How do you know when to feed your LO's

(7 Posts)
Sammieezmay91 Mon 25-Jan-16 16:36:49

I have never had my LO to cry for her food I just guess most of the time but lately she is refusing bottles and has definately no interest in solid foods. Just wanting to know what everyone else does to know when to feed?

dementedpixie Mon 25-Jan-16 16:42:32

What age is she and how much milk is she taking

Sammieezmay91 Mon 25-Jan-16 17:01:23

Hi thank you for replying she is just over 6mo and she usually has anything from 20 to 28 ounces.
But lately been refusing her morning bottle and her night bottle but not making up for it during the day...

Artandco Mon 25-Jan-16 17:05:32

At 6 months I just offered milk every 3 hrs if they didn't ask for it before, and gave them some of my food whenever I ate breakfast, lunch and dinner

Sammieezmay91 Mon 25-Jan-16 17:12:19

I offer normally every 4 hours but it's a 50/50 wether she will take it or not and she goes 12 hours at night but wakes up at 7am not wanting anything sometimes till 17 hours after her previous feed and solids I have tried everything and she just clutches her mouth shut so I'm not sure what im doing wrong ... I keep thinking because I don't wait till she tells me she is hungry she hasn't learnt to know when she is hungry or something

Lilydreams Mon 25-Jan-16 21:56:02

I have been in the exact same position the last few weeks- I've never had him cry for milk I've just offered every 3-4 hours but lately he's not been finishing bottles and sometimes refusing the late afternoon one completely. I think part of it was he's majorly teething and sucking the bottle was hurting so ive moved up to size 3 teats so he doesn't have to suck so hard and it's had a massive impact- he's drinking properly again now despite when I tried sizing up 2 weeks ago him having a hissy fit!

Also I've noticed the last few days that he wants to go longer between bottles (more like 5 hours now) and when I try to feed him before he wants it he will refuse! So I'm doing bigger bottles more spaced out and he's back to drinking 30-35oz a day now.

Sammieezmay91 Wed 27-Jan-16 08:40:35

Yes my LO sounds exactly the same maybe teething is it then I will give a bigger teat a go and see what happens and maybe see if she wants to wait longer too. Thank you for replying smile

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