Jump to content
When did your baby drop to 3 feeds during the day?
2 replies to this topic
Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:29 PM
My DD will be 9mo next week. She currently has a feed at about 6am and then about every four hours until bedtime, so approximately 4 feeds during the day (she usually has other feeds overnight, but they're less predictable).
I need to go out tomorrow afternoon and unfortunately I can't take her with me. I am wondering whether it would be ok for her to miss her afternoon feed, and I can start moving her to 3 feeds a day? Or whether I should be looking to buy some formula or something to bridge that gap (even though I'm not sure if she'll take it, given she's never had formula before).
DS dropped to 3 feeds a day at about 8 months of age, but that was led by him rather than me.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:46 PM
It happened very gradually from about 10 months. Some days he'd skip the mid-morning one or the afternoon one if he was too busy to be bothered, other days he'd have those 2 and an extra.
You can buy those individual tetra packs of formula, and have that for the carer to offer in a sippy cup. That way you wont be wasting money on a whole tin. I used that in Fiji when I went on a snorkeling trip. My DS had never had formula before (he had had EBM in a bottle) and was fine with it.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:27 PM
I wouldn't bother giving a breast milk substitute (ie formula) as it is only one feed, your baby will be fine (nutritionally) without it.
You might want to consider having the option of expressing whilst you are out as your breasts may become very full.
Your baby might have an extra snack, perhaps some yoghurt and some water instead of the breast feed or whatever you want to be offered.
All the best.
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users
"I was shocked and horrified that I'd had this thought. That's not me."
How many of these tactics does your toddler employ at bedtime?
Register now for your free ticket (valued at $20) for the Melbourne Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores.
This is the funniest photo ever. We've all been there!
One mum looked that fear in the face and shared how important it is to think about adjusting the straps on our kids' car seats.
It turns out that taking a more flexible approach might be the best way to make it happen.
Hands up who is sick and tired of cooking dinner for their kids every night only to have them complain about what's on their plate.
What do you do when you want a sweet maternity shoot but it just won't stop raining?
Researchers are now looking at whether the nutrients you ingest after giving birth can help reduce your likelihood of developing the baby blues.
We're judged more than our mums were - science says so.
Yesterday was a bad day for me. I started feeling ill a couple of days ago but battled on, as we do.
So you're having a baby? That's great, babies are awesome.
When this dad's baby wouldn't stop crying he took matters into his own hands. He also recorded what he did to let other people in on the simple hack and now it's going viral.
After his wife struggled to conceive, transgender man Chris Rehs-Dupin decided to give it a go.
Everyone is a parenting expert until they have kids – right?
Top 5 Articles
Who loves Peppa? We have 10 packs to give away - including family passes to see the brand new movie, in cinemas March 16!
Free ticket offer