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How many milk feeds should a 8 month be having. I have a baby boy 8 months old, doing ok on the soilds but getting confused to how many milk feeds he should be getting, we are still breast feeding :D
I was bottle feeding by then but offered Chloe at least 5 bottles a day. I think at around 8 months I switched the order of bottles and solids during the day so that she would have a meal first and then bottle for top up. Otherwise I was finding she would be full on milk and not want her meal.
I breastfed DD1 until she was 13 months and am still breast feeding DD2 who is 7 and half months. With both I was/am still giving around 5 feeds a day as well as solids. My understanding is that they still only take what they need and that you can't overfeed a breastfed baby. They were/are certainly both self limiting with solids and only ate what they needed. I started to drop feeds with DD1 when she was about 11 months and by that stage was able to replace them with cow's milk rather than formula. I agree about reversing the order if you are still giving the breast at the same time as solids. I tend to give the breast at different times to the solids, but that is just what works for me! :D
Hi i also have a 8 month old little girl! She is very much into solids and she will only breastfeed at night! One before bed and if she wakes through the night! She is now more interested in what hubby and i are eating!!! :) Good luck!
Hi, my 7.5 month old is having 3 solid meals a day and 4 - 5 breastfeeds. He has an early morning one at about 5am then one half an hour before his first nap. Then the third half and hour before his second nap and then a fourth before bedtime around 6pm. Sometimes he might have one around 3.30 - 4pm ish if he's grizzly and I think he may be hungry but its too early for his dinner, which is at about 5pm.
Thanks everyone, I had a "baby brain" for a while then (due to lake of sleep no dought) and could'nt work out if he was getting enough. Think we are back on track and putting the dropped feeds down to teething. :rolleyes:
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