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10.5 mth old refusing milk at nursery

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WorrisomeHeart Tue 13-Sep-11 19:55:32

My DS has just started at nursery and is refusing milk. He's eating solids well and still has a milk feed first thing in the morning and before bed (and at least once during the night..). The nursery staff have asked if they should continue to offer the milk feeds and my gut instinct is that they should, but is this necessary? He's having a good amount of solids and is drinking plenty of water throughout the day.

Flisspaps Tue 13-Sep-11 19:56:33

Is the milk being offered in a cup or a bottle? If it's in a bottle, will he take it from a beaker/cup instead?

RitaMorgan Tue 13-Sep-11 20:00:45

If he doesn't want milk I wouldn't worry - two milk feeds a day is enough at that age.

AchtungBaby Tue 13-Sep-11 20:23:29

I have the same problem, WorrisomeHeart. DS started going to a CM when he was ~11 months, and now 5.5 weeks later, he's probably drank ~50-100ml of milk while he's been there sad.

I think that the CM still offers him milk 2x / day (she asked me if she should stop, but I said no). On days when he's at the CM (4 days / week), he BFs at ~6am, 5pm, 7pm, and 1am. On days when he's not at the CM, he BFs at ~6am, 10:30am, 2:30pm, 7pm, and 1am.

Hmm, maybe we should try to cut down shock.

WorrisomeHeart Tue 13-Sep-11 21:44:36

Thanks folks, good to hear it's not anything to worry about.

flisspaps they're offering it in a bottle, which is how he takes it at home. Do you think it will make a difference via cup? Might be worth a try.

achtung DS has a similar feeding schedule to your LO, and tbh I'm not really sure if im feeding on cues or timetable now, if you see what I mean!! I might just see how he does at home without the 10am feed and whether he actually wants it.

AchtungBaby Tue 13-Sep-11 22:17:35

I don't think that DS is fed particularly on demand any more - that all went pretty much out of the window when he started eating solid food, in order to fit everything in grin.

I might try to stop offering the 5pm BF - it made me feel a lot better when I first went back to work, but it seems a bit close to the 7pm BF. And he eats something for supper when I get back from work too.

The 1am BF only started again when I went back to work - I think it's called reverse cycling.

Flisspaps Wed 14-Sep-11 15:13:55

I just wondered if it was in a cup then he could have milk at the same time as his meal, he can choose to take it if he wants it then smile

RitaMorgan is right though, two milk feeds a day should be plenty if he's eating solids well.

WorrisomeHeart Wed 14-Sep-11 19:59:46

Good point flisspaps. That might be something for him to try. He didn't have any again today but as he slept through last night I guess he didnt need it yesterday. We'll see what happens tonight..

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