I have been trying to feed my child cereal for almost 2 weeks now and he is just not getting it. He is 6 months old and I am nervous that I should have introduced food earlier. I have tried rice cereal, oatmeal and stage 1 peaches but he simply spits it back out. I shovel it back in over and over again, but the food ends up all over him and his chair. How do I teach him to swallow?? Any suggestions??Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 2:36 PM on Apr. 26, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
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Answer by Adelicious at 3:03 PM on Apr. 26, 2010
Mash some banana with a fork and let him feed himself. It will be easier to swallow than cereal or jar food. If he isn't able to do it after several days then try letting him eat off your finger. If your child is breastfed and is still having problems than your baby may have some tactile sensitivity issues.
The baby doesn't want anything in his mouth. The breast is ok because he thinks the breast is part of him. Occupational therapists can help babies with tactile issues.
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