Nine Months Old & Refusing All Solid Foods

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Nine Months Old & Refusing All Solid Foods
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Tue, 02-22-2011 - 1:45pm

It's been forever and a day since I've been here, but I am back with a question.

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Registered: 01-12-2006
Tue, 02-22-2011 - 2:33pm

I have a child that was resistant to food.

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Registered: 05-20-2008
Tue, 02-22-2011 - 3:47pm
I wouldn't worry to much about his solid intake level at this point. At 9 months, a BF'd baby does not really need much solids from a nutritional standpoint.So long as he is still BF'ing frequently enough he should get enough is BM alone for now. I don't know what your feelings are about BF'ing past a year but assuming your OK with going longer then a year I wouldn't worry to much at this point. I have heard from mothers who's children had severe allergies and as a result they delayed solids well past a year without any long term consequences. So in your case, while I would suggest you continue to offer solids, I wouldn't worry to much just yet that solids are not a major part of his diet. Prior to a year, it's recommended that solid foods make up no more then 25% of the babies diet anyways. If at a year he is still taking little or no solids then you can consider investigating the issue more fully.

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Tue, 02-22-2011 - 4:31pm

Charleen, I'm tandeming my nearly 3 yo, so that should tell you how I feel about BFing past a year.

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Registered: 05-03-2004
Wed, 02-23-2011 - 12:07am
Phillip, my middle DS, was close to 10 months when he decided to eat solids. Before that I would put stuff in front of him and he would just feed it to the dog. lol! I am honestly embarrassed to day his first bit of food was a Steak N Shake burger he snagged from my plate. I vividly remember it since we were moving from Florida to Wyoming and it was our 3rd day on the road. Later that day I had to fo to a supermarket and get some "real" food for him. Even after that he did take kind of slowly to solids and he seemed to prefer proteins to breads/grains/fruits. He BF until about 45 months (several months tandem). In retrospect I wonder if his slowness to start solids was a protective mechanism


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Wed, 02-23-2011 - 7:47am
Thanks, Carol. I appreciate the input.
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Thu, 02-24-2011 - 4:34pm
No advice Sue, but just wanted to wave hi and say I can't believe Jubilee is already almost 3!!!
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Thu, 02-24-2011 - 8:04pm
Hey Tracy! It's nice to "see" you. Your little ones are getting so big too! Wow.
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Sun, 02-27-2011 - 9:27pm
Susan, I don't have any great words of wisdom to add but just wanted to wave hi and lend my love and support.
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