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8 month baby unable to eat solids

Posted by on Aug. 14, 2014 at 11:27 AM
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Hello, I'm new to this and could really use some guidance. I have an 8 month old girl, and since the beginning of her sweet life, we've noticed some tummy troubles - gas, and the like but nothing crazy.

At six months, her stools went from 1 a day and yellow, to 4-8 green stools a day. She is exclusively breastfed. This change was before I introduced her to solids.  All stool tests were negative EXCEPT c-diff. Many babies carry c diff and I am all too familiar with it as I had it for seven months (prior to pregnancy).

The doctor didn't want to treat her as she was happy and gaining weight and suggested I watch her closely.

Since then, she'll go three - four times one day and once the next so I haven't been too concerened. However, two times she's eaten food (I tried daily but she wouldn't have it), she'll get so incredibly sick. Horrible diarrhea, and awful pain. Since it has happened when I feed her solids, I attribute it to that. It just happened again and we are on our way into the doctor's office.

She does have pain and gas when she's just breastfed, too.

Has anyone experienced this at all? I'm so confused. It's almost like her little guts can't handle anything and I'm very worried about her.

Please help.

by on Aug. 14, 2014 at 11:27 AM
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shadow_lark
by Bronze Member on Aug. 14, 2014 at 11:29 AM
What did you try feeding her? And have you tried eliminating things from your diet? Common irritants are acidic foods and dairy.
svenskaflik
by New Member on Aug. 14, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Hi there, and thanks for the response. The first time she actually swallowed food, I gave her banana flavored baby oatmeal, and the second time she ate sweet potato...

othermom
by Silver Member on Aug. 14, 2014 at 11:44 AM

She could have developed an allergy or intolerance to something.

SarahSuzyQ
by Bronze Member on Aug. 14, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Are you giving her the jarred baby foods that you buy at the grocery store? It's possible that she is intolerant to some of the additives in those foods. I might suggest making your own purees at home, or maybe even waiting a few months and just following baby-led weaning... So she would eat chunks of solids once she has a pincer grasp and seems interested.

It just seems like if you can make the food more basic, it would help to isolate what's happening with her little tummy. :(

But also, I hope your doctor has some good recommendations for you.

Bresmom13
by Member on Aug. 14, 2014 at 1:15 PM

 Hi, I have an almost 8 mnth old. I have cut her off of solids with meat due to her having stool changes. (I attribute it to the sauce they use) She is now strictly on fruit and veggies. I also just recently started her back up on oatmeal, as I believe she had issues with it when she first tried it. Babies are all different and handle things differently, you just need to see what works for her. I would cut out the oatmeal and try rice. also do single varieties (bananas, apple, pears) dont mix.

svenskaflik
by New Member on Aug. 14, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Thank you all very much. The doctor is referring her to a GI specialist to cover all bases. I really appreciate everything and will post on here again once we figure out what's going on. Scary stuff! And sad to see her in so much pain.

ablackdolphin
by Bronze Member on Aug. 14, 2014 at 3:54 PM
Cut out dairy and gluten for her and you if you are still bfing
ablackdolphin
by Bronze Member on Aug. 14, 2014 at 3:56 PM
green bf poop can be from too much fore milk ie skim and not enough hindmilk ie whole

do you over produce?
SuckIt69
by New Member on Aug. 14, 2014 at 3:59 PM
Have you tried block nursing? She may not be getting enough hindmilk. That can also make them gassy.

Also, if she's resisting solids I wouldn't force it. My DS didn't show any interest in solids until recently at 10 1/2 mos.
wandep
by Bronze Member on Aug. 14, 2014 at 4:14 PM

This...I'd talk to your doctor before eleminating foods because if you decide it might be an allergy to gluten or dairy (example) they will need to do test first. They can do blood work to determine if she has allergies to gluten. Once you start eleminating it is harder to do the blood work.

Quoting othermom:

She could have developed an allergy or intolerance to something.


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