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Thread: Morning feeding

  1. #1
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    Default Morning feeding

    During the morning feeding, my 5 1/2 month old has been eating less. He would rather play and be social. He only eats on one side for like 5ish minutes and then is a battle for the other side. We don't do any solids right now in the morning. I wake him up at 6:15 and we have to leave for the babysitter at 7:15. Do I just let him continue this, as it is a fight to get him to eat? Since eventally (I think sometime soon) I would give fruit or oatmeal...do I just let it be and have him eat for that time and not fight it.

    I also don't pump until 9:15ish at work and have been getting hug amounts because of him not eating as much.

    Sorry...1st time mommy stuff....


    Thanks!

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Morning feeding

    Does he nurse overnight?
    Tracie

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    Lilah 10/08 nursed 25 months
    Beatrix 01/11 nursed 30 months

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Morning feeding

    Nope. The last time he nurses is 7;30 pm.

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    Default Re: Morning feeding

    In my experience, neither of my daughters have been too tied to a morning feeding when they first wake up after a certain age. If Trixie is sleepy, she will nurse in the morning, but if she's not sleepy she won't nurse for an hour or two. Also, not only will she not nurse, but she will not eat anything. My babies tend to nurse all night long (Lilah did and Trixie is following suit), so I've never been too worried about it. What if you try to nurse him in his room before bringing him out? Or nurse him laying down?

    But - if you're pumping enough for him in the day and he's satisfied, I wouldn't worry about it.
    Tracie

    Mommy to
    Lilah 10/08 nursed 25 months
    Beatrix 01/11 nursed 30 months

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Morning feeding

    I will try his room. Maybe he is too distracted by being downstairs.

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    Default Re: Morning feeding

    They are really distractable!!
    Tracie

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    Lilah 10/08 nursed 25 months
    Beatrix 01/11 nursed 30 months

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Morning feeding

    Yes....he can be. Hopefully that will fix it.

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