Recently I noticed that the posts on my blog make it seem as if I have all the answers about being a Mom and having a baby. Truth is (and you shouldn’t be surprised) that I don’t know everything. A lot of what I post comes from experience or research… trial and error… or advice from other Moms. I belong to a few Mom Facebook groups that I often reach out to when I am in need of some help. Today I decided that it’s time for me to reach out to YOU. If you’re a Mom, or even a childcare provider, maybe you can help!
Weaning – I am trying to get Aunt Flo back into my life… and the only way for that to become possible is for me to cut back on breastfeeding. Prolactin is the hormone that allows my body to produce milk and also keeps my period away. I cut back on pumping during the day, but now Annabelle just wants to nurse in the middle of the night. If I refuse, we have an epic meltdown that lasts for an hour (and we never let her cry for that long).
My question for Moms is…
How do I get my 15 month old to stop nursing in the middle of the night?
Eating – Annabelle has the most confusing eating habits. Sometimes she wants to eat, eat, eat all day long. Other times she doesn’t want anything to do with food. Any ideas on her inconsistent appetite?
Tantrums – My sweet little Princess is notorious for throwing fits when she doesn’t get her way. Lately I have noticed how she has more and more control over her tantrums. Sometimes we can snap her out of it with the mention of something she loves (going outside), but other times she just rolls back and forth on the floor wailing. How do you handle toddler tantrums?
Television – Does your toddler watch tv? Annabelle has never shown interest in television until recently. She LOVES Sesame Street – not the whole show, but anytime Elmo or The Count comes on to sing and dance. I know that Sesame Street isn’t the worst thing she can watch, but I worry about her watching television since most studies say that children shouldn’t watch it until they are 2. And then their tv time should be limited. Do you think a little tv is okay for a 1 1/2 year old?
I would love some advice!