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my 7 mth old caitlyn

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she is not eating well what should i do

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Define "not eating well".  Some kids go through phases where they eat very little, for no discernable reason.  Is she still breastfeeding well but refusing the new solids?  Is she taking in solids but refusing breastmilk/formula?  Is she turning her nose up at everything?  Or is she eating everything, but in much smaller quantities? If it's the first or the second, I wouldn't worry too much, especially if it's only been a day or two.  She'll likely snap back to normal soon enough.  If she's refusing everything on principle, though, it might be a sign that she's either not feeling well (who wants to eat when they're sick?) or maybe the recent heat wave has gotten to her.  My son's food intake dropped sharply with the recent heat last week; now that it's cooling off again, he's back to normal.  Ish. 
i boobie feed her but she would drink 6 oz now she drinks 1oz and almost 5 bites of baby food
I have to think you've done some of these already, but running through the list anyway: --Is she sick?  Does she have a fever?  Does she show symptoms of a cold?  (Runny nose, cough, general listlessness, etc.)  It's typical to lose your appetite when you're not feeling well, so that's a possibility. --Has your diet changed recently?  What you eat goes into the breastmilk, so it's possible that whatever new thing you're eating, she doesn't like.  It might also be upsetting her stomach, so she's unwilling to eat more of it. --What's the weather like?  We were in CT over the past weekend in a house with no A/C.  My son's appetite dropped substantially, but when we got him back into an air-conditioned environment, he started eating well again.  I'm not sure what part of the country you're in, but if you're still dealing with the heat wave, this might be a reason Caitlyn's appetite has dropped. --Lastly, the  old standby: call your pediatrician.  It's likely nothing, but peace of mind is an awesome thing.  The doc might want to run a couple of cultures, and he can certainly take a peek at her throat and ears to make sure there's no infection. 
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