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Nearly 8mo refusing feeds during the day

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Humperdink123 Wed 19-Jun-13 20:50:05

Hi all,
My dd is almost 8mo, we have been mostly EBF'd pretty successfully to date. However, over the last few weeks she has been increasingly hard to get to feed during the daytime.
Today the only proper feed she had between waking at 7am and late afternoon was around 8.30am, before nap time. After that she had a few mouthfuls here and there but wasn't interested in feeding properly until 4pm. She was happily gulping water from the beaker though.
She's on 3 meals a day but doesn't eat that much so I assume its a bit soon to dropping feeds?
I think part of the problem is she's a nosey whatsit, who doesn't like missing out on things and bf means she can't see the world for a bit.
Is it all a phase that I need to ride out? My breasts have been So engorged during the last few days as its so unpredictable that don't know what to produce. I am seriously wondering whether I should just move to bottle feeding during the day to make sure she gets some milk in her. I would express but she seems to have a big aversion my expressed milk, but doesn't mind formula!
Any words of wisdom anyone can offer?

Humperdink123 Thu 20-Jun-13 10:48:04

Anyone? X

ExBrightonBell Thu 20-Jun-13 11:09:14

I'm assuming you've tried the usual feeding in a quiet dark room during the day to see if that helps her concentrate? Is she teething? That might be putting her off. Hopefully someone with better ideas will come along!

happydaze77 Thu 20-Jun-13 14:01:54

I'd second the advice of feeding in a quiet room. DD has all her feeds in our bed, lying down, with lights out. She feeds atrociously otherwise.
In the meantime I would express in order to maintain your supply, even if dd doesn't end up drinking it. You could always freeze it for future use.

Humperdink123 Fri 21-Jun-13 22:16:16

Thanks ladies, she is definitely better in a quiet environment but if we are out that's not always possible. I also find if we're out and I go somewhere quiet she still isn't interested, I presume too hyped up. Oh well, she's not exactly fading away!

Trying2bMindful Sat 22-Jun-13 00:37:30

She will come back.... Like you say she is in a nosey phase right now!
I bet you are on here in a few months time asking why she has started feeding so much again!!

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