My 10 month old baby was doing fine and now all of a suddenly she doesn’t want to eat. She’ll cry while we feed her. Why?
What To Do When 10-Month-Old Baby Won’t Eat
Most children go through episodes when they eat less or even refuse to eat much at all. It can be tricky to figure out why! It can be a tooth, illness coming, that she has decided that she wants to feed herself, or that she recently was ill. Some babies simply can’t stand sitting still to eat when they just learned to crawl or walk.
Either way, take it easy and give her foods that she seems to like. Most times when babies do this, they compensate a few weeks later with a huge appetite.
Try to understand her signals – will she try some food if it is from your plate? If she gets to hold the spoon? If you give her finger foods to play with? Whatever you do, don’t make it a power struggle; that will only make things worse.
Also check for signs of illness, such as a sore throat, ears, tummy pain or teething.
Remember that while eating is of course important, drinking is even more so! Babies get dehydrated quickly, which is very dangerous for them. So offer milk often, or even water.
Hope this helps!
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My daughter is 7 months old almost 8. She refuses to take a bottl . Which is not common for her. She eats baby food but when I try the bottle she scream . I’m worried about her getting dehydrate . She has Twp top teeth coming in. They poked through. She won’t sleep at night. I don’t know what to do
Hi, My little one is almost a year old and all of a sudden does not want to drink anything. i know she doesn’t have a sore throat cause she is eating her toast and other foods but when we try to give her a bottle before her naps she will not take it and just wants her bottle and goes to bed. She finally had 4 ounces this morning but I am worried that she will get dehydrated…. any suggestions or ideas?