help! 12mos and wont eat much at all

Oh, we're done with all that vegetable-steaming and mess, our children are cutlery-wielding, spaghetti-chomping angels... at least some of the time.

help! 12mos and wont eat much at all

Postby cobralily » 07 Jan 2008, 14:50

hello all, i need some help or reassurance...

my lo is now one year and still only wants mama's milk (was exclusively breast fed until 7mos, then did a month or so of purees before switching to BLW...) he will sometimes try anything but then only mouths it before spitting it out. othertimes he turns away and refuses all food offered. it seems he loves to eat things that aren't food (bugs, paper, bark from the woodpile). i would say he is 95-99% breast fed, but growing fine.

should i stop offering food and wait until he reaches for it off my plate? am i just being an anxious new mama? i would love any suggestions or anecdotal wisdom...
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Postby ches » 07 Jan 2008, 15:09

I would keep offering food, but try not to worry seeing as he's growing fine. You are doing great! (Remarkably calm. :D) My wee man is 10.5 months and only started eating really a few weeks back.
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Postby ecorinne76 » 16 Jan 2008, 21:28

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Postby Aitch » 17 Jan 2008, 11:03

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Postby Carey » 20 Jan 2008, 10:30

My LO turns one tomorrow and I'm still waiting for food to click.

She's still BF. She generally stuffs herself full with breakfast, picks at lunch and just wants to throw dinner around. Oh and she's gone off vegetables after being really keen on them at the start.

At dinner I've recently started lifting her out of the high chair and holding her on my lap. Somehow the food on my plate is much more interesting than hers! She'll sometimes pick bits off my plate.

So I console myself with the fact that we have a healthy diet and she doesn't do too badly over the week. She's happy, healthy, putting on weight (albeit slowly) and generally enjoys meal-times. What more can I expect?!
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Postby Aitch » 20 Jan 2008, 16:06

oh yes i totally recommend reading 'my child won't eat' by carlos gonzalez, i got it off amazon, it's absolutely fascinating.
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