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How many breast feeds a day at eight months?

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MrsSleepyhead Mon 29-Jun-09 14:38:29

Dd is just over eight months and currently on three solid meals and four breast feeds a day.

Should I be looking to drop one of these breast feeds? Her current routine is:

7.30ish - bf
8.30ish - breakfast
10.30ish - bf
midday - lunch
2.30ish - bf
5pm - dinner
6.30ish - bf

Should it be this 10.30am feed I should be looking to drop? She is not always really hungry for lunch so this may help, although I do worry about her not getting enough milk.

I'm unsure as to whether milk should still be main part of her diet, supported by solids, or whether I need to be ensuring she is well established on three solid meals a day at this stage?

(btw, she wakes up anything from once to three times in the night and I feed her back to sleep, she hasn't once slept through!)


Rosa Mon 29-Jun-09 14:57:59

I will watch with interest as my dd is coming up to 8 mths and is just the same!!!! I was thinking of dropping either mid morning / mid pm and replacig with a yoghurt or fruit however I was under the impression that milk is vital source until 1 year so I haven't done anything yet !

ihavenosecrets Mon 29-Jun-09 15:03:14

I don't think you can say it depends on the baby. Ds was only on 3 feeds a day at 8 months and at 9 months he dropped to 2 feeds. He did eat quite a lot, he was on 3 solid meals a day.

WoTmania Mon 29-Jun-09 17:49:28

up til the age of 1 your babies main food needs should be met by milk.
This is quite typical. DS2 was feeding LOADS at that age.

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