+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    5,554
    Thanks
    1,602
    Thanked
    2,360
    Reviews
    6
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts

    Default What do you do when bub refuses food?

    DD is 9mo and at the end of a course of antibiotics for a throat infection. I'm also wondering if she's teething but we've been saying that for months and no teeth yet!

    She's refusing all her solids and not finishing her bottles. She did have half her breaky this morning for the first time in days but refused her bottle. Yesterday when she did it I thought maybe it was because she'd had half a bottle at 3:30am and wasn't hungry, but her last feed was 11pm last night then she slept through til 7am (woohoo! Sleep has been shocking lately too) so I thought she'd be starving.

    Until a few days ago she was downing all her bottles and eating really well, especially breakfast. Should I be doing more to encourage her to eat? I keep offering and she just puts her hands over her face and gets cranky!

    She seems super sleepy today so maybe a growth spurt??

    Gah, I just don't know!

  2. #2
    headoverfeet's Avatar
    headoverfeet is offline The truth will set you free, but first it will **** you off. -Gloria Steinem
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    18,954
    Thanks
    3,142
    Thanked
    4,892
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    I would just follow her cues

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to headoverfeet For This Useful Post:

    Bubbles10  (02-05-2012)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    5,554
    Thanks
    1,602
    Thanked
    2,360
    Reviews
    6
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Thermolicious View Post
    I would just follow her cues
    That's pretty much what I have always done but she was a "failure to thrive" baby and still struggles to gain weight. She's down the bottom of the chart and sometimes drops off it. I'm a lot less paranoid about it now that she's older but it still worries me.

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    5,554
    Thanks
    1,602
    Thanked
    2,360
    Reviews
    6
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    Still I would follow her cues. It is normal not to eat/drink as much when you are sick and even to lose a little bit of weight. You should only worry about FTT if they lose weight over a couple of weeks at this age
    Well I guess I'll just run with it for now. She did lose weight over a one month period a little while ago and only had a small gain the following month. She goes to the clinic again next week so hoping for a good gain despite the illness.

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    5,554
    Thanks
    1,602
    Thanked
    2,360
    Reviews
    6
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    How come she is still going to clinic for her weight? The paeds aren't generally worried unless they are steadily losing weight (both of my kids were failure to thrive babies with my DS weighing about 10kg until he was nearly 4) I was told once they were no longer newborns as long as they were healthy, meeting milestones and not losing weight all was ok. The only time we had grief was when DS was under 10kg and that is because he needed to be at least 10kg for his epipen, not for any other issue. And all they did was give him pedisure because he wouldn't take formula
    We go monthly for a couple of reasons. Firstly because of her weight as its so up and down and secondly as part of my support network (part of my PND management plan as I have no family close by and the whole mummy thing didn't quite come as naturally to me as it does to others).

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    2,491
    Thanks
    3,580
    Thanked
    838
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I got my DD weighed regularly til 18 months of age because she was a slow grower. i don't see an issue in monitoring how your baby is doing.

    I also try to go with the flow with DDs eating. Sometimes i don't know why there is a change in habits, but after a few days something will happen and i will think - that is she was doing that!

    Just keep offering and try not to stress too much unless it goes on for too long or she seems dehydrated or otherwise unwell.

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    6,868
    Thanks
    5,194
    Thanked
    3,894
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    My dd has days where she just snacks and other days where she is a garbage disposal. If your DD looks well and happy then let it go. Also babies often go off their food a few days before teeth/whilst they are sick or about to get sick and sometimes just cos.

    just keep offering her food/formula - tho I'd offer more formula than food cos its higher in nutritional content and calories. Remember food is just fun before 1

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    5,554
    Thanks
    1,602
    Thanked
    2,360
    Reviews
    6
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by ziesha001 View Post
    Just make him understand its value and pamper him !
    Huh?? Lol, I think this was meant for a different thread...

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    914
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked
    194
    Reviews
    4
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Keep offering the food, maybe give her plain pasta. Or her favorite food? If she hasn't eaten in 36 hours I would take her to the doctor just to make sure.

  11. #10
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Where the wild things are
    Posts
    7,022
    Thanks
    106
    Thanked
    686
    Reviews
    15
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    How is she going?

    If you think its her throat, i would offer cold foods like yoghurt, rockmelon, watermelon. Let her make a mess and feed herself even if she doesnt get much in. Pick her favourite foods.

    I hope she picks up soon, its so hard when they are sick, but try not to stress too much, just keep offering it to her.


 

Similar Threads

  1. 3 yr old refuses to eat
    By 2ndtimemumma in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-12-2012, 18:02
  2. 18 month old throws finger food on floor and refuses to be spoon fed.
    By Lolakitty in forum Weaning & Starting solids
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 30-11-2012, 09:35
  3. DD refuses to p00!
    By CrissyG in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-02-2012, 20:06

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Tambo Teddies
Visit our online store and select your individually handmade natural sheepskin teddy bear. Our soft and loveable bears come in a range of styles and colours. Created in Outback Queensland each bear is unique individual. 100% Australian made!
sales & new stuffsee all
Bub Hub Sales Listing
HAVING A SALE? Let parents know about it with a Bub Hub Sales listing. Listings are featured on our well trafficked Sales Page + selected randomly to appear on EVERY page
featured supporter
KindyROO
KindyROO offers activities for babies & toddlers in a fun learning centre, focussing on developmental education. Classes are available at three Brisbane and two Gold Coast locations. Enrol today & help your child to reach their full potential. Visit the website to find out more.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!