sudden eating problem

Channing - posted on 04/27/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




My son is 9 months old and was a really great eater until recently. the minute he sees the spoon he starts rubbing his face and getting fussy or he will just lock his mouth shut. i home make all my baby food and we never had a issue he would eat anything before! hes still breast feeding but is this common? Any advice on what i can try? thank you!


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Elfrieda - posted on 04/28/2012




Give him something he can feed himself, maybe he thinks he's too big to be fed by mom. Or maybe he's teething and eating hurts his gums.

Louise - posted on 04/28/2012




This sounds like a learnt response. Was his food a little to warm once that has made him think it will hurt him, are his gums sore to the point he does not want to chew. My guess is it is his teeth if he is rubbing his face. Make sure he has pain relief on his gums half an hour before feeding and see if this helps.

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