Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

what do you do if your child donesn't eat that much and you are breatfeeding

Answer Question

Asked by Vonchella at 8:38 PM on Jun. 27, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

Level 1 (0 Credits)
Answers (5)
  • the baby will eat when he/she is hungry. It's ok. You can give the baby water if you are worried.

    Answer by admckenzie at 8:39 PM on Jun. 27, 2009

  • How old is the baby, if he is under a year old and feeding on demand with your breastmilk, he is getting all he needs.

    Answer by midnightmoma at 8:52 PM on Jun. 27, 2009

  • What do you mean? The amount of time s/he nurses? The amount of time between nursing sessions? Could you provide me with age, diet (anything besides breast?) and what your specific concern is?

    Answer by Krysta622 at 9:11 PM on Jun. 27, 2009

  • Why would you suggest water???

    Answer by Krysta622 at 9:12 PM on Jun. 27, 2009

  • Understand that solids fed to babies before they turn 1 are for the experience of eating them, not for nutrition (a subject most doctors know nothing about). Just keep offering a few bites a day of a variety of healthy foods: avocado, baked sweet potato, cooked and mashed beans, etc. . Jarred baby food tastes awful, is expensive, and you never really know what is in it. Be sure to avoid the allergy trigger foods. This is not a complete list: before age 1, no soy, dairy, wheat, citrus, egg white, strawberries; before age 2 no honey, chocolate, nuts.
    The best book on feeding babies, toddlers and their families is called Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron. You should be able to find it at your local library. There is some great information on the website:

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:48 PM on Jun. 27, 2009

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.