Becs - posted on 04/27/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
Hi everyone ... i am actually asking this question on behalf of a good friend who is not up and running with Circle of Mums yet!
So here's the situation... and i'm interested to hear everyone's opinions on her behalf.
Theo is a beautiful 10 month old, who has been fully breasfed since birth. The trouble is, he does not seem to be interested in solids. He will suck away on chunks of cucumber and bread, and gnaw on chicken bones etc, but you offer him anything on a spoon and he refuses it, and if you manage to get any in his mouth, he just gags and spits it out.
His Mum has done an amazing job with him, but is understandably worn out as sustaining a baby of that age takes it's toll. He has been to a paediatrician who is happy that he is growing and developing well, and suggested a formula to help top up the nutrients (he won't take the formula or a bottle).
During the day he feeds (breast) 3-4 hourly , but at night he's wearing his Mum ragged wanting to feed every hour.
His Mum has been in touch with the various help groups in our area - the pro breastfeeders keep telling her there's nothing unusual and he will eat in his own time, and others say that it's not right and he really should be eating by now (not that helpful when you feel like you've tried everything to get him to eat!).