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The current paradigm for feeding kids is that you decide what, where and when, and they decide how much. Your job is just to provide nutritious options, if she doesn't want them right then, you should respect that. Just ride it out, she'll start eating better eventually. Virtually no kids will starve themselves. They get growth spurts, and when they ...


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Lots of answers, for some reason no one has pointed out that eating the same thing of anything every single day is not a very good strategy! It's putting all your eggs in one basket, so to speak. We know that bacon increases the risk of some cancers according to the World Health Organisation. On our current knowledge, I can't think of many worse things to ...


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It sounds like you are basically doing exactly the right thing at mealtimes. I'd support everything said in the answer by 'A E'. I think your strategy of not reacting sounds perfect. I add a bit more detail on what has worked very well for us, mixed with the standard wisdom, in What to do about a 4 year old that's unbelievably picky about food . I would ...


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I asked a very similar question here about a year ago 1 year old baby won't eat in day, drinks milk all night and I got some helpful answers although no-one could really suggest how to get my son to eat more. A year on, we've had some success trying certain things and I think that just time in itself makes a big difference. It's not very well ...


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I understand why you're anxious about this. It can be really alarming to think of something "stuck" in your three-year-old child's mouth with nothing you can do to get it out. He has realized this too! The problem wasn't really a problem until you accidentally made it into one. Our rule is that when he starts pocketing food, we don't make him eat ...


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Firstly, if you're going to a specialist clinic I would assume that they are going to give far better and tailored advice that "the internet" will be able to, especially from the few details you give in the question. I think the main problem might be that he (very understandably) prefers breastfeeding to solid food! Now, obviously you cannot control your ...


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You must be very tired, and very stressed! The good news is that I think you might be able to fix this quite quickly and easily. But first, you mustn't ever try to force-feed your child. No matter how worried or tired you are, this won't work and could cause serious problems. You don't say that your child is underweight, so I'm going to assume her weight ...


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I'm not normally one to advocate the subject much but according to recent studies and trends one might consider that neither are "good" for you. Here's just one article about the health studies between plant based and carnivorous diets. This is an interesting conference where a nutritionist explained the latest discoveries in meat composition that was ...


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I really feel for you as have been through the same thing, my son is now 21 and still picky, (sorry) but he has two older sisters and one younger brogher of 12 years, the two older ones never had a problem with them but when their brother came along wow was he different, when he had breakfast, just toddling, he would keep it in his mouth all day, not swallow ...


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I think bacon and eggs is a good breakfast item, but you should have them eat a variety of foods for breakfast. In the long term, if you eat too many pieces of bacon and/or fried eggs, it won't be healthy, as both are high in fat, and the bacon may contain chemicals. They hold a lot of protein, so that is a good thing, but your children may also tire of ...


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Put the TV away for a couple of weeks. Tell him it is broken. Show him the space where it was to prove to him it has gone. If you convince him the TV is no longer an option hell accept the situation more readily.


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It sounds like your son has developed quite a bad habit there. Eating in front of the television is not good, so I think you'll want to nip this habit in the bud straight away. It might seem harsh, but I really think you should simply wait it out. Don't turn on the TV, no matter what. He'll eat when he gets hungry enough. Don't make a big fuss, and don't ...


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I read this article and it explains well about the baby food in the first year. Baby Food Stage 1: Birth to 4 months What to feed: Only food for infants is breast milk or infant formula to meet all their nutritional needs. Recommended milk is breast milk only. You should start giving formula or any other substitute in case breast milk supply ...


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This is not uncommon; if you mix the cereal with formula, you can add a bit of pasteurized juice instead of water, or, as suggested above by @Layna, add a bit of either fruit puree or a sweet vegetable (carrots, squash, sweet potato, etc.) to the mix. You should avoid artificial sweeteners and honey for health reasons, and most doctors would disapprove of ...



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