My son is 14 months old and the last couple of weeks he has dropped to one feed a day, at bed time. He still wants a feed in the morning or during the day if he is tired or upset, but seems to be generally happy with one feed. My b00bs haven't felt like they are filling up at all, and I'm feeling a little concerned my milk will just dry up. Anyone with experience dropping to one feed a day? Is this possible?
I'm also confused as to whether one feed a day is enough for him. He eats 3 meals a day, as well as morning and afternoon tea. He eats a varied diet, with lots of fruit and veg, dairy and protein. When I discussed this with the MACH Nurse recently I was told he didn't need to be breastfed at this age, so she wasn't much help!
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22-03-2012 19:31 #1
Dropping to one feed..
22-03-2012 20:02 #2Senior Member
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My boy is 19 months and still has a morning and night feed. I just dropped the lunch/arvo feed (yes he was fed 3 times/day) and he still sometimes gets upset and tries to find my boobs again, lol.
I give him a cup of milk at lunch and in the afternoon. He has water through the day as well. I know he doesn't need a breastfeed and it's just comfort really, but I just gave him milk instead of a breastfeed, which is what I'll do again when I drop the morning feed.
Not sure of the rules.... But if your boy is happy, eating, drinking, has wet nappies, etc.... then I'd say you're doing a great job. (and screw what people say - so many people push and promote breastfeeding a newborn, but you tell them you're still feeding a toddler, and they get all iffy and say it's not necessary).
22-03-2012 20:46 #3Senior Member
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If he only wants one, then that's enough for him
Also, of he has that one EVERY day, then you will continue to make milk for that feed. If he starts skipping days then your supply will drop, but it's not uncommon for bubs to feed once or twice a week. Your supply will continue to match bubs needs
26-03-2012 19:23 #4
Thankyou both for you replies, a little reassurance is always nice!
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