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A 47-year-old female asked:

my son is 18 months old, he refuses to eat anything that is cooked and will only eat fruits or drink milk, whenever i try to feed him anything else he screams and cries. what should i do? (he is healthy and active)

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Welcome to picky: Not unusual behavior for 18 month old to be fussy or picky eater. At least he likes fruits. As you have discovered you can't force him to eat what he doesn't want. Offer him other things with things you know he likes. Play games with him, don't force, don't get angry, it will backfire on you. He will be fine. Give him a multivitamin.

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Last updated Mar 26, 2013

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