Susan - posted on 06/04/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )
I have a 10 month old and my last visit with the early child hood nurse left me reeling. My little bub is only 7 kgs (15 pound something) She has always been on the small side and has never really been that keen on solids. I still feed her more than the "suggested" 3 times a day. She gets 4 main feeds a day.(and some for comfort if she hurts herself or is sick) When she wakes up, before each of her two naps, and before bedtime. She may wake up once or twice in the night and I always feed her because then we are both back in bed within 5 or 10 mins.
The health nurse says I need to cut back on my feeds but its too hard. If my little girl wants my milk I give it to her. Especially because she is so little. I was told that she is too full of milk for solids, but I think if she isn't eating properly I need to make sure she is getting enough nutrients from somewhere. I plan on feeding until 18 months and need to know if I have to start cutting down now or if she will cut down in her own time.
I LOVE our bonding time together when she feeds. It is the most precious thing for me but i would hate to think that she is so tiny because i am starving her of solids. ANY advice would be much appreciated.