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Not eating

My daughter is 8 months old, she refuses to eat or drink much milk and is losing weight.  every meal time is so stressful just for a few laboured mouthfulls.  she has been looked at at the hospital and they can find no health issues - thyroid etc.  but she is now losing weight and dropping off the growth chart.  one doctor suggested it could be behavioural - but why, and how could we overcome it?  she is otherwise very well and active, but does have a very fast heartbeat, although the hospital said it is because she gets excited!

i'm so so worried, please can you offer any advice?
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Her weight is below the 5th percentile and her height is just below the 50th percentile for her age. Try finger foods with her and giving her infant formula in a 'sippy' cup. Finger foods are regular food, what you eat, that is cooked softer and cut-up in very small pieces or in strips / slices. Maybe this will increase her interest in food instead of baby food. It may help to have her eat meals with you, if she is eating at separate times.
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