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I'm not sure if this the right place to post this....but here it goes:

So I am a fulltime working mom, whose LO just turned 1 (last week!) And while I managed to breastfeed exclusively until my LO was 6 months, I had no problems pumping at work, but somehow now that DS is eating more tablefood, I am finding it hard to get the hang of it. Maybe its mommy-brain, but I feel like a bad mama, as daycare tells me he seems hungry and eating the food off the other kids trays .

I started sending more food (esp for breakfast, his favorite bananas!) but I feel like I am doing something wrong, like I should have had him eating meat & rice & pasta sooner. He really hasn't been interested in what we're eating until last week or so, so I give him little bits and he seems to handle it ok.

I'm just feeling like I barely have time to cook for & feed the babe, let alone DH & myself as well as clean, do laundry, etc. And DH is a huge help, but I still feel as though I'm totally diorganized and barely keeping it together....

Sorry for the rant that (as I re-read this has gotten way off topic)....

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So he's eating a lot at daycare? That's great! If he wasn't interested in tablefood before, but now he is, I don't see what the problem is. Just make sure you pack enough.

As for eating off other kids' trays, that's normal. Babies seem to always want what other kids are eating!
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As for eating off other kids' trays, that's normal. Babies seem to always want what other kids are eating!
: the grass (or in this case trays) always seems greener on the other side :
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dd1 at that age ate NOTHING at home.... but around other kids? she wanted everything.

just reenforce with daycare that she isnt eating those foods yet and that she isnt hungry- just curious. Continue to pack foods she is eating. Breastfed babes do not need nutrition from solids.

take your time, there is no rush to feed these babies pasta, meat, rice! breastmilk, with some fruits & veggies is PLENTY.

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: the grass (or in this case trays) always seems greener on the other side :


thanks mamas!

I'm just having one of those "I'm a bad mama"-days! when you feel like you're doing everything wrong and not feeding my babe enough!

: indeed!

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