8month old refusing to eat her solids?

Emma - posted on 10/18/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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my 8months old has started to refuse her solids over the last few days. she will only have a mouthful or two and the just sit there shaking her head or by dinner time she cries that she dosent want it. Yesterday i managed to get her to eat some yogurt n mango which was good. Im just wondering if this could be because of anything? she is not anymore gumpy than normal, she has been a little more clingy tho.



Should i be feeding her more milk feeds during the day? she is on the bottle and atm has 4feeds a day- she hasent been asking for more. Im just a little worried she might not be getting enough to eat :(

any help/suggestions would go along way cheers

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Jamie - posted on 10/18/2009

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I wouldn't worry. She'll eat what she wants. The more you push it and make it a not-enjoyable experience, the more she will push it away. Just relax and it will happen when it's time :). I would keep offering it, but if she doesn't want it, don't worry about it. You could try offering a sippy cup of milk (whatever formula or breastmilk she already has) if you feel she needs more.

Hanna - posted on 10/18/2009

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Hi Emma, it could be that your baby is teething, if that is the case then her entire body is "screwed up" now and it can manifest itself in any area -- she can be constipated, she can eat for two, or not eat at all, she can sleep 16 hours a day or not sleep at all, she can be cranky and fussy or unusually quiet. there's really no telling.



i would wait a little bit to see if soemthing's wrong, if it's teeth, it usually goes back to normal within 3-4 days. in the meantime, if she is getting 4 feedings a day and she's not hungry, then no need to force-feed her. when she'll get hungry, believe me, she'll let you know! i've never heard of a child who didn't eat when they're hungry or didn't ask for food when they're hungry. how much milk/formula is she getting a day? is she getting 18-20 oz? if she is, then no need to give more unless your daughter is hungry. and how big is your daughter? i know she's 8 months old, but how big is she?



i would wait this out another 2 days or so and if it doesn't change or u see weight loss, then definitely call pediatrician, but my guess is, it'll go back to normal. good luck!

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