Advice on stopping b/feeding

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  1. mermaid

    mermaid Well-Known Member

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    Now Fin is nearly a year old, I'm thinking of gradually reducing his feeds. Has anyone any advice on how to do this? He still likes to feed several times a day. Should I carry on for longer?
     
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    clairescunny55 Well-Known Member

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    to start with i cut out the day time feeds and just fed first thing in the morning and last thing at night, then in a week or so i'd just give the night time feed. Then either express or give formula, i used cow and gate growing up milk
     
  3. Rosieroo

    Rosieroo Well-Known Member

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    It's totally up to you whether you want to continue, it's a very personal choice. If you're happy feeding and so is Fin then I don't see any reason to give up, but it's up to you!

    If you do want to give up then I'd recommend gradually dropping a feed and replacing with milk from a beaker or bottle. If you do it slowly then you should avoid getting blocked ducts and mastitis :) (and it won't be so stressful on Fin if he's attached to the boobie)
     
  4. mermaid

    mermaid Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! Am I right in thinking I can offer cow's milk in a beaker to replace the feeds from 1 year onwards?
     
  5. Rosieroo

    Rosieroo Well-Known Member

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    Yes he can have cows milk from a year :) Some people give follow on formula still, but as long as he's having a balanced diet then there isn't any need :)
     

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