Page 2 | Is it normal for a baby to fall asleep at the dinner table? I am worried about iron levels.

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froken Tue 01-Oct-13 17:57:39

My ds is 9 months old. He is a good eater but he refuses to eat porridge with added iron. He still breastfeeds lots, my hv is worried that he doesn't eat anything with added iron in.

She has advised us to give him liver pate and black pudding (we are not in the uk, these are pretty normal things to eat where we live) we have so far given him some liver pate and he likes it.

Tonight we went out for an early dinner, ds fell asleep in his highchair at 5.45. He didn't winge or rub his eyes he just finished his dinner put his little hands infront of him, put his head down on his hands and went to sleep.

We usually give him his dinner at 5 then an extended bath (for as long as he is happy) till about 5.40, then we put him in bed and he goes straight to sleep.

He sleeps till between 6.30 and 8.30, he has recently been waking up for an hour at around 4AM he just cuddles and breastfeeds and rolls around abot (we co-sleep) I doze and don't chat or look at him, he isn't unhappy, he doesn't chat or play when he has his early wake up.

DS usually has 1 nap at 11ish. He will sleep between 1 and 3 hours depending on where we are (if he is asleep at the boob he will sleep for 3 hours, if he is in his pushchair it is more like 1-1.5 hours)

Today I accedently woke him up from his nap after 40 mins (taking his coat off as we were in a very hot cafe)

Is it normal that he fell asleep at dinner time? Could it be because he has low iron levels?

I should add that he is very "busy" all the time, he walks around with his push along trolley all the time. We usually go to at least 1 playgroup/group a day as he loves the big open spaces and likes playing with the other babies. Today I took him to playgroup in the morning and dp took him to playgroup in the afternoon (a different playgroup.)

Any advice would be appreciated smile

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TheBuskersDog Tue 01-Oct-13 20:00:23

Definitely ignore the 'professional' advice regarding breastfeeding as they are ridiculously outdated, the HV should get out of the 1950s get some up to date training and the gynae should stick to what he/she knows about.

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