My 15 month old DS does not want to eat solid foods anymore. He seems to only want to nurse, and nurse all day, and all night, on demand, more and more each day. Not only is this driving me a little nutty, I am concerned about his nutritional intake. I still have plenty of milk, however, I don't think it is as nutritious as a meal. I would love for him to eat meals, as he used to, and have his "nursies" as a snack between meals and a comfort for bedtime and nap time. Also, we just visited a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner because DS has gotten sick quite a number of times in his life and I wanted to get to a root of the pattern/problem. The TCM Practitioner thinks that a lot of his problem is related to my problems (which I didn't realize I had.) We are both on an elimination diet and on herbs to cleanse our systems. She thinks he has major allergies, even though every time I have suggested this to an MD they rule it out. She also thinks that there is a yeast issue, not sure what this means. But too much yeast in my system. So, in the meantime, I would like to have my son cut back on nursing, for nutritional and also possible allergen/health reasons, and all he wants to do is nurse. He screams and throws full blown tempers if I do not nurse him on demand. I don;'t know wwhere to begin with the cutting back on nursing, how to encourage food which he used to think was great, and how to deal with the temper. He is screaming now, but any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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2/24/05 at 10:06am