I thought we were doing so well with weaning. Darcey started early to help with her Reflux and has been eating so well until December. All of a sudden we have had weaning regression. She has decided some days to barely eat anything at all. Even when I tempt her with other options she still won’t eat.
Breakfast : 8:00 Baby muesli with a 6oz bottle of formula
Snack : 10:30/11:00 Fruit
Lunch : 12:30/13:00 One pre-made ice cube of food about 90g and 45g of fruit
Bottle : 16:00 a 7oz bottle of formula
Dinner : 17:30 One pre-made ice cube of food about 90g and 45g of fruit
Bedtime : 19:00 A 8oz bottle of formula
This has been our rough routine since she was 7 months old. I remember with the boys that by the time they were 1 they had increased the food and were only having 2 bottles a day, morning and night. I’ve tried to do the same with Darcey but she is having none of it.
What does she eat
I give her a wide variety of foods, some of her favourites are here. She can’t have dairy so I use her special formula milk in cooking. She likes most foods though and will often try anything that we are eating as well. The one thing she refuses to eat are any form of are pouches or baby food apart from the pureed fruit. While this is great as it’s cheaper for me to cook all her food it is a bit inconvenient when we are going out for the day!
Like all things with babies you think you’ve got it cracked and then it all goes wrong. For the last 3-4 weeks she’s been;
- refusing food completely
- taking food in her mouth, not swallowing it and then spitting it out
- taking the food out of her mouth and throwing it at me.
Such a delightful child, and with a busy life and two other kids this is driving me slowly mad! I keep telling myself that she’ll eat when she’s hungry, and if she doesn’t want to eat then don’t stress about it. As soon as she starts to throw the food I take it away and get her out of the highchair. Some days she will eat and the next day refuses the same food, I think she’s a bit of a Diva.
If she wakes in the night and I can’t settle her then I’m having to give her another bottle to calm her down. I really don’t want to start getting into bad habits now but I can’t force her to eat during the day. She looks healthy enough and certainly isn’t loosing any weight so she must be getting what she needs from the food.
Anyone got any tips or words of encouragement? If you have a link to a post you’ve written then please leave it in the comments section.