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26/08/2013 at 19:11
I've been doing BLW with Angus for nearly two weeks now, and today, apart from a breakfast of mashed banana on toast he has refused everything else I've offered. Is this normal?
We had naan bread pizzas for lunch, which he picked up, but didn't even put near his mouth, and tomato chicken for dinner, which he put to his mouth then put down again. He also refused the apple and pear pudding. Does it just mean he wasn't fussed for anything today? Mealtimes have fallen roughly an hour after a breastfeed today, so I'm thinking he's maybe full? Although yesterday he had a breastfeed when we were out, and ten minutes later ate a cheese sandwich, a peach, and a custard pot!
Do they just have days where they are not bothered about food?
26/08/2013 at 19:14
Although P was a food hoover from day one i think it's definitely very common for them to have less interested days, especially this early in his food journey. Don't worry about it, he's still getting everything from milk.
26/08/2013 at 19:31
Thanks AR- that's what I thought, just wanted a bit of reassurance!
26/08/2013 at 19:40
Its very early days yet. I did BLW with all 3 of mine - 1 and 2 were eating good amounts within 2 weeks, number 3 was a good couple of months before he really 'got it'. Just keep repeating 'just for fun until they are one'. some days I eat loads and others I can go all day and not be hungry - babies are no different from what I've seen of my 3. some days I cant keep up, other days every meal ends up back in the fridge for another day! Just make sure there are a range of food groups on offer as mine would have phases of only wanting protein/dairy/carbs and not touching any other food group. it's very early days yet, some really don't get the hang of it until much closer to the 12m mark.
26/08/2013 at 19:58
Thanks, that's what I thought too. TBH I wasn't particularly hungry today but I ate the meals because I'd made them!!
26/08/2013 at 21:18
E is generally a good eater but we find her more picky when there's something going on like teething or a cold. They eat if they're hungry so try to go with the flow x
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