– السؤال :
Fatima will be 1 year after two weeks and she still does not know how to eat, she doesn’t like food at all, I try to force her to eat 1 or 2 4oz jar per day and I really tried to let her play with all kind of baby food / finger food in order to hope that she’ll eat but she plays all the time with the food and not eat even eat 1 piece, I really don’t know what to do especially after her birthday I will start offering her cow milk so she will not have the vitamins she used to have from the formula,
– جواب الدكتور باسل الخطيب:
I hope you’re doing great.
This is a fairly common problem that we see in some children.
The key to success is patience!! Knowing that it happens to many children, you shouldn’t panic and you should deal with the situation calmly.
Try, at the beginning, to puree the food and offer it three times a day. If she takes it , say one time a day that is O.K. at the beginnging, then you expect more advances. Once she gets used to the taste, shey may try to chew on the food. The process may take months, but it will be resolved at the end. I’ve seen many kids with the same problem. It took time, but it was resolved.
At the beginning, we can give some multivitamins since she’ll be on whole milk, and we can stop it when she starts to eat properly.