My 3 year old toddler is tandem breastfeeding with newborn and skipping meals. Is this okay?

JOSIE - posted on 03/05/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )




I am still breastfeeding my toddler who will be 3 yr old in May. I am also breastfeeding my 2 year old. My concern is that my toddler likes to breastfeed so much now that there is so much milk that she doesn't eat enough solid foods because she is always full. Is this okay? She cries at mealtimes and says she doesn't want to eat food. Then we have to give her time-outs and then she hates mealtime even more. My doctor and public health nurse and family members (in-laws mostly) keep telling me to stop breastfeeding. What should I do? Is it bad that she doesn't eat enough solids. she often skips meals now. Anyone have any advice or experience with this...especially other tandem breastfeeding mom's


Sarh - posted on 03/05/2011




No, it's not ok. She needs the calories from the solids. My 9m old pretty much just breastfeeds and now he is barely gaining weight. Try and tell her she has to eat her big girl food and the baby needs mommy's milk, she can have some AFTER she eats her big girl food.
Good luck!

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