11 month old not as hungry as she looks

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Cupcakemummy85 Tue 14-Jan-14 08:51:57

My dd is 11 months and dispite looking like a chunky monkey she is actually not a big eater. She has a couple spoonfuls of breakfast which is nearly always a little yogurt or fruit purée. She screams for the breast after only just having a load of boob first thing and then a little bit of breakfast. Lunch an dinner are the same. I make everything from scratch so when it is refused it's really heartbreaking. Dd1 was a fantastic eater and milk drinker so this is really hard for me. And dd2 has also been a tough baby.
I can't seem to get her onto really lol food either. Although she's ok with chunks of this and that she doesn't eat enough to satisfy her.
Everyone has suggested giving her more snacks to stop her feeding at the breast so much but she just doesn't want it. My dh said he's worried about her having so much yogurt but what can I do. Dd1 was a dream to feed as a baby (bit fussy as a toddler).
I don't have access to hv anymore as we have moved country so information is limited here.
Sorry for the long post. I just really don't know what to do and feel my time is spent bf. I can't get on with anything.

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 14-Jan-14 12:00:15

Quite often at this age they can feed more and I can understand you feeling overwhelmed. Is there a la Leche group near to you in your new country? I think a bit of bfing support might benefit you. Kellymom has some good info on feeding past the first year here smile

If you are making everything from scratch, could you change it so that she is given the food you are eating? That way you won't have so much time and enters invested in the food. Could you try her with something like a banana smoothie, toast with smooth nut butter, porridge with fruit or blueberry pancakes for breakfast?

Also, what do you do if she refuses food? Have you read My Child Won't Eat by Carlos Gonzalez?

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