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When did you drop milk on wake up?

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momb Sun 17-Feb-13 21:55:56

We had morning and 'just home from nursery' BF milk until ED was 19 months and then she switched to a cup of cows milk but we kept the cuddle and milk until she was about 2. It wasn't about the BF as much as the closeness. If you are pregnant I'd suggest finding something else special for the two of you before your new baby is born so it doesn't happen all at once.

5madthings Sun 17-Feb-13 21:50:24

Guidlines for milk intake are 12oz a day after a year and again that can include dairy products.

Bfeeding wise whatever you and she are happy with! The who advice is to continue to feed up to two years and beyond if mum and baby are happy to.

Some toddlers dont bfeed much, othes bfeed loads, both are normal smile

KD0706 Sun 17-Feb-13 21:27:00

My DD is just under a year old.

She doesn't feed on wake up, but does have up to five feeds in a 24 hour period. So I think you're doing well to be down to two feeds a day. Wish I was!

With my elder daughter, I swapped the morning breastfeed for a sippy cup of cows milk when she was about 18 months.

happyfrogger Sun 17-Feb-13 21:21:59

Yes she's also had vitamins from 6 months and has always been lovely and healthy and plump! The health visitor is brilliant and sees no problem with calorie intake and thinks 2 good breast feeds are just fine for her now. It was really that I have no idea now long these last 2 continue for, it seems that this is where the biggest discrepancy is, with some dropping at 14 months and others at several years, just not sure what the guidelines are after 1 year.

Thanks all.

5madthings Sun 17-Feb-13 20:17:22

That 20oz can be made up with cheese, yog etc itdoesnt have to be just milk and bfeeding is different than formulaanyway the amount if fat and calories in it will change as the baby gets older.

The current advice is vit d drops from. 6mths.

MyGlassIsJustHalfWet Sun 17-Feb-13 20:13:03

Dd is 9mo and has 2/3 meals a day which are small versions of what we have but nowhere near a 'child's portion'.
She has between 4/6 milk feeds during the day and night.
I'm quite happy to have milk as her main food until she's 1 and just get her to try different flavours/textures at meal time. Not too fussed if she doesn't eat much.
She's by no means small either!

Florin Sun 17-Feb-13 19:23:49

I thought they needed about 20oz of milk a day until they are 1 which I would doubt she is having in 2 feeds. I was told if less than this you need to consider vitamin drops. My son is 7 months and eats huge amounts, we went out to a restaurant today and he ate a full child's portrion which is quite normal for him, however we still encourage him to have a bottle in the morning and evening one at 11am although this can be a struggle sometimes as he would prefer a snack instead.
The morning bottle we make up the night before and quickly cool then put it in the fridge. In the morning we microwave it for 45 seconds and give it a good shake so very easy and quick.

tinierclanger Sun 17-Feb-13 19:15:59

Carton of formula? No need to make up/warm in that case.

5madthings Sun 17-Feb-13 19:14:01

Mine had morning and eve milk until 2-3 yrs.

BertieBotts Sun 17-Feb-13 19:11:09

Much older - when he started sleeping through, because until then he used to crawl into my bed at some point in the night so he'd wake up with me and have a feed then.

The nightly bed invasion grin became later and later until he was coming in at the time I usually got up anyway and then at some point I just got up rather than welcoming him into bed for a cuddle/feed.

He still has a very occasional feed now but never in the mornings and sometimes he does come in for a cuddle with no milk.

LouBeee Sun 17-Feb-13 19:09:01

I take a thermos of freshly boiled water, a tub of 5 scoops of powder and the bottle upstairs with me. I open my eyes to the sound of 17mo DS screaming "Bot, Bot" at the top of his voice and fling it all together in seconds. HTH
We're giving it up soon .... maybe when I find the energy

Figgygal Sun 17-Feb-13 19:07:56

No help here as my DS screams and flails until dh has retrieved it and now walks to the chair we do feeds in and stamps his feet tantruming until it arrives.......always has been a milk monster sad

rubyslippers Sun 17-Feb-13 19:06:52

when i stopped breastfeeding - DD was three years

happyfrogger Sun 17-Feb-13 19:05:57

Nope, just those 2. Have only just dropped afternoon feed and she has 3 good meals a day and a drink of watered down juice with lunch and dinner and a fruit snack & drink in the afternoon. She has a great appetite!

I just dread switching the morning feed for a bottle as she wakes up and wails for it immediately - no gentle wake up. I dread taking time to make up or warm a bottle when she wants it NOW and I'm feeling less than wonderful :/

Any tips for making that bit easier?!

Figgygal Sun 17-Feb-13 18:47:28

13mo was but demands quite strongly his wake up and bed bottles still and until they are 1 milk is very important source of vits I would think you will need to carry on for longer unless he has other feeds in day you haven't mentioned?

1978andallthat Sun 17-Feb-13 18:45:14

Dd is 25 months and still has a bottle on wake up. (mix fed until 18 months when three months pg and knackered).

happyfrogger Sun 17-Feb-13 18:28:50

DD is 10 months and EBF. We are now on just 2 milk feeds per day, 6am (for 30 minutes!!) and about 15 mins at bedtime. When did you drop wake-up milk? And bedtime milk for that matter. I'm contemplating switching to formula as I'm pregnant and SORE! But just no idea when these last two feeds typically go. TIA.

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