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    Default Losing weight (< 3rd percentile) and not wanting any milk or bottle

    My son is 11 months now and 3 months ago, he stopped drinking milk or having any milk in bottle. I am wondering what to feed him to help him gain weight. He is 8.4kg at 11 months and has been this weight for the last few months.

    he doesn't have a huge appetite and refused to eat more than 5 spoonful of anything I give him. If I fed him too much, he would cough and vomit everything out.

    I give him these for his meals everyday

    1. Breakfast
    - Rice cereal mix with 1 spoonful of formula
    - 1/3 banana
    - 1/3 scrambled egg

    2. Morning Tea
    - blueberries, banana or piece of fruit

    3. Lunch
    - rice, chicken/fish, vegie (Puree)

    4. Afternoon Tea
    - Rusk and cheese/avocado

    5. - rice, chicken/fish, vegie (Puree)

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    Has he seen a GP about his vomiting? How is his chewing and swallowing? Does it look normal? Dud he have any feeding problems as a newborn and young infant?
    Any reflux?
    What you're feeding him doesn't sound like its an enormous volume, so I'd probably want a GP opinion on whether everything's ok.
    Otherwise he might be the kind of bub who grazes constantly instead of big meals.

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    does he have no milk/formula/bf's at all? That is no way enough food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izzys Mummy View Post
    does he have no milk/formula/bf's at all? That is no way enough food.
    How much food should I give him??
    DS wakes up several time in the middle of the night to get breastmilk off me but I am not sure how much he is getting because my milk is probably running out, since I don't feed him bm at all during the day.

    I put formula into his rice cereal during breakfast, just to get some in but, he doesn't finish his rice cereal too..

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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaC View Post
    Has he seen a GP about his vomiting? How is his chewing and swallowing? Does it look normal? Dud he have any feeding problems as a newborn and young infant?

    Any reflux?
    What you're feeding him doesn't sound like its an enormous volume, so I'd probably want a GP opinion on whether everything's ok.
    Otherwise he might be the kind of bub who grazes constantly instead of big meals.

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    No, he didnt have any reflux and wasn't problematic with feeding as a newborn. He has breastmilk up to 9 months during the day and then stopped because he doesn't drink from bottle or cup of anything else (other than breast)since started childcare so, there was no way to feed him milk.. (Tried everything and he just hated milk in a plastic teat ). In general he is happy and contented and having his 2 day sleeps a day.

    Up to about a week ago, he was eating ok and he has just become picky and fussy with his food and "stores" his food in his mouth for a long time, which then either overflow out of his mouth or he chokes and cough them out...


    He seems to be ok with fruits and sweet stuff, chewing and swollowing those ones ok.. but things with skins such as blueberries, grapes or rasin toast, he likes to store in his mouth and not swollow them, then chokes and vomits.

    I am not sure if this is a medical problem to see a GP for or if GP can advise and refer me to some child specialist or something. Do they??

    Someone today told me to have him checked for tonsilsitis.. hmm..

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    I don't have recent experience with a bub as mine is now in his early teens but going by babies I've seen around me they are eating more than that as well as formula or milk. If he hasnt gained weight in several months then there may be a medical problem. I would see a gp & ask for a referral to a pediatrician to have him checked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by del79 View Post
    How much food should I give him??
    DS wakes up several time in the middle of the night to get breastmilk off me but I am not sure how much he is getting because my milk is probably running out, since I don't feed him bm at all during the day.

    I put formula into his rice cereal during breakfast, just to get some in but, he doesn't finish his rice cereal too..
    If he is feeding overnight then it's ok. Bm is higher in calories and more nutrient dense than solids.

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    Have you tried letting him feed himself? More finger foods to interest him? Maybe baby led weaning will suit him better.

    My DD will eat barely anything if I feed her but will demolish a plate if I let her feed herself.

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    I tried to give him celery sticks and stuff but he just threw them over his high chair. :- (

    Quote Originally Posted by Izzys Mummy View Post
    Have you tried letting him feed himself? More finger foods to interest him? Maybe baby led weaning will suit him better.

    My DD will eat barely anything if I feed her but will demolish a plate if I let her feed herself.

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    Honestly, if my girls ever did this and were losing weight, I would take them to the GP and ask for a referral for an appointment with a Paediatrician.
    Keep offering him food and bottles but please take him to your doctor and get that paediatrician appointment sorted - it could take a month or two to get to see the paediatrician.

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