Jump to content

When did your baby drop to 3 feeds during the day?


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 123Babies4Me

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.

#2 Feral-as-Meggs

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.

#3 lucky 2

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

 

'He said what?': partners' worst pregnancy clangers

Women have been sharing the worst things their partners have said to them while pregnant, and trust us they're bad.

'Cafe's babycino ban makes no sense'

It's an insult to families and bad for business.

The importance of welcoming everyone into your 'mum tribe'

"Not everyone has the luxury of a village." 

How to have a healthy vegetarian pregnancy

Q: Is it possible to have a healthy vegetarian or vegan pregnancy?

The 200 most popular baby names of 2017

Here are the most searched names so far this year.

Dirt is good for children, study confirms

Great news for grubby kids.

How dare anyone accuse a mum of 'milking' a miscarriage

A heartless comment from a stranger shocked the already devastated radio host Em Rusciano.

How breast milk can help relieve your baby's teething pain

Try one mum's simple parenting hack to ease your baby's discomfort.

Top 10 common health myths busted

To help combat the misinformation and spread good health, here are the most common health myths compared to fact.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Five things you need to know about flu and pregnancy

As the 2017 flu season begins in earnest, here?s what you need to know to protect yourself and baby.

Mum tips to keep your pre-baby budget in check

Money might be funny in a rich man's world (or so ABBA told us), but for the rest of us it's a major consideration – particularly before having a baby.

5 easy ways to make your maternity leave last longer

Maternity leave is a special time for you, your partner and your new little bundle. The last thing you want is for financial worries to stand in the way of that joy.

10 ways to keep your 'buying for baby' costs down

Becoming a parent is full of surprises – not least of all finding out that, for such small beings, babies cause a lot of chaos and expense.

5 ways to prepare to go from two incomes to one

Here are some ideas for getting that budget in shape, ready for being a one income family.

 

Baby Names

Need some ideas?

See what names are trending this year.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.