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    My ds was not very interested in food at that age, although he was not under weight he always gained weight slowly. Its only been since he was 1 that he has been interested in food, more so since I started feeding him what we were eating. Curries and all! (not too hot though but he loves it) he seems to like food with lots of flavour.

    I know how stressful it is so hopefully she will start getting more interested as she gets older and when they start walking they should get hungrier too.

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    It is wonderful that you have been given so much support . I am a CHN.It is important to be relaxed at meal times and really if you supply her with healthy foods in a calm and happy environment, it is up to your baby to eat it. I do think she needs some bottles and I would use the teat. Sippy cups are fine for water but your baby really enjoys drinking her bottle with the teat. She is young and it is also a time for her to relax and for you to have a lovely cuddle with her. Having said that, she still does need food and at her age , food really should be the main source of her nutrition. I think the advice given to you by the other mums about BLW is perfect! Offer food first, offer the bottle with the teat but maybe reduce the volume in the bottle . She will be satisfied but not too full to try solids next time. Also offer her food in a different place such as outside on a picnic rug. You are doing well. Just relax and enjoy your beautiful baby

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    Quote Originally Posted by kate1990 View Post
    Hi,
    I need some help, my DD was in the 3rd percentile but in the last month has dropped off the weight chart. she is currently 6.4kg.
    She loves her bottles and has 3x 240ml (breakfast, lunch, bedtime) and 2x 125ml (3pm, 7pm)
    We have tried solids since 5 months starting with the purees which she never got the hang of how to swallow and have been trying without any success to progress. Now at 8.5 months she refuses anything on a spoon no matter how relaxed or forceful I am. She only eats ribs, breadsticks, toast, rusks. we have tried most fruits, vegetables, custards, chicken, rice in pureed, mash, chunky and whole foods form of which she spits them all straight out.
    The CHN said to cut down to 2 bottles and make her go hungry so she will eat the solids, and any other formula to be in a sippy cup. its just not working. I have a hungry screaming baby who will only drink from a teat. The sight of the sippy cup makes her distraught and she refuses it until i change to the teat.
    What can I do??
    I just wanted to say that I completely understand!!! My 10mo DD is a tall and skinny baby, barely on the chart for her weight. She just had a good gain (yay!) and is now 7.4kg. I think that puts her around the 5th percentile and I'm happy with that.

    DD was terrible with solids until just a couple of weeks ago. She'd gag and refuse food regardless of whether it was on a spoon or if she fed herself. We just persisted, offered her stuff off our plate and let her practice with food she seemed to like. Suddenly it all just clicked and she started eating really well. She also then dropped her night feed (woohoo, finally!!) and went from 5 bottles during the day to 3 x 200ml.

    My CHN told me 3 bottles is ideal at this age (10mo) and to still feed them in bottles. If she seems to need an extra feed, she suggests we offer an afternoon feed in a sippy cup.

    DD has not figured out the sippy cup though, she just chews the spout and screws her nose up when I tip it up and water comes out.

    I have stressed over so many things with her feeding, sleeping and weight. Now I try to remind myself it will all work itself out when she's ready.

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    You Ladies are all wonderful support and today am very proud to say she ATE custard!! We have tried custard before but it like everything was spat out. She swallowed it off the tiny spoon attachment for the pouches. (not attached) The spoon is so small she couldn't grab it and wasn't scared of it and had nearly a whole pouch spitting out some but nothing like normal! I was so happy and proud of her. She had this at 2pm after having 2 toast soldiers at 10am and 100ml at 12. I think she was so hungry she just ate it. I hope it continues. It was a huge step for us today thank you for your help I am truly grateful

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    To anyone who is where we were- it does get better. On the day of 9 months it just clicked in her head, I offered her food with no bottles until 1pm and then she gobbled it all down. DD now eats 2 meals (she won't have breaky just a bottle) 3 bottles (210ml) and 2 snacks per day. Lumpy chunky food it's all on the menu and has put on 600g already in a month! We have also had to change her formula to novalac constipation which has assisted greatly. It seemed like we were so far behind but are now up with the rest Good luck to anyone who is struggling feeding their infant x

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    Quote Originally Posted by kate1990 View Post
    To anyone who is where we were- it does get better. On the day of 9 months it just clicked in her head, I offered her food with no bottles until 1pm and then she gobbled it all down. DD now eats 2 meals (she won't have breaky just a bottle) 3 bottles (210ml) and 2 snacks per day. Lumpy chunky food it's all on the menu and has put on 600g already in a month! We have also had to change her formula to novalac constipation which has assisted greatly. It seemed like we were so far behind but are now up with the rest Good luck to anyone who is struggling feeding their infant x
    Well done!! You've done a great job persisting and supporting your DD until she was ready. As I said in my previous post, that's how it happened for us too - suddenly they just decide its game on! Now I can barely keep up with my DD's appetite!

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