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1 year old child, refuses to eat, spitting out food, might be deficient in vitamins. Treatment?

I have a 12 month old who basically refuses to eat meals. He has never really got the hang of weaning and would spit out puree s as well as lumpier foods. He would eat certain finger foods but never vegetables or meat, mainly cheese and grapes. I feel like I have tried everything. I have used all kinds of popular weaning books and recipes and nothing has worked and I don t know what to do. He lives off toast, yogurts, fruit pots, cheese and crackers. I don t know what I can do in the future to encourage him to be less fussy and I m worried he will be deficient in vitamins .
Asked On : Sun, 22 Jul 2012
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Hi Donna,This happens with small kids often.With time he will improve!Esp with other kids in play school!!!
Meanwhile give what he wants and likes.
Always keep trying new things,new taste,new flaours etc.One thing or other will click! Do some garnishing for food to make it look attractive!!!
Definitely he needs some multivitamin and multi mineral supplement.Give him once a day whatever brand you can get over there.

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