Number of times/day for 1-year old
When I tell my friends who have BFd their own LOs that L is still nursing/drinking EBM 8-12 times/day (4-6 of which are throughout the night), they look at me like I'm crazy or they feel very sorry for me. Just today, a friend of mine told me that she stopped BFing her DD on demand at age 1 and did it only at certain times of the day. Her DD was okay with this and just increased the amount of food she was eating.
I didn't think I had a choice about feeding on demand or not. I just feed L if he indicates he wants milk. I am definitely getting weary of the nighttime feedings. I'm a WOHM and find it difficult to have the energy I need to teach my classes when I am perpetually exhausted. (I can't go to bed much earlier than I do because I often have some work I have to take care of - in addition to the daily chores - once L goes to bed.)
I guess I'm writing (asking?) this to see if L is BFing more than the average kid his age and if I can cut out a feeding or two without causing him upset...? I believe in BLW so I don't want to start that process. I've just been made to feel lately like I'm doing something wrong because he nurses/takes bottles so frequently...
Andrea - mama to Laith 02.20.07 and Sommer 01.21.11
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