Author Topic: teething related non eating  (Read 2584 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline *Becky*

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Showing Appreciation 255
  • Posts: 19155
  • Location: Sussex, England
teething related non eating
« on: May 09, 2013, 19:01:11 pm »
I think  :-\ ???
M really does eat hardly anything of her lunch and dinner these days. Breakfast is fine but the other two are awful. Tonight she ate nothing of tea apart from a tiny bit of fruit puree and an oatcake. Lunch a yoghurt, nothing that I put on her plate beforehand. I do try to put lots of little bits to try and tempt her so for lunch she had bread and almond butter, turkey and cheese cubes, raisins, couple of apricots and some celery. Nothing. Tea was tomato veg pasta and mackeral. Nothing.
She is teething but this is hard as she just pushes her legs into the table so she then pushes back, sits about a metre away from the table and is generally loud disrupting any story or talk I might be having with H.  ::)
So yes, not great. We do get her down if she is clearly finished but she has not even started!




Henry James and Martha Rose - my spirited pair!

Online cath~

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Showing Appreciation 152
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 10054
  • Location: UK
Re: teething related non eating
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2013, 19:05:40 pm »
what does she eat/drink between meals?

could you tempt her with something 'fun' eg a home-made yoghurt+fruit ice lolly for pudding? might be nice if she is teething.

is this a recent thing?  how did she used to eat?
DD1 - 8 years old
DD2 - 5 years old

Offline creations

  • Feeding Solid Food & EASY
  • Forum Moderator
  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Showing Appreciation 495
  • Posts: 21993
  • Location: UK
Re: teething related non eating
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2013, 23:11:25 pm »
Becky, DS goes right off his food when he is teething or poorly too. he will eat breakfast, usually, but it's hit and miss with the rest of the day and can look like he's living off air.  He can even throw a tantrum at the mention that dinner is on the table.  One those times I don't force him to sit with us, but I do tell him clearly it is dinner time and we would enjoy his company, I know he never acts like that we he is not teething so there is no point pushing it as a behavioural issue yk? Same with when he eats nothing (or 2 bites) and pushes away from the table.  i just let him go with the idea that when I am ill the last thing I want is to sit at a table and socialise with people and look at food I don't want.  He always makes up for it after the pain has gone.  just recently he has asked for meds during dinner time and both times I could only offer ibuprofen so i told him I needed him to eat a bit before he got the meds because they are better not to be on an empty tummy.  I'll also make something I know he loves like fish finger and chips which he finds very hard to resist.


Offline ZacsMumme

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Showing Appreciation 425
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 23962
  • You complete me
  • Location: NZ
    • Tomi & Roo Boutique
Re: teething related non eating
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2013, 03:29:14 am »
No advice but many Hugs Hun. Another mum of a toddler whom is extremely fussy and doesn't eat when teething, sick or just pain distracted/tired/excited ::)
***Sara***
https://www.facebook.com/tomiandroo


DS1 - Our sensitive soul. Silent reflux.

DS2 Our cheeky chipmunk. Reflux, MSPI.

Offline *Becky*

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Showing Appreciation 255
  • Posts: 19155
  • Location: Sussex, England
Re: teething related non eating
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2013, 11:00:04 am »
cath - she was always a great eater until probably a few months ago. Now we really struggle to get anything into her for lunch or dinner, breakfast is no problem.
She does have snacks inbetween meals but not loads. I would think she should still be hungry for meals, it does not even seem to matter what we give her. All she wants when she is at the table is yoghurt or pureed fruit??

The thing is I don't know how much pain she is in tbh. We are getting more fesity behaviour but I think that is mainly due to being 2...her nights are ok, we do get EWings but that is the norm. Some naps are short, some ok, hard to tell.

I just am not sure how to approach it. At tea time the expectation is we all sit at the table and I do want to keep that really but she is being very disruptive with the shouting and kicking the table etc so maybe I should just let her down and not worry about what she has or has not eaten.




Henry James and Martha Rose - my spirited pair!

Offline creations

  • Feeding Solid Food & EASY
  • Forum Moderator
  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Showing Appreciation 495
  • Posts: 21993
  • Location: UK
Re: teething related non eating
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2013, 13:54:37 pm »
Becky, I can understand wanting her to be at the table for dinner. Family meal times together are very important to me, I really believe in all sitting together, enjoying one another, catching up, reconnecting, and eating the same meal (as far as possible, I do slight adaptations for DS to suit his personal preferences).  I can also see that with two LOs you wouldn't want it to look like one is expected to eat a certain amount and stay at the table whilst the other doesn't need to.  I just see it as illness/teething/tiredness and perhaps if you say this when you let her down from the table it will explain the differences in expectations?
I know once DP was snappy with DS for not coming to the table for dinner, a day when DS was clearly poorly, I asked DP if he expected me to sit and eat a family meal and socialise when I am poorly, he said no. Enough said.

if you are worried about the balance of her diet can you maybe give something different at breakfast when she is more willing to eat?  Apart from social conventions there is really nothing to say that meat, veg, pasta etc can't be eaten for breakfast or for the snacks so that across the day she gets a balance?


Offline Mattsmummy

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Showing Appreciation 37
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 1898
  • Location:
Re: teething related non eating
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2013, 18:15:12 pm »
We get exactly the same thing right now. The push away from the table with his legs...GRR...  >:(
DS, for the last week maybe, hasn't eaten hardly anything at dinner. A few bits of cheese, some orange sections, a few pasta noodles here and there...
I try not to worry too much about his diet as we supplement with a multivitamin but it sure would be nice to have a quiet family meal with the carry on...

hugs
x
"But the fighter still remains"

Offline ZacsMumme

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Showing Appreciation 425
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 23962
  • You complete me
  • Location: NZ
    • Tomi & Roo Boutique
Re: teething related non eating
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2013, 18:32:41 pm »
Be my, just although...we have recently had some terrible food related issues with Z. I put it down to teething. His last tooth is pret,uch through buthe is worse than ever, like he has a sore throat. Wanting a bottle at random times ???

I just realised I think his reflux has come back with his molar cutting. (Was hoping that was over) Did M have reflux? Could this be a possibility?
***Sara***
https://www.facebook.com/tomiandroo


DS1 - Our sensitive soul. Silent reflux.

DS2 Our cheeky chipmunk. Reflux, MSPI.

Offline *Becky*

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Showing Appreciation 255
  • Posts: 19155
  • Location: Sussex, England
Re: teething related non eating
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2013, 18:38:31 pm »
well she cried non stop for the first 6 weeks but I 'think' that was hunger poor love as I was BFing and I just don't have enough milk. Henry only lasted 3 days before even the midwives were trying to ram formula down him but M is more chilled bless her. She was fine once we added some formula though so don't think it was reflux in the end.
Tonight was better - no snack at all in the pm and she loves salmon. x




Henry James and Martha Rose - my spirited pair!

Offline ZacsMumme

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Showing Appreciation 425
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 23962
  • You complete me
  • Location: NZ
    • Tomi & Roo Boutique
Re: teething related non eating
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2013, 19:43:06 pm »
And sorry about my spelling. My iPad drives me nuts!
***Sara***
https://www.facebook.com/tomiandroo


DS1 - Our sensitive soul. Silent reflux.

DS2 Our cheeky chipmunk. Reflux, MSPI.

Offline amayzie

  • Pinterest Ninja
  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Showing Appreciation 250
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 12584
  • Location: Newcastle, Aust
Re: teething related non eating
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2013, 13:22:17 pm »
And sorry about my spelling. My iPad drives me nuts!

I did think that your Ipad must have a life of it's own! ;D
Katy, Mummy to Hamish!


Offline Hedgehog17

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Showing Appreciation 71
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 3697
  • Location: UK
Re: teething related non eating
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2013, 13:27:15 pm »
Hugs  :-*

If it's molars, then yes, they really do cause a lot of pain and put LO off eating  :(

She will make up for it once they are through  ;D

Offline *Becky*

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Showing Appreciation 255
  • Posts: 19155
  • Location: Sussex, England
Re: teething related non eating
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2013, 18:47:46 pm »
yeh, she has been a bit warm as well the last day or two. i wonder if it is after effects of her MMR as she had it late about a week ago? One 2 year molar still cutting through in a big way but the others are pretty much in...just canines to go now!




Henry James and Martha Rose - my spirited pair!

Offline Lemonthyme

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Showing Appreciation 29
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 1224
  • Location: UK
    • Mamacook
Re: teething related non eating
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2013, 05:59:16 am »
My son had days he pretty much went off food.  When it was really bad we used some baby nurofen and bonjela but tbh, he seemed to catch up later.  If it's not affecting sleep and you've cut down on snacks elsewhere I'd just ride it out.
Here's my blog which is focussed on simple food for babies, toddlers and families http://mamacook.blogspot.com/

Offline ZacsMumme

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Showing Appreciation 425
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 23962
  • You complete me
  • Location: NZ
    • Tomi & Roo Boutique
Re: teething related non eating
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2013, 07:39:10 am »
And sorry about my spelling. My iPad drives me nuts!

I did think that your Ipad must have a life of it's own! ;D

Lol I'm always rushing so I forget to check - and to think I once did design docs for it systems and wrote implementation plans ::)

Becky so her two yr molars have come before the canines!?
***Sara***
https://www.facebook.com/tomiandroo


DS1 - Our sensitive soul. Silent reflux.

DS2 Our cheeky chipmunk. Reflux, MSPI.

Online cath~

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Showing Appreciation 152
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 10054
  • Location: UK
Re: teething related non eating
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2013, 08:33:42 am »
If it goes on for a while and you're worried about her not eating enough, do you think a change of scene could help? Eg an indoor picnic on the floor if the weather's cold or outside if it's nice?

We've just had lunch and dinner outside a couple of times recently and I noticed L ate much more quickly and thoroughly than usual. Is there something about being outside that makes food more appealing?

Obv not a long-term solution but it could be an occasional 'treat'.
DD1 - 8 years old
DD2 - 5 years old

Offline *Becky*

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Showing Appreciation 255
  • Posts: 19155
  • Location: Sussex, England
Re: teething related non eating
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2013, 12:44:05 pm »
uggh, thanks girls. She has got something going on that's for sure. So so so whiny this am, I resorted to meds! I wonder if it is canines as she is on the last molar now and this is worse than we have had the last month or so?




Henry James and Martha Rose - my spirited pair!

Offline *Becky*

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Showing Appreciation 255
  • Posts: 19155
  • Location: Sussex, England
Re: teething related non eating
« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2013, 12:01:27 pm »
well things are no better, probably worse. I am totally running out of food options. I 'think' it must be canine related but it is really bad. I noticed today that bfast was better and she had meds around 5am so they would still have been working so maybe that explains it. She seriously only really eats yoghurt, odd bit of cheese, raisins and sometimes weetabix/toast. Most lunches and dinners are completely refused. Just wondering if anyone else has been through this with canines?




Henry James and Martha Rose - my spirited pair!

Offline Lemonthyme

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Showing Appreciation 29
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 1224
  • Location: UK
    • Mamacook
Re: teething related non eating
« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2013, 12:40:08 pm »
Molars were the worst for us but he had his moments but then canines came in when he was around 8/9 months I think.  Just keep offering things. 
Here's my blog which is focussed on simple food for babies, toddlers and families http://mamacook.blogspot.com/

Offline creations

  • Feeding Solid Food & EASY
  • Forum Moderator
  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Showing Appreciation 495
  • Posts: 21993
  • Location: UK
Re: teething related non eating
« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2013, 21:05:58 pm »
I thought canines were the pits until we started on molars. So, yes, canines can really hurt.


Offline TracyP21

  • BW Aficionado
  • ***
  • Showing Appreciation 4
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 177
  • Location: New Zealand
Re: teething related non eating
« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2013, 02:09:05 am »

Becky, going through this at the moment with my 17 month old DS who is cutting three canines at once - ouch!  Breakfast is our best meal, weetbix & yoghurt, 3 pieces of toast, lunch is usually okay but dinner is a real nightmare.  Happily eat finger food of his choice but starts to cry when spoon comes near him - unless its yoghurt (which he would eat 24-7).  He is also now on no bottles as had a vomiting bug last week and the BT bottle kept coming back up so we stopped it (been a week now and still sleeping through (touch wood).
Somewhat relieved to hear that its teething related - I also feel like he is going to bed hungry!
Also any new foods get inspected and then thrown on the floor - so thinking I should move them to breakfast or lunch like Creations suggested. 
Also - not keen on holding his own spoon, would rather be fed - typical male lol - these also get thrown on the floor at the end of the meal.
Hard to keep my patience sometimes with all the drama at tea time!

Offline *Becky*

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Showing Appreciation 255
  • Posts: 19155
  • Location: Sussex, England
Re: teething related non eating
« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2013, 11:49:08 am »
sorry to hear you are going through it too....I am pleased to say things are a bit better here. She is eating a bit at every meal now and seems to have got out of the habit of just pushing it away which is nice ;)




Henry James and Martha Rose - my spirited pair!