Every other week, I leave my [almost 9 month old] LO with a sitter for bowling league. We leave around 6:10 & he goes to sleep @ 7pm. He always gets a smallish bottle right before bed, but I feed him right before we leave too. Since there's no way I can pump once I leave, though, it eats into my freezer stash.
With everything going on, I have neither the time nor the desire to pump extra outside of this to get a bottle ready for him, plus my pump stays at work these days. I am [99%] certain he doesn't need a feeding right before bed, but that's the routine, and I'm fine with it.
What's the best thing to start giving him for his every-other-week-before-bedtime drink?
I know not cow's milk yet.
He's never had formula, but I have the newborn sample packages that come in the mail, or I could buy the non-newborn stuff.
So far the only thing he's been drinking is BM and practices with a water sippy cup, but he doesn't drink it on a regular basis.