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My 8 month old won't eat! PIOG

Posted by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 2:54 PM
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i have been exclusively breastfeeding my 8 month old from birth... but this past week she won't stay on... she eats for maybe a minute then unlatches and turns her head. i've burped her over and over, but it doesn't help... i have had no changes in diet, everything has been the same... environment changes, nothing. my first did this and i had to put her on the bottle because it was the only way she would eat. BUT my first was used to taking a bottle every now and then. lily (my 8 month old) never would take a bottle. she'll take a certain sippy cup with juice, and i put some breast milk in it once but she wouldn't eat it. i put formula in it last night before bed because she wouldn't breastfeed and she ate the entire thing... then i rocked and burped her, tried to  breastfeed again and nothing... just decided to lay her down and she went to sleep peacefully without a peep. it almost seems like she's ready to wean... what do y'all think??

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TheSinFamily
by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 3:16 PM

she might be ready to wean, but is it possible she's teething?

charady
by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 3:17 PM

It is quite possible she wants to wean.  It is equally as possible that in another week or two she will want to breastfeed again, that something (growth maybe) is going on, or she is more interested in her surroundings now.  Do what you have to do to feed her.  but also keep in mind that when you tried breastmilk in the sippy, she may not have been as hungry as she was when the formula was put in it.  Good luck!

reecenkaden
by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 3:17 PM

Sounds like she's self weaning, or the bottle is producing faster than your breast. I'd try some starter foods too, liquid might not be enough for her anymore.

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