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Breastfeeding and food

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MarathonMama Sun 11-Nov-12 19:17:48


My DD is 7mo, she LOVES her food, I mean really loves it. The problem is that she's now refusing the breast. I can only get her to breastfeed twice a day and even then she will only latch on for a couple of mins.

Any advice? I am adding milk to her food but would rather she were being breastfed. She won't even feed at bedtime (7pm) but has a massive tea at 5pm.

Help! I love breastfeeding and don't want to stop and I know how good it is for her.

AndMiffyWentToSleep Sun 11-Nov-12 19:44:56

Not really sure what to advise but my DS was the same and started having more breastmilk a month or so later.

Have you tried offering less food?

ZuleikaD Mon 12-Nov-12 11:19:39

Is she still feeding at night? If so then she might be having more then. You could try expressing and giving it in a cup too.

MarathonMama Mon 12-Nov-12 20:58:31

She's stopped altogether now sad

Totally refusing the breast and a cup, I don't know what to do!

VisualiseAHorse Mon 12-Nov-12 21:50:42

Have you tried feeding while she's still asleep/just waking up?

AndMiffyWentToSleep Thu 15-Nov-12 08:53:05

Is she still not feeding? I think kellymom has info on nursing strikes

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