just read your post & i'm glad u guys r talking about this subject.i also have some problems with feeding my 8 month old darling.my main concern is he doesnt take water whatsoever.i tried so many times with the cup.he just chews on it & plays with it.he also refuses juice.his only fluid intake is milk & even now he's suddnely turned off it as well.he only takes like 100 mls 3 time a day.i add 50 or 100 mls to his food here & there.he refuses to feed himself.no finger fod at all.i tried many things.milk arrow root,pieces of cheese,banana,cokked pieces of vege or fruit.he just doesnt wana fed himself.although when he was 4 months old he was chewing in the teething rusks like there was no 2moro.he still pregers vegatables,meat,chicken or fish pureed not finely chopped.he gags too much on the chopped or mashed fod & ends up vomiting it.he does eat toasted bread with banana & avocado spread.i cut it into small pieces & he takes piece bu piece from my hand & chews & swallows but if i leave it for him or try to put it in his hand he'll never ever eat it.he just holds it,pulls a face at it & throws it on the floor.he does eat a variety of food like scramnled eggs,weetbix,porridge,babay cereal,pureed fruits,vegetables,beef,checken,fish..but my only concern like i said is finger food,water & juice(fluids in geenral).also wanted to know shall i really worry that he isnt taking enough milk??my nurse told me dont worry.my GP actually told him give him chocolate milk!!! lol...is that possible?sorry to sound selfish or making it all abt me.i guess what i wanna tell u is not to worry & that my little one has his problems too.i guees they're all different & do things at their own pace.we're justsharing information,tips & suggestions.
randa,mom of yaseen,8 months
randa,vic,26 mth old beautiful boy