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    Default Ok I need advice on this one.

    18mnth old DD has stopped eating. It's really worrying me.

    She's never been a big eater but still ate her 3meals a day plus snacks.
    Since Monday she has stopped eating. She will drink milk thank goodness but no matter that food I offer she just turns away or spits it out.
    Today she ate a banana, bite of cucumber and a breadstick. Other days have been nothing but milk.

    She's not underweight. She's not unwell. She's not teething. So what is wrong? How can a human function with only milk and water??



    Any advice?

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    I've found with DS he was a really good eater up to about 12 months, then he went through stages of eating anything and everything to being really fussy and eating like a sparrow. He's 2 now and pretty good, but still goes through phases where he eats practically nothing.

    If she is a good weight and healthy I wouldn't worry too much, you'll probably find her appetite picks up again at some stage. I would just keep offering food, and don't make a big deal if she doesn't eat it. When DS goes through fussy stages I'll often just give him food I know he will eat, like instead of a proper dinner he might just have weet-bix or toast for dinner - not the healthiest, but at least he gets something in his tummy

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    Default Ok I need advice on this one.

    Thank you so much I will do that.

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    My 14 month old DD has been like that recently. Maybe it's a stage?

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    Default Ok I need advice on this one.

    I think she will be fine,like pp said as long as she is fit and healthy and drinking water I wouldn't worry, keep offering , keep involving her with meal times etc
    Someone told me its natural for toddlers to eat less at that age as its the end of their massive 6-18month growth spurt plus their little brains are working overtime with all the new words/movements/activities they can now do so food is sometimes forgotten! even my DS eats a bit less than he used too!

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    Default Ok I need advice on this one.

    Thanks girls were still on milk and a banana but hoping she eats lunch will do a antipasto platter when she wakes, she use to love them

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    Default Ok I need advice on this one.

    Quote Originally Posted by LoCo View Post
    Thanks girls were still on milk and a banana but hoping she eats lunch will do a antipasto platter when she wakes, she use to love them

    Elijahsmum Thank you I nearly pm'd you again but thought you might put a BUBHub restraining order on me for stalking.
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    I was thinking why don't you try something she hasn't tried before? Maybe make something for you and DH for dinner tonight or tomorrow that she can share but something different? What's something you don't usually cook? Mexican/Chinese etc?

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    Stop the milk!

    At that age they should only be having a small cup of milk a couple of times a day.

    If she's filling up on milk then she won't be hungry and won't eat more nutrient dense/rich foods that she needs. Classic cause of iron deficiency in kids that age.

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    Default Ok I need advice on this one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    Stalk away!
    I was thinking why don't you try something she hasn't tried before? Maybe make something for you and DH for dinner tonight or tomorrow that she can share but something different? What's something you don't usually cook? Mexican/Chinese etc?
    Yea that's what I have to do. She can't get off the milk

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    Default Ok I need advice on this one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piffle View Post
    Stop the milk!

    At that age they should only be having a small cup of milk a couple of times a day.

    If she's filling up on milk then she won't be hungry and won't eat more nutrient dense/rich foods that she needs. Classic cause of iron deficiency in kids that age.
    I know I know you are so right I just don't know how to get her off it she screams until I give it to her. I've swapped a couple for water.

    Any suggestions? I would love anything


 

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