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    Default Solids nap routine for 6mo

    Hi folks
    Just looking for some ideas on how best to do solids without it interfering with the next breastfeed.
    My 6mo doesn't seem to breastfeed well for ages after solids in the am. So I spend th Arvo just trying to feed per properly as she only takes 3-4min feeds during the day!

    How do u guys do it?! Plus nap time schedules too! She sleeps x2 a day now for roughly 1.5 hrs each

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    My son is a bit older but I remember I used to do milk feed first and then give solids after. This was his routine (more or less)

    7am milk feed
    8am breakfast
    9:30am - 11am nap
    11am milk feed
    Noon lunch
    1:30-3:00 nap
    3pm milk feed
    5pm dinner
    6pm bath
    6:30 milk feed
    7pm bedtime
    10:30pm dream feed

    Best time to get baby to breastfeed well is when they wake up from a sleep. Then give solids an hour later.

    I hope that helps

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    Default Solids nap routine for 6mo

    At that age you should be breastfeeding before giving solids.

    I think at about 6 months, my routine was loosely

    7am wake and breastfreed

    7:30 breakfast

    8:30 breastfeed

    9:30 nap

    Breastfeed on waking

    Lunch

    Breastfeed

    Nap

    And do on

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeaM View Post
    My son is a bit older but I remember I used to do milk feed first and then give solids after. This was his routine (more or less)

    7am milk feed
    8am breakfast
    9:30am - 11am nap
    11am milk feed
    Noon lunch
    1:30-3:00 nap
    3pm milk feed
    5pm dinner
    6pm bath
    6:30 milk feed
    7pm bedtime
    10:30pm dream feed

    Best time to get baby to breastfeed well is when they wake up from a sleep. Then give solids an hour later.

    I hope that helps

    Did u find his milk feeds were short?! If u were breastfeeding that is... My lo feeds for like 3-4 mins during the day when I try and feed her upon waking. So I think surely that's not a long enough/good feed. So I try and keep feeding her. It's doing my head in lol

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    No I didn't find the BF feeds were short after he had had a good sleep. In fact that's why I put him on a routine because before he was having short feeds and then not sleeping well and then not feeding well. It was hard. But the routine sorted that out because he'd have a sufficient amount of time between feeds so by the time he woke up he was hungry and sucked the boob dry.

    Maybe you should speak to a nurse or GP about the feeding issue. Maybe silent reflux? Who knows but if it's been 3 hours or so without a feed, and your baby is only wanting to feed for a few minutes that seems unusual but I'm not an expert.

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    Depends on your bub. At that age, lots of babies are more interested in what's going on around them than feeding. If they're efficient feeders, 3-4 minutes may be all they need. Have you tried just going with the short feeds, and seeing how bub goes? You'll surely be told by the end of the day if it's not enough!

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