My daughter is almost 6 months old and mix fed, she's breastfed for the first feed of the day and after 6pm and though the night, and bottle fed in between. She usually has 3-4 bottles of 200mL of formula and 4-5 breastfeeds in 24 hours. The last few days she has been draining her bottles and not even lasting 3 hours before she wants the next one. She was sleeping through 5-6 nights out of 7 but for the last 2 or 3 weeks she has been waking twice for a feed. I'm not sure what to do, I'm in no rush to introduce solids (plus I want to do BLW and I ordered the BLW book almost 2 weeks ago and it hasn't arrived yet!), so I'm not sure whether I should start giving her 250mL bottles or just give her more bottles through the day (increase it to 4-5 bottles), or whether I should just bite the bullet and start on solids. Looking forward to some advice :-)
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13-08-2013 11:09 #1
Increase amount in bottles, offer more bottles each day or start solids?
13-08-2013 12:07 #2
I had a friend that's baby went from sleeping through the night to suddenly waking multiple times at 5 months, in her case as soon as she started solids things changed maybe try the extra formula and if not start solids when your book comes?
13-08-2013 13:21 #3
I downloaded the book on iBook but really it's common sense.
I've been giving A some food but not very consistently for about a week. Last night he had the most he's ever had and also slept the longest - 9.30 till 5 (was amazing!!). I don't know if its coincidence tho.
How far is B of 6 months? Can't remember sorry.
13-08-2013 13:29 #4
Ahh Shani I tried to find the e-book before I bought the hard copy and couldn't find it! I assumed it would be pretty much common sense but the website alludes to the book containing some essential information which had me concerned about doing it before i read the book (sounds stupid now that i've written it haha). She's 6 months on the 23rd. I just tried her with some steamed carrot and banana, she knew what to do but I don't think she actually swallowed any. But she was chomping bits off, moving it around in her mouth then spitting it out.
13-08-2013 14:30 #5
A mostly chews and lets it fall out but I noticed heaps in his poo so he obviously doesn't spit it all out!
But, in saying that, I think B may just also need some extra milk as she won't be getting much from food for a while. I think that A has increased his feeds during the day to but he is still just bf so hard to tell!!
13-08-2013 21:24 #6
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13-08-2013 21:50 #7
I'd increase the quantity in the bottles, rather than extra feeds. You don't want her to start going backwards and demanding more frequent feeds if you can avoid it.
Also if you plan to do BLW, they don't eat much at the start! What you described is perfectly normal, they play before eating.
13-08-2013 21:55 #8
I'd be increasing bottles to 250ml
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