A Nursing dilema

@Caila611 (992)
United States
April 12, 2007 8:18am CST
I may have three kids but only two of them were breast fed. Baby Girl was for three months and then I ran out of milk. Little Monkey couldn't be breast fed because he had a cleft palate. So now I have Tiger who seems more into the TV than eating. LOL. Typical boy. He takes a sip and turns his head towards the TV then takes another sip. LOL. It takes over an hour to get him to eat. Are there any suggestions? How can I get him to focus on eating and not TV. He's only four months old!
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@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
12 Apr 07
Have you tried turning off the TV and seeing if he eats better with out the distraction? Give it a try and see what happens.Do you give supplemental bottles? if so does he drink them better than he nurses? If so maybe you could pump and use a bottle.
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@Caila611 (992)
• United States
12 Apr 07
If I turn off the TV then his brother has his attention! And his brother is into everything so I can't leave him alone for a second!
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
12 Apr 07
Well, you can try turning off the television. Or if he's that interested in watching it face him towards the TV while he is nursing, so he can get a better look. LOL
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@ragmama (536)
• United States
12 Apr 07
The best thing I found when nursing my daughter was to sit down and nurse in a quiet location with minimal distractions - certainly no TV. ;) I kept a comfy glider rocker and footstool in her room where I usually fed her, and kept whatever book I was reading at the time in there as well. Once I got her into position, it was easy enough to read one-handed. Unless someone came through the door and she had to turn to see who it was, she ate much better with no distractions than in the busier rooms of the house - and I got some reading done too. :)
• United States
12 Apr 07
How funny, he is already ignoring the good stuff for the TV. LOL! My only solution would be to get to a queiter place to feed him when you can. And you can use the time to read or just meditate or just get to know your little one.
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@mememama (3077)
• United States
12 Apr 07
I remember that! I had to go into another room for feedings. Even if I turned off the tv, he'd still look in that direction, waiting for it to come back on. I had a nice glider/rocker in the nursery, I think that's all that we used the nursery for lol, since he coslept and spent most of his time in the living room.