My DS is 5 and half months old and he has his two bottom teeth ever since they've come through he isn't interested in eating solids anymore, he used to love eating now he turns away every time I try and starting to do it when I feed him milk.
I took him to get weighed today and he's only put on 400 grams in 2 weeks the child nurse said that it wasn't much and he needs to eat more.
Is this a phase? Will he start eating again soon! Any tips or advice thank you!
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13-01-2015 13:42 #1
Teething and not interested in food!
13-01-2015 13:49 #2
No idea about the rest, but 400 grams in 2 weeks is a big weight gain!
13-01-2015 13:49 #3
Yes keep offering food and he will come around.
You could try nice cold food if his gums are still sore- watermelon, a cheese stick, a finer of cucumber. Really anything straight from the fridge will feel good on sore gums!
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13-01-2015 14:00 #4
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13-01-2015 14:11 #6
Hmm, I'd ignore the nurse. Some are fantastic, and others seem to excel only in scaring and worrying new parents.
He'll come back to food eventually. He's only little, and doesn't really need it at this point anyway. I'd try offering various foods (the cold stuff is a great suggestion!), and just not make a fuss if he isn't interested. In all likelihood, it's just a phase and it'll pass. Personally, I'd only be worried if he goes off of his milk for a long period.
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13-01-2015 14:35 #7
Yeah I haven't really worried too much about it, but only worried when the nurse said he needs to gain more weight.. Which I think he's a pretty good weight at the moment.. I just fed him some 6 month food to see if he was bored of the 4 month food and he ate 2 squeezy packets and having milk, I'm not sure but I'll just keep offering everynow an again. Thank you for the advice!
13-01-2015 20:00 #8Senior Member
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If you look at the weight chart in the red book for hospital you'll notice in the early days they gain heaps quickly and then it tapers off to be more gradual.
No one should be telling you after one weigh in that he needs to eat more. He might have a massive fortnight next time.
13-01-2015 21:34 #9
13-01-2015 22:22 #10
I have been putting her dummy in the fridge and when its cool she'll chew on it.. it seems to be giving her a bit of relief.
Teething is so horrible for them isn't it..
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