My baby is now almost 13 months old and he refuses to eat anything I try to offer up to him. We took him off of formula when he had his 1st year birthday. So now I am super worried that he is not getting his nutrition of vitamins and minerals that he needs. His doctor advised me to only give him 20 oz. of Whole Milk per day and to feed him from the table. So I tried and tried and tried. Nope. He refuses to eat any food. I have taught him the sign for eat in sign language and when he is hungry he will come to me and sign “Eat”, I then scoop him up and put him in his highchair and I prepare his food. 1st bite….ok he took it, right now I am thinking “Yes!” 2nd bite. Nope he wants nothing to do with it. I then try the approach of eating it myself and saying “Yummy”! Still doesn’t help he simply turns his head and refuses to open his mouth. I have tried just about everything I can think of. Could it be that he is a picky eater because his daddy is? My hubby is very picky and selective of what he will eat and I think my baby is too…
I need help? Can anyone recommend what I should do? I am wondering if I need to put him back on formula until he gets over this picky stage. I am just worried about how long it will last and I want him to stay healthy in his eating???
Hollie~A worried mommy!