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Am trying to get DS (7mo) onto formula-his day currently looks like this- 7am - breastfeed 8am - breakfast 11am - formula (4oz max) 12pm - lunch 2.30pm - formula (4oz max) 4pm - dinner 5.30pm - formula (couple of oz, no more) 6pm - breastfeed (10 mins absolute max)
DS is a big eater so he seems to have cut down on milk quite quickly.
They should have 500-600ml formula minimum in 24hrs. It doesnt matter in how many feeds. Do you think he is snacking? Your day doesnt look that bad to me, we have a similar aged child. We run the milk and solid feeds one after the other and dont have a night feed, but otherwise our day is similar. We do start our day with breakfast at 5am though so I guess its just up to you if you would rather start early or feed in the night?
Been asked to write down my baby's eating/feeding routine for starting nursery, and I'm beginning to wonder if I'm doing things wrong. He has always been a hungry boy and is massive.
This is is his routine:
6.30ish breastfeed 7.30ish breakfast 11.30ish bottle of formula 12.30ish lunch (he has finger foods then and doesn't actually eat that much) 4.00ish breastfeed 5.30ish dinner 7.00ish breastfeed 3/4 am breastfeed (really want to stop this!)
The feeding guidelines on the formula packages suggest three formula feeds for a baby this age in 24 hours. I'm new to formula so really have no idea how true this is, or how this would compare to breastfeeding. But FIVE milk feeds?! I think at the same age my eldest child was having just three breastfeeds (and no formula) in 24 hours and I know he was sleeping 7-7.
Please help, I don't want to have a child who is permanently carrying a bottle of milk with them at two years old!