6 month old losing appetite?

Kendra - posted on 02/14/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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my 6 month old daughter has recently started to not want to finish her bottles. She usually drinks four 7 oz bottles a day...then she went down to four 6 oz....now for the past two days it has been a FIGHT to just get her to eat more than 2 oz. And as for her baby food...she doesnt even want it. she screams during every bite and just ends up crying like we are hurting her.

i know during teething sucking on bottles can make their gums worse but idk if she is teething. the doc said she seems fine cause she is gaining a healthy amount...but this is just ridiculous....she is eating about less than 20 oz a day.

what do i do? just let her do want she wants?

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Erika - posted on 02/14/2010

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I would stick with what ur doc says. It could be something as simple as a growth spurt. My daughter always did that and still does to this day she is 4 yrs. now. Your doc apparently is not worried about her and her development. Give her something to chew on and see if that helps or baby tylenol if she is teething. She might be more apt to eat if the pain subsides a bit. It will get better. Wishing you all the best.

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my daugther startd the same thing at the same age i have been going thru this for a month now. however for the most part she still wants her babyfood. as far as the formula goes my daughter is also still gaining weight so her ped isnt worried but she did recommend feeding her more often when she will only take 2 oz try feeding her 2 oz every 2 hrs. it wont last too long my daugther just turned 7 months and she now is back to eating normal with her bottles that dont follow babyfood the ones that she gets with baby food she will still only take 2 oz but the ped said as long as they are eating something they will be fine.

Jessica - posted on 02/14/2010

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I completely know what youre going thru! My daughter was so picky when it came to eating while she was teething. That's probably the reason. Maybe try giving her little bites of popsicle? That's what I ended up doing. She liked the cold on her gums, and she liked to feed herself. You just gotta hold it out, she'll eventually start eating again. Don't worry mom, I'm sure your doing a great job. =]

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