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is this self weaning?

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eatssleepsfeeds Sat 08-Dec-12 21:43:47

Ok. Thanks for your help. I shall look there for help. My daughter has always been a bit of a bugger to feed. She is distracted by the slightest noise. Doesn't help when I have a 2 yr old crashing about the place.

I take the baby to a different room to feed now but she has a few sucks and that is literally that. She just wants to do something different. I can't force her. She wd get v upset.

Perhaps she's just not hungry. But I don't dare not give her solids to encourage her to have milk. (She has the 3 meals a day at the obvious times. Not huge portions (although v adequate) and - unlike my 2l yr old - doesn't have snacks in between.)


JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 08-Dec-12 18:53:39

I'm not trained but I think that self weaning is extremely unusual before 18 months. I think kellymom has some information on self weaning.

What it does sound like to me is reverse cycling, again kellymom has some good info smile

eatssleepsfeeds Sat 08-Dec-12 18:46:10

My nearly 10 mth old now just pretty much refuses breastmilk during the day.

However, she's happy to feed at any time during
the night when she wakes up crying!

She's a good eater, thankfully. Enjoys her food - much easier than my first daughter in that respect.

I feed her as often as she wants it during the night because I'm concerned she needs the milk and fluid.

Total hassle as I don't think she wakes from hunger, especially. More for her mummy, I'm sure. If i let her cry it out a tiny bit she would go back to sleep.

I'm trying to introduce a formula feed during the day as a substitute. I think we're getting somewhere in terms of that. I see no other option really.

Any ideas? Has this happened to you? How many feeds during the day should a nearly 10 mth old be getting?

Thanks so much.

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