I'm going to be separated from my (then) 8.5 month old DD in a few weeks. For approx 12 hours.
My issue is that she only will only take milk by BF. She eagerly takes water from a sippy cup, and is somewhat happy eating solids (but not a big eater)
My question.. Do you think it is ok for me I be away from her, and miss a few breastfeeds? During that time she will be drinking water and eating purées.
I will express enough BF for her babysitter (my mum) to attempt to bottle feed or give her milk in the sippy (both of which I've tried and failed numerously)
Is it ok for a baby of her age to go 12 hrs without milk? She's always been so reliant on my breast. And as much as I've tried, I cannot change that..
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01-08-2014 15:54 #1
Is this ok for for 12 hours?
01-08-2014 16:04 #2
At that age I think she will be fine. My DS2 doesn't drink well from a bottle, so if I am not with him he has a tiny bit of EBM, and will then catch up with me later. You will probably find that she will want a big boobie session with you when you are back together, but that's normal.
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02-08-2014 05:30 #3
Thanks! Bumping this for any additional tips
02-08-2014 05:39 #4
Try to plan her solids to incorporate breast milk if you can, like cereal with bm. I'm sure others will have better ideas for foods that you can do this with. This just gives her a bit more bm in your absence.
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