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8 month old, refusing to eat baby food and some bottles

for 3 dyas no its getting worse everyday, he flat out refuses to eat but i am still able to get him to take about 25oz of formula a day, but no baby food.......

why would such a good eater before just suddenly not want any.
he did just finish teething so i thought it would get better.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:32 PM on Feb. 3, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Maybe he doesn't like the baby food any more....try bits of table foods and finger foods and see what he does with it!
    TiccledBlue

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 2:48 PM on Feb. 3, 2009

  • wow. 20 teeth at 8months is probably a new record.
    :-)

    if its not 20 yet, then he is NOT finished with teething.

    Maybe he is ready for some solids and just doesnt want the plain formula anymore?! baby food (you probably mean the stuff out of the jars?)... doesnt really taste good. try give him something homemade.

    btw, my dd had a phase where she only wanted formula, even though she was on solids already. she did that for about 2 weeks. she wanted to be a baby again with bottle and all that stuff. and at this time she actually still was a baby (9-10 months old).

    so your son is either tired of the plain baby food, still teething or in a phase where he just wants formula :)
    m.robertson811

    Answer by m.robertson811 at 2:48 PM on Feb. 3, 2009

  • Have you tried offering small, cut up, soft, table foods? He may be interested in feeding himself.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 2:49 PM on Feb. 3, 2009

  • My DD is only 9 months now and has been immitating chewing for some time now. Even though she only has 2 teeth I still give her chunks of soft things and lumpy food. She would also now want to eat when a new tooth had come in. She was too busy running her tounge over it.
    AmandaH321

    Answer by AmandaH321 at 3:13 PM on Feb. 3, 2009

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