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    Default Advice please - 8 month old won't eat solids

    My 8 month old boy is completely uninterested in eating solids. He turns his head away when I try to spoon feed and if I persist he just cries. He's picks up finger food and bangs it on the table then pushes it off the table on to the floor. He just won't eat! I don't know what to do. We started when he was about 5 1/2 months and had a little bit of success but for the last month or so it's just been getting worse and every meal time I end up so frustrated and feeling like a failure.
    Otherwise, he is such a happy little boy. He is crawling (since 6 months), pulling himself up and cruising along couches, benches and anything else he can find!
    I've tried my own puréed fruit and vegies and meat and packet sachets too. No difference.
    He breastfeeds 4 hourly during the day and once (sometimes twice) overnight.
    Does anyone have any advice? I am feeling at such a loss.

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    I don't have much advice but I was the same as a baby- I was a Failure to Thrive bubs and mum was told to get me on solids and formula. I was very stubborn though and REFUSED anything but boobs for the first 12 months, then out of the blue I became interested in solids (very fussy though only liked a couple of things, had food battles with mum all through childhood).

    Rest assured your bubs is getting enough nutrients from breast milk in the first 12 months (food before 1 is just for fun). I know that's not much help to you but I survived and I'm healthy

    Does you ds put other objects in his mouth?

    Hopefully some others have some tips for you....

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    Thanks Daptoamy. It's good to know that you turned out ok too! It's so hard not to worry about it and I worry that he'll hate food! I want to be more ok about it but it's hard sitting with him three times a day and watching him just not enjoy it.

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    My ds was the same (he's 10mo now) and I only started him last month. I would just leave it and try again after 2-3 weeks. all of a sudden he seemed ready.


 

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