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What do I do if my baby will not eat solid food?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Keep trying

Remember that, essentially for the whole first year of life, the bulk of nutrition and diet is contained in the breast milk and/or formula.
Baby food is added to ease baby in transition from a baby diet to an adult diet - essentially to LEARN HOW to eat. That is why it progresses from stage 1 to 2 and so on. There is no amount babies MUST eat, so if they balk at it, just keep trying.

In brief: Keep trying

Remember that, essentially for the whole first year of life, the bulk of nutrition and diet is contained in the breast milk and/or formula.
Baby food is added to ease baby in transition from a baby diet to an adult diet - essentially to LEARN HOW to eat. That is why it progresses from stage 1 to 2 and so on. There is no amount babies MUST eat, so if they balk at it, just keep trying.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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Dr. Thad Woodard
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Patient persistence

Each infant has his/her own temperament.
Infants that are slow to eat solids often have "slow to warm" temperament. That is the are slow to accept change or new experiences, like new foods, new clothes, bathing, etc. If they are slow to accept solids, don't force it. Just patiently continue to try various foods. Once one is accepted then mix it with the next food you are trying to introduce.

In brief: Patient persistence

Each infant has his/her own temperament.
Infants that are slow to eat solids often have "slow to warm" temperament. That is the are slow to accept change or new experiences, like new foods, new clothes, bathing, etc. If they are slow to accept solids, don't force it. Just patiently continue to try various foods. Once one is accepted then mix it with the next food you are trying to introduce.
Dr. Thad Woodard
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