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Do not insist that your child eats a certain amount of solid food, or of anything else. The child will eat as much as they need. Keep offering your child solid food, but do not try to convince her to eat it. Have family meals. The child learns good eating habits from imitating the family members. Children learn by copying, and it helps if adults are eating ...


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You mentioned the spoon, but does she eat without it? My youngest (now 10 months old) never liked to be spoon fed. She'd allow it but much preferred to feed herself. This obviously depends on the dexterity of your baby's fingers, but if she can do it herself you may have better luck. Mine loves puffs, tiny pieces of turkey (her favorite), ham, cheese, ...


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One word: bananas. There are many different reasons why your baby will refuse solids at those ages - sometimes it is simply uncomfortable for them, it may be "false teething" (not sure if this is a thing with an actual name, but some kids show symptoms like teething months before teething starts), it could be strong tastes (did you change the way ...


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If this is very recent then don't ignore the possibility of discomfort. It's always worth examining gums and throat for soreness which will show up as an obvious reddening of the tissues. Look inside the mouth, check for obstructions and soreness. Depress the tongue with a smooth rounded back of a spoon or similar and check the back of the throat. Better ...


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I am an old fashioned mother. Do you like your food cold? We learn from the time we are born. When I was a baby my milk was always warm. As I matured all meals were warm. Warming was a sign of love. A small baby should be given the benefit of having a warm bottle and not a cold icy drink. Warmth is associated with love.


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