I'm due to return to work in 5 weeks and would love some advice about dropping feeds for my DD.
She will be 11.5 months when I return and is currently on 5 feeds per day. Her routine is currently:
Breastfeeds at 7.00am, 11.00am, 3.00pm, 6.15pm and then 10.30pm
Solids: 8.00am, 12.30pm, 5.20pm and rice cake/fruit snacks in the pram throughout the day
Sleeps: 9.00 / 9.30 for 1.5 hrs, 2.00pm for 1.5 hrs and bed at 6.30pm.
I'm thinking about dropping the 11.00am breastfeed. Would I then give a morning snack when she wakes up and maybe bring lunch forward?
If I decide to drop the 3.00pm feed too, should I substitute with cows milk, seeing as though we're close to the 12 month mark? I'd like to keep with morning and night feed, and drop the 10.30pm feed as some stage too. I'm not in an hurry to do that as it may be too much to go from 5 feeds to 2.
How far in advance should I be dropping the feeds?? Thanks!!