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Thread: feeding schedule?

  1. #1
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    Default feeding schedule?

    Can you give me an idea of how often my almost 7 month old should be eating? She is less and less interested in nursing or a bottles of breastmilk and we have introduced some solids. We always offer breast/bottle before solids, but she is just not that interested. I am still nursing at night (10 pm and 3 pm typically and she eats alot then). I would love to cut out those night feedings because I am exhausted and try to get her to eat more during the day. We are offering breast/bottle every 3 hours during the day----maybe that is too frequent because she is not really hungry? She is gaining fine and really happy and strong. I would like to get on a different schedule, AND be sure she is getting enough milk!

  2. #2
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    Default Re: feeding schedule?

    Do you mean 10 pm and 3 am? That's not bad at all mama - it sounds like you're getting a 5 hour stretch of sleep from her, which is technically sleeping through the night.

    Have you tried nursing her in a dark, quiet room during the day?
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    Default Re: feeding schedule?

    Nursing frequency varies a lot after 6 months. Some babies are nursing 10-12 times a day, some are already down to 5-6.

    I'm with the PP: take her into a dark, quiet room when it's time to nurse and see if that makes a difference. At 7 months babies are so distractable!!!
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    Default Re: feeding schedule?

    Thanks, Moms! I have tried everything to get her to nurse---she is definitely striking, most likely because I have a very slow let down. But, she also often refuses the bottle!

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    Default Re: feeding schedule?

    A nursing necklace during the day could also hold her attention more.

    To your original question... I don't think there is a correct schedule on feeding/introducing solids. Watch her cues, and her signs of readiness.

    Just be sure that she is getting the bulk of her calories from breastmilk.

    (sounds like she is, since she is night nursing.)

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