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When to drop morning bf - 10 month old?

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Travellerintime Tue 28-Oct-08 21:41:24

My dd (4) is starting at a new pre-school where she has an afternoon place. This will mean we'll have to leave the house 12:20 to get there in time, which means in turn lunch at the very latest at 11:45.

My dilemma is that I currently bf ds about 10/10:30am to see him through until lunchtime, currently 12:30. This won't work in the new routine of taking dd to pre-school, so I've been wondering whether to drop this feed and just give early lunch - 11:30am and poss a morning snack.

What do other 10 month olds do? How many bf's/much milk do they need? Ds has other bfs (first thing & last thing, plus a small bottle in the afternoon, and he eats pretty well too)

Sorry for all the detail - it sounds like I'm routine obsessed, but I'm not, I'm just getting really confused at how to carry on ds's routine while getting dd on time to pre-school.

thisisyesterday Tue 28-Oct-08 21:45:11

we've always BF on demand so can't really say how many feeds ds2 has/had
I'm not sure why you can't feed him at 10 and then offer lunch at 11.30 though??

Travellerintime Tue 28-Oct-08 21:47:34

I guess I'm thinking that he won't be hungry for lunch, so won't eat, so then won't want to nap in the pm...

ummadam Wed 29-Oct-08 10:11:17

Maybe give it a go and see how you get on?

DS 9m dropped his morning BF a while ago and now has early morning, sometimes mid afternoon if he feels like it and bedtime. Otherwise it is solids and water - when he isn't on a hunger strike like now

insywinsyspider Wed 29-Oct-08 13:56:04

my ds is 10 mo and has milk first thing, after lunch and before bed and food snacks in between, try dropping it and see what happens, he might need a small snack to get him to lunch but at least you'll be able to only give him enough to tide him over

ohdearwhatamess Wed 29-Oct-08 13:59:35

Ds2 (8.5 months) is ff - not sure if that makes a difference in terms of weaning.

He has milk at breakfast time, mid afternoon, and just before bed. We dropped the mid morning milk at about 6.5 months - he didn't seem to need or want it once he was eating proper food. He sometimes has a little snack mid morning (breadstick, banana) instead.

Travellerintime Wed 29-Oct-08 21:27:18

Thanks, all.

Will just give it a go I think and see what happens. I think I can't quite decide what do to because it's not really his routine - more about fitting into big sister's routine.

Will stop stressing and just try it.

smellen Wed 29-Oct-08 21:34:42

FWIW my 10mth old has BF at 7, 9.30-ish, 2ish, and 7pm, with meals at 8, 12.30, and 5-5.30. Sometimes I offer him a wee nip when he wakes from a nap too (around 11am and 3pm), if he seems to want a drink. I assume that as BM is the only drink/snack he gets between meals (& water with meals) that I should offer him a drink whenever he looks interested in it. He doesn't hang about and I'd hate to think he was thirsty.

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