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Thread: 16 month old refusing solids

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    Default Re: 15-month old refusing solids

    Hello! I realize that this was posted back in 2013 but I am curious to know how your baby girl is doing now with her eating? My story is identical to yours. I have a 16 month old son who is still exclusively breastfeeding and refusing all solids. At first he was eating a few things. He loved apple sauce and he also used to eat rice cereal and even leeks and cauliflower. I gave him avocado which he did not like (he gagged on it) and then slowly he started to refuse everything and only wants to be breastfed. I am so worried about him because he went from 90th percentile in size down to 50th in about 3 months. He also suffers from multiple food allergies (wheat eggs and dairy), which probably has something to do with him not wanting to eat. If this continues, I will have to look for a feeding therapist. Thanks in advance for any advice you can give!

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    Default Re: 15-month old refusing solids

    OP has not been on this forum since 2013.

    It seems odd baby would eat fine and then develop some issue that requires a feeding therapist. I would suggest the book My Child Won't Eat by the pediatrician Carlos Gonzalez. You may find it reassuring and if not, you can always seek more help. The book is short and inexpensive.

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    Default Re: 15-month old refusing solids

    Hello, I only saw this response now. Thank you so much for responding! I did read that book and found it helpful. I also spoke to a therapist and she said that I can continue to breast feed my son without worry, that some babies need to be breastfed for longer. I'm not sure at what stage I should start worrying though.

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    Default Re: 15-month old refusing solids

    In my experience, usually the "start worrying" stage never comes about because things work themselves out long before then.

    In the rare cases that does not happen, the start worrying stage almost always presents itself very obviously.

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