Baby off of food, only wants to breastfeed

by Dalia
(Los Angeles California )

Hi everyone,
I am a first time mom, I have a 7 month old baby girl. I have been breast feeding since she was born and she was fine for the first past month and half eating baby Cereal oatmeal and eating bananas and snacks but now that she
Turned 7 months this past week all she wants to eat is breast milk. Going on to her 2nd week with out eating is this normal?

Is someone going threw something like this that can give me some advise
Please let me know.

Thank u :)

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Mar 15, 2012
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by: Tracy


The exact same thing happened with my daughter, except she started waking up more often during the night as well.

It could be two things...

1. A growth spurt
2. Teething

If it is a growth spurt, you will notice that your little girl has grown some what in length afterwards (which was the case with mine) My little girl is 9 months now and eating better than ever.

Read more on growth spurts here

The most common time period for teeth to erupt is between 7 and 8 months, so it is very possible that your little girl is starting to teethe now.

Here are some tips on how to handle teething.

The good news is, no matter what the issue is, your baby will start to eat again soon, just keep trying to introduce foods...also maybe start introducing other foods, like finger foods.

Try not to worry about the fact that she is only breastfeeding, many moms have exclusively breastfed their babies until the age of one before introducing solids

Hope this helps ;-)

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