I hope no one get offende dby me asking this question, but i figured u guys would know.
MY dd is 13 months yet she will not wean, but lately i feel like i am not making enough milk at ;least to me. She eats all day but mostly at night, I am starting to wonder if i am just a pacifier for her. Well at her last appointment, they said she was 18.8lb which is small.They want me to see a nutritionist(sp), IN 3 months and check to see if she has gain weight. She does eat solids, but she is very picky. She has never had a bottle or pacifier, she hates them.
Well i went on a trip
, i left at 1am thursday and came back friday at 11 pm, because she would not eat. she ate a little but not much. that night a couple hours before i came home she took a cup of milk, but after she saw me, THAT WAS IT:imbar .
What am i too do, i fix her a cup of milk and she hands it right back to me. I express milk in cup. still no go.
Any suggestions would be great.
Aug 1, '03
I find she eats well, but after i was told she was small for her age, i felt as though my milk was not good enough for her, She loves fruit, and veggies, bread and meat. I give her these things. BUt she will not touch baby food- or the baby cereals. I was fine until they told me she was under weight. (oh and not to mention, HER IRON was 9) I was even prepared to nurse her until the end of the year. I just want her to function with out having to fall a sleep with my booby in her mouth at night, lol, she will even wake up to nurse in the middle of the night. OH and yes, i must say it has given us bond beyond words.
Last edit by Godswill on Aug 1, '03
Aug 1, '03
What they have told us is to watch for a change in the growth curve...as others have said some kids are just smaller. And breastfed babies do tend to be a bit smaller than bottlefed babies as well--many places use a separate growth chart for a breastfed baby.
If you have access to it, maybe you could see how she is growing for yourself. If she typically was at say the 25th percentile for weight, and has dropped to below the 5th percentile, then there may be a problem. But if she has always been small, then she may just be small. What was her birth weight?
Last edit by memphispanda on Aug 1, '03