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7 month old dislikes baby food

My 7-month old son isn't very fond of baby cereal or baby food (out of a jar).  Do you have any other food suggestions (i.e., mashed bananas, mashed avocado, etc.)?

There is great variation on what 7 month olds are able to eat. My youngest child (number 7) also struggled with baby food and seemed to cry with every meal. Now, two months later he is enjoying a wide variety of table foods.

At 7 months, milk (breast milk or formula) is still his major calorie source. I would recommend you continue to try baby foods, but they do not need to come from a jar.

Even a small intake of baby food is progress. Part of the purpose of baby food is introduce a wide variety of flavors, test for food allergies and encourage oral motor development.

At 7 months, you could also try the mesh feeders, offering large items to chew on (ie half a bagel or large piece of an apple) or even start pick up foods (like Puffs or Cheerios).

 

Written October, 2010 by
Dr. Gordon, Orlando Pediatrician

 

 

 

 

 

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