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Help me feed my 8mth old

My son is 8mth only has formula never like eating farex, fruits or veg even if i mash or boil how cud i help him eat. His gums are gone hard he has no teeth and bites evrythng except teething sticks plz advise how to help him. I ask Doctor he says let him grow bt he getting thinner as he's growing what should i do plz help me.

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:33 AM on Mar. 2, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Kids under the age of one do not need any food other than breast milk or formula. He may not be ready for solids yet. Just keep giving him formula.

    Answer by CraftingMama at 10:35 AM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • Just try giving him things, you will be suprised what he will eat, even with no teeth. My daughter has liked cheerios since 4 months and didn't get teeth until 6 months. And as long as your son isn't losing weight, don't worry about it. As they get older and more mobile, they start to slow down with weight gain and thin out!

    Answer by austinsmama1106 at 10:39 AM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • Until they pass the one year mark, babies need to get all of their nutrition from breast milk or formula.

    When they begin being active, they thing out- that is normal. Staying fat isn't.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 10:56 AM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • First, relax. 8 mos IS still young. After a feeding (breast or bottle) offer your little one something like, mashed or cut up banana or avocado, or sweet potato. Those are great starter foods, and at your son's age, you can just cut it small and let him feed himself, if he's interested. You can also mash with a fork and spoon feed, but no matter which route you take, remember that until 12 mos of age, he must nurse or have his usual bottle before offering solids.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 12:42 PM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • He will start watching you eat when he gets interested..this is a great time to offer him a taste of your food without pushing anything on him. If he really likes it, put him in the highchair and give him more. Keep it soft, or mash it, and he should be fine.

    Answer by christyg at 5:53 PM on Mar. 2, 2011

  • My daughter is 8 months old and has 3 teeth (and a quarter of a tooth). She has eaten the following (not pureed):

    Green beans, chickpeas, blueberries, strawberries, smoked sausage, cheeseburger, bread, crackers, graham crackers, biter biscuits, pancakes, garlic biscuit, zucchini strips, carrots, rotini noodles, mushrooms, macaroni.

    That's not the extent of her diet, by any means. That's just to show you the kind of things that you can offer your son even if he doesn't have teeth. If he can chew, he can eat quite a few things. Just make sure they're cut into appropriately-sized pieces (or are soft enough), and obviously don't leave him alone with any of the foods.

    Answer by makelineerror at 7:50 PM on Mar. 2, 2011

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