Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Jenn | 2009-01-08


Eating problems and best time for meals

My son is almost 11 months now. He struggles to eat and gags with everything that we give him. Except for his formula and yogurt. I' ve asked around for advice and most people say that it can be because he is teething or that he is just not hungry at that moment.
He doesn' t have any teeth yet but has major teething symtoms for three months now. He sleeps very well though. I' m ruling out the teething now because he didn' t have this eating problem two weeks ago.
We give him supper at 7pm and he goes to bed with his milk bottle at 8pm or 8:30pm. Could it be that he is just not hungry at the moment? He spits out everything and also tries to push the spoon and food away. It is very stressful for us and we don' t look forward to feeding time anymore because it just turns out in a huge fight at the end of the day.

Expert's Reply



It may well be that your baby is getting his molar teeth as he has suddenly stopped eating. Another possibility is that he may have an infection of his tonsils although this is less likely. Keep mealtimes peaceful and happy and don't stress if he won't eat for the present. When he feels better he will start again.

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