Picky Eaters Directory
Between 20% to 50% of babies are described by their parents as picky eaters: They push away food, turn their heads away when a spoon approaches, spit out food, and become cranky at mealtime. If the baby's rate of growth is normal, there is usually no need to worry. Some babies are full, distracted, teething, or otherwise not feeling well. Older babies may need some control in the high chair. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about feeding picky eaters, reasons some babies are picky eaters, tips on feeding baby, and much more.
Is Your Baby a Picky Eater?
Is your baby fussy and difficult at feeding time? WebMD helps you to recognize -- and help -- the picky eater in your family.
Why Won’t Baby Eat?
Feeling frustrated during your baby’s mealtime? WebMD helps you understand common feeding problems and offers solutions to your most challenging mealtime dilemmas.
Feeding Baby the First Year: The Right Foods for Each Stage
This nutrition chart from WebMD shows what solid foods your baby should be eating at each stage of the first year and how to prepare them.
Baby Milestones: Eating and Development
WebMD offers a guide to your baby's 8 feeding milestones -- from starting solid foods to sitting in a high chair, to wielding a spoon.
How to Satisfy the Picky Eaters in Your Family
How do you satisfy the picky eaters in your family? The secret lies in offering variety while avoiding cooking everyone separate meals. Plus, check out our fail-proof chicken breast recipe.
Bottle Feeding & Formula: Expert Q & A
From how to hold the bottle to how much to feed, new parents havemany questions about feeding. Here are some answers.
How to Offer Your Breastfed Baby a Bottle
Mothers who nurse their babies can learn how to introduce babies to bottle-feeding.
When Is It Time for My Baby to Use a Cup Instead of a Bottle?
Tips for parents who are ready to transition their baby from bottle to a cup.
WebMD Town Hall: Veggies for Picky Eaters
If you child eats vegetables, count yourself lucky. So how do you get picky eaters to eat their veggies? First lady Michelle Obama and WebMD experts share some tips.
WebMD Town Hall: Healthy Food for Kids
A 9-year-old girl wants to know what to eat to be healthy. WebMD experts talk about MyPlate and how to fill your plate with healthy foods.
Cooking for Monkeys
Children are more likely to try different, and healthier, types of foods when they are part of the food preparation process.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Best and Worst Juices for Your Health
Although the best kinds of juice deliver a bounty of vitamins, the worst are hardly better than liquid candy. Learn which ones to add to your shopping cart.
Slideshow: Baby Feeding Problems
Baby won't eat? From teething to pickiness, see what could be causing your baby's feeding problems. Learn what's normal, how to cope, and when to seek help.
Should You Feed Your Baby on Demand or on a Schedule?
Whether to feed baby on a schedule or on demand is a question almost every parent asks.
Baby Growth Charts: What Influences Your Baby’s Growth?
If your baby is “following the curve” of the growth chart, she’s paralleling one of the percentile lines on the chart, and the odds are good that her caloric intake is fine, no matter how much or how little milk she seems to be drinking.