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What do you do when you cannot feed at feedtime?

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sharond101 Wed 26-Sep-12 12:42:18

DS feeds approximately every 3 hours in daytime. He wakes for first feed between 8-8.30am so is usually looking for more milk just after 11am. We go to a babygroup which starts at 11am and we have never perfected the feed. He isn't interested before 11am then gets ratty midway through the group. Noone else feeds there baby there so I don't feel I want to go down that route. It puts me off going as last week it really upset his routine.

IWipeArses Wed 26-Sep-12 12:43:05

Feed them when they're hungry.

WheresVinick Wed 26-Sep-12 12:52:32

I know it's hard, but it really would make most sense to screw your courage to the sticking place and feed at the group...

Seriouslysleepdeprived Wed 26-Sep-12 12:58:12

Just feed him, it's a baby group I'm sure they won't mindsmile

BobbysBeardOfWonder Wed 26-Sep-12 13:02:05

Feed the baby when he's hungry. Simple smile

aimingtobeaperfectionist Wed 26-Sep-12 13:05:41

Feed him. Do it once and it'll be a lot easier next time. It's daunting at first but it'll make life much easier when you do it. No one will bat an eyelid and no one is judging or marking you out of ten. Choose your outfit wisely and just sit somewhere you feel comfortable and get on with it.

Pascha Wed 26-Sep-12 13:08:53

I wouldn't bat an eyelid if you were at my baby group. Just feed him. He is the important one in all this.

sharond101 Wed 26-Sep-12 15:03:21

its a bookbug group we all sing and do actions so it may stop us participating.

needsadviceplease Wed 26-Sep-12 15:10:12

That's okay. You take a break and when he's done, join in again. Surely him getting upset also stops him participating happily?

mamij Wed 26-Sep-12 15:11:41

Feed if he's hungry. You shouldn't feel the pressure to wait.

megandraper Wed 26-Sep-12 15:15:43

yes, feed at the group. i often felt i did nothing but feed at groups like that, somehow being in an environment where it wasn't convenient always made my DC hungry.

it's always better to feed. doubt anyone will have a problem. and if anyone does, that has conveniently outed them as a fool.

MatriarchalDreams Wed 26-Sep-12 15:15:46

I go to a rhyme time group, it only lasts half an hour but there are frequently mums there feeding their babies even though it only lasts 30 mins, I've fed my baby there several times, I don't think anyone would think it strange for you to feed your baby, babies often need feeding at inconvenient times. Have you tried getting there a bit early and feeding him just before the session/as it starts? You can still sing and just join in with the actions when he's finished.

bubbles1231 Wed 26-Sep-12 15:17:55


nickeldaisical Wed 26-Sep-12 15:22:45

just feed him when he's hungry, even at the group.
DD and I go to a group, and she's only ever done the singing bit once because she's normally feeding.
no one bats an eyelid and I get to sit and enjoy the songs anyway grin

sharond101 Wed 26-Sep-12 16:49:19

Thank you. I will feed as he requests. I arrived 20mins early last wk as I knew feed was imminent but he just turned away. 20 minutes into group he was looking for milk.

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