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What Do I Do If My Baby Is A Picky Eater
What type of food should I start feeding my 6 month old baby so that she does not become a picky eater?
Balance: Feed your baby a balance of foods beginning with various cereals and pureed foods. Allow her to experience a variety of tastes and textures. As she gets older various finger foods , are important to offer. Continue to feed many foods, even those she doesn't like as much. Even with the best of efforts many toddlers will become picky eaters ...Read more
Food groups: try to eat from all the food groups- fruits, vegetables, beans, legumes, grains, protein, dairy, healthy fats- nuts healthy carbohydrates etc. Consult with your OB doctor about prenatal vitamins, Folic acid is usually given to prevent neural tube defects. Try to eat a variety of foods, variety of colors from different foods. Prepare you foods well- cooking to prevent infection from raw foods. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 14mo son is a picky eater, who doesn't like textures still. I give him baby cereal in organic cows milk to supplement his diet. Is that ok to do?
Texture aversion: Texture aversions can be caused by a few different things, but a swallowing study with a trained speech or occupational therapist may be in order to evaluate for physical causes for your son's symptoms. In the interim, supplementing with cows milk and cereals (provided he has no cow milk sensitivity or lactose intolerance) should not be harmful. Pediasure is another alternative supplement. ...Read more
Picky eater not a veggie\fruit lover during 32w pregnant. Not a varied diet but overall healthy. Take daily multivitamins. Concern for baby?
Calorie dense foods: Eating calorie dense foods such as nuts, heavy cream, butter, fatty fishes, dried prunes, and avocado can help increase your daily calorie intake and assist in the desired weight gain. Supplements for weight gain would be inferior in quality to whole foods which are readily available and much less expensive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pick well: Try to include healthy foods in your limited menu. Add condiments or sauces that you like to foods you may not like. Try to taste one new food each week. Vitamins are only part of a healthy diet, so supplements may be partially helpful. Nutritional supplements such as ensure may also be used. Check with your doctor for help, & possible referral to a nutrionist. ...Read more
My friend is a picky eater, likes unhealthy foods but eats small amounts, and is under weight. Is he at risk for anything?
Eventually: Yes, as he or she gets older. ...Read more
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