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04/05/2014 at 11:18
A couple of wonderings and a bit of comparison please!
B has just turned one and is still BF first thing, in the afternoon and at bedtime. She is very Rick Astley about boobs and doesn't want to give them up! She also uses them for napping/sleeping purpose (although she can self settle at night if required).
The whole 'food for fun until one' thing made me fine with things but should she now be encouraged to show less interest in milk and eat more? She does eat quite well too, I think, and her weight has always been 91st/98th centile. I don't have the heart to deny her and I'm hoping it's OK for her to take her time. How often did/does your LO about that age feed?
I'm also not sure how much water she should drink? Will she still get enough from the amount she BF? I've offered a beaker of water since 6 months but she really isn't interested much. It gets spat out, or the beaker is thrown about. Help!
Any reassurance/ advice/ comments about your LO's habits welcomed. Thanks!
04/05/2014 at 12:12
Jacob was BFing more often than that at a year, I never worried about how much he fed or ate to be honest. It did gradually reduce until it was just a morning feed when we stopped at 2.5. If milk is her main source of liquid, then I wouldn't restrict it but keep offering the cup and I'm sure she will get the hang of it in her own time. Just relax and keep doing what you are doing, it's obviously working a treat!
04/05/2014 at 13:31
Most babies/children still have milk for a while yet. A is 15 months and now bottle-fed but the HV told us 3x a day of 7oz each (usually we split one, so he has 4 a day but the same amount overall) so I would have thought BFing 3x a day or so was just right. Some babies that age will feed all day and some just morning and evening. She may drop that afternoon feed herself but I wouldn't worry about it.
A isn't much interested in water either at the moment, perhaps that'll change as the weather gets warmer. I just keep a beaker within reach for him.
04/05/2014 at 22:00
05/05/2014 at 08:50
Thank you all. I feel reassured now and will just take things as they come :-)
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