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    Quote Originally Posted by AmyEL View Post
    Thanks for those that gave me genuine supportive advise it's much appreciated :-)

    I have just finished feeding DD, she slept till 5:30 so same waking time as she has been feeding her 2hrly :-) DH is home till Wednesday so I'm going try 3hrly for next couple of days while he is here to help & see how we go... If DD is ok with it, I'll increase to 4hrly in a few weeks when he's home again (works FIFO)
    I would be wary of stretching such a little baby to 4 hourly, especially during summer. I would be concerned about dehydration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    I would be wary of stretching such a little baby to 4 hourly, especially during summer. I would be concerned about dehydration.
    This. Unless you are introducing a sippy cup for water that's a long time without a drink in summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    I would be wary of stretching such a little baby to 4 hourly, especially during summer. I would be concerned about dehydration.
    Thanks but I won't be dehydrating my child, I will make sure she is well hydrated & happy. Thanks for your concern though.

    Shall I stir the pot some more and let everyone know that she will be introduced to solids at 4 months... Judge away now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmyEL View Post
    Thanks but I won't be dehydrating my child, I will make sure she is well hydrated & happy. Thanks for your concern though.

    Shall I stir the pot some more and let everyone know that she will be introduced to solids at 4 months... Judge away now!
    Including farex!!? Then purées?

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    Including farex!!? Then purées?
    Of course, is there any other way? 😳

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmyEL View Post
    Of course, is there any other way? 😳
    Yep - the 'right' way. 😗

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    Shall I stir the pot some more and let everyone know that she will be introduced to solids at 4 months... Judge away now![/QUOTE]

    I can help stir that pot... I started solids at 4 months its going great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    It was the bit about swaddling baby and holding off with the first time being the hardest that struck me. Is this what the book says? Because avoiding breastfeeds by swaddling a baby and holding off, something described as hard, implies the swaddled baby isn't terribly happy about the situation, iykwim? That's the bit I was referring to about not being celebratory. Sorry but it isn't. I'm not going to wade through old posts but from memory I thought you once agreed that Tizzie's bf advice was pretty dodgy, but I may be wrong. All I have read of hers on the subject is generally contradictory to accepted breastfeeding recommendations.

    Sorry if I did come off as snide OP- certainly wasn't my intention!
    I would say that it's still celebrating breastfeeding. To me, celebrating breastfeeding is encouraging someone's attempts to make breastfeeding work for them and their situation. We all have different experiences and expectations with it.
    I don't think this is the thread to make clear your disagreement with someone's methods. Offer some advice, give the OP some support and leave it at that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    I would be wary of stretching such a little baby to 4 hourly, especially during summer. I would be concerned about dehydration.
    My DS is the same age and we live in Brisbane, almost never use air-con, he has no issue with 4hrly feeds and feeds just once overnight (total of 5 bf's per day). He is on 85th percentile for weight and has been feeding this way for the last 6 weeks. I have never suspected that he is dehydrated or needing anymore feeds than this or have ever needed to give him anything other than breast milk.
    Obviously do what is best for your baby, but I don't think that stretching feeds to 3-4hrly is likely to result in dehydration.
    As for the celebrating breastfeeding thing- I am celebrating breastfeeding a lot more this time around than I was with my DS1 who fed 2hrly around the clock!

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    This might be a slight derail, but AmyEL, I noticed you said you were EBF. I was just wondering how much you generally give per feed and in total per day?

    Just curious as i am expressing to feed my almost 12 week old (inverted nipples), and i have just kind of muddled through to figure out how much baby wants, and how often, and wondered how this compares with what other people do.

    I generally give feeds of 120ml about every 2 hrs during the day, or longer between feeds if baby doesn't seem hungry or is asleep etc. We don't have a set routine, and I just try to take his cues. I feed him up before bed, and he is a good night time sleeper, but not so good during the day.


 
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