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Feeding MORE frequently after weaning

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seeingdots Fri 12-May-17 08:49:27

My DD is 8 months old. We started weaning at 6 months but it's only really the last 2-3 weeks she's started to eat more at mealtimes, and often it's still a bit hit and miss. She refuses spoons so it's all finger food apart from yogurt which she sucks out of a reusable pouch. All fine, I can live with this.

Thing is, she's gone from feeding (BF) every 3.5ish hours when she wasn't really eating solids to demanding really frequent feeds through the day, but only staying on for a minute or two most of the time. So she might have a bit on waking (or not depending on night feeds), after breakfast, mid morning, after lunch, mid afternoon, after tea, then a big one at bedtime and 3+ during the night.

She's really insistent with her demands but loses interest so quickly. I'm starting to wonder if it's a supply issue or if it's just a result of moving to solids but surely she should be dropping feeds rather than adding more at this age?!

Any thoughts on why she's doing this or what I should be doing here? TIA!

EyeDrops Fri 12-May-17 09:53:03

8 months is still very early into her weaning journey, and solid food will all be about exploring it just now. It can certainly be frustrating, but I'd think of it like any other developmental change - such a big change can often mean more frequent breastfeeds for comfort/reassurance/connecting with you.

It's great that she's eating well already! I'm still BF my 21 month old and while some days she'll feed just morning and night, other days it'll feel constant. If you're ok with it, just go with the flow and it usually settles down again sooner or later!

seeingdots Sun 14-May-17 10:58:51

Thanks, I guess you're right. I'm ok with it, just hoping she becomes a bit more predictable before I go back to work. I'm fully expecting a row from the HV next time she comes. I wouldn't say DD's eating well but eating now at least so I'll take that!

Kingseye123 Wed 24-May-17 15:30:44

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