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11mnth old not eatin much solids

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GemLWilcox Sun 29-Dec-13 17:13:40

My 11mnth old doesn't seem 2 want 2 eat much I reduced her morning milk like the health visitor said but she still doesn't want breakfast she usually wants something bout 10am.She sleeps thru night til bout 7am then has her milk.Sometimes she doesn't want her dinner & quite a lot of the time she refuses her tea.I don't know what else 2 do as im worryin that she may never want 2 eat :-(

JingleJohnsJulie Tue 31-Dec-13 09:56:52

Could you tell us a bit more about her Gem? Which milk is she on and how much does she have each day? Is she just 11 months or nearly one?

GemLWilcox Wed 01-Jan-14 16:11:51

She was on sma but I put her on cows milk now as my oldest was on cows milk at 8mnths old.She has 7oz most feeds & now has 4 bottles a day but I reduced her morning milk dwn 2 5oz like hv advised 2 try & make her more hungry for solids but its not workin.She will b 1 in 3wks

LittleBearPad Wed 01-Jan-14 16:36:39

If she isn't eating a varied diet then I'd put her back on formula. Cows milk doesn't really have sufficient nutrients in it.

What foods do you offer her?

JingleJohnsJulie Wed 01-Jan-14 20:26:03

Do you give her a vitamin supplement Gem?

The NHS recommend first stage formula until they are one. Like Little says! there aren't really enough nutrients in the cows milk. Is there anyway you could reintroduce the formula for the next 3 weeks? She should be getting a minimum of 20floz a day.

Once she is one, its fine to swap her over to full fat cows milk and she needs 300ml a day until she is two.

If she is slerping through the night, its unlikely that she is hungry so please try not to worry. Could you tell us a bit more about what she does eat? What does your usual day look like?

JingleJohnsJulie Thu 02-Jan-14 08:34:15

Could you drop a bottle altogether? Maybe give her morning milk in a cup now and give her milk morning, after lunch and before bed? Once she is 12 months she should have ditched the bottles altogether and be on cups, so once she's used to having on feed in a cup, gradually swap the other feeds for a cup too.

Once she's one you can also drop the lunchtime bottle. Depends on your baby though, if she's very tall she may need more milk than the minimum 300ml.

GemLWilcox Thu 02-Jan-14 09:32:17

She has foods like cottage pie,foods with potato & shes tried strawberrys & anything that's soft so its easier for her 2 eat & I hvnt gave her a variety of veg yet but she has had carrots.Ive also tried her on pasta & tried her with toad in the hole but she wnt eat that.My hv knows I put her on cows milk said it was ok it never done any harm putting my oldest on cows milk at 8mnths & no I dnt give her vitamin supplement but am going 2 get the vitamins once my next milk vouchers come thru post.She sleeps thru night but has woke some nights but not for milk.Will try morning milk in cup 2moro.She usually has one at 7am when she wakes up then she has one after shes had something 2 eat just after 10am then another after dinner one after tea then her bedtime milk.May b 5 bottles is 2 many for her now?

JingleJohnsJulie Thu 02-Jan-14 09:35:27

Yeah I'd just drop her down to 3 bottles now. She seem to be full from milk.

GemLWilcox Thu 02-Jan-14 11:38:49

Ok thanks will try that then she shld have more of appetite

JingleJohnsJulie Thu 02-Jan-14 13:37:23

Yeah I'd drop her to 4 bottles now, 3 bottles in about a week and then move her to the 300ml a day when she's one.

GemLWilcox Tue 07-Jan-14 17:30:59

Shes doing well on 4 bottles but now isn't nappin so much in day & 2day apart frm when shes ate or had milk she has just been cryin loads.I dnt know whats wrong with her ive tried occupyin her with toys but it dsnt work.Im just out of ideas as her nappy isn't wet

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 07-Jan-14 17:52:48

Are you giving her water with her food? Has she started eating anymore solids? If you are worried about her fluid intake, could you try some water rich foods like jelly, soup, melon, broccolli or cauliflower?

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 07-Jan-14 17:53:43

And are you leaving a cup of water where she can help herself?

GemLWilcox Mon 13-Jan-14 20:05:18

Yeah I offer her water with all her meals & she is eatin bit more than what she was before & yeah I leave cup on her highchair tray for her.Going 2 get her another cup at wkend as she will b one on sunday so going 2 try weanin her off bottles

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 14-Jan-14 12:41:09

Hope you all have a lovely day on Sunday smile

GemLWilcox Tue 14-Jan-14 17:45:32

Thanks :-)

GemLWilcox Fri 31-Jan-14 12:26:02

I have now reduced my 1yr old 2 milk in morning & bedtime only but she still dsnt seem 2 b eatin much she refused breakfast,most of the time she dsnt eat tea or lunch.Im out of ideas what 2 do as I keep tryin her but she just shakes her head.I cut it up small enough so she dsnt choke but any sort of meat its hard 2 get her 2 try unless its soft food only [:-(]

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