Danielle - posted on 02/15/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )
my 11 1/2 month old little girl has started refusing to eat today. She usually has 3 8oz bottles a day (breaky, lunch, supper) as well as three meals a day of food (4tbsp only as she has never been a big eater). Today she ate breakfast (7:30am), but come lunch (1:00pm) she only drank an ounce or two of her bottle and maybe a tbsp of her food. At supper (6:30pm) she would not eat any food nor even put her bottle in her mouth.
I am wondering if maybe this is attributed to teething? She has 4 teeth but the only symptom she ever had was with the first two teeth and that was a diaper rash. I think she is going to pop another 2 teeth soon as I can see them through her gums and really feel them. She also had a temp yesterday of 38.4 C or 101.4 F yesterday which I broke overnight with tylonol and she was back to normal this morning. I am concerned and not sure what to do. I know she will not starve herself and eat when she is hungry but she is small as it is and I dont want her to get hospitalized for dehydration or anything. She will not even drink water/juice out of her sippy cups! HELP PLEASE!