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  • @llli*lil-as-mama's Avatar
    September 22nd, 2017, 01:45 PM
    Any tips for easy to eat finger foods that might help expand the variety of solids that my 11 month old will eat? Now that he's older he refuses to be spoon-fed unless he really really wants what you're offering. He likes to feed himself banana, cheese, and toast--he has those pretty much every day. He also likes other fruit, especially peaches and kiwi, and as those are slippery for him to handle and he likes them enough he'll usually let you help him with them. We try offering him some of basically everything we're eating, but most other things he puts in his mouth and chews on for a little bit and then spits back out, or occasionally eats one bite of and then is done. I wouldn't be worried about it and would be perfectly happy to let him proceed at his own pace, except we're now expecting baby #2. So far my milk supply seems to be fine and I haven't noticed any significant change in his nursing pattern...he's decreased maybe a little but nothing huge. Maybe we'll continue like that throughout the pregnancy and be totally fine, but I know pregnancy can sometimes impact supply or cause some babies to wean, so in case that happens I'd like to help him be as prepared as possible to have his nutritional needs otherwise met. I guess he could subsist for a while on bananas, cheese, and toast...but it would be nice to have one or two other things in the mix for him, especially at least one option that's a little less constipating. :) Thanks for your help!
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  • @llli*scoob626's Avatar
    September 19th, 2017, 07:25 AM
    Hi all, is it normal for toddlers to nurse a bit tougher as they get older? My two year old isn't biting or anything, but I feel like I am being attacked by a vacuum cleaner or something...crazy sucking that is mildly uncomfortable.
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  • @llli*babymm's Avatar
    September 24th, 2017, 10:19 PM
    Does anyone know if it is safe to use CBD oil while breastfeeding? Even if it is, I probably wouldn't use it but I am curious. I am suffering from anxiety and I am hesitant to go to the doctor because his first reaction in the past was to start me on antidepressants right away. I hate those medications. It's a nightmare taking them and switching them til I find something that works but has side effects. I just refuse to do that again and I will not take any pharmaceuticals while I am breastfeeding, period. Reading about "natural" remedies for anxiety online has me curious about the use of CBD oil while nursing a baby. I am currently trying meditation and aromatherapy to help but it only helps temporarily.
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  • @llli*mackeroo2013's Avatar
    September 24th, 2017, 07:38 PM
    Hi, my daughter will be 2 years in December. I'm starting to wonder how I go about starting to wean. I stay at home with her and currently nurse her 5 or 6 times. Alot of it is comfort for her. I would be ok stopping soon...but she seems to be increasingly attached to nursing as the months go by. She's rather demanding which I don't like too much and she seems to get real upset if I deny her. I've ALWAYS loved nursing and still do..., But am starting to be ready to let it go. But how??? I do leave for an entire weekend with my husband mid November without her. She will get no milk in a cup or anything because she refuses my milk in a cup...will only nurse from me. Good news is when I'm not with her at Naptime or bedtime (if I am at a meeting and my husband has to put her down) she will go to bed without me needing to nurse her. P.s she never has liked cow's milk or anything like that...
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  • @llli*newathis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:03 PM
    Congrats on new baby! I can't recommend baby led weaning cookbook enough. It gave me confidence in what I could feed my boy at that age. But really, they can eat almost anything... tough veg can still be steamed. Also, be careful of raw apples, they are a bit chokey... but here's some more of my faves... Chick peas, raw or baked with different spices. Soft boiled eggs Pieces of ham, steak, lamb chop, roast chicken Sugar snap peas Frozen beans, frozen peas, frozen sweet corn Olives ( cut in half )
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  • @llli*yassine's Avatar
    September 23rd, 2017, 05:12 PM
    I Think yeast infection Use Home Remedies Effective home remedies for getting rid of yeast infection and candidiasis of skin include the application of tea tree oil, yogurt mixture, aloe vera juice and oregano oil.
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  • @llli*lil-as-mama's Avatar
    September 23rd, 2017, 09:36 AM
    Thanks a lot! I have read My Child Won't Eat, and I found it to be helpful but I guess it hasn't fully sunk in. Old anxieties die hard I guess! :) That's a great list, definitely going to try some of those!
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  • @llli*djs.mom's Avatar
    September 22nd, 2017, 04:26 PM
    Sweet Potato Fries cucumber spears-cut length wise and then in half. Perfect size for them to grip. Artichokes. Pulling off the leaves and eating the bottom part can be a whole experience! Baby Carrots. Quesadillas cut into strips Celery Celery with cream cheese or peanut butter Raw bell peppers cut up. Kale chips. Home made. Put raw kale on a cookie sheet. Spray with olive oil and bake at 350 for 15 minutes Apples cut into hand size wedges was a favorite of my at that age because it kept him busy for a while without much of a mess.
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  • @llli*maddieb's Avatar
    September 22nd, 2017, 04:21 PM
    My only suggestion is to keep doing what you are doing- offering whatever you are eating but not pushing. That plus those few things baby consistently likes should be fine, and if baby also eats peaches or plums that kind of thing should help with constipation issues, also sips of water would help with that. I had one very reluctant eater and I found this a helpful book: My Child Won't Eat by Carlos Gonzalez. It is not about how to get a child to eat more, but rather it is about why trying to get a child to eat more is almost never necessary.
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  • @llli*anuha's Avatar
    September 21st, 2017, 08:39 AM
    My son also did this around 9 mths and around 1 yr. It lasted about two weeks both times. The same with my daughter when she was about one. I also followed advice from that site, kellymom. Stopped nursing, explained it hurts. Had a little break and then continued. I didn't take too long breaks, because I was afraid of nursing strikes, especially when my son was only 9 mths.
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  • @llli*jollycat's Avatar
    September 21st, 2017, 12:55 AM
    This happened with my twins. One thing that helped was always having an alternate thing available during nursing that was appropriate to bite: they liked silicone teething rings and those silicone teething necklaces that you (the mom) wear. Whenever they would bite, I would unlatch, and say (firmly but kindly) "You can't bite mommy. Bite this!" And I would give them the item they could bite. I won't say it eliminated biting, but it helped and they really liked biting those objects while teething. It seemed to give them a lot of relief. Also, you may find that you can predict when they are going to bite. My twins would both start making a certain noise -- it was sort of like "nom nom nom" but in an agitated way, like their teeth were hurting or something. I started offering the teething object when I heard that sound, and they would usually be glad to take it.
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