DS is nearly 7 months and started gradually with solids at 5 months. He now has three meals a day, eating a varying amount at each meal. I have kept up the breast feeds as they were before he started with solids, so our day looks like this more or less:
6am wake up: Breast feed 7am: Breakfast 8am: Nap (1/2-1 hour) 9am: Breast feed 11.30: Nap (1/2 - 1 hour) 12.30: Breast Feed 1.30: Lunch 3pm: Nap 3.30/4: Breast Feed 5/5.30: Dinner 7pm Bedtime breast feed
Does this look about right? I've noticed that DC is not breast feeding for very long and sometimes refuses and I am wondering if I am trying to feed too frequently. I've looked at the A Karmel book and she suggests the following for 7MO:
Breakfast + milk mid morning milk Lunch + water mid afternoon milk Dinner + water Bedtime milk.
Should I drop the 12.30 (approx) breast feed and have 4 rather than 5 feeds in the day? Is this still enough milk for DC?
Also - as I approach 12 months (when I plan to breast feed no more) I want to replace breast feeds with snacks. DC is not taking a bottle, so I plan on replacing a breast feed at a time with a sippy cup of formula (DC will only drink a little) plus a snack such as a yoghurt or piece of cheese. This is ok? When can I start dropping the feeds?