Childhood Diseases

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Posted by: Jenn | 2008/08/26

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Baby not eating well anymore

My baby is 6 and a half months now. I never really drank much milk (both breast and formula) but his weight gain was very good, so I started with solids when he was just over 4 months. Started with cereal and then purity. He ate well and then didn' t want purity anymore after about a month. I started cooking veggies at home. Butternut, sweetpotato, gem, beans. He loved it and ate well. Cereal in the morning, veggies for lunch and sometimes fruit and a bit of yogurt for a snack. Suddenly he didn' t want the food anymore. He eats it with a struggle and everytime I put it in his mouth it looks like he wants to vomit. We now have to mix all his food with yogurt or cereal before he eats it and he doesn' t like the fruit anymore and it still looks like he wants to vomit with every spoonful. I bought purity (different flavours) yesterday so we will see how he reacts to it this week. What could be the problem? Why does he get nausea? He also only drinks 750ml formula a day? Is this okay? I don' t want to give him water or tea because I afraid that he will be too full for his milk. He still likes his cereal. Should I stop giving him veggies for a while and just go one with the cereal?
Hope anyone can help.
Should his weight gain also be very slow now? His chart on the hospital card still looks very good. He is always on the line.

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