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12/02/2014 at 15:44
To all those that replied to my post yesterday, thanks for all your great advice! I hope you don't mind me asking for some more!
E currently has breakfast about 7ish, tea about 5ish and usually (when she's not being a madam and refusing to sleep) a nap about 12.15ish. When do I do her lunch? Before her nap about 11.45 or after about 1.45ish? WWYD? her refusal to eat has made me feel like a total novice again!
Also, I've started weaning A (under the advice of he paediatrician) and have been giving her purée once a day at lunchtime (usually when E is napping!) she is absolutely loving it - she tries to grab the spoon out my hand, or the bowl if I leave it too close, shouts if im too slow in reloading the spoon and today she was desperately trying to eat my cheeseburger from out my hand! It seems to be helping her reflux so i'd like to start giving her another meal at tea timeish. I'm not quite sure when to give her milk now though. At the moment I give her food about half hour before her milk is due then give her milk about half an hour after she's finished eating. Is this right? She's cmpi so milk is her only form of calcium at the moment (until her dieticians appt finally gets here!) I did BLW with E so this is all new and different this time round!
thanks for taking the time to read and for any replies
12/02/2014 at 16:15
I feed J his lunch pre-nap at somewhere around 11.45-12 - I'm working on the assumption that a meal before sleep will help him sleep better in the same way adults can get sleepy after a meal, and that he's less likely to wake up from hunger and will be less cranky on wake-up.
I'm not sure on the weaning front I'm afraid, we did mostly blw and he was bf so boobed when he asked for it.
12/02/2014 at 16:39
I give Isla her lunch before her nap so she eats at around 12 and goes down to nap at 12.45 ish. For the exact same reason as SG suggests. I always thought with weaning in the early days it was preferred to give food after milk as milk is still their main source of nutrition until they're one.
12/02/2014 at 16:54
Same as the others, food then nap.
W has breakfast at 8
Lunch at 12/12.30
Bedtime milk at 7.30-8pm
Depending on if we are at a play group in the afternoon she normally has her nap at about 1.30. ( then I sit down with a cup of tea and watch neighbours!!)
12/02/2014 at 17:11
Yep I'd do lunch before nap.
How old is A?
12/02/2014 at 17:22
See, I've been doing it totally wrong and giving it after her nap. No wonder its been a battle :-( What do you do if you're at a playgroup in the morning? They tend to finish about 11.30/12 and I know as soon as I get E in the car or pushchair around that time she'll go! What have I been doing for the past 19 months?!!!
Weekender, she's 22 weeks. I know it's a bit early but her paediatrician has been telling me to do it since 17 weeks (I didn't!) and she's started to show all the signs. The problem I have with doing milk first is that she hates it and once she's had enough she will not drink anymore for love nor money! I think if I did milk first then food she's just refuse the food point blank too.
12/02/2014 at 20:30
12/02/2014 at 20:33
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12/02/2014 at 21:01
Thanks Workinghard, that's really helpful! Did you just replace the bottles at the mealtime with food? I can see A being on 3 meals quite quickly as she seems to enjoy food whereas milk is still a challenge and none of her meds seem to be helping with the sickness.
13/02/2014 at 12:38
5 is quite late for dinner if she is having lunch around 11.45. I always did lunch after nap but then I would find that Zoe would be more awake after eating and then wouldn't nap.
13/02/2014 at 12:55
You haven't done anything wrong, it's just trial and error to see what works for you, all toddlers have their own ways
22 weeks also isnt that young for weaning, I'd probably be inclined to do similar to WH
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