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to go out without an expressed bottle

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mamaolivia Thu 17-Sep-09 21:24:29

My ds is almost 10 weeks old and has got into quite a routine of feeding and sleeping at 7pm, then sleeping till about 2 or 3 am. I want to start excersising again but --can't be bothered-- don't want to express and get him used to bottles. I want to start exercising and go swimming to lose a bit of baby weight. AIBU to go swimming (out for about an hour and 15 mins in total) without any back up milk for the baby?

Littlefish Thu 17-Sep-09 21:26:41

How far away will you be? How secure is the routine? If he wakes, do you have a partner who could bring him to you very quickly?

CookieDoughIcecream Thu 17-Sep-09 21:28:07

I used to do this when my ds was this young. If you are leaving them with a full tummy and go out soon afterwards then he should be fine.

laweaselmys Thu 17-Sep-09 21:30:47

Put it this way - will you be utterly devastated if your DS has to have some formula? If the answer is no then don't bother expressing. It's not likely to be a regular thing and it will save you lots of faff.

If it does matter to you then try expressing from one boob whilst you are feeding with the other after your DS's biggest sleep, even if you only do it for a few days you will have enough in the freezer for emergencies and you can stop bothering with it after that!

CuppaTeaJanice Thu 17-Sep-09 21:33:57

You could express just a couple of times and keep it in the freezer for emergencies, to be cup fed if required.

Cookie's right though, if you go soon after he's gone to sleep then he's unlikely to wake up. Not that I expect you'd want to go swimming at midnight....

mamaolivia Thu 17-Sep-09 21:38:58

He has been in this routine for 2 weeks now, leisure centre only 2 miles away and would leave about 1/2 hour after he has fed/ fallen asleep.

trixymalixy Thu 17-Sep-09 23:57:18

Hmm, 10 weeks is still pretty small and there are still growth spurts to go through.

i would express enough for one feed and freeze it.

UniS Sat 19-Sep-09 20:30:18

I did it, no major problems, maybe once or twice he was whingy, but Dh coped till I got back all of 90 mins after I went out.
I started running again when boy was about 10 weeks.

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