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    This renowned hospital in the US suggests a little more than a few table spoons per day is needed for an 8 month old.

    http://m.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthl...ear_90,P02209/

    Sorry however I think no solids or a few tablespoons per day for an 8 month old is a sure fire way to ensure night wakings. Not saying it's always easy - it's not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingermillie View Post
    The sleep school had a paed look at her and several child health nurses observe her eating. She flat out refuses spoon feeding. Clamps her mouth shut and turns away, hits the spoon away and refuses to turn around. Omg frustrating! Have been trying now for over 2 months. I don't know what else to do I can't force feed her.
    Try giving solids first for one meal. Or cutting the arvo (after nap) bf and replace it with a snack. Or weaning back the bf's slowly.

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    OP let us know how things go with a 2.5 tog bag

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Try giving solids first for one meal. Or cutting the arvo (after nap) bf and replace it with a snack. Or weaning back the bf's slowly.
    Please do what your health professionals told you to do.

    I can't believe you're telling her to wean back on bf's for a 7 month old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingermillie View Post
    Will try ignore her if she wakes wanting to play tonight. It's hard as she starts off squealing and shrieking then grumbles and grizzles louder and louder.
    Just be careful to keep an ear out for an emotional cry. At 7.5 months and not many solids bub could very well need overnight feeds. Of course try and resettle first however don't feel like you've lost if bub cracks it and you need to feed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    Please do what your health professionals told you to do.
    Exactly. Don't base any decision soley on what someone on an online forum says - whether it be to swap solids and milk once per day, give up on trying to get your bub to sleep through, or delay solids until 7/8/9 months.

    Ask opinions widely - consult your health professional and then use your own judgement.

    (I think it's important to note though that professional advice isn't always foolproof - advice the OP received at sleep school from professionals raised a few eyebrows with the OP).

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    I think you're doing all you can. DS was horrible at taking medicine for a while so we did suppositories as well. Eventually he figured out the yummyness of orange flavored ones!

    Have you tried tucking in her sleeping bag to stop the leg crazies (DS was a 'thumper)? Or a warmer/sleeping bag or clothes but then just a thin sheet for the tucked in feeling? Is she rolling? Could she be wanting to move around the cot into a more comfortable position?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Exactly. Don't base any decision soley on what someone on an online forum says - whether it be to swap solids and milk once per day, give up on trying to get your bub to sleep hough, or delay solids until 7/8/9 months.

    Ask opinions widely - consult your health professional and then use your own judgement.

    (I think it's important to note though that professional advice isn't always foolproof - advice the OP received at sleep school from professionals raised a few eyebrows with the OP).
    Yes vp, but a paed and health nurses advised her.

    Either way, advising her to wean some breastfeeds is pretty dodgy advice at 7 months old!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    This renowned hospital in the US suggests a little more than a few table spoons per day is needed for an 8 month old.

    http://m.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthl...ear_90,P02209/

    Sorry however I think no solids or a few tablespoons per day for an 8 month old is a sure fire way to ensure night wakings. Not saying it's always easy - it's not.
    They also recommend rice cereal. Which is actually not a good recommendation at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    I can't believe you're telling her to wean back on bf's for a 7 month old.
    Depending on the amount/volume of feeds it may (or may not) be appropriate. OP has to use her judgement call. Bub is hardly going to start chowing down on solids though when she's being stuffed with milk first. There has to be some type of transition at some point - the OP will have to decide when that point will be for her bub.
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