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Old 08-10-2011, 11:28 AM   #1
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Tandem Question

I have an almost 4 month old and a 16 month old, they both nurse and my 1yo nurses every.single.time her brother does...and she has cut back on her table foods...she would rather nurse.... Anyone else dealing with this? I cant tell her no, her face crumbles and i know its good for her, just exhausting LOL

How do i get her to eat more table foods? I need her to eat at least 1 meal so i can get her vitamins into her, otherwise she throws them up on her empty tummy!


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Old 08-10-2011, 01:20 PM   #2
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My odd and DS tandemed and my odd stopped eating completely, she was 3! It gets better and they do start to eat more. I found it was just a transitional phase. you will get through it. Before you know it they both will be eating solids and this will be a story you tell them when they are grown. My odd is 13 and DS is 10 we laugh about it now. Good luck!
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Old 08-10-2011, 01:21 PM   #3
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My DS was this way he wanted to nurse constantly around 15-16 months some days it was every 3 hours same as baby sister I tried to find healthy snacks he would eat but some days it didn't happen I had to start telling him no he was sad the first few days and than was fine with it and started eating better and was nursing 3-4 times a day until he weaned
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Old 08-10-2011, 01:59 PM   #4
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Re: Tandem Question

My older nursling was older than yours when we tandemed, but after the first few weeks and the novelty wore off, I limited her to nursing at just certain times of the day and the rest of the time the milk was for the baby.
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