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    Default 10 month old won't eat!!

    Hi ladies!
    No matter what I do my DS just won't eat his solids anymore. It's been this way for a few days now, he will have boob up to 15 times a day but just isn't interested in his solids anymore. He was having 4 meals and snacks as we'll as 5 boob a day, and I'm not sure if it's a bad thing or what to do. He's waking. More in the night too, (normally 3 times, now 6-8 times). It's very tiring and stressful even though I try to stay calm it's still worrying and I guess I'm looking for some tips or just some reassurance that he's okay and things will get better.
    Anything will help, thank you! 😊

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    Teething? My ds does the same when teeth are cutting, completely off his food and wakes regularly.

    We tried everything, and I mean everything, once the teeth cut, he's back to normal. Have you tried Panadol half an hour before food?

    I hope you are ok, so stressful!!

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    He's just cut his 6th tooth, but still isn't budging about eating haha it's like we've gone back to him being a new born where he's only taking boob. I'm not sure if he'd still be teething or not (ftm), it's very stressful since I only get about 4 hours sleep a night.
    We are in the middle of moving houses, could that contribute?
    Am I a bad mum for 'giving up' on offering any normal foods at this point?
    (It seems to just be a huge struggle and always ends in tears and tantrums, do I've just started only giving boob to please him, if I don't he pulls up my shirt and screams till he's red in the face)

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    It does sound like he has a sore mouth, teething maybe. Have you tried a bottle to mix feed him? Anything that gets sustenance into bub is good, whether it is solids, boob or bottle. Fed baby equals good mummy, of course you are not a bad parent to give whatever fills your bub's tummy!

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    I've tried giving DS bottles but he will either refuse them completely or will have a mouthful and spit it out, I've even tried a dummy with bonjella then food but nothing, I just hope this phase ends soon, next to no sleep is killing me lol.
    When I try to offer foods (even the ones he normally loves) he will spit then out it cry and try to lift my shirt, I'm sure it'll pass but I've had a few people say I should force him to eat, so I wasn't sure. He's always happier after his mummy milk though, so I think I'll just follow his lead thanks gals x

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    Also, have a look in his mouth (not easy I know, with teeth already) and check for ulcers. He may have hand, foot and mouth. Our DD had it with only mouth ulcers, no symptoms on the rest of her body. Otherwise, keep up your strength and supply and keep doing what you are doing. PS ignore the forcing to eat advice. Not going to work, as we all know and you may end up with a bub with food aversion. How do you force feed a ten month old anyway? Pfft.
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    Thank you! I'll have a look in his mouth in the morning and see if there's anything there, I don't dare wake the sleeping baby now thought, in fear of not going back to sleep hahaha

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    What's food aviation ?
    And I agree, you can't force feed a 10 month old haha hence why I've given in to only offering boob for a few more days unless he shows an interest to see if it's just his teeth playing up a bit, I just want to make sure that milk is going to be substantial enough for him

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    My DD went through a phase of refusing solids at around the same age. I just gave her extra bottles (she was formula fed by then) and waited until she was interested again.

    Maybe just sit him at the table or on your lap whenever you eat and see if he tries to grab your food. If he does, give him a little bit to try. Don't make a fuss about it, just have it within his reach and let him decide if he's interested. He'll probably start eating again of his own accord.

    Of course, if he has any other signs of being unwell like fevers or rashes or if you're worried at all, go to the GP for a check up.

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    Mine did this at twelve months. Any food I gave her was thrown on the floor and she just cried for me to breastfeed her instead. She got her appetite back after a week or so of no solids at all and is eating some solids again now and increasing in amount each day. We did go to a doctor but they weren't concerned as she was still breastfeeding.

    Hopefully your little one will overcome this quickly and eat solids again very soon.


 

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