My LO did exactly this from around 10 weeks. He has always been fascinated with people eating and did chewing motions etc. However, I just started weaning him at 24 weeks and he just isn't interested and clamps his mouth shut! But still watches us intently while we eat and tries to grab our food.
I think its just a development thing and they are becoming more interested in what is happening around them.
We had this and her weight gain actually slowed down. It was a combination of her becoming more active and alert and finding feeding boring as there were more exciting things to do! I had to feed on my own without anyone else around with no distractions and keep encouraging her back on the breast.
Just keep persisting with the milk . My LO is interested in anything I do. She loves to watch me when I cook or iron and tries to grab whatever I'm doing or holding . I'm pretty sure she's not ready to iron or cook yet though!
It's just a phase. Take her to a quiet place and feed her where there's no distractions. Sophie went through a phase of refusing to feed because there was way too much to see and watch. I'd take her to her bedroom where the curtains were closed and there was no noise, that really helped!
thanks will keep at it - just worried some bottles (she only has 4 a day) shes taking only 4oz instead of her usual 8oz - its a lot to drop! getting her weighed this am so we'll see - hv said to ring her if shes dropped weight in terms of her precentile
I agree with Blah11 - reaching for food is just the same as reaching for the remote. Babies are interested in everything and it all goes in their mouth if they can grab it! It's just how they explore things and I wouldn't read anything into it, especially not at her age. X
I agree. I would try and feed her somewhere quiet. My LO has never been interested in milk as a result of reflux, and I must admit we are weaning her under medical supervision. However, she is still having about 30oz milk per day. If she doesn't take enough we dream feed her. She could be in a growth spurt (they act strangely with their food), having sore gums, or just be too interested in everything else but I wouldn't recommend weaning this early unless it's what a paediatrician has recommended.
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