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nearly 7mo bfing less and less

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ReadyForDinner Wed 23-Apr-14 22:47:44

Hi there. Just looking to pick your collective brains please. My daughter has been ebf and bottle refuser for 6 months. About 3 weeks ago she miraculously took a bottle of formula and we have kept it rolling from there with my husband giving a bottle at bed time at about 7.30 and firt wake up at about midnight just to give me a break really as her sleep has been pretty rubbish these past few months. For the first week or 2 her sleep drastically improved and we thought we had found a magic bullet, but we are now back to 2/3 hrly wake ups post 12pm. My supply has dropped off in the evening, we are weaning solids too and are on about 2 and a half meals a day. I make a point of offering bf before solids but she doesn't really settle to it like she used too. She only takes approx 120ml if that at each formula feed and 5 min feeds through the day and back to sleep over night. She has just got her first 2 teeth. I guess what I am asking is do you think she getting enough milk? I think I am worried about losing my supply, is she weaning from the breast? is this teething? Im puzzled!

Sunflower1985 Thu 24-Apr-14 20:42:43

I've noticed times when my near 9mo ds has fed less since starting on solids 3 months ago. Self weaning very uncommon so early. Increased efficiency at feeds far more likely. And a natural progression from milk to food. If you keep feeding then the milk will keep being produced just as before, to meet her demand.

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