My 7mo. old son is Breastfed, but he wasnt gaining enough weight so i called in an OT and dietitian. I tried all kinds of baby food with him and even some table food. So far the only think i can get him to eat without stressing him out is sweet potatoes and sweet potato pie. I dont want to turn him orange, but the dietitian says at this point we want him to eat whatever he will take to get calories in him. He only weighs 12lbs 10oz. Has any other moms experienced this and did your baby eventually start to eat more variety of foods and gain weight. I have 3 other boys and never had problems with them like this. It took me 4 weeks to get him to take breastmilk from a bottle so we can add fortifier to it for extra calories. I am hoping for imporvement and am working everyday towards that with him. I love him and am very worried because he is so skinny. I feel like helpless and like im a bad mom:(Answer Question
Answer by older at 5:49 PM on Dec. 4, 2010
Answer by older at 5:53 PM on Dec. 4, 2010
My son was the same way, and actually only liked sweet potatoes and ate sweet potatoes until he was about 9 months. If he's getting breast milk, he'll get his need vitamins. Add baby cereal to the sweet potatoes dont make it too thick. Look for foods that taste similar. With my son I would switch between yams and sweet potatoes and then I would mix them with baby cereal. This way he'll get more vitamins and more calories. Thats what I did with my son. When they're young your more concerned with them eating. I promise he wont turn orange. My son will only eat mac and cheese at 1yr, but in the moring I give him oatmeal and half banana and milk. that way he's getting his needed vitamins. Then I let him eat as much mac and cheese that his heart desires because he's small already. Some kids are picky and may picky for the rest of their lives.
Answer by Jenaiko01 at 5:59 PM on Dec. 4, 2010
Actually, MBM is more calorie dense than baby foods. A 7 month old would not be eating food for nutritional purposes-it's more for sensory input-learning how do deal with different textures on the tongue and in the mouth (OT or ST is usually involved in the process of there are concerns). If weight gain is the primary concern, why are they not instructing you to nurse more or express and fortify the MBM to increase the caloric density? I have been an Nicu nurse for 30+ years- Are they trying to R/O FTT?
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