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I think Callum is self weaning <<<<sob&gt;>>>

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SparklyGothKat Sat 06-Sep-08 23:08:54

He is 1 in less than 3 weeks and he is barely BF now.. He has one good feed in the morning and one in the evening, but otherwise he just feeds for a few minutes and then pulls off. He seems to want his cup more..

biglips Sat 06-Sep-08 23:10:42

wha!!!...youre telling me he's 1 in less than 3 weeks???? if yes...blardy ell!...time had flown by too quick!

Tommy Sat 06-Sep-08 23:11:09

the good ones in the morning and evening are very positive though aren't they? They may stay around for ages yet!

misdee Sat 06-Sep-08 23:12:26

dd3 fed in the morning and evenings for ages.

i loved them, as meant i could be lazy and feed her when in bed lol.

SparklyGothKat Sat 06-Sep-08 23:12:42

yep 25th sept! The only good ones now are the morning and evening ones. I have never BF this long, so not sure how many is enough IYKWIM

misdee Sat 06-Sep-08 23:14:00

by this stage morning and night is enough to keep your supply going.

you may find he has periods when he wants more i nthe daytime, for instance when he is ill, or going through another growth spurt.

most of dd3 feeds after 1yr were just 'snacks'

biglips Sat 06-Sep-08 23:14:14

well it sounds like youre doing well to get this far smile

Herecomesthesciencebint Sat 06-Sep-08 23:15:54

my DS1 cut down to morning, evening and overnight at 12m. he dropped his night feed about 15m and dropped the morning feed at about 18m but kept up bedtime til I encouraged him off when he was 2 cos I was [regnant and due again soon!

DS2 is 15m and has dropped his afternoon feed in till has morning and bedtime (and a criminal amount overnight!!!)

SparklyGothKat Sat 06-Sep-08 23:16:06

So he isn't selfweaning?? grin Its normal? Should I give him cow milk or just keep giving him 'drinks' when he wants them.. (he has water too)

misdee Sat 06-Sep-08 23:17:36

you can offer him cows milk in a cup i think at this stage (does he still need to be adjustaed age for his prem birth?).

but tbh i would just go with what you have been doing anyway. he eats well enough anyway.

misdee Sat 06-Sep-08 23:18:47

he crawls up to you liek the other day looking for milk, i would offer it, but just dont expect it to be a long feed.

SparklyGothKat Sat 06-Sep-08 23:22:32

so when he pulls off quickly its just a snack now, not a feed, he feeds so lovely in the morning, laying down with me on my bed, all sleepy... and the last one, in the chair in his room, I think I forget he is nearly 1 and not going to feed like before. I gave BF at 6 months with the others, so was still giving them 4-5 bottles a day at this stage..

misdee Sat 06-Sep-08 23:24:59

yes, just a snack really. he is eating 3 meals a day, and you say he is having water as well to drink. (he gulped down that cup of water your dd1 gave him the other day after his nap), so really its just 'snacking' during the day. he is far too active and interested in the world around him to have long feeds now.

thats not to say he wont go back to long feeds during the day, as some babies do, and he may want one before his naps as well.

SparklyGothKat Sat 06-Sep-08 23:29:23

but I want him to be my baby forever and BF forever lol!! Its gone too fast, and the first 6 months were tainted by the 'Health care professionals' and now I enjoy it and am not worrying about his weight, he starts to snack... blomming typical!!!!! hmmgrin

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