6 month old does want to eat.

Melissa - posted on 06/14/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My son is 6 months old and has had problems eating since he was born. He was starting to get better when we put him on Baby's 1st Foods, but now he doesn't want the food or the formula. He has to stay on Neosure for another three months, and Neosure is disgusting. I put Karo syrup in his bottle to help sweeten it some. He drinks his bottle first thing in the morning and late at night, but doesn't want to eat anything throughout the day. He is still putting on weightt and isn't dehydrated. I am still getting planty of wet and dirty diapers, but he is really starting to worry me. He went through a phase when all he wanted was baby food, but now he doesn't want anything. I have to be careful with what I give him because he was born premature, but right now, I'd be willing to try just about anything. Please help!!!

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Kellie - posted on 06/14/2010

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I remember when my daughter was an infant and she was so bad with the bottle. It was very difficult to get the formula in her until i discovered sippy cups. Like the trainer or first stage ones. It was almost like tricking her. I also started feeding her yogurt, check the sugar content and go organic whenever possible, baby oatmeal or rice cereal, mashed bananas, pancakes, mashed potatoes, stuff like that. And to get her to eat that stuff I would give her a spoon to play with and whenever she would open her mouth for her spoon i would put a bite of food in. LOL. She was also on Pediasure, which sounds like the same as the Neosure. It is hard to not get worried about this but the truth is your son will not starve himself. He will eat when he is hungry. The less stress you feel over the situation the more relaxed he will be during meal time. Seriously, little ones pick up on our emotions and when you are feeling anxiety he is feeling it too. You are doing all you can, you are communicating with his Dr., you're reaching out for help, and you are being a responsible, consciencious mother. Give yourself some credit for what you are doing and let the rest just work itself out. I hope this has helped.

Sabrina - posted on 06/14/2010

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That is good. I would just keep doing what the DR says & also trust your gut....

Melissa - posted on 06/14/2010

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I have spoken to his DR and he said as long as he is wetting and dirting his diapers not to worry. He hasn't been losing weight. He has actually been gaining weight.

Sabrina - posted on 06/14/2010

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I would say please talk to your doctor... I don't feel experianced enough to answer that & I have dealt w/ alot... As a foster mom I have had alot of experiance w/ allergies & such... But I think you should definetly take baby to the DR.

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