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04/04/2013 at 19:56
Ok so we BLW and Isaac is offered food and milk like this:
7:30am - milk usually takes 5/6oz9am - breakfast, something made up with 2oz12:30pm - milk takes 5oz1-1:30pm - lunch4pm - milk takes 4/5oz5pm - dinner7pm - milk (is offered 8oz, used to take around 6/7oz)
For the last two nights hes refused his bedtime bottle, last night he took 2oz and tonight nothing! I thought maybe teeth but he still drinks some of the rest of his bottles and I'm medicating enough. He has also slept through for the last 4 nights (so not waking for hunger or pain - this is a new thing!) I don't like him going to bed without milk, and tonight I gave porridge for dinner as I was scared of a repeat of last night! So I'm glad hes got something in his tum. So what do I do? If this continues I need to somehow rearrange things so that he's taking milk before bed. I know dropping a feed isn't recommended when BLW but WWYD? I do think he's teething but even so I'd like him to take something before bed time for fear of him waking and it messing things up. He naps 10-11:30am and 2:30-4pm so I can't offer milk or food in these times but should I move things around a little?
04/04/2013 at 20:30
no advice I'm afraid as we're having a similar thing at the minute, E has dropped two daily bottles recently and I posted earlier about how much LO's actually eat at this stage. I'm thinking it's just a natural progression? Especially as you say he's sleeping through? xx
04/04/2013 at 20:40
I don't think you do need to rearrange it. He is happy without that bottle, you are being baby led ... that is the bottle he wants to drop first, just go with it.
04/04/2013 at 21:00
The HV told me that as long as they're getting 20oz a day then its fine. A dropped to 3 bottles within a few weeks of BLW (she dropped the midday one and now just has lunch instead and then another bottle around 2pm) and hasn't missed it at all. If he is happy then i'd just go with him.
04/04/2013 at 21:03
Thanks for the replies.
Estrellita - Yes he is sleeping through! So I suppose he can't be hungry? He only takes 4/5oz first thing too! Its a mystery to me as he's always been a guzzler.
JB - Thanks, I think its because its the last bottle that it feels so wrong, I imagined the first and last feed to stay around for some time yet! He also never really 'asks' for milk, I just offer it at the same times as I always had, so didn't know whether to wait and offer a little later which would then eradicate (or minimise) that 4pm bottle, allowing for a bedtime bottle.
04/04/2013 at 21:06
Well E's milk intake is all over the place! She never seems that bothered with milk at breakfast when you would think she would be ravenous and then today refused all milk at nursery so has only had 1.5 bottles!
BUT we just try to follow her lead. I suspect teeth are on the move again so I'm not expecting her milk intake to stay so low x
04/04/2013 at 21:09
Zoe dropped the morning bottle first, it really does just depend. At least having dropped the bedtime bottle first you won't be worrying about the whole teeth / feeding to sleep / stopping bottles affecting sleep thing. I'd see it as positive.
04/04/2013 at 21:54
we are breastfeeding and Discos feed vary a bit depending on what/ how much he has eaten I would say we are on 4 feeds a day
6:30 / 7:00am
10:00pm/11:00pm dream feed
Some days he has a mid morning feed too if he is looking for it (usually depends on what he ate for breakfast) I just feed him if he asks and his mid afternoon feed (and mid morning) are often short have also noticed his other feeds getting shorter as he eats more and more. Let LO lead you as JB said there a posatives to dropping the evening feed first
04/04/2013 at 22:15
It's really flummoxed me too asE's also always been a guzzler and most of his BLW food ends up on him or in the dog so i was worrying too how much he was actually getting. I think like JB says it's a positive thing and if he's sleeping through then that's awesome. Good lad I! xx
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