My DS is just about to turn 8 months. He doesn't 'demand' BF any more so I offer when he wakes up for the day, mid morn, mid eve and before he goes to sleep. I was offering more frequently but he was not remotely interested. He likes his food and has 3 meals per day. In past few days he has started refusing mid morn feed. The mid aft one is v v short (few minutes). So now he only has 3 ''full" feeds in a 24 period - early AM when he wakes, before he goes to sleep for the night and once during the night. He is gaining weight, meeting all dev milestones, crawling, pulling up etc. Essentially, my question is should I be concerned that he is not getting enough milk or is this within the range of normal for an 8 month old? Thanks
My DS is also almost 8 months too and the same. Big BF morning, before bed and normally once in the night. Just a few other small feeds during the day when offered (mid morning and mid afternoon), which I think he would not be too fussed about missing out on. Seems to really have taken to food. I spoke to HV about it and she had no concerns at all given that he is still tracking same percentile line, happy and very active. After having some worries about what seemed to me to be quite a sudden drop in BFs, I am going with the flow and trusting DS to take what he needs.
Thank you for responses Fleecy, lime and mouse - seems like there are some similar patterns emerging! Do you offer your DCs EBM/formula/water in a bottle/cup during the day and if so do they have much?