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23 month old daughter stop eating and drinking milk and water.

Anonymous

23 month old daughter stop eating and drinking milk and water. I know she’s hungry cause she checks out the food I give her. I think it’s her teeth that’s bothering her. How long is this phase going to be? She’s a picky eater but she can eat when she eats but the couple of days/weeks, it’s been terrible. I think she loss some weight. Help! Any suggestions? Thinking of blending some chicken porridge for her to eat just to have a good amount of nutrients for the mean time.

  • Laura
    Jul 12

    Can you call your doctor's nurse hotline? Not eating food for a little bit doesn't seem so bad but not drinking water sounds like it could be serious.

  • Jenn
    Jul 12

    Have you tried giving her tylenol or motrin before she eats? Give it to her about 30 mins before so she feels some relief. My LO did that for a couple days when she just got 2 more teeth. I also froze her yogurt and gave her some of that. The coldness made her teeth feel better and she got yogurt. You could also use them to make smoothies.

  • Anonymous
    Jul 13

    Thank you ladies! Laura, I apologize I exaggerated the water intake. She sips not drink. I have to remind and somewhat bribe her to drink water. Jenn, I have been thinking about the Tylenol a lot lately. Worst comes to worst I’m gonna have to try it. Don’t they get groggy or sleepy when they take it? She ate good at dinner time. Thank goodness. Tomorrow is another battle lol. I wish the teething will be over soon. She bit me when I was putting her to sleep. Thank you again! 🤗

  • Jenn
    Jul 13

    Mine hasn't been tired or groggy when I give it to her. In fact, she is usually more lively because there is no longer the teething pain.