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My 9 month old isnt eating much, what can I do or try to get him to eat more ?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics
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There's often a big difference between eating enough to grow well and be healthy and eating enough to make mommy happy.
If your nine month old is growing well, s/he is getting enough calories and you should not push him/her to eat more. What is under your control is the quality and healthfulness of what you feed. Don't give food with lousy nutritional value just to get him/her to eat more.

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There's often a big difference between eating enough to grow well and be healthy and eating enough to make mommy happy.
If your nine month old is growing well, s/he is getting enough calories and you should not push him/her to eat more. What is under your control is the quality and healthfulness of what you feed. Don't give food with lousy nutritional value just to get him/her to eat more.
Dr. Bryan Levey
Dr. Bryan Levey
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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

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For a week, keep a daily record of how much and (what) your baby eats and drinks.
Go over this with his doctor; if his doctor feels that he's getting a balanced diet and growing well, then he's getting enough. If not, his doctor will work with you on improving his intake.

In brief: See below.

For a week, keep a daily record of how much and (what) your baby eats and drinks.
Go over this with his doctor; if his doctor feels that he's getting a balanced diet and growing well, then he's getting enough. If not, his doctor will work with you on improving his intake.
Dr. Cindy Juster
Dr. Cindy Juster
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2 doctors agree

In brief: It's not your job!

We all have a need to feed our children.
Yet as they get older (1 yr) they begin to realize there are things over which they--not mom/dad--have control: eating, sleeping, and ?Pooping and peeing. If you fight, play games, or force feed your child, you will lose. Picky eater: give him a vitamin and call it a day. If he's hungry, he'll eat what's provided (that's your job!). He won't starve.

In brief: It's not your job!

We all have a need to feed our children.
Yet as they get older (1 yr) they begin to realize there are things over which they--not mom/dad--have control: eating, sleeping, and ?Pooping and peeing. If you fight, play games, or force feed your child, you will lose. Picky eater: give him a vitamin and call it a day. If he's hungry, he'll eat what's provided (that's your job!). He won't starve.
Dr. Richard Auerbach
Dr. Richard Auerbach
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