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madelynmum Wed 09-Nov-16 05:52:50

My15 month old is very fussy actually only eats wotsits and a small amount of chocolate. She is breastfeed and just screams for milk. She actually use to eat more but now won't touch it sad. Don't know what else to try.
We have tried
Every flavour of porridge (she use to love this)
Yoghurts (she use to like these)
Fruit pots
Biscuits
Rice cakes
Apples/pears/banana/melon/strawberry
Bread/toast/breadsticks/pasta/chips/smiles/roasts/mashed
Cheese/ham
Sweet pot/broccoli/cauliflower/peas/carrots/
I don't know what to trynext sad

876TaylorMade Wed 09-Nov-16 06:39:33

How long have you tried these foods for? Sometimes it takes more than one or two goes.

I have a 15 month old... still on the breast. But while fussed with food sometimes. We've found just making adjustments to how we cook and giving her what we eat at meal times and eating together she eats just about anything.

Maybe its just a phase. In the past, my DD has gone of porridge and avocados.

madelynmum Wed 09-Nov-16 11:44:16

Thank you for your message!
We have been trying since 6 months. I give her breakfast/snack/lunch/snack/dinner x
Lunch and dinner is what we eat or what her siblings eat.
We just put a small amount of what we are having and the kids to her. But she just throws it. I pick up and try again then take it out. I even try sharing yoghurts between her and her brother and sister and being excited when they eat theirs to hope she will follow suit.
She doesn't even try it any more she just throws it on the floor in disgust. But I keep trying keep putting her in the high Chair at the same times.

876TaylorMade Wed 09-Nov-16 15:15:05

I'd suggest persistence will win in the end! I get food thrown off the plate and tray..but it goes right back its an annoying battle! I also feed her from my plate sometimes as while we eat the same things she seems more interested in what we've got. It's prob. bad..but she's eating and that gives me some peace of mind. I'm still worried about what my DD eats...as some days are hit and miss.

But my success came with just sticking with it. I was also advised if there is something she likes to eat , say cheese...you could add cheese to just about everything you give her...in an effort to get her to eat something.
It's hard work... Also could she be teething?.. my DD currently is and meal times are a nightmare ATM.

madelynmum Wed 09-Nov-16 16:39:00

Thanks taylormade!
Yes I just keep trying, today so far she has had 2 nibbles of a banana that's it. Although was meant to make banana cakes and forgot might try now.
I might put chocolate all over her food smile!
She is teething, lots of teeth coming throw she has had about 8 teeth this last month!
But she has been like this since 6 months well since eating. She constantly wants breast milk and I do give in but I have 2 other children with special needs too so it's difficult to just let her scream? X

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