Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: mom | 2008/07/14

Q.

help, my baby wont eat

my 10month old baby doesnt want to eat anything except yoghurt. she refuses formula milk completely during the day, only to have abt 8oz at night. she refused the breast at 8monhts, she wont take any other foods either. she pushes whatever i try to feed her, the only thing she can eat without complaining is yoghurt and lots of water. tried to flavour her milk with yoghurt but once she discovers its not yoghurt she pushes the bottle away. her doc says not to worry as she seems to be thriving with the little she's getting and she looks healthy and gaining weight tho not much, she was 8kg at 9months, is this ok. am so worried, dont know what to do, please help.

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Her weight seems to be good despite her poor food intake. It is of concern that she is eating so poorly and of all the foods you are offering her milk remains very important at her age. Try her on NAN Pelargon which has a yoghurt -like taste and see if she will drink it. Mash all her solid foods very fine before offering them to her.

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Posted by: Zandile | 2008/09/05

My 7mnth old who' ll be turning 8 on the 8th doesn' t want formula he only takes breast milk. When he was about a month and a half he took breat milk from the bottle. He is my second baby and i was stil enjoying breastfeeding as i only breast fed my first born for a month. When i was on maternity leave i never introduced formula milk i guess i was enjoying breastfeeding and not thinking that when i go back to work it will affect him. I haven' t tried expressing milk which i know that i should. When i took him for his immunisation his weight went down a bit. I' m really stressed and dont know whether if i shud try giving him a different formula as the one i was trying to introduce to him is S26 Gold which he only intakes when being fed soft porridge... Please help as i would be happy to get a different number concerning his weight when i take him for his 9mnth check up..

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