Anyone elses LO gone off milk? Need some words of encouragement!

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  1. MrsWatson

    MrsWatson Well-Known Member

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    So, my 17 week old has been decreasing the amount of milk she will take over the last 6 weeks.

    She was on about 800 ml a day, now I'm lucky if I can get 600 ml into her.

    So far she has been putting on weight, but this week she stayed the same.

    I tooki her to the GP who said that she is healthy and to stop worrying. She is a very happy baby, VERY alert and playful, full of beans, discovering her voice etc.

    I then saw a health visitor who said that this is a classic case of my LO getting bored of milk. She's taking just what she needs to function, but no more.

    She has told me to start weaning at 18 weeks - although I think I'm going to start on the baby rise today.

    Did anyone else go through this? I just can't see a light at the end of the tunnel and keep imagining that she's going to end up in hospital.
     
  2. Neko

    Neko Well-Known Member

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    Avery started going through a fussing about drinking stage last month. Fortunately this week when she hit 5 months, she's back to taking 6 oz at a feeding. She's just more interested in observing and playing than laying back and sucking on a bottle.
     
  3. Louppey

    Louppey Mummy to 2 girls <3

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    My LO has been exactly like this, I posted a thread on it the other day. I have re-introduced a dreamfeed to get an extra bottle into her :haha: I'm such a sneaky mummy!!!

    I've also started weaning her, she loves sweet potato!
     
  4. MrsWatson

    MrsWatson Well-Known Member

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    I'm getting Sophie up in the night to get an extra feed into her! That's how desperate I've become!
     
  5. Louppey

    Louppey Mummy to 2 girls <3

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    Have you thought about dreamfeeding her instead of waking her?

    I just noticed your LO was born on my birthday :)
     
  6. cissyhope

    cissyhope Pregnant with no 2

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    Hi :flower: i really wouldn't worry,as your doc said (nice doc by way) your baby is happy and alert :thumbup: babies have this wonderful sense of what they really need and mostly dont over eat. I know how easy it is to worry as i have to stop myself as my Lo has NEVER had much at all from birth to now :wacko: but you know some times you have to trust your baby (as long as they are not starving :haha:) :flower: I waited till my Lo was 6months old before i started the weaning process as i wanted to try blw and i am so glad as he is really enjoying his food:) Good luck and im sure your Lo will be fine x
     
  7. MrsWatson

    MrsWatson Well-Known Member

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    Louppey - I dream feed her at 10, and then if she hasn't already wokem by 4, I feed her in the night - but I tend to wait until she stirs, She's only gone through the night once, but I don't want to risk not getting that night feed into her.

    We started on the baby rice yesterday, she seemed to really enjoy it, I wasn't expecting her to swallow any for the first week!

    I know I need to stop worrying, as she really is one of the happiest babies I know, I worry becuase the amount seems to have continually decreased since she was about 4 weeks old, and I can't imagine it increasing again.

    My mantra has become...

    She is happy
    She is alert
    She is weeing
    She is poohing
    STOP WORRYING!!!!
     

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