a taste for those limited foods.

I stuck firm tonight and didn't offer anything else after her refusing the spoon and eventually (30 mins later) she caved and ate it. I have possibly been too quick to offer other things. We will see, it could well have been a fluke!

Zimm Tue 09-Aug-11 20:17:17

well done - wish I had the energy to follow your example!

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