8 months son weight loss

Perpetua - posted on 06/16/2015 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Hi mums ,
Am pep my 8 months son is lost weight since almost 7 months and he isn't eating well I refused to eat almost everything except breast milk. Tried formula and he doesn't like it

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Dove - posted on 06/20/2015

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I think the teething is possible, but I'm certainly no expert. Has he been nursing less recently? I don't think anything in your diet would be causing him to lose weight w/out any other signs of digestive troubles.

Has he lost much weight? I think if I were in your position I would be making sure I was well hydrated and eating enough (oatmeal can sometimes help w/ milk production) and nurse as much as possible for the time being. Is he supposed to have another weight check soon?

Perpetua - posted on 06/20/2015

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Hi Dove,
Thanks for your advice. The blood tests so far are all good his stool and wee are all sound. I am left to wonder if teething could be a contributing factor or something am eating that he doesn't like?

Dove - posted on 06/19/2015

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Most babies who are breastfed on demand will still be gaining weight w/out eating anything else. Was he recently sick and eating less? If you are nursing him on demand and he is losing weight I would be inclined to believe that either there is a problem w/ your milk supply or a medical issue w/ your child as breast milk is still all a child NEEDS at 8 months.

I hope you can get some answers w/ the doctor. Good luck!!

Perpetua - posted on 06/19/2015

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Thanks very much. I sort the paediatrician m's opinion who ordered some blood tests and urine which turned out to be good next is to see a dietician

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 06/16/2015

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Well, if you were breastfeeding, you still need to be. Solids before one aren't necessary, although after 6 months can be offered to get the child accustomed to new flavors/textures.
At this point, most nutrients are still provided by your milk (or formula, but he's not taking that)
Ask your pediatrician for other options

Saijra - posted on 06/16/2015

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Did you talk with his Dr yet sometimes they don't take the formula because they don't like the nipple that is being used or the kind of formula did you try cereal yet he might like that

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