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my 8 1/2 months baby boy had a v good appitite but all of a sudden he just stores his food in the mouth. does not want to swallow untill i give him a sip of milk or water. he has a sniffle and is trying to fight a cold for about 4-5 days now. his appitite has gone down but has his milk. is that normal... what should i do

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Asked by mari244 at 11:11 PM on Oct. 16, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Has he been coughing? Maybe he won't swallow because of a sore throat? Give him a little pediasure milkshake. You can find it with the baby food at the grocery store. It has some vitamins/protien. Can you puree his food so that it's thin and a little runny? Like soups.

    Hope he feels better soon!

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:09 AM on Oct. 17, 2008

  • It's fine when they are sick to not eat much, you don't feel like eating much when you're sick do you? Maybe his throat hurts or maybe he is so conjested that he can't really breath when he swallows. Who really knows, just keep him hydrated. If you haven't given him juice yet you could try that, don't water it down right now though.

    Answer by AmandaH321 at 1:01 AM on Oct. 17, 2008

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