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Does force feeding affects baby's behavior. My son is not demanding for food n gets irritation.  he is grabbing others nose n hitting



Roopashree Siddireddy

Don't force feed. Give baby sometime to settle. How old is your baby? If baby is too young... grabbing nose and hitting is natural and common. Baby is mastering it's skill. Tell gently not to do.

Sheeba Rizvi

Anything forcefully will affect the kid.  As a mother I can understand your concern but try other intresting ways to make him feed. You can try some story including any if his favorite cartoon characters or anything of his interest but if you force he might be more irritating and misbehaving or he will not be intrested in food. So be calm and try some new dishes alsoSheeba Vijesh Dhara Popat your suggestions please

Arwa Hozefa

it's the summer . so intake of food will also reduce . maybe he also isn't fond of what he is being fed . try different things everyday for variety . give liquids like soup or porridge with more water content and that would also fill ur baby's tummy. 

Sheeba Vijesh

my son same age and he grabs everyone's nose too.. i dont force feed... its just that the nose is too much projected for baby to conveniently hold and to make things easier it has holes too... ha ha... like Roopashree Siddireddy said, its part of growing up, they are learning new skills, and they very well understand that we are irritated by it, i know it from the way he squeals with delight... just assert that its a big no no... baby will eventually learn...

Anonymous

thank you all. he isn't demandin for food more than 5 hours. what can be done at such case.  pls help

Harneet (clanpedia)

yes absoutly. a baby who is force fed is very diffrent than a baby who is an independent eater. a force fed baby will never be able to tell u when he is hungry.. will stay away food..as he may have developed a aversiom to food. the thought of food itself causee the child to run away.

aradhana sharma

my pediatrician had told me some golden rules of weaning , and some do's and dont's , few things like, when ever u offer him food , talk to him , and let him see and smell the food, let him explore it, if you let him try eating by himself, check his choices and prepare food to enhance his taste, never force feed baby , as they will have habit of running from food . try some fun while giving him food, eat in front of him, and make him sit next to you when all ate eating and give him a plate decorated with fruits, there are other fun utensils available to atttact baby for food..

asha chaudhry

hi anon - u hv got some excellent advice. summer time + perhaps baby is bored. pls chk out our Fun recipes and Weaning Foods for some creative ideas! pls get him a colorful mat/plate etc. it helps!

Anonymous

thank you all for your valuable suggestions.  even my parents advised me not to feed him unless he ask. I was worried that he would never demand fr feed n it would affect his growth. I will gradually stop firce feeding. I wish it shouldn't compromise his weight. thanks again

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