11 month old eating less solids and drinking more milk? why is this? very hard to feed him solids

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Jenny - posted on 10/01/2009

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yeah, he starting eating less solids right before he got a bad cold. he is also teething too. I will try the new finger foods.and todder cuisines. thanks everybody!! i love the circle of moms

Brandy - posted on 09/29/2009

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He could be teething or fighting a virus if he is more interested in fluids. They all go through phases with food. Make sure you are trying lots of new things because he could just be getting bored of what he's getting.

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He's probably teething or has an upset stomach. It will pass. Until then, it is just fine for him to have more milk than usual. When my son had a stomach bug recently, he only wanted to nurse, and that wasn't a big deal for a few days. Your boy needs the nutrients though, and the milk is a fine place for him to get it. I also agree with Tara that finger foods are good for picky eaters. But definitely do not dilute the milk - that is dangerous advice.

Elissa - posted on 09/29/2009

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my daughter did the same thing..what we did was give her nurtition drink that they have at walmart by the baby food....thats what the doc said to do because our daughter did not weight enought for pedisure..we just sgave that to her when she didnt want to eat..but try other food if su still giving baby food try kid quiznes that also worked for me...hope i could help some how..dont deluit milk what ever you do dont do that,,jsut try the other foods n dont make them sit all day that theory if you leave them they will eat it dont work

Tara - posted on 09/29/2009

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Try finger foods with him. DO NOT DILUTE his milk. Or give him skim milk. Thats just a bad idea all together. He still needs the goods from that.

Jasmine - posted on 09/29/2009

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Is he teething real bad? When my son was teething at times it would be so bad that he preferred a bottle over tryin to eat.

Colleen - posted on 09/29/2009

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the milk is filling him up ... dilute the milk or try skim milk ... then let him sit in the high chair with his plate of food and a cup of water or diluted juice ... he'll eat when he's hungry enough ... good luck! ... =)

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