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How can a baby appear to be a picky eater, even though she’s not?

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A baby can seem picky for dozens of reasons -- or no reason at all. She may have an immature digestive system, which will cure itself with time. She might be teething, have an infection, food allergy, or just may not be ready for solid foods yet.

From: Is Your Baby a Picky Eater? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on September 18, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 09/18/2018

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Wright, C. October 2007. Pediatrics,

Mackonochie, A. Lorenze Press, 2006. The Practical Encyclopedia of Pregnancy, Babycare & Nutrition for Babies and Toddlers,

American Dietetic Association: "Introducing Solid Foods" and "Getting Started on Eating Right."

Kalins, D. Robert Rose Inc., 2008. Better Baby Food: Your Essential Guide to Nutrition, Feeding, and Cooking for All Babies & Toddlers,

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital: "Picky Eaters."

University of Michigan Health System: "Feeding Your Baby and Toddler (Birth to Age Two)."

Piette, L. Three Rivers Press, 2006. Just Two More Bites: Helping Picky Eaters Say Yes to Food,

Mackonochie, A. Lorenz Books, 2006. The Practical Encyclopedia of Pregnancy, Babycare and Nutrition for Babies and Toddlers,

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on September 18, 2018

SOURCES:

Wright, C. October 2007. Pediatrics,

Mackonochie, A. Lorenze Press, 2006. The Practical Encyclopedia of Pregnancy, Babycare & Nutrition for Babies and Toddlers,

American Dietetic Association: "Introducing Solid Foods" and "Getting Started on Eating Right."

Kalins, D. Robert Rose Inc., 2008. Better Baby Food: Your Essential Guide to Nutrition, Feeding, and Cooking for All Babies & Toddlers,

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital: "Picky Eaters."

University of Michigan Health System: "Feeding Your Baby and Toddler (Birth to Age Two)."

Piette, L. Three Rivers Press, 2006. Just Two More Bites: Helping Picky Eaters Say Yes to Food,

Mackonochie, A. Lorenz Books, 2006. The Practical Encyclopedia of Pregnancy, Babycare and Nutrition for Babies and Toddlers,

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on September 18, 2018

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