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7 month old and eating - do we have a problem?

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Mones8Eva Mon 27-Jul-09 10:34:42

I really need some advice please. My daughter is 7 months old and getting very fussy about what she will eat.

She point blank refuses any shop bought food, but I don't mind making her stuff. However, she will only have stuff that is sweet or creamy/cheesy. Won't touch fish, lamb, tomatoey things etc. So everything has to be mixed with sweet potato, or cheese sauce etc.

Is this normal, or have I done something wrong? I weaned the usual way on the recommended fruit/veg etc.

How will she ever progress to eating what we eat?!

Does she just need time?

Thanks.

LuluMaman Mon 27-Jul-09 10:40:24

it is very early days and it is really quite normal for babies to refuse food, or have days of barely eating or not eating solids at all. as long as she is having plenty of milk, which is still the main source of nutrition for the first year, i would not worry too much

at this stage, think of weaning as introducing new tastes and textures, rather than as meals at this point

LuluMaman Mon 27-Jul-09 10:40:49

also, you can offer finger foods

pasta, toast, chunks of cheese, chunks of steamed veg or fruit

motherlovebone Mon 27-Jul-09 10:42:49

my 8mo diet consists of breads, fruits, veggies and breast milk.
he is happy with broccoli spears or strawberries for 'dinner'
i think milk is the main source of nutrients for first year? but im no expert.

Mones8Eva Mon 27-Jul-09 10:47:39

She has 3 milk feeds a day, totalling about 18oz I reckon, and 3 solid meals a day. Breakfast is ok - she's fine with porridge and fruit, and tea time is generally ok with some veggies and cheese or pasta. It's just getting her to have some variety and take some protein. I don't want to dig a hole for myself by always giving her sweet and cheesy stuff, but if that's all she'll eat is that what I need to do?

hairymelons Mon 27-Jul-09 10:48:48

My son was the same at that age, he ate nothing but banana! I think it's just all new to them and they are cautious about trying new things. He's getting much more adventurous now (13mo) so don't worry, just keep offering different foods and she'll get to like them eventually.

seeker Mon 27-Jul-09 10:49:16

She's only been doing it for a month. Give her a chance - remember food is for fun until you are one!

Keep offering her other stuff - she'll get there.

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