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Won't eat

my 12 month old barely eats any food lately.. Drinks lots of milk though.. Is this normal?

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Asked by edensgarden101 at 10:29 AM on Jan. 21, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • My DS did that, and still does and he's 3. I just make sure that he is getting nutritious food when he will eat. I also cut back on his milk; he gets three servings a day. (Milk can fill up a stomach and make you feel less hungry.)

    Answer by Scuba at 10:30 AM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • well slow down on the milk, off him/her a variety.

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 10:30 AM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • Probably in a growth rut or teething. If it lasts more than a week, check with the Dr.

    Answer by pennycandy at 10:31 AM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • I have found that each of my kids have went through stages like this. I would keep offer your child something and maybe lessen the drinking just a little and see if it might help. With my kids they went through this stage when not feeling well or cutting teeth, but after they felt better they would eat again. Good-Luck Mom!


    Answer by sheer_heart at 10:32 AM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • my ds is 14mo and nurses more then he eats but he has gational issues

    Answer by SimplyErathy at 6:18 PM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • My DS quit eating around 6 mos. I thought it was teething. At his 9 mo check up we discovered he had an ear infection. After 3 months of antibiotics Yes MONTHS, the ear infection cleared up and he ate like he was starving. We thought our worrie dwere over. He got another ear infection 2 weeks later and we have had tubes put in. His eating has gotten a little better but he is at the stage now where he is so active that no matter how much he eats he is not gaining any weight. I suggest making sure your LO doesn't have any health issues. If he doesn't then just offer a variety. My DS is 14 and I notice when I cut out the sweet drinks, he eats more. I have a no sugar rule in my house but there are naturally sweet drinks, such as juice. I try to cut back to water and milk and he seems to eat more.

    Answer by aikenchic at 3:22 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

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