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picky eating

Why doesn’t my toddler want to eat real food?

by Jennifer McCullough M.S. CCC-SLP As a pediatric feeding therapist I get asked this question often. Many toddlers ranging in age from 10 months to 24 months come in to see me because they refuse to transition from their bottle/breast feeding and purees to chunky and chewable solids. They refuse by turning their heads, pushing…

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Picky Eating:  a symptom versus a disorder “Picky eating” is normal for children two to six years of age. When picky eating habits continue beyond these years or lead to nutritional deficits these “habits” may actually be a disorder or a symptom of something else. Picky eating as a disorder occurs when the child’s rejection…

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