Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Amy | 2009/04/14


Solids question

I know the solids questions are being milked dry but i' m really very much in the dark i was wondering what does a 7 month old' s menu look like for the day? Zoë -Jane,my daughter ends up eating too little and stil drinking the same amount of milk she has before starting solids,which is worrying me,on a good day she' l probably have a four or so teaspoons of solids for the entire day. Must i replace some of the milk feeds for the day with other fluids as well? And then,big question,i' ve been going by the ' rule'  of giving a milk feed first before giving solids,do i really need to do this ,because then she ends up not wanting the solids AT ALL. And then,she used to dummy on my breast the entire night and since i stopped breastfeeding but rather expressing and formula feeding,she stil wakes up at night to dummy so i give a bottle and she ends up dummying on that,which is bad because she ends up finishing about 400 ml milk for the night...are there things i can do to help her sleep more or get by with less fluids? And a dummy,i' ve tried that,but she is too smart for me,her eyes are clothes,then she feels the end of the teat and when she figures out it' s a dummy,she spits it out..

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Posted by: rensche | 2009/04/16

with my boy now 3. i had the same problem, but then decided to give him solids first then milk afterward. i also replaced 2 milk feeds with rooibos tea during the night. ( he woke twice during the night). you should also let him self sooth. give him a blanket or teddy to sleep with, it will become a routine. just make sure you have a few of them (blankets or teddies) they can get lost and then she won' t sleep AT ALL.

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