Leaving a breastfed baby for 5 hours?

(3 Posts)
LeonieFaulkner29 Thu 11-Feb-16 15:27:51

Hi I am new to this so I'm not 100% sure how it works but I need some advice.
I'm currently on maternity leave and I am due to return at the beginning of May. My Daughter will be 7 months old when I go back , she is breastfed .. my question is how long will she be able to go between feeds? I will only be working 4 hours at a time for 2 days a week (part time) so I'll be away from my baby a maximum of 5 hours , will she be able to go that long between feeds? What if she was given soilds in that time? Thank you

hellsbellsmelons Thu 11-Feb-16 15:29:29

I'm sure she will be OK.
You will get a far better and faster response though if you ask MNHQ to move this to 'Chat'

blueandgreendots Thu 11-Feb-16 15:32:18

My DD was 6 months when I returned to work full time and she became a bottle refuser so would just take water from a sippy cup along with food. I fed her in the morning and as soon as I picked her up (about 5pm) initially but soon went down to morning and evening feeds, eventually stopping when she was 11 months. It was absolutely fine so try not to worry.

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