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9mo started spitting everything out - any advice or sympathy?!

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Highlove Mon 15-Dec-14 10:51:14

My 9mo is mainly baby-led, just occasionally we have helped her but primarily she's having what we're having and feeding herself and had been getting on reasonably well. About 3 weeks ago she really started to up her intake, to the point I posted elsewhere about how to prevent mastitis because she very quickly dropped milk feeds. Well I needn't have worried. About two weeks ago she developed a new habit - she still sucks and chews everything but then opens her mouth wide and spits it all back out. Her milk feeds have gone back up. The only stuff she doesn't do this with is very 'wet' food - yoghurt, soggy weetabix, etc. Sge has had a cough and cold although I think this started before the cold.

So - is it just a phase or is it to do with the cold? Do I just give her 'wet' food or do I just keep on offering the usual mix of stuff? I don't want to create bad habits, especially as we seemed to be doing pretty well.

It's driving me a bit mad, although am trying to hide it!

Highlove Mon 15-Dec-14 10:53:39

Sorry, should have said, don't want to create bad habits but also don't really want her to just give up on solids. Which would also be a bad habit, I think!

Highlove Mon 15-Dec-14 18:29:36

Anyone got experience of this? How long is it likely last? Anyone?

Highlove Wed 17-Dec-14 17:08:13

Please...anyone had this? I'm so fed up and it's really upsetting me and making me question whether BLW is the way to go. All I keep seeing and heating from people in RL is how their baby ate/eats like a champion at 9mo. I desperately wanted to get this right for her and I feel like it's just a disaster. She's but really interested in eating and what does go in just comes right back out. Please...anyone...?

GotToBeInItToWinIt Wed 17-Dec-14 18:11:27

I have sympathy as my DD pretty much spat everything out until she was 10 months ��. To be honest we just persevered. I used to get really stressed when I heard how much my friends babies were eating, I thought we had done something massively wrong with weaning (DD would never take a spoon anyway so we kind of did BLW by default!). We just kept offering and kept offering, and now at 13 months she eats a decent amount of food. She's still a milk monster though! At 12 months I limited her milk and after a few days her food intake went up. Stick with it!

LindsayS79 Sat 20-Dec-14 00:14:21

Don't stress. They go through phases and sometimes it can last for weeks. I can vouch for that still at 18 mo...
Teething, colds, sore throats etc can all affect it. It's so hard to breath and eat when they have a cold outside of losing their appetite.. Don't let them see you stressed as they sense it!

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