My son refuses to eat
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Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at 06:24PM
: My son refuses to eat
For the past week my son (9.5 mths, 6 mths adjusted) has not been interested in eating. In fact he absolutely hates it. Whenever we bring the bottle to his mouth, he begins to scream, cry, and fights to get away.
It's a struggle to get him to take a couple of ounces every few hours and it's starting to really concern me. Before, if he was a little fussy while eating all we would have to do is sing and he would calm down. Now, there's nothing we can do to console him.
We were thinking maybe he's about to cut a tooth since his gums are swollen and he keeps rubbing them, so I've tried giving either orajel or the teething ring 10 minutes before it's time to eat, but that doesn't work either. The pediatrician suggested trying a cup instead of a bottle, seeing if he's interested more in rice/oatmeal cereal, but we haven't had any success with that either. Even the times when he is obviously hungry, he still refuses to eat very much.
Anyone else ever been through this or have any ideas?
Other than feeding time, he's a really happy baby