Thanks for all your replies, they're really helpful :-) . DD does snack through the day and I'm pretty sure she eats enough. I'm probably mainly worried about when she wakes during the night. What i do is, instead of letting her cry pick her up and I feed her to settle her and obviously my parents can't do that. (Eta, for when i go awsy) If they were to offer her something to calm her down in the middle of the night should I try ebm in a bottle, cows milk or formula? Does she even need formula? Like you said, darcyj, might be different cause I'm not there?!
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22-11-2014 21:40 #11
22-11-2014 21:44 #12
My DD is 14 months and just has a feed before bed. She doesn't drink anything but water during the day (and also has a drink of water after her bf before bed). At this age they don't need bm so it's up to you how much you give them.
22-11-2014 21:54 #13Senior Member
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bf for a 1+ yr old and should I wean
You may find that your parents don't need to give her anything during the night. If they do need to then cows milk will be fine, they don't need formula after 12 months.
I think the number of feeds sounds pretty good for her age. If I was to change anything I would give her lunch earlier and a bf after lunch instead of before.
And I would be prepared to pump while you are away otherwise you'll set yourself up for mastitis.
22-11-2014 22:29 #14
Can you try and break the night feeding before you go? While I agree that babies respond to different people in different ways, it may be really hard on her and your parents if she is expected to go cold turkey on night feeds while you are away. I went away last week for 5 days and used it as an opportunity to wean (I was more than ready). DD3 was 15 months and I decided rather than go cold turkey I dropped her feeds in the weeks before I went away from 3 a day to only mornings. It made it a lot easier on DH and also on me as my milk had reduced.
In the end she self weaned before I left so it worked out really well for us both. I do realise you don't want to wean, but at least if you can prepare her for the nights it might make it easier on everyone.
23-11-2014 10:46 #15
Re: night feeds, I didn't have to feed DD back to sleep at all last night. She woke up at 11:30pm and all I did was give her a cuddle and she fell back asleep! She was very tired yesterday though lol.
I am planning on expressing while I'm away. The last thing I want is mastitis
23-11-2014 11:27 #16
23-11-2014 16:58 #17
I agree with Vic Park
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23-11-2014 17:34 #18
I recently went away for 3 nights and left my DD in the care of my Mum and DF. She fed more through the night than your 13 month old did and she was perfectly fine. She knew that I wasn't there and that someone else would settler her differently. Babies are pretty smart creatures, huh?!
23-11-2014 17:49 #19
I started a similar thread once my baby turned one. Unsure how many feeds etc. (I never envisioned myself breastfeeding for that long, and was hoping to gently cut her down and wean her).
I used to be fairly strict before 12 months, scheduled feeds every 3-4 hours, trying to give her the right amount of solids etc.
Just after dd turned one and I stopped looking at clock and stopped trying to cut her down and just gave it to her whenever it has been so liberating - breastfeeding is now such a joy for us both (22 months). Some days it's 3 feeds, others it's a lot more! I now plan to just keep going
Congrats on making it this far. Dd still occasionally wakes for a feed if sick, teething etc. and I'm happy to do that.
She copes fine without it if I'm not around. I haven't been gone 3 days though! Good luck xxx
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02-01-2015 18:57 #20
Hi all, just an update. I still haven't left DD overnight yet but hoping to in a couple of days. Tonight I tried giving her some warmed cows milk, she started drinking it but spat most of it out. I did bf her beforehand thought so don't know if that's why, or that it was me giving it to her, or just jot usee to it. Also, if someone was to give her a bottle, how much milk would she need??
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