Sick baby only eats yoghurt!

(10 Posts)
eatsleephockeyrepeat Mon 11-Apr-16 20:49:33

Just looking for a bit of reassurance please...

My 9 month old has been ill for 5 days now; nothing serious but he's been seen at the hospital a couple of times and now has antibiotics, an inhaler and eye drops to try and sort out his many woes.

He used to be a big, BIG eater, but since he's been ill he'll only have a mouthful or two of his main meal before whining until he gets (dairy-free due to allergy) yoghurt. He'll always eat his yoghurt!

It's understandable that's what he'd want when he's feeling so naff, but please tell me he will come around to eating his usual meals again in due course??

Artandco Mon 11-Apr-16 20:54:52

He's ill, that's fine. My eldest was ill around that age and only had milk really for about 2 weeks before eating again

GoldPlatedBacon Mon 11-Apr-16 20:56:59

My 9 month dd had been ill for a few weeks with various colds. For about a week when she was incredibly snotty and had a sore throat she'd only eat very smooth fruit purees, readybrek and breadsticks so that's all she had for a week(!) she's back to normal now.

GoldPlatedBacon Mon 11-Apr-16 20:58:46

Breast milk - not bread sticks!

Dragongirl10 Mon 11-Apr-16 21:01:42

Thats Ok whilst he recovers, but l wouldn't let it become a habit as youghurt has a lot of sugar in it.

I never let mine have anything sugary at that age as they then do not want to eat healthier things.

Babies are usually quite able to cope with a reduced diet for a good few days with no ill effects

redcaryellowcar Mon 11-Apr-16 21:03:07

He'll soon be back to normal. I have two DC, both reverted to fairly simple fare when poorly, yoghurt being a favourite. I have a loose and unwritten rule that irrespective of what they eat for main course they can always have fruit and yoghurt for dessert, some meals (fairly rare) they leave almost everything and just eat fruit and yoghurt, especially if they are unwell?

Artandco Mon 11-Apr-16 21:07:04

Dragon - plain Greek yogurt has no added sugar in it. It's has naturally occurring milk sugar but no more than regular milk.

Cass168 Mon 11-Apr-16 21:09:52

Sounds like you've had a rough time, glad he's on the mend now.
Just to echo other posters - my ds had a vomiting bug when he was about that age and it took him a week to get back to normal. He's usually a good eater. When I mentioned it to my doctor he just said let him eat what he wants / anything beige (ie bland, like toast etc) until he's better.

eatsleephockeyrepeat Tue 12-Apr-16 09:18:27

Phew, good to hear he might one day eat proper food again!

I'm usually of the opinion that when he's sick he can eat whatever I can get down him, but as this particular bug's dragging on I was starting to wonder if he'd be heading off to uni on a yoghurt-only diet grin

I do steer away from gratuitous sugar Dragon - very wise IMO - but like redcar I have the same unwritten rule of there always being yoghurt and/or fruit for pud. I grew up with pudding and I think it's good to learn how to stop when you're full with sweet food as well as savory. My dp didn't have pudding growing up and if he so much as lays eyes upon a box of Jaffa Cakes, well, he may as well inhale them!

BumWad Wed 13-Apr-16 15:26:28

Hi my 10 month (8 months corrected) old has been poorly for the last two weeks, he has been refusing milk as well so has mostly been living on farleys rusks, yoghurts, custard and stage one purees! He's still tiny so whatever he eats is better than nothing...

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