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    Default What age would you see not eating solids as a concern?

    What age would you decide that not eating solids isnt normal & push for baby to be checked out?

    My ds is 1 in three weeks & still barely eats. We do three meals a day & some meals he eats nothing, it all goes straight on the floor. If he does put anything in his mouth it might be one or two tiny pieces, which he only occasionally swallows - usually he takes it back out of his mouth again.

    We do blw. Ive tried many different flavours & textures. I let him take food off my plate. I eat with him. We have 'picnics'. Doesnt seem to make a difference.

    Daycare are also struggling to get him to eat there.

    Everyone i have asked so far say its normal, he'll eat when hes ready, just keep offering. Ive been offering since 6 1/2 months! Or they say its normal for toddler to be picky. I wouldnt say hes picky.

    For example, last night for dinner we had spaghetti bolognaise with veggies. He ate 3 peas. The rest went on the floor. Thats a pretty normal meal for him. But is 3 peas enough to sustain him?

    Hes still getting breastfeeds but on daycare days he barely drinks his bottles & barely eats anything.

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    I would have been concerned if it wasnt for your last sentence. Hes still getting breast feeds so is probably getting most of what he needs from that. If you want to i would suggest trying to drop a feed or two. Do you offer solids before breastfeeds? If not, try that.

    is he gaining weight? If not, i would be heading to a doctor.

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    I would think it depends on his weight. Where is he on the weight charts? If he is still gaining weight ok, I think he would be getting the majority of his nutrition from milk. You might have to reduce milk feeds so that he is hungry enough to want solids? And always offer solids before milk. If he isnt gaining weight &is dropping off the charts/ falling down below the 3rd %, I would take him to a dr. 2 of my 3 lo's were failure to thrive at that age, ate ok but were off the charts for weight. The drs seemed to be comcerned more as they dropped down the percentiles & lower off the chart.

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    Honestly i havent had him weighed for a while. But he looks healthy & i weighed him on our scales at home & he seems to have at least gained a bit.

    We are down to 3 feeds a day (two on daycare days). If i drop a feed what does he eat?? Ive tried offering solids instead but he still wont eat it - eg the other night i couldn't feed him on one side as he bit me & i was bleeding so i offered solids instead & even then he wouldnt eat it.

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    Have you taken him to see your gp? If so, have you thought about a 2nd opinion?

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    Ive spoken to the gp & a private chn about it & they all said its normal & he'll eat when ready. Im not sure how long to wait

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    Personally if it was me I would get a 2nd opinion and a pead referral.

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    Yeah I'd go back to the GP and ask for a referral to a speech pathologist (speechies look at feeding issues too, they are experts in mouth function not just 'speech'). They can assess for an underlying issue and if not give you help and strategies with encouraging your son to try foods. If nothing else it will set your mind at ease and that in itself is worth it!

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    Im going to get him weighed, hopefully tomorrow & then ill go from there. None of the gps seem to take me seriously, just act like im being an over-anxious first time mum.

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    My sisters bub didn't do much other then munch & spit until she stopped breastfeeding all together at 16 months. Now bub (18 months) does not stop eatting. I agree with a GP check up & weigh.


 

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