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Post by jools on Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:54 pm

This sounds really strange as it doesn't seem long since I was worrying Brody wasn't having enough milk but now he wants more and more!

I was wondering maybe he needs more food? I give him as much as he will take at breakfast, dinner and tea but he is wanting milk an hour later! He has started wanting a feed straight after breakfast and then again mid morning! It's getting so he won't have much cereal but he wants milk instead! Maybe I should be giving him snacks other than milk mid morning and mid afternoon? If so, does anyone have any suggestions for snacks? Or should I just carry on giving him milk whenever he wants it?


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Post by Chelle7 on Tue Dec 18, 2007 2:29 pm

Hi Jools
A few of mine went through this stage where they couldn't get enough milk and I just went with them. :boob: As long as he is getting your milk he is still getting all the nutrients, vitamins etc that he needs then you can try to squeeze in food and snacks when you can (just make sure you are looking after yourself i.e eating a well balanced diet so that the quality of your milk is good). I wouldn't panic though if he doesn't eat. Mummy's milk is still, even at this age a food for him.
When Zachary was ill (around 10 months too) :sick: he went for 8 days on my milk alone and the Doc said 'great will give him everything he needs and stop dehydration'
It is probably another wonderful phase that Brody is having just to keep poor Mummy on her toes, our LOs tend to have many of them & just when you think you've got over one along comes another! :awno:
Such is the life of a BF Mum but I am sure none of us would have it any other way!!!lol Very Happy
Hope this helps hun!

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Post by jools on Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:45 pm

Thanks Chelle! :aww:

Yes I'm giving him what he wants when he wants we will just see how it goes! Luckily I'm with him 24/7 so that's good! I think he might be poorly - he has had a runny nose and a cough today, was sick everywhere when I tried to give him some medicine. Then he sat still for ages looking sorry for himself which is VERY unlike him! Can never get him to sit still!

So, it's probably because he's feeling a bit poorly!

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Post by Natasha on Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:20 pm

:aww: Aww poor little man, hun its proberly because hes Ill like you said.

Remember breast milk is the most important thing for the first year, food comes after the age of 1, at the moment its just an experiment for him.

Booby is so good when they are poorly and thats why he wants it so much :aww:

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Post by jools on Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:38 pm

Thanks :aww: I knew I could count on you lot for reassurance! Very Happy

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Post by nickyjones on Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:56 pm

At this age (and still now) Ellie was having the following meals / snacks.

7:30 - Breakfast (weetabix or readybrek)
9:00 - Snack (breadsticks, toast, banana something like that all finger foods)
11:30 - Lunch (2 courses, cooked savory and dessert)
15:30 - Tea (2 courses, finger food e.g. sandwich and then fruit)
18:00 - Dinner (2 courses, cooked savory and dessert)

She also tends to have a snack about about 4 - 4:30 when she gets in from nursery, a biscuit or some fruit.

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Post by piesmummy2006 on Thu Dec 20, 2007 12:02 am

nothing really to add am late again! lol great advice girlies!
even now Niamh will refuse food and just have boobie if she is poorly, xx


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Post by jools on Thu Dec 20, 2007 7:53 am

Thanks alot! :aww:

Nicky thanks for giving me a couple of ideas for what he should be having as snacks! Was Ellie having milk during the day at 10 months along with the meals and snacks you have listed?

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Post by nickyjones on Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:38 am

Yes she was having milk at 7:25, 2pm, 16:30, 19:30. She dropped the 11am milk around 10months. Possibly 9months hard to remember. Thinking about it, I didn't start giving her a snack after nursery until she dropped the 16:30 milk feed. She dropped the 2pm milk feed at 11months.

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Post by steph80 on Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:09 pm

My HV told me it was fairly normal for bf babies to want both one after the other. Keep an eye on his weight and his appetite if hes happy and he developes well and steadily I wouldnt worry they are all different
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Post by nilmerg on Thu Jul 03, 2008 5:03 am

I still can't believe how obsessed Aussies are with Morning and afternoon tea, you would think they were poms the way they go on about a good cup of tea and a cake!

Having said that, I think mid morning and mid afternoon fingerfood snacks are vitally important for the growing child. BF babies are used to lots of small meals, and we are told that this is the healthier way to eat. For snacks (and other meals) Just make healthy choices for them - no crisps or chocolate! Another couple of snack ideas for toddlers is hummous dips and carrot/celery/cucumber sticks, fruit (can never eat too much of the fresh stuff), Even a slice of whole grain toast (cut into fingers for the younger child) is a great idea, If your child likes biscuits, try savory/cheese biscuits instead of sweet (just go for low salt ones).

Think low sugar and low salt snacks and you can't go far wrong.
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