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How to make toddlers eat solid food?

Hi, My son is 10 months old having good growth. We started introducing solid foods (liquid and then subsequently mashed) at the age of 5 months. He started adapting it by 6.5 months. But gradually he started denying it. Now, at this age, he only likes to be breast fed. I am very much worried. Please let me know how to easily feed him solids as only breastmilk does not satisfy his hunger. Is it due to strong separation anxiety with me, his mom? Or any other reason?
Wed, 9 Jul 2014
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Thanks for the query.
Remain calm. This is sooooooo hard because it can be frustrating and nerve-wracking when your child eats a diet of about three things. But if you are anxious at mealtimes, he absolutely will pick up on that. I can tell you from experience that it will not help the situation. Keep working with him and see if he improves. With our daughter we knew she could eat other things, she just didn't want to eat some of them.
Try giving some appetite stimulent.
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