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    Default Re: Need Advice on 18-month-old refusing solids.

    Thank you for your advice and support @llli*mimibrooklyn. I have tried a lemon...just touching it to her lips. She didn't like it. She has a sippy cup with a straw that she drinks water out of. I have tried to sneak other things in there since it a stainless steel cup and she can't see through it. She will try it but not like whatever it is. Of course then I feel bad about tricking her. I got some of those pouch things but she won't put them to her mouth and try to drink out of them. I will have to find some kind of specialist or someone for her to see to make sure something else isn't going on.

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    Default Re: Need Advice on 18-month-old refusing solids.

    you will feel better if you talk to someone else. until you get some answers keep on nursing and keep offering. that's the best you can do at the moment. you may have already tried this, but maybe try sipping some thru the pouch so she sees you doing it. just a thought. we moved back in september to a new city and our first peds visit left me angry and stressed. he was 10 months old and the dr said he'd never take solids if he didn't start soon. it's been slow going, but he does nibble on a pancake here and there and some bananas. some days he'll eat with gusto and others absolutely nothing. hang in there mama!

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    Default Re: Need Advice on 18-month-old refusing solids.

    I ordered a copy too and I have found the book 'my child won't eat' very enlightening. I was wondering if you have gotten yours yet and what you think about it mom2brynn

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    Default Re: Need Advice on 18-month-old refusing solids.

    Hi lllmeg, I did receive the book and it does have a lot of information in it. It does reassure me that continuing to breastfeed her is more than okay. I like the information about weight charts. I kind of feel my daughter's pediatrician was putting too much emphasis on it. My daughter was only 8 ounces less than last visit. I am going to keep track of her weight myself, as the book suggests, to see how it is. I really got from the book that it is not uncommon for breastfed babies to take longer to eat solids, and maybe with me being stressed out hasn't helped the situation. Funny thing is, at her 15-month check 3 months ago the pediatrician said that due to her teething my daughter might eat less solids. I even mentioned she wasn't eating solids pretty much at all at that point. The doctor said not to stress about it. Fast forward to my daughter's 18-month check and she comes in the door and says "i think it is time for mommy to stop nursing." And now tells me her many teeth coming in at once have nothing to do with it. Even if they don't, I just feel like I am being told one thing and then another. The hard thing will be to find a new doctor who will be a good fit, and to deal with criticism from my in-laws in a month if she still is not eating when they come for a visit. :-)

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