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seven month old has suddenly stopped eating everything except fruit -- help!

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jeckadeck Sun 04-Sep-11 17:22:24

started weaning three weeks to a month ago; initially it seemed to be going ok, introduced the obvious early foods (squash/sweet potatoes/bananas/baby rice). For no apparent reason she has suddenly stopped eating vegetables, meat, basically everything except fruit and rice. Has anyone else come across this and what strategies can I use to get around it?

mumwithdice Sun 04-Sep-11 17:50:03

Does she still have milk feeds? If she does, you may not need to worry about it. I've read, but I'm not an authority, that sometimes babies go through faddy eating when they need a particular something.

My DD is 9 months old and though she will gum anything, atm, she mainly eats tomatoes, avocados, and nectarines.

the other thing I would ask is is she happy in and of herself? If she is, just keep offering her things and eventually she may take them.

jeckadeck Sun 04-Sep-11 18:21:19

she does still drink a lot of milk: anything from 140-210 ml of formula five or six times a day. I've just seen this thing about "up to one, just for fun" on another thread here and that's reassured me to a degree because I was starting to wonder if I was depriving her of essential nutrition. She does seem healthy and happy as far as I can tell; haven't had her weighed for a bit but the last time I did she was at the right point in her growth curve etc. But it worries me that she might just develop a taste for fruit and turn down meat/veg/bread and not get vital nutrients. Does anyone know at what point babies actually need to get nutrition from sources other than milk? is it 1?

mumwithdice Tue 06-Sep-11 15:59:14

A taste for fruit isn't a bad thing in and of itself. The other thing I've found useful with DD is to give her slices of things she can hold in her hand or veg like broccoli, asparagus, green beans because they have handles iyswim. It makes it an interesting object.

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