10 1/2 month old that will not eat enough

Amanda - posted on 12/21/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My daughter only wants to nurse and only when it is quiet. I work and she will only drink 1-3 oz (fresh not frozen breast milk) when I am away from her. She doesn't like baby food either. She will eat puffs or small pieces of food that she can feed herself. ( not much though) I have tried every bottle and every cup, ( from $1 - $30 bottle/cups). I want to stop breast feeding at a year, but how?? She has dropped down to 25% in weight. She will just chew on the cup or bottle, let it drain down her face, or hold her mouth tight and shake her head. And she is always constipated and don't sleep well either. Any suggestions are welcome.

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Lindsey - posted on 12/22/2013

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My son is also a picky eater/drinker ( still have issues at 20 months). Not sure if you've talked to your doctor but speech therapy helps with feeding/ mouth behaviors. I thought it was odd when I had to take my 16 Month son to speech, but that's another facet of their specialty. I would see if you can get a referral and start there, to see if they can help with the transition. My insurance didn't cover this, but many states have county run programs that help with this sort of thing at no cost to you. Our doctors office gave us the information for the state/county program so I would check with them. Good luck!!

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