Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: ZGD | 2008/10/17

Q.

BABY SIX MONTHS NOT EATING WELL

DEAR DR I HAVE STARTED WITH SOLIDS RICE CEREAL, PURITY VEGGIES AND DESSERTS BUT MY BABY DOES NOT EVEN EAT HALF A TUB SHE REFUSES IT
IS THERE A REASON TO BE CONCERNED
SHE ALSO DOES NOT LIKE SLEEPING DURING THE DAY SHE WILL ONLY SLEEP FOR 15 MINUTES
SHE IS NOT LOSING WEIGHT THOUGH
PLEASE HELP
THANK YOU

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Your baby is happy and growing well. Do not force food on her if she does not want to eat. Her milk is her most important source of nutrition by far. Start over with her solids, starting witha few spoons of her cereal, then gradually increasing this and then introducing vegetables such as butternut and then apple.As long as she sleeps through the night she seems to be getting enough sleep.

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Posted by: JS | 2008/10/17

I had the same problem with my baby. He is 8 months now but started solids on 5 months. He ate welll and suddenly didn' t want anything solid. I just started over slowly with just the cereal and after about a week mixed a small bit of purity with that and now everything is fine. I also realised that he after he tasted the purity he didn' t want rice cereal anymore. I buy Nestrum First Cereal because it has a nice flavour.
He also didn' t sleep in the day. I did' t know what to do untill the nanny told me that she just put him in a dark room after she rocked him to sleep and now he sleeps very well.

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