BF toddler- any advice?

(5 Posts)
Leviathan Fri 21-Dec-12 22:36:03

Hi my 26mo is still bf, happy to wean him when he's ready, but he seems so picky with food. He will eat pretty well at nursery but not at home (even when with dp while I'm at work), he's been pretty ill the last month, but seems better now but still not eating much and wants 3-4 bfs a day inc about 4.30 am (not every night)
any one any tips on bf toddlers , or just picky eating ones? he's happy, healthy, no issues with development, weight etc - is this just normal 2yearoldness??

also my periods haven't started yet- I've been ok with this, just thought was lucky(?) but saw doc today who suggested this maybe something to worry about -is it?? anyone else not had a period for nearly 3years?

Snusmumriken Sat 22-Dec-12 11:59:01

Why don't you post this in 'breast feeding' section? I am sure you will get loads of helpful replies.

Sorry I can't offer any help. My LO is 14 months and BF all the time. I have not had a period yet, but am not worried about it.

Leviathan Sat 22-Dec-12 13:27:56

Thanks for that, will move post. No-one else has suggested lack of periods is anything to worry about, most women look envious! Glad to have reassurance from you, it's sometimes hard to focussed when everyone is telling me I shouldn't do something!

JingleJohnsJulie Mon 24-Dec-12 13:31:21

Weaning can mean different things to different people, this section is more about introducing solids rather than ceasing bfing.

As for his behaviour, I think you are right, it just sounds like a normal 2 yo. Try googling kellymom nursing manners and Kellymom toddler for some reassurance.

If you are worried about what he is eating, do you offer bfs after solids and not before? Have you read My Child Won't Eat?

diyqueen Tue 01-Jan-13 21:27:34

Dd is 21mo and bf lots - I don't count but I'm guessing about 8-10 times over day and night? 4 times sounds good to me at the moment! She is having a v clingy phase and also not eating much food (and has got really fussy) when presented with food she will often go 'muh!' and cry, which drives me bonkers. Anyway, just to say you're not alone. I find what helps me is keeping a running tally in my head of what food groups she's eaten and offer snacks accordingly. Snacks are the way to go at the moment for me, dd tends to be most hungry straight after being really active, so I will have e.g cheese and fruit ready straight after a trip to the playground etc. she will also often graze whilst sitting on my knee looking at books.

I don't know about the periods question, mine came back when dd was 9mo despite her still feeding every 2-3 hours day and night at that point. Out of people I know bfing toddlers most seem to have come back between 9 and 18 months, some have had to night wean to get periods back. It could be worth going to see a (sympathetic) gp for reassurance.

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