Joanna Lyzette - posted on 08/25/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )
My 2nd son was born January 15, 2009. He was born bigger and taller than most normal babies. everyone adored him and he was the apple of the eye in my side of the family and my husbands side of the family. He feeds well and grew chubbier every month. people would call him names like "cutie chubby" or "fatty Teddy bear" as pet names. I get annoyed sometimes when he is being called like that. Now, he is in his 7th month and he was starting to eat semi solids and i was surprised one day when his appetite suddenly changed. he couldn't finish his usual amount of baby cereal or his milk or his juices and his soft biscuits. he doesn't ask for them any more to. before, he usually demands for it. this roused up my concern. everyday just recently i had to make him to open his mouth and eat. i had to force him to drink his milk in the usual schedule. then i noticed his gums started to swell a bit. i got the idea that maybe he might be teething. i felt like he is losing some weight too. this is really scaring me because i am such a meticulous mother. i had to make sure everything is ok with my children. i took him to the pediatrician and had him checked. they couldn't find anything wrong with him. he had never developed a fever, no colds or cough, no rashes, nothing wrong with his tonsils or mucus membranes. in other words, he was perfectly healthy. he just slowed down with his weight due to the change in appetite. the doctor did find something and it was swollen gums. he is teething. the doctor said it is normal that his appetite changed due to teething. now my problem is how do i get him to eat something. he just drinks his milk and its slower than usual. he wont eat solids anymore. what did you do when your child was teething and experiencing this change in appetite. please help. i'm getting desperate.