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How often do you feed your 8mo?

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civilfawlty Wed 26-Sep-12 08:41:40

Ds is often grizzly. I know it may be teeth, but I'm wondering if he could need food more often. He is a boob monster, and eats breakfast (7am), lunch (12) and dinner (5). He eats loads. And has about 6 breast feeds a day. Should I be giving him mid morning and mid afternoon snacks? Help!

AndMiffyWentToSleep Wed 26-Sep-12 09:40:47

I feed mine whenever he wants it, as well as to sleep. If he eats lots of food, he seems to want less milk and vice versa. Can't say that is the right thing to do or not though.

Iggly Wed 26-Sep-12 10:00:17

I swapped BF for decent filling snacks, starting at around 9-10 months.

Does he cue for feeds? Have you offered? Is he getting enough sleep?

civilfawlty Wed 26-Sep-12 10:10:44


He is sleeping 18:30-06:00, 9:20-10:20, 2-3.

He has breast milk whenever he asks for it. I suppose I'm wondering if I'm doing meals at the wrong time, or should be giving him solid snacks...

Happy to be told he needs more sleep. I feel like I have no idea what I'm doing...

ZuleikaD Wed 26-Sep-12 11:29:02

Those naps sound fine, but I'd start to introduce a couple of snacks as well. But it may just be the general 8-month-old frustration they all go through. Can't move, can't eat properly, can't communicate and suddenly they want desperately to do all these things. I'd be cross too!

Iggly Wed 26-Sep-12 12:20:44

He sounds great sleep and nap wise. And food wise. You'd struggle to fit anything else in right now!!

Is he trying to crawl etc?

civilfawlty Wed 26-Sep-12 12:48:18

Yep. He's moving about like a commando, sitting up (apart from odd lurches backwards) etc. I guess the frustration hypothesis makes sense. I went for a 10:30 post nap+feed small cheese snack. Will see how it goes. Thank you.

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