It’s been nearly 2 months now since the day I stopped breastfeeding my baby Clarisse. I think its now safe to say she has been successfully weaned.
We’ve made some changes to her diet. She’s eating a lot more solids these days. There’s three servings of a variety of porridge – lunchtime at 12pm, dinner at 6pm and finally a very small portion at 8pm just before bedtime. You might say she’s eating a lot of porridge but do bear in mind she is very reluctant to drink milk.
Babies her age should consume daily twice as much milk than what she’s drinking right now. It is a very difficult task to bottle feed her. Baby Clarisse wants to be entertained to such an extent its driving us bonkers, especially at 4-5am at dawn when we could barely keep our eyes open. I have to keep at it no matter how difficult it may be and hope someday she’d develop a liking for milk. She is fed a mix of cereals and milk very early in the morning when she wakes up hungry. Baby Clarisse ritually wakes up between 5am to 7am, so my husband and I wakes up extra early these days to feed a struggling baby every morning. Nerve-wrecking at times. Her next feeding of milk will be at 3pm, kinda like teatime between lunch and dinner.
Unlike the past one year where baby Clarisse is nursed whenever she demands for breastmilk, I’ve fixed a fairly rigid feeding schedule now to keep her tummy filled.