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No more monkeys

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Last week we took the toddler to the dentist and the dentist said... it was time to wean him. I have wanted to wean the tot since he turned 2, but an early effort lead to a supply crisis and mastitis. But I moved to feeding him more real food and 4 carefully timed nursings a day, and yesterday he was happy with food for breakfast and I just kept giving him food and letting him watch TV (which isn't so great, but one hurdle at a time).

So that's good news for me. I'll miss the interaction and convenience but it was time to move on. It's funny that nursing was a big part of what got me tracking my food (so I could be sure I was eating right). I knew I wanted to keep nursing until he was two, and so committed to a healthy lifestyle I could live with long term.

I have sometimes worried that baby wasn't getting enough calories, like a year ago the pediatrician was concerned that he wasn't gaining weight as he grew taller, and I was concerned as well. But he was over a year old, he just had an aversion to trying new things and he wouldn't pick up anything sticky or moist with his fingers (This is still an issue). And I have never striven to lose more than a pound a week, and generally lost less than 5 pounds a month. I used 2% milk, ate whole eggs and my fat intake has generally been 30% of my calories. I love that pie chart at the bottom of the nutrition feedback report.
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