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23/01/2014 at 19:35
23/01/2014 at 19:55
Stop feeding him at night! Ha, I don't mean to sound flippant at all but when I cut his night feeds down to one (instead of every hour) he upped his eating straightaway, like he just suddenly 'got it'. Mind you it also tied in with me getting pregnant so I don't know if my milk slowed down at all (the HV said it might due to increased progesterone).
If he is still BFing lots he may not be all that hungry for food, and perhaps doesn't connect it with feeling full. I also started offering him water/food when he asked for a feed, at first he would mostly refuse and still want the feed but the balance has really tipped now and 90% of the time I can get away with just giving him food or water instead of a feed during the day. He just feeds morning and evening now, rest of the time is solids with the occasional bottle of cows milk. I'd never have believed it a month and a half ago.
Does he want food you're eating? A usually wants what's on MY plate, so I make our food as one, bring it in and sit down, then spoon him some food directly onto his tray from my plate and he will generally eat it.
He also likes small fruits like blueberries, cherries, grapes. And, weirdly, really has a thing for Quorn chicken at the moment.
23/01/2014 at 20:04
Ha Saisi if I stop feeding at night it could solve all my problems!!
He feeds through the night but not really in the day until late eve. Although he has recently been trying to pick up a 3pm fees so I think I mar have to be ruthless and cut this out.
He doesn't want what's on my plate either, he's happy to just mess with a few bits on his tray it's really strange.
I think I will try offering water instead of a feed though as he could be filling up on milk which we need to stop.
How often so you offer cows milk?
23/01/2014 at 21:45
Probably about once a day maybe twice? He doesn't drink a lot of it, maybe 200-250ml total over the course of a day. I couldn't even begin to tell you how I know when he wants milk rather than water. Just instinct I guess. Sometimes I get it wrong and he doesn't drink the milk, but usually he will drink it even if he messes around with it for a bit. At nursery they offer him formula (it's included in the price) and it's a similar story.
25/01/2014 at 19:42
I will start introducing it once a day I think and see how he goes. I don't like milk so hopefully he won't take after me!
25/01/2014 at 20:18
I agree if he's bfing lots still whether it's at night or during the day then try cutting out a feed or two and just offer food/water/cows milk instead, see how that goes. I think sometimes milk is the easier option for them so they continue with that if that makes sense?
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