Re: Feeding baby on demand at 11 months - looking for ideas
My DS isn't that old yet but he/we have spaced out feedings a little more recently. Today I realized he went 4 hours between feedings-wow! I have found that he eats more at a feeding if they are a little more spaced out. What about trying to go 3 hours? Here is our routine, keep in mind that we just started solids and he really isn't getting much (1-3 Tsp) and doesn't drink anything really except BM
5:30/6:30 nurse one side (bring him to bed)
7:30/8:30 nurse the other side (in bed still usually, I work 3-11 part time so I sleep in some!)
10:00 nurse briefly for a nap
I used to nurse when he woke up around 11 but we've pretty much dropped that one
12:30/1 nurse before a nap
5:30 nurse before a nap
9:00/10:00 nurse before sleep. Sleeps through the night.
I honestly used to feed him 12-14 times a day so this is an improvement! Perhaps dropping the post nap nursings or substituting a snack as he gets older maybe a sippy/straw cup of water and some finger foods? My thoughts are that when my DS gets to a year I will slowly change over some of his nursings to cups of milk/water and nurse 2-3 times a day.
DS 2/06 nursed x1yr
and DD 3/08, so far so good!