need help with my babys eating

Lisa - posted on 02/07/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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hi can any one help me my baby is over 1yr and will not eat sum days she will eat a bit nd the nexts week she will not eat she off her milk at day nd only has 1 at nite can any one help me to get her to eat

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Kathleen - posted on 02/24/2011

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No offense I have to laugh Tahnee. Not at you or your daughter, at the doctors. Do they have kids? Cause mine didn't eat much when he
teeths. He JUST got his 2 yr old molars a few months ago. He went
days without eating, he would only drink...How old is she Tahnee?
I wouldn't worry too much, and she may have lost a bunch of weight
due to a growth spurt. Mine would eat and eat, then quit, loose a
bunch of weight because he grew a bit shortly after not eating as much. Though if her mood/behavior has changed drastically I would push it. Is she getting enough milk/formula/vitamins? If she is drinking check out the meal supplements such as toddler formula or pediasure something that that. I did it for those weeks my son decided he did not want to eat.

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Kathleen - posted on 02/24/2011

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We'll go through many of these phases, including doctors not understanding we do know our children and know they are not behaving normal. If this started because of a fever and the fever is subsided make sure she's drinking enough water, and check out the items i mentioned, though watch the amount you give her because there's TONS of sugar in them, even in instant breakfast. As for still not eating it might be because of the ulcers. So she may drink or take some soft foods. My trick when DS got a few ulcers was to brush his teeth, gums, tongue and cheeks at least twice a day. That may help, I also gave my DS popcicles too. Has she suddenly become pale? or did this start when she got sick and was inside more? BTW obviously I'm not a doctor, and if it gets worse or cause for concern I would say talk to the pediatrician. We will go through lots of tough times as parents that we feel like pulling our hair out for one reason or another. Just stick with it, as far as your DD is concerned you're a great Mommy *smiles*

Tahnee - posted on 02/24/2011

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Yea i dont know where doctors get off , i started giving her multi vitamins since shes stopped eating , shes 22 months , shes not playing as much as she usually would , and shes also very pale . it started last week with a fever , then a few days later she got ulcers in her mouth , im just pissed that they didnt care or want to help me . its times like these i dont think i can be a parent . its sooo damn tough .

Tahnee - posted on 02/24/2011

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My daughter has gone 8 days without eating , its breaking my heart , everyday we keep taking her to hospital , doctors ect . everyone says shes ok . its making me so mad shes lost a lot of weight , im heartbroken and just dont know what im going to do , i think a part has to play in it is her teeth shes getting all her big molars all together , but doctors trying to tell me that it wont stop her eating ;( im at my witts end

Kathleen - posted on 02/22/2011

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They go through phases, mine did the same thing, I agree with Kasey. Small amounts, finger foods. for awhile all my son would eat was dry cereal, then it was grilled cheese and only a few bites. Doctor told me it was fine, i made sure he wasn't over doing it with milk and he was good and ate a little. If you know there are foods that she likes try faux foods. I make mac and cheese and make "chicken" nuggets and bake them. There is also a good book I did not use much as my DS likes his veggies but Deceptively Delicious, uses pureed veggies in other recipes. Might help a little. I made sure DS had his snacks and always healthy wholesome snacks in the morning and midafternoon. She'll get it, many kids go through it.

Kasey - posted on 02/08/2010

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my mom taught me a trick for those "picky" eaters....take some finger foods and place alittle of each in a compartment of an ice cube tray...then let her nibble throughout the day, also only place very small amounts in front of her, she may feel overwhelmed by the amount of food. I have a 5 1/2 yr old daughter and a 2 1/2 yr old son...i still do these 2 things for both of them when they ge in their moods... hope these help you. And just remeber she will not starve herself, just always have finger foods in her reach to help put your mind at ease

Taryn - posted on 02/08/2010

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at nite give her a sippy cup instead of a bottle. and she'll see the cup as a necessity and then worj the food in as necessary

Melissa - posted on 02/07/2010

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I understand the frustration! Just continue to offer it to her. She will eat it when she is hungry. I think they get so busy in exploring their world that they forget to take the time out to eat. My daughter (she's 3) still goes through spells of not eating much and then she'll surprise me by eating everything. I finally bought some Pediasure and mixed it with milk to give her on those days that she wasn't eating! It will get better...someday! :)

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