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    Default My baby has gone off solids!! WTD?

    My 6 month old who has happily been chomping on carrot, pumpkin, rice cereal and pear and has been feeding twice a day on solids has suddenly refused food. This has been going for the last 3 days and no matter how hard I try to put food in her mouth she firmly shuts it and turns her head away.

    She still happily breastfeeds with no problems.

    Is this normal for my baby to suddenly refuse food? She doesn't seem sick, she has 2 teeth but it doesn't seem to be bothering her and she still happily plays and doesn't seem any different than normal.

    Any suggestions?!?! Help!!

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    Yep, totally normal. Dont stress (easier said than done I know) your bm is plenty for her. My 15 month old is still not a big eater. Some days she eats more than me, others has nothing more than booby juice

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    My DS did the same thing at about 6 1/2 mths..

    I spoke to my friend who is a specialist baby and child dietician and she said i should just not offer him any food.. he soon let us know that he really did want solids after all and started happily eating again (took only one day for us)

    We have since had food issues still with DS and have since realised that he prefers his food lumpy or as finger food, so perhaps you could start trying food in different forms and see how she takes it ?

    Good luck and dont stress she will be getting all she needs from your BM anyway

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    Yup, it's totally normal Try not to stress too much!

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    Completely normal. My DS was never a brilliant eater when he was a baby, although happily breastfeeding. He didn't really take to solids in any significant way until he was 10 months (although I used to offer it to him three times a day regardless). He always refused food when he was teething or would revert to only wanting custards or yoghurts during those times (he did this for a whole month when he got 4 teeth in a row at 9 months). The upshot is, don't stress too much about it. They get the bulk of their nutrition from milk until they are one anyway. You can offer the food but they still decide whether to eat it. The tend to go back onto food as quickly as they go off it!

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    Thanks for all your replies and reassurances! Much appreciated!!

    I was getting worried because last week she loved her foods and couldn't get enough and then suddenly she didn't want any of it - even the ones I know she liked before!

    But glad to know it is completely normal - phew!!

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    arghh! Today at childcare they told me that little Emily ate a HUGE bowl of carrot and rice cereal and couldn't get enough of it! I thought yay! she's over her food refusal and then when I got home to feed her dinner she refused it!!! Grrrr!!!!

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    They always make liers out of us MJ did the same thing. I come on bubhub complaining that MJ doesnt eat, we go to the city to meet other mums & she eats all day

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    DD did the same b ut I didnt really stress. I knew she'd let me know if she was truely hungry. I noticed she did go off her solids just after gastro so that might have been the case but she loves her solids now again.

    Your DD will be back on solids in no time


 

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