11 mo, lack of interest in food, increased nursing??

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11 mo, lack of interest in food, increased nursing??
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Wed, 10-12-2011 - 4:27pm

My 11 month old has been eating solids since about 7.5 mos and has been (in my opinion) really eating a lot for the past month or so, until this week. He's been just nibbling on his meals since the weekend and the last 2 days has really increased his nursing. I can't really think of anything else that's different. I can't see any new teeth on their way in. He doesn't seem sick and hasn't really been more cranky than normal. Well, I guess he is cranky when he wants to nurse. He fusses and climbs in my lap and cries if I don't nurse him. Is this just a phase? I just thought it was weird for him to go from pigging out at meal time to only eating about half as much and to go back to nursing about every hour.

Manda :)

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There

Kathy Kuhn IBCLC ivillage lactation consultant Grammy to Brennan, Elias, Elianna, Tahlia, Makenna, Maura, Silas, and Charlotte

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He's still not eating as much as he was as far as solids but has increased a little bit and his nursing has evened out a little. I've been paying close attention but can't see any signs of illness. We have noticed that he's spitting out some foods but not others so I'm thinking he may actually be developing some picky eating habits. The other day he was eating eggs just fine but when DH gave him some fruit, he refused the egg after that. Its that kind of thing that makes me think maybe he's being picky. He's always been more likely to eat more if he can feed it to himself. I'm thinking that since he suddenly decided he didn't like certain foods, maybe he was hungrier so needed to nurse more often. Nothing has changed in our household and I can't think of any recent traumatic eating experiences, so I'm thinking pickiness just might be the problem. Thanks for listening!

Manda :)

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Sounds like you're right on target

Kathy Kuhn IBCLC ivillage lactation consultant Grammy to Brennan, Elias, Elianna, Tahlia, Makenna, Maura, Silas, and Charlotte