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11 month old won't eat anything waking up hungry in the night

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Raynasmum2015 Thu 28-Jan-16 19:56:21

My 11 month old won't eat anything. I have tried her on finger food but she won't eat that either and now she's waking up 3-4 times at night crying for milk..Please help as this has been happening for about a month now and I'm exhausted!

Raynasmum2015 Thu 28-Jan-16 19:57:31

Oh and I have spoken to the HV several times about this but they are not helpful at all!

Penfold007 Thu 28-Jan-16 20:30:37

Do you think she might have a sore mouth or throat? My DS went through a phase at that age of being too tired to eat his tea, when he woke at about 11pm I offered him a weetabix as well as his bottle just because I was on my knees with tiredness. Worked for us and he soon out grew that phase.

Raynasmum2015 Thu 28-Jan-16 20:47:08


uhoh2016 Thu 28-Jan-16 20:54:37

Will she eat spoon fed food?

0phelia Thu 28-Jan-16 20:57:17

Have you tried rice pudding?

PissPotPourri Thu 28-Jan-16 20:57:38

How much milk does she take during the day? If she's full of milk, she won't eat much. Don't get me wrong, milk is important, of course, but if it is important to you to get her eating solids more, then maybe consider laying off the milk a bit. Give it to her after a meal only, for example.

0phelia Thu 28-Jan-16 20:58:05

Have you tried baby rice?

0phelia Thu 28-Jan-16 20:59:18

When you say milk do you mean breast milk or formula or cows milk?

PissPotPourri Thu 28-Jan-16 21:10:16

Ophelia, not sure if you're asking me about milk or OP. If it's me, I mean any kind of milk. As in, don't fill her up on liquids when you want her to eat solids

0phelia Thu 28-Jan-16 21:21:19

Sorry was asking OP,
Breastmilk is less filling but comforting for an 11mo.
Formula/adults cow milk can be filling and may put off hunger for solid food.
I agree with PissPotPourri!

Raynasmum2015 Thu 28-Jan-16 21:21:34

I thought that at first but surely it wouldn't have gone on for this long? ?

Raynasmum2015 Thu 28-Jan-16 21:22:24

She won't eat anything at all, I've tried everything

Raynasmum2015 Thu 28-Jan-16 21:24:48

Ophelia I stopped breastfeeding at 9.5 months my milk has dried up now. She's on formula and I've started giving her a little cow's milk as she's one in just over 2 weeks

Raynasmum2015 Thu 28-Jan-16 21:26:19

Piss Pot Pourri I've tried not giving her any milk during the day but that doesn't work either

glintwithpersperation Thu 28-Jan-16 21:26:56

What did the health visitors say to you? How is your daughters development?

Raynasmum2015 Thu 28-Jan-16 21:31:51

They just keep telling me to give her finger food but she won't eat it.

Ellieboolou27 Thu 28-Jan-16 21:31:59

I'd make a doctors appointment as if she is refusing food even when hungry (like you said she wouldn't eat when you held off the milk) then she may have something troubling her. The longer you leave it the more stressed you will get and she will pick up on this. HV are hit and miss and it sounds like you have a crap one, take her docs to get her checked over.

glintwithpersperation Thu 28-Jan-16 21:35:59

How is her weight? Is she sitting independently, standing or crawling?

PissPotPourri Thu 28-Jan-16 21:36:58

Crikey, no milk at all during the day and she still wouldn't eat anything?
That does sound unusual and extreme.
I'm sure you've tried this too but with ds2 I had similar, less extreme issues and went cold turkey for a couple of nights ie put up with regular waking and crying for milk and refused night time feeds. He was then starving in the morning and would eat a great breakfast.
I found it 'reset' his eating and milk balance and routine. Sounds really obvious but it's easy to give in when they're crying for much of the night

Raynasmum2015 Thu 28-Jan-16 22:00:43

glintwithpersperation she's doing all of those things, she's been walking since 9 months and could stand up at 7 months HV said her weight is fine

glintwithpersperation Thu 28-Jan-16 22:33:01

That's good smile
I would pop to the GP and get her checked over - it's unusual behaviour but might not be anything to worry about. Good luck. Has she ever eaten any solid food?

Artandco Thu 28-Jan-16 22:35:48

How much milk is she having each day?

What kinda of foods are you offering and how?

Raynasmum2015 Fri 29-Jan-16 00:53:27

I started weaning her onto solids at 4 month on the advice of the pediatrician because she had very bad reflux, everything was going really well up until about a month ago. I've started offering bits of toast and bread, small pieces of fruit as well as her usual purees but she doesn't want anything

Raynasmum2015 Fri 29-Jan-16 09:49:52


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