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I don't know if this is the right category for this, but here goes anyway. I return to work in two weeks and after much deliberation have decided to wean DD. She is having a bottle at lunch and has been for 3 days. How quickly can I get her to have bottles for the other 2 feeds?
Also I have to set up a routine for both of us in order to get ready for work and daycare. She normally sleeps until 7 and I have to leave at 7.30. My thought was to wake her at 6.30 and give her breakfast and then get the daycare to give her a bottle at around 8 (assuming they will do that for me). Does anyone have any suggestions as I want to do this with the minimal disruption to Anna.
Perfect place for it. I think you can drop a feed every few days - so replace one tomorrow and then wait a few days and replace the other.
As for routine - I have found it easiest to try and follow what happens anyway. Does she normally have a feed when she wakes up? If so, I would be giving her the bottle when she wakes up and leave breakfast for the day carer - that way she can take her time and play with her food and you won't be trying to shovel food into her mouth and get out the door (which I have a lot of practise in!)
The big tip I have is to have as much ready the night before as possible so you only have to worry about dressing her, feeding her and getting out the door.
Hope it all goes well. I went back to work when DD2 was 8 months and was really worried about it - she coped really well. All my worry was for nothing:rolleyes:
Thanks for the advice. I'm not worried about her going to daycare yet, but maybe closer to the time. I have to check with the daycare to make sure they will give her breakfast. She has a feed as soon as she wakes up and then breakfast within the hour. She loves feeding herself and I normally have to change her after her food so it would be a pleasant change for someone else to have to worry about that:rolleyes:
I don't think daycare should have a problem with giving her breakfast - just call them and ask. It is a great idea to minimise the disruption, so try to keep everything as much the same as possible. You can always slowly change it once she's used to daycare.
At least you can get dressed without her getting into your make up like mine do :D .
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