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HELP - 7 month old won't eat protein

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Pennies Fri 15-Apr-05 13:21:34

Hi there,

DD has been enjoying fruit & veg for 6 weeks now since I started her on solids and over the past few weeks I've been trying to get hr toeat protein but it's not going down well. Have tried chicken, fish and bolognase sauce either on their own or mixed with veg, white sauce, cheese sauce, pasta etc.

She is hating it and mealtimes are turning into huge screaming fits and today it took me an hour and a half to get her to eat some (tried fish, then beef then chick). All she wants to eat is veg, fruit, yoghurt and bananas.

How can I get her interested in them.

AnnieQ Fri 15-Apr-05 13:27:04

TBH, I wouldn't worry about it too much. Presumably she's still drinking plenty of milk, which will give her the protein she needs, and she's still very young. I'd keep up with the fruit, veg and yoghurt for now and leave trying the protein for a few more weeks.

morningpaper Fri 15-Apr-05 13:33:33

I agree - she's still very little and will be getting lots of protein from milk. Lots of babies are still refusing ANY solids and the fruit and veg sound like she is off to a great start.

sarahplus2 Fri 15-Apr-05 13:35:18

hi there pennies, i have the same problem. dd is 11 months old and has never liked meat[except when in the odd jar of baby food]. i spend my whole time looking at the protein values in foods! as shes a bit older now i give her more pulses and beans and she eats a lot of cheese. ive also invested in a baby vegetarian cookbook which might be worth you trying. dont worry tho she'll be thriving anyway.

Prufrock Fri 15-Apr-05 15:03:57

Please don't worry. The texture of mea/fish is very different from that of vegetables and many babies take a whilt to get used to it. As she is still having lots of milk feeds she will be getting protein from these, and cheese and yoghurt are also good sources. Try vegetables in a cheese sauce or lentils - I did them very simply with onions and carrots - they go very mushy

Dominoes Fri 15-Apr-05 15:20:24

Agree with prufrock - also can you try scrambled eggs? well cooked - they're OK from 6m

aloha Fri 15-Apr-05 15:29:44

So sad to turn mealtimes into battles or have a crying child. Milk is a protein food. Yoghurt contains protein. Your dd will be fine. Her diet sounds excellent as it is.

highlander Fri 15-Apr-05 17:45:33

DS eats chicken, beef and fish as long as it is well pureed with a root vegetable and plenty fruit. He does tend to turn his nose up at it when it's a bit stodgy (ie microwaved a bit too long).

We are advised (Canada) to hold off on dairy until 9 months.

Dominoes - eggs should be off the menu until 12 months.

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