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About 3 weeks ago we took her to the doctor for her MMR vaccination and since then we noticed that she gradually lost her appetite and refused to eat. The timing of this change in appetite is obviously somewhat alarming to you. Parents often have a pretty good sense of if their children are truly ill (or different.) You've seen two doctors now who ...


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From experience, if a child refuses to eat, it may be because she's coming down with a cold, gastro-enteritis or someting. It could also be a mild virus infection that shows no "real" symptoms - there are like a billion of viruses out there and a clear diagnosis is sometimes almost impossible. Usually nothing to worry about. Another very simple reason to ...


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Worry is a normal part of parenting. Internet advice from another parent may help, but do try and take comfort in the current diagnosis from your local doctors. Babies, children, and even adults go through phases of liking and disliking foods, phases of wanting to eat lots and wanting to eat little. Last week, my daughter would barely pick at her food. ...


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As the mom of a 15-month-old who transitioned (slowly) from breastmilk to solids, I'll detail what worked for us. Offer solids first, then milk. Stick to this even if he doesn't eat much at the solids time, since it seems from the info you gave that weight gain isn't an issue. If he's hungry when it's time for solids, he's more likely to try them. Get ...



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