Since I started him on solids he has always been a good eater. Lately he has not wanted to eat. Yesterday he would not eat breakfast, took 2 bites of lunch, and about 5 bites at dinner over a period of an hour. Today he did eat breakfast - but just a couple bites at lunch and refused dinner. He won't drink his juice either.
I have been patient and offering food often. All he seems to want is formula..he used to only take a bottle at nap/bedtime.
What could be causing this and what can I do? Besides call the Dr. which I'm doing in the morning.
Answer by coala at 6:53 PM on Jun. 7, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 6:54 PM on Jun. 7, 2010
Answer by moniquinha at 7:02 PM on Jun. 7, 2010
It could be teething or he could be starting to get sick and doesn't have other symptoms yet. Formula should remain a baby's main source of food until a year. Babies should drink about 32 ounces formula a day. Juice has been discouraged and I just read today that the new recommendation is no juice until after 12 mo and then only 4-6 oz that is half diluted. So that would be a max of 3 oz of juice after 12 mo since you dilute it. Until 12 mo only breastmilk, formula, and water.
Babies need breastmilk or formula for brain growth. If you are spoonfeeding baby food it may be he doesn't want to be spoonfed that yucky stuff. Fork mash some people food and let him feed himself.
Answer by Gailll at 7:07 PM on Jun. 7, 2010
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 7:10 PM on Jun. 7, 2010
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