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suddenly spitting food out

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LimesMum Sun 04-Jan-15 08:32:57

DD is 11 months and has always been an amazing eater, I never did BLW but used purees and she would eat anything given to her and be starving for it and so excited about it.
She started to eat more lumpy, mashed food and was fine with it but Over the last month she has started spitting food out. She takes a few mouthfuls then just rejects it and out it comes.

It's so frustrating and means she is getting a very strange diet as we just keep giving her anything and everything to try and make her eat.

The only things she will eat are brown bread and yoghurt and often her bowl of porridge although this morning she spat that out too!

She has 8 teeth and this has never happened before with teething but some people have told me it could be teething?? Can't see why porridge would be ok tho as it's a museli kind of one and pretty lumpy.

It's really stressing me out, has anyone else had this?? Any suggestions what to do about it?

CornishYarg Sun 04-Jan-15 10:59:29

Are you still mostly feeding her? Maybe she'd prefer to feed herself more. Around this age, they often like to exert their independence and realise food is one of the few areas of their life they can control. Try just putting the food in front of her and leaving it up to her whether to eat or not.

Yes, teething can cause a loss of appetite. The porridge may be accepted because it's a comforting familiar food. I guess if it hurts to eat, it makes sense to only bother with favourite foods!

Highlove Sun 04-Jan-15 14:52:29

Mine did this, although she's a bit younger than yours - it was around 9 months. It was v frustrating as there was no apparent cause; I wasn't convinced it was teething. She's BLW so it also wasn't an independence thing, either. Anyway, it lasted a few weeks but appears to have passed. So I'm guessing it was just a really annoying phase.

LottyLikesWindows Sun 04-Jan-15 20:34:44

OP I could have written your post, to the last word! No advice, but watching with interest. It's so frustrating to see your big eater turn into hardly a grazer sad

NinjaLeprechaun Tue 06-Jan-15 09:02:23

My daughter did this for a while at about 8 months (I think, it was a long time ago.) I always just assumed that she'd learned to spit food out and thought it was fun.

stressbucket1 Tue 06-Jan-15 14:52:59

My DD had a few weaning regressions when she was teething and preferred smooth consistency for a while. Is it worth blending a bit more again? We just have her smoother stuff and reintroduced lumps after a while

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