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  1. #1
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    May 2009

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    DD has started the strangest thing in the last month or so. She'll happily eat her solids at dinner (and sometimes lunch, I admit I'm not very reliable on always feeding her solids at lunch), drinks from her sippy cup, and then she's done. All the signs of being full, refuses to eat any more, and when she's let down out of the chair.. she wants to nurse. Immediately. She cries and cries like she's starving to death.

    What gives?

    My mom pointed out that myself and my brothers never came up for just a sip of milk, DD will just take a few gulps then off to play again, bye.

    Oh. She's 10 months now. And learned to clap last week, so this last week I've gotten for very good milk. LOL

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    The Buckeye State

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    Even though I nurse before solids, my lo does this too. As soon as he is out of his highchair he wants to nurse. Totally normal. For my lo I think he is just connecting with me for a minute.
    I'm Colleen
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    Silas born May 2009 ~ Nursed 18 mos, weaned during pregnancy, unweaned at 24 months, still nursing when he feels like it
    Lola born March 2011 ~ The Mary Lou Retton of toddler nursing
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    miles from nowhere

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    Yep, my dd always wanted to nurse after solids.
    “We are not put on earth for ourselves, but are placed here for each other. If you are there always for others, then in time of need, someone will be there for you.”

  4. #4
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    Oct 2006

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    Baby sometimes likes to stop and take a nursing break in the MIDDLE of eating dinner. Then will go right back to chowing down on solids. I just figure it's his favorite drink.
    DS1: bf 7/2006 -> 4/2009; multiple food allergies
    DS2: bf 9/2009 -> ???
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2008

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    Mine is 23 months, and still likes to nurse right after eating even though she has water and drinks it.
    Proud mom of 2:
    DD 5/2008 nursed for 3 years and 3 months.
    DS born 8/2011 nursing like a champ

    Sorry for the short responses...always, always, always NAK or holding a baby

  6. #6
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    May 2009

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    Thanks for the input, I feel a lot better about it now. I was all thinking something was wrong! Silly me.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2009

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    My 10 month old does this. I just always figured he was thirsty. He doesn't like his sippy cup much and needs a drink after a meal same as the rest of us.

    my name is Sarah mother to
    Alana 12/31/98
    Conner 5/30/09

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