DD is 9mo and at the end of a course of antibiotics for a throat infection. I'm also wondering if she's teething but we've been saying that for months and no teeth yet!
She's refusing all her solids and not finishing her bottles. She did have half her breaky this morning for the first time in days but refused her bottle. Yesterday when she did it I thought maybe it was because she'd had half a bottle at 3:30am and wasn't hungry, but her last feed was 11pm last night then she slept through til 7am (woohoo! Sleep has been shocking lately too) so I thought she'd be starving.
Until a few days ago she was downing all her bottles and eating really well, especially breakfast. Should I be doing more to encourage her to eat? I keep offering and she just puts her hands over her face and gets cranky!
She seems super sleepy today so maybe a growth spurt??
Gah, I just don't know!
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02-05-2012 08:44 #1
What do you do when bub refuses food?
02-05-2012 08:46 #2
I would just follow her cues
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02-05-2012 14:52 #6Senior Member
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I got my DD weighed regularly til 18 months of age because she was a slow grower. i don't see an issue in monitoring how your baby is doing.
I also try to go with the flow with DDs eating. Sometimes i don't know why there is a change in habits, but after a few days something will happen and i will think - that is she was doing that!
Just keep offering and try not to stress too much unless it goes on for too long or she seems dehydrated or otherwise unwell.
02-05-2012 15:20 #7
My dd has days where she just snacks and other days where she is a garbage disposal. If your DD looks well and happy then let it go. Also babies often go off their food a few days before teeth/whilst they are sick or about to get sick and sometimes just cos.
just keep offering her food/formula - tho I'd offer more formula than food cos its higher in nutritional content and calories. Remember food is just fun before 1
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04-05-2012 21:24 #9
Keep offering the food, maybe give her plain pasta. Or her favorite food? If she hasn't eaten in 36 hours I would take her to the doctor just to make sure.
04-05-2012 21:26 #10Feel my wrath!
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How is she going?
If you think its her throat, i would offer cold foods like yoghurt, rockmelon, watermelon. Let her make a mess and feed herself even if she doesnt get much in. Pick her favourite foods.
I hope she picks up soon, its so hard when they are sick, but try not to stress too much, just keep offering it to her.
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