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Can I try to space out BF when it's really hot??

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SirBoobAlot Sun 14-Jul-13 09:06:28

Agree with TanteRose; one of most useful things about breastfeeding is it IS a solution to everything grin Don't stress, and keep doing what you're doing smile

TanteRose Sun 14-Jul-13 03:28:29

Agree with other

Also, using the boob as a solution to everything is one of the BEST things about breastfeeding grin
Keep doing what you are doing smile

flowersinavase Sun 14-Jul-13 02:59:55

Thanks. That's what I figured but sort of hoped for a different answer! I got into bad habits with DD - using the boob as a solution to everything - so am probably over-compensating this time and trying to be too strict!

caroldecker Sun 14-Jul-13 01:50:07

Or try water and FF

SirBoobAlot Sun 14-Jul-13 01:17:55

Continue to breastfeed on demand. Right now, he needs he 'liquid' intake from you as much as his 'food'.

In that kind of heat, think of how much you need a drink. Because that's exactly what he's doing smile Can you imagine being told you need to go 4 hours without a sip of anything? smile

As much as it's tiring, you're doing the best thing, and it stops feeling so draining soon.

Rummikub Sun 14-Jul-13 01:13:59

Breast feeding on demand best. Your baby knows what he wants. My dd1 fed every couple of hours. As newborn it was every half hour! I don't know whether water would be a good idea in that heat in addition?

flowersinavase Sun 14-Jul-13 01:08:21

We live abroad and it's 30+ degrees every day.

DS is EBF (5m) and I'm desperate to try to get him to go longer between feeds: he rarely goes even 2.5hrs, let alone 3hrs. I was planning on slowly forcing longer breaks but am now worried that this'll deny him the liquids he needs in this heat.

Is it safe to force a 3-4hr gap? Or shall I just continue to feed on demand and feel like I'm losing my mind I seem to spend so much of my time nursing

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