My 10 month old daughter won't eat HELP

United States
July 21, 2008 4:01pm CST
So my daughter is teething and she has 8 teeth ,4 on top and 4 on the bottom. Recently she had one come in and would not eat anything for 3 days but finger foods. So then the tooth popped out and she was back to her old self again. Now a week later we are back to a similar routine. She will only drink her formula, she gives me such a hard time with eating. She won't open her mouth, she turns away and get angry. I don't know what to do, I am afraid she will get malnutrition ed . I spoke to the Dr. about her not gaining much weight and reassured me that when kids are teething they don't have much of an appetite but I am still worried. In the last 3 months she has only gained about 2.5 pounds. She still looks healthy but I feel like if this will continue she won't ..........any suggestions????////Anyone had a similar problem?
3 responses
@irishidid (8731)
• United States
21 Jul 08
Are you giving her things to chew while teething? Like a teething cookie? It would help the tooth break through. What are you doing for the pain? I always used fruit flavored brandy, but they make better over the counter treatments than they used to. My son took forever to gain any weight and he did just fine. I later found out it was his tonsils, but he survived. If long as the doctor says she's fine, I'd take his word for it.
• United States
22 Jul 08
Of course i give her teethers and i buy her teething biscuits. She loves the puffs that melt in the mouth. She loves them because she gets to eat them all by her self. I am happy she at least still drinks her formula. Both those teeth just kill everything including the appetite. Thank you for your response.
@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
22 Jul 08
My son is 1 year old and 3 months already. We have the same problem like yours. This specially happen while he's teething. It really bothers thinking of his health. But that only for a few days and his appetite will be back again. Just try to give more formula and that will surely help. KEEP SMILING = NEIL
• United States
22 Jul 08
I had a daughter that did the same thing. Her doctor told me to offer her her meals, skip snacks, and when she gets hungry, she'll eat. But to make sure she has plenty of fluids. A glass of milk, and a glass of juice actually has enough nutrients to keep her from getting sick and starving. I'm not a doctor, but I did as he said, and finally one day, she ate me out of house and home. LOL. We haven't had any trouble sense. I hope this is helpful. I know it's really bold and blunt, but it worked.