My daughter is 14 months old and her appetite has not been any better since she turned almost 11 months old i want to say. Its been an on going struggle at home. She will drink her bottle more often than she will eat. In addition when she's with her babysitter she will eat whatever the lady makes her (ex.: cheerios with milk, pieces of chicken, soup, rice, mashed potatoes etc.) I've tries giving her the same and she just won't eat…its a constant fight.
However if it's not a cracker or a couple cheerios for her to eat with her hands she will not eat. If she sees me eating a bag of chips she will ask for some - but I simply cannot give her something that does not benefit her health as a growing baby. And what she does eat isn't enough - at most it will be two or three bites of her food or mine. Other than that I am unable to get her to take anymore bites or mouthfuls.
Now she's 14 months and the struggle continues. Even if she sees me eat - she will look, smack her lips but when I offer her food she turns away. If I attempt to feed her she tightens her jaw shut and presses her lips closed. Or she'll press her lips and make a spitting sound to show me she refuses to eat.
I've tried different things from finger foods to changing her food to making the same food her babysitter feeds her. Moreover she has lost weight but still seems very energetic and playful as usual. At this point I have no clue what else to do?
Sorry but the solutions to a similar questions simply do not work for me. Therefore I need a BETTER solution. Thanks!