Originally Posted by ZippyGirl
I am always so behind in reading these threads! This is the only one I seem to be able to check, and I am itching to get to the other threads. UGH!
Bobo is always wanting to eat. Always. It's all he ever asks to do, and I feel like I cannot keep up with it. What is going on? DD wasn't like this. I never gave DD milk, but I'm wondering if I should start Bode on milk? I have a good breastmilk supply, but he acts like he is always starving. What should I do?
Okay, gotta catch up now on all the discussions here...
Greta is the same way. She would eat all. day. long. if I let her. She just loves food. And she will eat until I take the food away rather than telling us she's full. Doesn't matter if she's nursed right before mealtime, she will still eat and eat and eat. I did start giving her some milk. She was just getting it at the sitter. I worried a little with her bowel movements, she had some nasty diapers for a couple of weeks. But we introduced milk the same week that she was on an antibiotic for an ear infection... it's been a couple of weeks now and her bowel movements are back to normal. So, I'm blaming the antibiotic for the yucky diapers rather than the milk at this point. I have started giving her some milk with her meal while she is home with me. It hasn't really cut back her nursing anymore than before. I can't say if it's changed anything. The girl just likes to eat!
Speaking of nursing, how often are your babies nursing anymore? Even before we introduced any milk, Greta wasn't nursing very often anymore. Like I said, she just LOVES food. On the days I am home with her, she will only nurse around 2 times including bedtime. And she is sleeping through the night now, so she's not nursing overnight. She will. not. take the breast if she doesn't want it. Right now, it's down to before nap time and before bedtime. The only time she demands the breast is when I get home from work. As soon as I walk through the door, her hands are down my shirt and she is spitting out the pacifier trying to get at the boob. But it really just keeps that 2 times a day thing. She'll nurse when I get home, then again before bed. DD1 did this too right after she turned one. She eventually started fighting our minimal nursing sessions, so I stopped trying and she weaned at 14 months. I'm not sure if I want to do the same with Greta.
Also, she is walking all over the place now! She is actually choosing that as her means of getting from place-to-place. She spent about a month just practicing it from time to time, but she would crawl if she really wanted to get somewhere. But she is probably walking more than she crawls now. She tried to take off running last night and did a face-plant, but she didn't care. She just got back up and kept walking. It's very exciting to enter this new phase! She seems so grown up to me lately. It was like she turned one and decided she was a toddler now. Literally, over the week of her birthday she started sleeping through the night and walking all over the place. She also won't let me put her to sleep anymore. I have to lay her down awake. If I try to rock or cuddle, she screams and pushes me away. That makes me a little sad. It does free me up and allows other people to get her to take a nap or go to bed easily, but I do miss snuggling my baby. Her and DD1 are sharing a bedroom. I've been taking Greta in to lay her down right after DD1 gets tucked in. I think they really like going to bed at the same time. I hear them "talking" to each other in there after I leave the room and they both go to sleep with no fuss.