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Timing the last bottle to be at bedtime.

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Chocolateyclaire76 Thu 30-Jun-16 13:26:23

My LO is 14 weeks and we have a vague routine but as I also have a 3 yr old this is prone to change!

Currently my LO has 180ml bottles but quite often only manages 120ml. On these occasions she'll want her next feed within 3 hours. This often throws the day as her routine ends up roughly as follows:

7.45 awake
8.00 feed
11.00 feed
2.00 feed
5.00 feed
6.15 feed & bed

This then means that the 6.15 bedtime bottle is barely touched as she's not hungry. We tried a split bottle last night and gave her 90ml at 5 and then the rest at 6.15 but she didn't finish it.

Any advice would be appreciated!

waitingforsomething Thu 30-Jun-16 13:51:52

Would she wait closer to 4 hours between feeds 1 and 2? If she has been asleep for quite a while give her the biggest feed you can at 8am (or a bit later if she's not desperate). She may then wait till around 12 for the next one then you could try feeds at 12,3 and 6.15?

My second strategy would be to wake her at 7 and go for for 7, 10, 1, 4 (smaller feed) and 6.15 smile

Chocolateyclaire76 Thu 30-Jun-16 14:02:00

I think I might try the first option and feed her at about 8.30, if she can wait!!

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