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Cries at feeding time but then enjoys it :S

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cheza9126 Wed 12-Oct-11 22:36:30

Hi, my 8 month old DS was fine on milk when he was born and weighed a healthy 8,7 but from about 4 mOnths, he just seemed to stop, he went from 54th centile to the 9th and is gaining aprox 7oz every 4 weeks. He cries when I try to give him milk but once he's on the bottle he enjoys it, keeps it down, shows no sign of discomfort during or after and seems to become more lively. I introduced solids at about 4-5 months because he wasn't taking his milk and he's starting to do the same with these, some days he won't eat anything others he'll eat what's there, I give him the same food as if I try to move onto something different he won't eat at all! I've tried cooking foods and he won't eat those either. HV doesn't know what's wrong, doctors can't help, just don't know what to do. I know there's something wrong but what?!

Please help, any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks x

bakingmum2many Thu 13-Oct-11 17:42:27

Sounds as if reflux and any other medical conditions have been ruled out by gp and health visitor. Have you tried offering him milk in a cup?
Do you offer him finger foods? he may prefer to feed himself. You don't say how often you are offering him milk feeds. Could it be that you are offering more frequently as understandably you are concerned about his intake of milk and he is getting more than you think and not getting really hungry between feeds?? For a more personal consultation mail kate@theparentconsultancy.co.uk www.theparentconsultancy.co.uk

pallymama Thu 13-Oct-11 17:48:06

I could be completely off track here, but could he be teething? I'm not sure how old she was at the time, but I remember a patch where DD would cry when we offered milk, she'd take it and be ok whilst feeding, but then start crying again at random intervals, and would get worse if you stopped offering the milk. Dentinox, and those teething granules worked wonders though.

pallymama Thu 13-Oct-11 17:49:19

I meant to say, we'd rub gel on her gums 15 mins before a feed so it had time to kick in.

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