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Best way to get 20mnth old off formula and onto solids?

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Thegandernotthegoose Sun 14-Dec-14 15:39:51

Ds has never taken to eating solids. He will help himself to a few bites and that is it. We used to be able to get more into him by spoon feeding if he was entertained with a toy, but no longer lets us do this. This means that he has recently increased his formula intake. He gets hungry but point blank refuses to eat solids. I used to think he would gradually increase his solids if we persisted but this has never happened.
We are now thinking of ways to reduce his milk intake. I would welcome any suggestions for the best strategy,
Our ideas are 1. Gradually reduce strength of formula 2. Give him soya milk instead of formula (he is cmpa) 3. Give him water instead.
I have been reluctant to do this before as we tried it when he was younger with disastrous results and because he has spent his life falling down the growth charts. But he is almost two now and still has a lot of milk so I really think we need to change our strategy. I would really welcome any suggestions.

MissRatty Tue 16-Dec-14 17:03:48

I think at two years of age you need to be speaking to a paediatric dietician and possibly a speech and language therapist about feeding issues. They can assess your little one and see what further action needs to be taken to get on the road with solids x

Chunderella Thu 18-Dec-14 08:41:25

Don't reduce the strength of the formula, that can be dangerous. Amount, yes, but he needs to have the right ratio of powder to water.

Only1scoop Thu 18-Dec-14 08:43:38

I'd speak to Hv and devise a plan of action.

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