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Issues with eating solids at 11mo

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SundayGirlB Mon 13-Apr-20 13:55:18

My son isn't keen on finger foods - chews them, screams and spits them out or merrily chucks them on the floor. He often gets upset and reaches for me, and I wonder if he is reaching to bf. He will eat dime things occasionally - potato chunks, bananas, avocado, cheese to name some.

He will eat purees but wants to feed himself so will grab the spoon. I let him try by getting the spoon near his mouth and letting him do the rest which takes ages but is ok.

I'm worried that at 11mo he seems to be struggling with finger foods when the expectation is that babies are eating 'normally' at 1yo right? Or have I got this wrong? He is still bfing 4 to 5 times in a 24hr period so maybe he isn't hungry enough? Worried there may sone physiological issues due to his tongue tie which was corrected at 5 weeks.

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JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 13-Apr-20 14:46:19

I was just going to ask if he had tongue tie. My DS could only eat smooth purées until 12 months, had a tongue tie.

Could his have reattached?

SundayGirlB Mon 13-Apr-20 16:26:24

@JiltedJohnsJulie I'm worried it has without me noticing. He is breastfeeding fine though so thought it was ok. Even with his tongue tie was your son able to eat solids eventually and did you see anyone about it?

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JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 13-Apr-20 16:36:39

My Ds fed well but took really long feeds.

Unfortunately I didn't know about tongue tie until he was older. He had trouble sleeping, weaning and ended up having speech therapy.

Does he have any of the symptoms in the link?

Khione Mon 13-Apr-20 16:53:17

I wouldn't worry - he'll sort it out in his own time.

In the meantime with feeding, have you tried using 2 spoons. It can spped things up a lot when they are wanting the spoon.

He can either feed himself with one whilst you slip mouthfuls in with the other, or just keep swapping; taking away the empty spoon and replacing it with the full one.

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