Posted: 31/03/2011 at 13:07
Help, Erin was 7 months old yesterday and up until this week was happily eating 3 pureed meals a day. The only thing that she previously refused was carrot but I disguised it with apple and parsnip and she took it.
This week though she has decided not to eat anything that I have made, but will eat porridge for breakfast, and has had a couple of Ella's kitchen pouches and yoghurts.
Does anyone have any idea why she could just suddenly stopped liking her food? I've tried all her favourites to no avail. Today she has only eaten her porridge and I feel like I've been trying to force feed her all day! She keeps her mouth firmly closed and keeps blowing raspberries. At lunch I thought that she might just not be hungry so expected her to take something at dinner, but she didn't have anything, just refused food for 20 mins.
In addition, I'm also in the process of stopping breastfeeding and moving to bottles, and have upped to 3 bottles this week. 1 btl when she wakes, breast feed @ 11.50am (lunch at 1pm) , btl at 4pm (dinner at 5pm). She'll have a bottle before bed and breastfeed when she wakes in the night. Bottles are 7oz, should I try reducing this?
Could she just not be hungry or could it be something like teething? She doesn't have any teeth through yet and I can't really see any sign of anything coming.