9 months old BF baby refusing solids...help please.

Discussion in 'Baby Club' started by babypowder, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. babypowder

    babypowder Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2010
    Messages:
    919
    Likes Received:
    0
    Does anyone have any experience of this? My LO is 9 months old and has started to refuse all but one or two mouthfuls of any solids, be that jars, finger food or home made.
    He is BF and I know he needs extra food as my BM doesn't provide everything he needs now.
    Plus he is on a fairly low percentile any way and has his weight monitored as he is intolerant of cows milk protein and has had to have extra snacks etc to gain weight properly.
    I have been giving extra BFs to make up for it for a few days but he starts nursery in a week and I can't do that then :cry:
    I tried withholding a BF yesterday he make sure he was really hungry by tea time and he ate more from his Dad, while crying, then vomited it all back :(

    Help please xx
     
  2. Aapoll

    Aapoll Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2011
    Messages:
    223
    Likes Received:
    0
    Is there anyway he's teething? My dd refuses to eat almost everything when she's teething and only drinks milk/ water/ juice when she's teething because chewing hurts her. She's 16 months old now and still does it everytime a tooth starts coming until it breaks through. I just give her a vitamin everyday and make alot of smoothies to get her eating something.
     
  3. babypowder

    babypowder Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2010
    Messages:
    919
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ooo possibly! We don't have any teeth yet so I have thought he has been teething since he was 3 months old but nothing has appeared yet! Will keep an eye on that and see if it resolves over next few days. Just worried about him xx
     
  4. Lilly12

    Lilly12 Mommy & #2 on board

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2009
    Messages:
    11,326
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well i wouldnt skip a feed, actually breastmilk at 9 months is still better than solids!
    it has more nutrition and calories than solids..
     
  5. Thurinius

    Thurinius Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2010
    Messages:
    534
    Likes Received:
    1
    Could well be teething. Not sure what to advise aside from try not to stress about it. Difficult I know but most likely it will be a short lived fad.
    My LO had one week of refusing all savoury items and only eating sweet ones.
    Two weeks of only wanting spoon food from a baby jar (gone off my home cooking apparently).
    And like you times when he just wouldn't eat any solids all day.

    Like the other poster said, your milk holds all the relevant nutrients so he will be getting the goodness he needs.
    I hope it resolves itself for you.
     
  6. babypowder

    babypowder Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2010
    Messages:
    919
    Likes Received:
    0
    I know it holds a lot of the nutrients but according to his dietician (for his milk intolerance) then breast milk is not sufficient alone at this point and when he goes to nursery next week I haven't managed to stock pile any yet :( Oh I am in a pickle x
     
  7. Lilly12

    Lilly12 Mommy & #2 on board

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2009
    Messages:
    11,326
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't get that.
    If he's intolerant to cow milk protein , that just means don't give him cows milk (and stuff with cow milk in it) and if you're breastfeeding don't drink/eat anything with cow milk in it (just lay off dairy)... this has nothing to do with nutrients in your breastmilk!
     
  8. babypowder

    babypowder Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2010
    Messages:
    919
    Likes Received:
    0
    No sorry, it wasn't relevant to the nutrient side of things. It was relevant because it has been a bit of a battle to first get a diagnosis and secondly to make sure he eats / drinks enough to gain weight.

    I think there is very conflicting advice if I am honest, on one hand I read that breastmilk / formula milk is enough for a baby until the age of one but on the other hand I read and have been told by dietician and HV that it is not enough for a baby past the age of 6 months.

    I will hope its a phase and he sorts himself out by next week when he goes to nursery :( x
     
  9. Lilly12

    Lilly12 Mommy & #2 on board

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2009
    Messages:
    11,326
    Likes Received:
    0
    I know of several ladies that have exclusively breastfed even PAST 1 year of age with thriving babies!!
     
  10. babypowder

    babypowder Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2010
    Messages:
    919
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks, he's a wee chap already but I'll just carry on muddling along! x
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice