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Please help me to prepare for nursery!

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DrMum83 Thu 29-Oct-15 11:39:43

DD is 9.5mo, breast fed. She's starting nursery in January - 2 full days per week and my DH is having her alone for a full day each week too.
She is a complete bottle refuser. I've given up trying, we have a cupboard full of different brands of bottles. She's hit and miss with a beaker of water at mealtimes.
She's a reasonably good eater in terms of solids - 3x per day.
I feed her at 7am, post nap 1, post nap 2, before bed, at 10pm and once in the night usually.
My query is - should I just carry on with this routine for now, or should I start to try to readjust things to get her ready for boob free days... I.e. Dropping post nap feeds and offering cup of milk (doubtful she'll be keen though!)
I just don't want the shit hitting the fan in January and having extra stress when I'm back at work..

mintbiscuit Thu 29-Oct-15 13:00:15

Tbh i really wouldn't stress. I went back when ds2 was 10.5 months for 3 days pw at first. He was a good eater so just ensured I packed calcium rich foods for lunch and fed him more when we got home/on days off. I didn't want to stress him (or me) unnecessarily with making him drink milk from bottle or cup.

DrMum83 Thu 29-Oct-15 14:42:37

Thanks mint - that makes me feel better!

DrMum83 Thu 29-Oct-15 14:43:31

Did you express at work to keep supply up? I hope to breast feed in the day on my days off and wonder if not expressing 2-3 days in a row would affect supply?

Rinceoir Thu 29-Oct-15 17:31:42

I went back when my DD was 10.5 months, bottle refuser and not great on solids. We all survived! Your supply should be fine at this stage if you don't express. I never did and fed as normal on my days off.

NewBallsPlease00 Fri 30-Oct-15 02:22:36

You may find she tKes a bottle from nursery Staff, they seem to have a magic touch like getting my nap refusing baby to nap twice a day

Acorncat Sat 31-Oct-15 14:46:37

Mine started nursery at 12 months and at that point fed once during the day as well as morning and bedtime and all night. He gets milk in a cup at nursery, though I'm not sure how much he actually drinks. I did feed still on my days off but I found it easier to not bother, he didn't look for it. We briefly introduced a bottle at nursery to fill him up a bit more and he actually took that fine despite being a bottle refuser when he was younger. I think supply is so well established my 12 months that you shouldn't need to express at work, I certainly don't have issues anyway. Now at 13m we just feed morning, bedtime and any night feeds.

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