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Hi all! I'm new here. I need help! My son is going 11 months soon but he refused to eat for the past 3 months. There's time he finished whatever food we gave him for his 3 meal. That only happened once! Ever since then he refused to eat. He only eat a few teaspoons every meal. I'm very worried about him. We tired many combination but he dont't seems to like any of them. He likes water more than food -.- And he's still waking up for two night feed! I suspect it's due to him not getting enough in the day. What should I do? Any routine to recommend?
We tired my husband's sister ways. We isolated him, dont't give him milk unless he eat (of course we gave in to him in the end). I dont't agree to their ways but my husband like their style... Force him, punish him and dont't let him drink his milk unless he eat. But it dont't seems to work. Or maybe we are too soft on him? I learnt to relax after I done some research. They stated that babies will associate high chair, spoon and bowl etc with unhappy time. In which I felt my son is in this scenario. So I tired the soft way. We let him go when he refuse to eat even he never eat at all. But still nothing changed.
My husband and I just quarreled about feeding our son just now. He questioned me why our son refuse to eat. And I told him there's many possibilities... I told him to google it himself if he really want to know. He say he got no time (he's a ns man that can excuse stay in but he normally reach home around 9 which our son going to sleep). He insisted me to tell him. So I told him one of the reason is teething. Then he keep ask me questions after I explained to him briefly. I told him I got no time as I'm alone at home taking care of our son (I'm carrying my son around when talking to him). Yet he continue.... He asked me what ways have I tired, why after we punish him we still play and laugh with him and why I never seek help from his sister and his cell group leader etc (I did asked his cell group leader before but her method is just like my husband's sister). Before he ended the call he asked me so will I seek help from others or insist doing things in my ways. I said my ways out of anger and he just say... Ok, we got different point of views, he won't say anything on this issue anymore, bye. I'm so hurt and anger that I cried. I'm the one who take care of our son most of our time. The time he's at home is not that much and he know nuts yet he only know how to question me instead of googling the answer himself?
I really dont't know what to do. I cook for my son personally and I tasted he's food. It taste ok for me but he just refuse to eat! I dont't know what to cook for him anymore.
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Baby Feeding Problems
My son is the same as your son from 7mth to 9 mths he refused to eat his solid food. But you must not scold him or punish him or force him because he should enjoying eating at this period. Do not stress him and yourself try to gentle tell him you should eat a bit it nice and delicious. If he still do not want to eat just let it be or maybe he is too full to eat. Just relax yourself. Too much blame on him he will continue refused to eat.
My son is of the same age as yours n there r times when he refused to eat too. I agree that eating should be a fun activity fir him to enjoy n you can take this chance to bond with him. When my son refused food , or appears cranky I make funny faces n sounds to make him laugh n after awhile he takes his food. There was a whole month he didn't take much solid n milk at all but didn't force him for too long then after a few weeks he starts eating again. That whole month I fed him his favorite snack which is avocado . Wah very ex like that hahaa but now my boy doesn't want milk. Headache...
My baby girl stop eating when she was teething, and wakes up for night feed as well, I tried all ways to feed her, if she doesn't wanna eat or drink, I dont't force her, but when she wants milk, I will add In brown rice cereal to make her fuller, and try to feed her other food, like apple purée, pumpkins with potato, cherry, rice with soup what we adult take, I will try whenever I'm eating, if she wants she will eat, if she doesn't dont force. Patience mummy! I also take care of her myself since birth, after she pass that stage of refusing everything , all is well, but babies always have lots of stages for us mummies to pAss them!
I can tell you this, make sure to keep your baby focused while eating. Turn of TV or any other distractions and talk to the baby, smile, sing, make him open his mouth. If you need help go to how much should my baby eat
My son went through a phase like that too! That time I was training him to sit in high chair and he would just cry and cry... So everyday we progress a bit. Day 1, sit 5mins in highchair and feed. Day 2, sit 8mins, Day 3, sit 10mins... And we put a lot of toys in front of him to distract him... I also pretend to be eating from the spoon and then feed him so that he will learn to feed like me. Takes a lot of patience... Maybe you can try Bumbo seat also? Not so intimidating for them as compared to high chair...
When my son dont't eat, my maid will stand behind and make faces to keep him entertain, and he starts to eat. Or I always turn on Baby First TV to keep him entertain. I know a lot of mommies strongly advise not turning on the TV, but this method works very well for me to feed my son so maybe you can try. Or you can try to take his favorite toy to distract him as you feed? No harm trying any method now since your son dont't want to eat. Also, did you check with pediatrician? If their tummies are very bloated with gas, they will refuse food. Teething will create a lot of gas. If their tiny tummy not very strong, give probiotic to rid the wind, might help also.
My pediatrician recommend me Bonnisan and my son's appetite increase after taking this supplement. Also, have to find the food that they want to eat. Just to feed him cereal, I tried almost all the brands in the market ... Very siong ... But when we have a picky son, we have to be more patience with them... He likes avocado with cereal and milk, maybe you can try?
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hi mommy, it's common for toddlers of this age to refuse to eat. putting toys in front of him, making faces, just keep him entertained. when he does try to eat remember to praise him
need to be patient. he probably can feel your frustration if you showed it and more likely to reject the food.
he will ultimately get past this stage, so just relax and take each meal time as a bonding time. i would say try to engage your husband in this aspect as much as possible. it's just part and parcel of bringing up a baby, the 2 of you should stay calm and enjoy yourselves in parenting though it is difficult.
hope everything will be fine soon take care!