Baby has gone off solid foods? Any suggestions?

Marnie - posted on 11/17/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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Madison will be 7 months on November 20th, she has been eating solid foods for over 2 months and doing great with it. Two days ago she decided she didn't want to eat...first veggies...then cereal as well and now fruit!! Is it a stage? Has anyone else experienced this? I am open to any suggestions on how I can get her intrested in her solids again :-)

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RALUCA - posted on 11/20/2009

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Hi! My daughter is tha same. She's nearly 7 months old and for the past 4 days she's refusing any solids. She takes her milk fine, but no solids. It is really frustrating as I feel that I am going backwards. I thought that she might be teething even if I can't see any signs of a tooth yet. Hopefully it is just a temporary phase.

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Sarah - posted on 11/28/2009

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She may be teething, My little one started to loose his appetite when his lowers started to come in, I'm sure she will pick right back up when she feels better.

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My baby will be 8 months old on December 2nd, and she isn't eating solids at all. Oh, I give her a lick of mashed potatoes or squash now and then, and my mother feeds her bananas once in a while, but she just wants that breastmilk. I'm not pushing it. Plenty of cultures breastfeed to a year, and she's not going to still need it when she's, like, 17! :)

Marnie - posted on 11/25/2009

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Thanks everyone for the advice. Luckily she has started eating again lol! She is getting independent though so over the weekend we also let her have a spoon and give it a try on her own...although VERY messy she enjoyed herself. Now I try to feed her first but if she is not interested I help her feed herself...not sure how much gets in her but at least she is eating :-) Good luck to all the other mothers who are experiencing the same!!!!

Summer - posted on 11/24/2009

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Trust that your baby is OK, put down the food, forget about it until your child shows an active interest.

Heather - posted on 11/24/2009

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Yes! My daughter stopped letting us spoon feed her about a month ago. We have to give her finger food and her own spoon. Have you tried this? She is only now letting me give her a spoonful of oatmeal or yogurt--but then wants to try and spoon feed herself. We've had to get creative about how we feed her. She had hash browns this morning, loves noodles and small strings of chicken. Baby carrots and string beans over cooked have worked too. Hope this helps! Heather

Heather - posted on 11/22/2009

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my son is 7 months and he has been doing the same thing...he will eat but not as much...and hes so distracted when we are trying to eat..he used to loooove to eat his solids...now i turn the tv off and make it very quiet...and he will stare at the ceiling fan, or the pictures on the wall...anything to avoid the spoon in front of him lol he still takes his bottles well...i thought it might be because he is teething, and he is also on antibiotics for fluid in his ears, but it may just be a phase.

Jennifer - posted on 11/22/2009

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My little guy is 7mths and is teething again. Everytime he starts drooling non-stop, pulling at his left ear, I know a new tooth or teeth are on the way. He will start refusing cereal, but he's okay with the fruits/veggies...as long as I don't scrape against where the teeth are coming in.

But I do agree, just push the milk, she will start eating agin.

Michelle - posted on 11/22/2009

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If she is teething they tend to not want to eat from a spoon because their gums hurt, or it could possibly be allergies and she just doesn't know what is making her not feel good

Tanya - posted on 11/20/2009

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Hi my daughter is 7 and a half months and went off her solids for a couple of weeks due to teething, also one of my friends daughter was the same.
Has your little girl had her top teeth come through if she hasn't it might be that.

Monica - posted on 11/17/2009

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My daughters name is also Madison and she'll be 7 months on Nov. 23rd...lol!! She's doing great with her solids and has been on them since she was 4 months. For her breakfast, I usually mix the fruit in with her cereal and spoon feed her that way. Lunch is a little different, I have a divided bowl and I put fruit in one side and veggies in the other and put a little of both on the spoon and feed her. At dinner time she gets her cereal and fruit mixture (I haven't added veggies yet). Also at dinner time I'll give her a little bit of mashed potatoes (if we're having them). She's also had tastes of spag. sauce, cake and ice cream (we've celebrated 4 or 5 b-days in the past 2 months), biscuits (the soft inside, not the hard outside), chicken broth, pizza sauce....that's all I can think of right now. She just sits there watching all of us stuff our faces with this good food so, I give her a little taste. If she doesn't like it she will spit it out and will be done with it. I wouldn't put her on our food totally because she won't be getting the vitamins and nutrients that baby food provides. Anyways, that's just what I do with my daughter.



I have 5 kids and have never had them not want their food anymore. All I can say is keep trying with the cereal, fruit, and veggies. She's going to get hungry at some point and then she'll eat what she's given. Hopefully with any luck, she'll go back to eating her food.



Good luck :-)

Jocelyn - posted on 11/17/2009

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Have you tired giving her real solid foods like egg yolks (no whites), banana pieces.avacado, etc? One of my twins really hates eating from a spoon but if I give him something solid and also something from a spoon he's more likely to eat it. I've been giving them the gerber "little puffs" and also the "lil crunchies" cut into smaller pieces. They disolve really fast and they love them! Hope this helps!

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