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    Yes Betty. At nine months he was on the 70th percentile. His weight today puts him just below the 50th percentile

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    Default What age would you see not eating solids as a concern?

    If you gave him a bowl of purée and a spoon would he try and feed himself or put his hands in it ?

    My daughter hasn't gained weight in months but has grown, they lose some weight as they become more mobile as someone else said.

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    He'd most likely throw the bowl or at least tip it over. He might dip his hands in it but im not sure if he'd eat any

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    My Dd (16 months) can feed herself with a spoon most of the time but I catch her putting her hands in yoghurt or porridge and eating it off her hands, I encourage her to use her spoon but sometimes I just let her go because she's still eating, she's just making a mess at the same time which can make food fun.

    She always threw more food then she actually ate and in the last few months her appetite has increased immensely, she is way more active and she drinks less milk because she prefers food. Maybe in the next few months he will become more interested, I found Dd turned into a toddler over night and her whole relationship with food and drinks changed.

    But if you are concerned see a paed. You're a great mum, try not to doubt yourself.

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    I'm glad you have your dh's support. It's so important.

    Nothing compared to you but my ds stopped eating for 3 weeks and I'm fairly certain if it weren't for all my hubby's support, I would have been in a heap of the floor. He was teething.

    I think you need to trust your instinct. Take care of yourself

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    It's good that you're getting it checked out. It's always worth investigating if you're worried. I think if weight drops by 2 percentile bands it is something that needs following up. Having said that, our paed is always more concerned with height & head circumference. As long as those are tracking nicely you know it's not having an impact on his growth.

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    DS dropped from always being over the 'line' to under at his 18m checks. He was a fussy eater but I had been persisting in trying to get him to eat nutritious foods and many meals he would just eat nothing. I'd always believed the whole "they won't starve themselves" saying, but he was!

    So I changed to feeding him anything I knew he liked. He has a preference for quite plain foods and for a while there his diet consisted of green peas, vanilla yoghurt, bread with Vegemite or peanut butter, plain pasta, grated tasty cheese, crisps and hot chips and sometimes banana. Even things he had eaten when he was younger were just pushed away. He wasn't eating a lot of what daycare offered either - definitely not just doing what the other kids do.

    So I kept him fed and happy on as much of the foods he liked as he would eat. It was not balanced. There's some real doozies in there. But it helped him to grow, sleep better at night and be happier in general.

    He's 2 now and eats at least 50 different things, including some raw veggies! He also eats most of the daycare meals now too. So, very slowly, he is improving. His weight is also back above the line and on the curve it was before 12m.

    He was very gaggy too and still struggles now and then. Having 4 molars now has really helped him though.

    From my experience, I'd try a variety of bland foods on their own and keep other foods separate but still offer.

    For example, when we have spag bol, DS's plate has plain pasta with no sauce, peas, grated cheese and some bolognese sauce in a little bowl with a spoon. He will try the sauce most weeks, but spits it out. If I put the sauce on the pasta though, then he tries one piece then pushes away the whole plate. At least keeping them separate he still eats the pasta.

    If he's still showing a general dislike for all food after another couple of weeks, I would look into it further to rule out medical issues.

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    The weight wouldnt concern me, but my 3yo is 10.1kg, so Im used to smaller bubbas. Also google the 6-12 month 'catch down' for breastfed babies - from memory, FF babies gain weight consistenly over the first 12 months, while BF babies tend to gain quickly the firat 6 months,and slower the next 6 months. However - the gagging and inability to swallow any food would worry me. He might just be taking a while to 'get' it, or he might have other feeding issues - its worth checking for sure. Can you bring some food into the CHN or dr and show him how he eats & isnt able to swallow without gagging? Then they can see for themselves. My dd1 was a terrible gagger & took ages to progress from smooth purees, but she got there eventually.

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    Don't meant to alarm you but my dd was like this until she was 3. I used to rip my hair out over this, she used to choke, gag and vomit non stop but ate some puree but not much. By pure total luck i was playing a game with her and accidentally i touched the base of her throat where the hollow is, and there was a lump there, pea sized. Gp brushed me off but i insisted about this. Trip to specialist showed it was to come out asap. Turned out to be one of those strange cysts which have hair, skin and teeth etc and it was blocking her airways slowly. Sure enough soon as she recovered she ate everything possible. Just check his airways aren't being blocked hun.

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    Wow. A teratoma


 

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