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My 9 month old won't eat!

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siananthony93 Fri 15-Jul-16 16:55:26


I'm having a fair amount of difficulty with my 9 month old boy.
He's always eaten really well, if not too much. Within the past 2 weeks he went from that, to not eating any savory food and would scream until he got some fruit or something sweet. Since then however, it has turned into him not wanting to eat at all.

When I go to put him into his high chair he just freaks out instantly and then just screams the house down. I've tried moving where I feed him, I've tried every different type of food and have been tracking what he's eaten and combining/alternating savory and sweet and he's not having any of it.

He has recently had some teeth through so I thought that may have something to do with it. I'm starting to absolutely dread meal times now and it is beginning to get me down.

Please help!
Thank you.

dlwelly Fri 15-Jul-16 16:59:56

Mine did this, screamed when she saw a spoon!

I read somewhere that they won't starve themselves and most of the nutrition is coming from milk. Try and wait it out and offer finger foods at mealtimes so the option is there - he'll eat when he's ready!

JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 17-Jul-16 09:39:21

Try him with a dose of ibruprofen about 30 minds before you feed him and a teething gel just before.

Have you tried sitting him on your knee whilst you eat and just more or less ignoring him. He might grab something from your plate smile

If you offer food and he screams, please don't offer an alternative, just assume he's not hungry smile

siananthony93 Sun 17-Jul-16 10:23:27

Yeah I think you're right, I need to stop when he's not hungry anymore.
They just always change their minds on what they want, don't they! Haha.

Yesterday for lunch I just gave him soft cheese on bread and some snacks and he seemed to enjoy it and then he was hungry enough to eat all of his dinner which is a massive bonus.

He's just growing up faster than I realise hmm haha.
Thanks for your help.

Poppytime Mon 18-Jul-16 17:41:02

Hi Sian, just for reassurance my 9 month old is being exactly the same. He has 8 teeth and no more due so don't think it's teething, he used to be such a good eater so no idea what's up. So I commiserate, it's quite exhausting isn't it? Let's hope it's over soon as pp's suggest!

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