My DD is 13 months. We have had low iron levels and now with a mixture of bmilk and formula her levels have been rising steadily. I recieve WIC and it has been a financial blessing and in her case a medical help. My dilemma is unless I get a "precription " from her doctor stating she needs formula, they will only issue her cows milk.
I am still to this day uncomfortable with formula and cows milk. I do know that cows milk can cause anemia and that is a problem for me because the majority of her diet is liquid IYKWIM...
I do not feel comfortable at all with this situation. I feel like I will be carrying a quart and half worth of cows milk a day for her to drink and that can not be healthy.
How do I get her to eat more food? I offer everything that I eat and she will only eat 'to snack' not eat to be satisfied. This is all new to me being first time mother and my sister (20) is watching my DD while I work.
She is a bit "green" when it comes to babies and their emotions so not only do I need to make a smooth transition for my daughter but for her day care providers. On top of it all she is teething, 4 on top and 2 on the bottom ---with more nubs on the way.
I just feel a bit lost. Any advice? How will I know that she is eating enough to grow and thrive? I know she will take care of hunger cues. But she is still not sleeping through the night. The largest time frame of sleep is 3 hours and then evey hour to hour 1/2.
BTW she eats chicken , beans, rice , grapes, watermelon, brocolli, carrots, spaghetti made with ground turkey, eggs, oatmeal, grits, salmon
She doesnt like the jar food at all and will rasberry (spit) it all over you and anything near her.