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12 month old only wants milk!

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nicewarmslippers Thu 01-Oct-09 14:32:47

My ds really loves milk. He was only breast fed untill 10 months (though introduced solids of course at 6 months) but since then has had formula at bed time and breast the rest of the time. he has never really taken the food and basically just likes milk (or porridge at a push). I can try cutting down the milk but then he is miserable and won't sleep. I guess I have to be tough on this? or do I? Will he start eating when he is aready?

whomovedmychocolate Thu 01-Oct-09 19:59:13

He will start eating as he gets older. DD didn't eat pretty much anything till she was about 16 months old. She's fine. Don't show your frustration otherwise it will get much worse!

CharCharGabor Thu 01-Oct-09 20:12:40

Agree with wmmc, DD ate barely anything until 13 months I think. Their tummies are tiny at this age and they can survive on surprisingly little. Growth also slows at a year or so so they don't want as much food as they used to. He will eat, I am certain of it. Just relax, offer plenty of milk and let him eat what he fancies smile

whomovedmychocolate Thu 01-Oct-09 20:14:23

Apparently they only gain something like a pound between 12 and 18 months - they just get longer. So it's hardly surprising they don't eat a lot. Cheer up, there are lots of calories and good stuff in milk!

Eirlys Thu 01-Oct-09 21:23:30

Agree with wmmc. My DS waited until I had got confirmation of a paediatrician appointment then he started eating at 14 months....

"This book www.amazon.co.uk/My-Child-Wont-Eat-International/dp/0912500999" is insanely expensive but my local library had it. I read it after he started eating but I wish I'd read it much sooner, it is sooo reasuring and could have saved me a lot of stress. I had visions of him being on a tv programme at 33 because all he would eat is wheetabix. Now at 18 mos he just shovels food away if he feels like it, and other days he barely eats at all smile.

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