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Thread: Comforts by breastfeeding doesn't eat

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2006

    Default Comforts by breastfeeding doesn't eat

    My son comforts himself when he's sad by breastfeeding and refuses to eat. He has a lot of energy and would rather play than eat. How much breastmilk should I give him? He is 22 months. How can I comfort him without breatfeeding him? I feed him in the morning when he gets up, for his nap and when he goes to sleep at night.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2006

    Default Re: Comforts by breastfeeding doesn't eat

    At that age I was still pretty much feeding my dd on demand.
    And thats ok!
    If what you are doing is working why change it?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2007

    Thumbs up Re: Comforts by breastfeeding doesn't eat

    Hi there. Lots of toddlers "live on air" at this age. The nursing he does should reassure you that he's getting the best nutrition then. As for comfort nursing, I call it my secret weapon . If I couldn't bf, what would I do ? I don't think my dd would accept any other comforting anyway. Don't worry, he'll eat when he's hungry, just keep offering.

    Take care, Carleon
    Mom to DD1, nursed till 3 1/2 yrs and DD2, 15 mth.

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