Does not eat much

Natasha Narmada - posted on 07/01/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Hey my 7 months baby doesn't eat much... Is there any suggestions?

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Lori - posted on 07/03/2013

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I second Celeste's comment about not eating solids right now is fine! Breastmilk only is all your baby needs her entire first year of life. At this age solid food should be for fun. Figuring out new tastes, new textures, etc. Her "food" is your breastmilk. Some babies take to solid foods very quickly and just love to eat anything. Others are more finicky and takes them longer to figure out that eating solid food can be good. My youngest wouldn't eat any of the purees I offered her. Finally someone suggested to me that I try finger food instead of puree. She took right to it. She would eat a small piece of banana rolled in crushed cheerios (to make it easier to pick up), but she would not eat smushed banana. She also was very stubborn about feeding herself. She wouldn't let me feed her ANY solid foods. Anything that I did manage to get in her mouth she would spit back out. If I let her feed herself that same food - she just might eat it. Very quickly I learned to just put food in front of her and let her do with it as she wanted.

Celeste - posted on 07/03/2013

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Thanks for specifiying :) Not eating solids right now is fine. Breastmilk is the main source of nutrition right now. Not sure if you're giving purees? If you're giving purees, maybe try giving her regular food.

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Celeste - posted on 07/01/2013

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Can you specify? Not eat much of what? Solids or is he not nursing as much?

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