Childhood Diseases

Posted by: TJ | 2013-01-18


9 month old baby fussy eating

My baby is 9 months old. Until about two weeks ago she has been eating very well solids, and would sleep through the night. But now she is suddenly starting to refuse her favorite food, wants just milk or a bit of fruit, gets quite fussy often and keeps waking up at night asking for milk (I am still breastfeeding). she has two bottom teeth and she does have a bit swollen gums. Could she be teething? She has been like this for over two weeks now and i would expect that if it was teeth it would not last for such a long time. I am just worried that she is not getting enough food, also, she has just started crawling three days ago so she is using a lot more energy now.

Thank you very much in advance.

Expert's Reply



It is very common for baby's of this age to suddenly not want to eat their solids when they are teething. Her two upper incisors are probably coming through now. Massage her gums and apply a little Pansoral gel to her upper gums where you have noted the swelling.

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