what do i feed my dd who is 10 month

what do i feed my dd who is 10 month

Joined: December 2nd, 2014, 3:19 am

July 17th, 2015, 1:45 am #1

dd refused to drink her formula or milk since June 16. Her feeding is terrible. She rarely eats during the day I wake up every 30 to check on her if she is breathing. She has been taking little bit of yogurt (Yoplait,kik) the last two days she refused. I bought so many baby foods from the stores. I open and then it goes to the garbage. Please give me a tip.

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July 17th, 2015, 3:14 am #2

On the food aversions list I'm on due to my twins' various food quirks, most of the kids who just don't eat had some kind of serious illness or GI surgery that precipitated it. So, I would not let a lot of grass grow under my feet if these patterns continue and ask my pedi for a referral to a feeding specialist.

By 10 mos., we had already moved off of purees, if I'm remembering correctly. You're south Asian, right? My understanding is that Indian moms often start their babies on solids with a version of dhal. Most commercial baby food tastes really nasty, at least the meals, so I wouldn't waste too much time on it. I made my own purees from things we'd normally eat like beef stew or chicken with noodles and veggies. But since she's already ten months (plenty of teeth, right?), I'd be thinking in terms of baby-led weaning. I'd try chunks of soft fruit like melon and banana. Whole milk yogurt is good. Chunks of cooked sweet potato or canned green beans would be something to try, too. Some small sandwich squares made from soft bread and maybe cream cheese or clotted cream and an all-fruit spread like Polaner All-fruit might appeal. Or toaster waffles spread with those things or hummus.

If you can get her eating stuff you would normally have around, then you won't have to throw out so much. Well, at least that's the theory. And try a lot of stuff, because kids have really strange tastes. Your girl may eat up cooked broccoli and reject the stuff you'd think would appeal to kids.

Good luck!

Maggie (in VA)
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July 17th, 2015, 3:47 am #3

dd refused to drink her formula or milk since June 16. Her feeding is terrible. She rarely eats during the day I wake up every 30 to check on her if she is breathing. She has been taking little bit of yogurt (Yoplait,kik) the last two days she refused. I bought so many baby foods from the stores. I open and then it goes to the garbage. Please give me a tip.

Thanks always.
There's a saying, "food before one is just for fun" - a 10 month old baby should be getting formula/breast milk - anything else is just for fun and not necessary. If she has refused formula/breastmilk for a whole month I'd be on the phone with the pediatrician. Hope she feels better soon!
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July 17th, 2015, 1:57 pm #4

dd refused to drink her formula or milk since June 16. Her feeding is terrible. She rarely eats during the day I wake up every 30 to check on her if she is breathing. She has been taking little bit of yogurt (Yoplait,kik) the last two days she refused. I bought so many baby foods from the stores. I open and then it goes to the garbage. Please give me a tip.

Thanks always.
My DS didn't have a single tooth at 10 months and wasn't really interested in food until about 15-16 months, which worried me, but our pediatrician is an advocate of the "food before one is just for fun" mantra. He lived almost exclusively on breast milk until about a year. Even when he finally developed an interest, he wasn't into purees, so we mostly did baby-led weaning. The only purees he'd eat were fruits and veggies (wouldn't touch anything with meat or grains), so I blended a bunch of fruit/veggie combos and put them in reusable food pouches. He also liked (and still does) whole milk yogurt, which you can sometimes find in a pouch as well depending on your grocery store. He didn't like being fed, so those were easier for him than attempting to eat with a spoon at that age!

Regardless, this is pretty concerning. A month is a LONG time to not have milk/formula, especially at her age. She's probably lost quite a bit of weight. Have you been back to the pediatrician? I think you need to aggressively pursue this - it seems like she's either hurting (her throat? her mouth?) or she's developed an aversion. Either way, you need some help. Your pediatrician can refer you for a feeding evaluation and they can recommend either an occupational or physical therapist. Sometimes these referrals take time, so jump on it quickly. Also, there are usually private centers in addition to whatever the local children's hospital provides and they're usually easier to get into.

Keep us updated and good luck!
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Joined: March 25th, 2008, 8:46 pm

July 17th, 2015, 4:13 pm #5

On the food aversions list I'm on due to my twins' various food quirks, most of the kids who just don't eat had some kind of serious illness or GI surgery that precipitated it. So, I would not let a lot of grass grow under my feet if these patterns continue and ask my pedi for a referral to a feeding specialist.

By 10 mos., we had already moved off of purees, if I'm remembering correctly. You're south Asian, right? My understanding is that Indian moms often start their babies on solids with a version of dhal. Most commercial baby food tastes really nasty, at least the meals, so I wouldn't waste too much time on it. I made my own purees from things we'd normally eat like beef stew or chicken with noodles and veggies. But since she's already ten months (plenty of teeth, right?), I'd be thinking in terms of baby-led weaning. I'd try chunks of soft fruit like melon and banana. Whole milk yogurt is good. Chunks of cooked sweet potato or canned green beans would be something to try, too. Some small sandwich squares made from soft bread and maybe cream cheese or clotted cream and an all-fruit spread like Polaner All-fruit might appeal. Or toaster waffles spread with those things or hummus.

If you can get her eating stuff you would normally have around, then you won't have to throw out so much. Well, at least that's the theory. And try a lot of stuff, because kids have really strange tastes. Your girl may eat up cooked broccoli and reject the stuff you'd think would appeal to kids.

Good luck!

Maggie (in VA)
Bits of chicken, salmon, tuna...they loved scrambled eggs with cheese and onion powder in it....blueberries (mushy frozen ones, thawed), canned mandarin oranges, bananas, mangoes (again, thawed), yobaby yogurt, carrots, peas, green beans, well-cooked broccoli with cheese powder and butter, corn, baked beans, crackers...they were so done with purees. Actually before 9 months adjusted they were done. I was not done, but they were. :/ I seasoned with a lite iodized salt to try to keep from giving too much sodium but to give flavor. I mixed spices I had on hand and made a mild curry powder for them. Anything to add interest and flavor.

Good luck!
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Joined: March 25th, 2008, 8:46 pm

July 17th, 2015, 4:16 pm #6

There's a saying, "food before one is just for fun" - a 10 month old baby should be getting formula/breast milk - anything else is just for fun and not necessary. If she has refused formula/breastmilk for a whole month I'd be on the phone with the pediatrician. Hope she feels better soon!
If mine had not loved to eat, I would have gone slower but I was lucky and by 1 adjusted they were already on a healthy varied diet. I would worry that she needs an NG tube or even a G button if she can't get over the aversion.
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Joined: December 2nd, 2014, 3:19 am

July 18th, 2015, 1:59 am #7

My DS didn't have a single tooth at 10 months and wasn't really interested in food until about 15-16 months, which worried me, but our pediatrician is an advocate of the "food before one is just for fun" mantra. He lived almost exclusively on breast milk until about a year. Even when he finally developed an interest, he wasn't into purees, so we mostly did baby-led weaning. The only purees he'd eat were fruits and veggies (wouldn't touch anything with meat or grains), so I blended a bunch of fruit/veggie combos and put them in reusable food pouches. He also liked (and still does) whole milk yogurt, which you can sometimes find in a pouch as well depending on your grocery store. He didn't like being fed, so those were easier for him than attempting to eat with a spoon at that age!

Regardless, this is pretty concerning. A month is a LONG time to not have milk/formula, especially at her age. She's probably lost quite a bit of weight. Have you been back to the pediatrician? I think you need to aggressively pursue this - it seems like she's either hurting (her throat? her mouth?) or she's developed an aversion. Either way, you need some help. Your pediatrician can refer you for a feeding evaluation and they can recommend either an occupational or physical therapist. Sometimes these referrals take time, so jump on it quickly. Also, there are usually private centers in addition to whatever the local children's hospital provides and they're usually easier to get into.

Keep us updated and good luck!
But I want her to drink formula or milk badly!! I did take her back to my family doctor and he said she is ok. if she doesn't want. Let her not to eat. And he said you will see the next day she will. But she eats very little. And I am fine with that as long as she drinks milk. I tried cottage cheese , cheddar cheese. She spits out. I want her to eat or drink something that give her calcium. And still she doesn't crawl.
Thanks. I will update you. I appreciate your help!! alot
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July 18th, 2015, 2:02 am #8

If mine had not loved to eat, I would have gone slower but I was lucky and by 1 adjusted they were already on a healthy varied diet. I would worry that she needs an NG tube or even a G button if she can't get over the aversion.
Sorry I can't think. She tries other purée food but I want her to drink milk. thanks
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July 18th, 2015, 2:05 am #9

Bits of chicken, salmon, tuna...they loved scrambled eggs with cheese and onion powder in it....blueberries (mushy frozen ones, thawed), canned mandarin oranges, bananas, mangoes (again, thawed), yobaby yogurt, carrots, peas, green beans, well-cooked broccoli with cheese powder and butter, corn, baked beans, crackers...they were so done with purees. Actually before 9 months adjusted they were done. I was not done, but they were. :/ I seasoned with a lite iodized salt to try to keep from giving too much sodium but to give flavor. I mixed spices I had on hand and made a mild curry powder for them. Anything to add interest and flavor.

Good luck!
And the first day in the daycare I tried giving her small pieces of bagels. She was checked. You have given me good tips on food. I will try. But her ped while I was in DC said never ever to give her butter/ oil things before one. I am looking a food full of calcium to replace the milk. Thank you my dear blessedThistle.
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July 18th, 2015, 2:07 am #10

On the food aversions list I'm on due to my twins' various food quirks, most of the kids who just don't eat had some kind of serious illness or GI surgery that precipitated it. So, I would not let a lot of grass grow under my feet if these patterns continue and ask my pedi for a referral to a feeding specialist.

By 10 mos., we had already moved off of purees, if I'm remembering correctly. You're south Asian, right? My understanding is that Indian moms often start their babies on solids with a version of dhal. Most commercial baby food tastes really nasty, at least the meals, so I wouldn't waste too much time on it. I made my own purees from things we'd normally eat like beef stew or chicken with noodles and veggies. But since she's already ten months (plenty of teeth, right?), I'd be thinking in terms of baby-led weaning. I'd try chunks of soft fruit like melon and banana. Whole milk yogurt is good. Chunks of cooked sweet potato or canned green beans would be something to try, too. Some small sandwich squares made from soft bread and maybe cream cheese or clotted cream and an all-fruit spread like Polaner All-fruit might appeal. Or toaster waffles spread with those things or hummus.

If you can get her eating stuff you would normally have around, then you won't have to throw out so much. Well, at least that's the theory. And try a lot of stuff, because kids have really strange tastes. Your girl may eat up cooked broccoli and reject the stuff you'd think would appeal to kids.

Good luck!

Maggie (in VA)
I want to vary her food. I felt I am giving almost the same thing. i have good idea now. But still want her to drink milk. Thanks Maggie.
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