baby not eating at all

Adrika - posted on 02/19/2016 ( 1 mom has responded )




My lo completed one year and is not eating at all since 10days. I have read a lot about baby fussing about food but difficult to handle. She was eating all fine until now.she is on breastmilk only. How long can an older baby survive exclusively on breastmilk? Worried about her nutrition


Dove - posted on 02/19/2016




If she is breastfed on demand... she'll be just fine. Keep encouraging her to eat a variety of healthy foods during the day, but don't worry about what she does or does not eat just yet. If it's only been 10 days she could be feeling sick or teething or just 'rebelling' against food.

She might become more interested in food if you allow her to eat off of your plate.

As long as she is nursing throughout the day and you are still offering her foods... she should be just fine. If she also cuts down on the nursing or starts behaving differently (like getting lethargic) you will want to bring her in to the doctor to make sure she is not sick or losing weight.

Many babies go through 'eating funks' just fine as long as they are still getting plenty of their milk though.

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