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How can I get my 9 month old to eat solids?

My son who is 9 months old decided when he was about 7 1/2 months old that he was done with baby food. So than we started cutting up chicken, fruits and vegetables into small pieces and he still won't eat food, all he wants to do is nurse. We have tried yogurt and he didn't really care for it. We still need to try egg yolk, cheese and other meats. Does any one know how we can get him to eat solids?

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newmom102209

Asked by newmom102209 at 10:14 AM on Aug. 15, 2010 in Health

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  • just let him nurse. He doesn't necessarily need regular food now.
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:17 AM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • I agree that he really doesn't need solids yet, but just calmly keep offering soft foods to him when you have your meals. Don't make a big deal of it. If he wants some fine, if not don't worry yet. Run it by your pediatrician when he has his next checkup.
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 10:25 AM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • I agree with the other ladies. I don't know if you have tried teething biscuits or pretzles, but that might be why he would rather nurse (feels good and soothing) versus eating food.
    MythicMMM

    Answer by MythicMMM at 10:33 AM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • leave him be for now
    san78

    Answer by san78 at 2:42 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • I would just let him be for now. He doesn't **NEED** to eat solids until 12 months. Then if he still is having issues, have first steps evaluate him for oral issues. As long as he is nursing ok, they won't do anything until he's 12 months old.
    karamille

    Answer by karamille at 8:52 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

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