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ilod27 Sat 10-Sep-16 19:16:47

Hi all

I'm back to work soon and my 10 month DS is still breastfeeding frequently. He won't take a bottle, takes very little from a cup and isn't very interested in food.

I work long hours and there's not an option to work shorter days so I'm a bit concerned at how he's going to cope.

Has anyone been in a similar situation? Any advice on how to manage this?

Thank you

icclemunchy Sat 10-Sep-16 19:19:07

He won't take it from a cup from you? Or he won't take it of you leave him? You may find he's happier to take expressed milk from a bottle or cup once he's away from you.

Alternatively you may find he reverse cycles and fits all his days feeding into the time where your home

Gardencentregroupie Sat 10-Sep-16 19:21:32

My DD was the same, she managed on some milk from a doidy cup, some solid food and yoghurt, and some water. She just went crazy for breastmilk when I got home. The downside could be that his nighttime sleep might go a bit downhill if he feeds more at night to make up for it.

TheLittlestBear Sat 10-Sep-16 19:22:22

Someone I know had their husband bring their baby into work during breaks because of this problem! I have no idea how they kept that up. Can you call ACAS (free advice about work and laws regarding employment) and see what they suggest?

ilod27 Sat 10-Sep-16 23:56:30

Thanks for the replies.
I'll go out for a while tomorrow and see how he gets on with the cup without me there.
I'll look up ACAS.
Thanks again

WishIWasSleeping Mon 12-Sep-16 11:20:00

My 8mo played merry hell when anyone else tried to bottle feed her BM when I started taking her to nursery and leaving her with her dad for the first 2-3 weeks of sessions. (At 6.5mo) (Usually about 4 hrs at a time) but once she'd settled in and got used to the staff she fed quickly from a bottle and actually started drinking more. Nursery commented that about 40% of the time she prefers to drink sitting upright from her bottle rather than in a normal feeding position.
I was panicking she was going to starve (obviously this is my PFB!) but she soon cottoned on to her available options! grin

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