Breastfeeding (more traffic here)

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  1. Nutsyputs

    Nutsyputs Well-Known Member

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    My lg is 8 months. She is on 3 meals. We do blw and she eats like a champ! My concern is she only breastfed a 3 times a day and I'm not sure she's that bothered about one of her feeds. She feed at around 5am, mid afternoon and before bed. 99% of the time I offer her is in the afternoon. This week she's only asked for it once. I'm not sure this is enough
     
  2. Phoenix85

    Phoenix85 Well-Known Member

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    You are best offering as much as possible for as long as you want to continue breastfeeding.

    "Don't offer, don't refuse" is a gentle weaning method.

    Babies between 6 & 18 months are easily distracted and pre-occupied. At this age they are making the most of their new-found mobility, mastering crawling/standing/walking etc, and into everything. This can cause them to "forget" about breastfeeding.

    Ideally you should still be offering a breastfeed before each meal, to ensure milk stays the main part of the diet before 12 months. And keep additional fluids like water (or juice) to a minimum. a couple of ounces with meals is plenty.

    If you are wanting to keep breastfeeding, keep offering it as much as you can :)
     
  3. Nutsyputs

    Nutsyputs Well-Known Member

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    I have tried offering it more but she just has a little suck and pushes against me. I've tried taking her off somewhere quiet but that makes no difference. She was unwell recently and waking more in the night so I tried offering it more then but she's not interested. She's completely different to my son. He would have it as often as you offered but at 10 months wouldn't take it anymore that was then end for us. I have a horrible feeling she's going to be the same and that makes me super sad as she's very likely my last baby.
     
  4. El1en

    El1en Well-Known Member

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    Nutsyputs I'm going through similar. My 8.5 month old loves her food and eats loads and I've been worrying she's not drinking enough during the day although she is nursing more than your Lo is ATM.

    We've always had a routine that goes something like

    6am- milk
    8am- breakfast
    10am- milk
    1130- lunch
    3pm- milk
    530- tea
    730- milk
    Then a night feed or two

    Anyway ATM she definitely isn't taking as much at her day time feed but I just keep offering it to her. I do worry though so I am going to speak to my hv as I'd like her to bf until I can give her cows milk

    I'd say keep offering and maybe speak to your hv
     
  5. Nutsyputs

    Nutsyputs Well-Known Member

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    I think I will speak to the hv. Thanks ladies.
     
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    I'm currently weaning off bf in preparation for work. My girl was feeding every three hours, I've cut out two feeds and offer a bottle instead. She has a couple of ounces, three at most. I'm thinking she wasn't really that hungry then, more habit and comfort. Am I correct to continue without those two feeds and assume she'll drink more from bottle of hungry?,
     

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