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How many breast feeds is your 10 month old having?

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BurningBuntingFlipFlop Wed 11-Nov-09 11:12:36

I've managed to re establish bf (yay!) 6 month old dd. I want to carry on until she self weans ideally. But i'm planning on going to New York next march for the weekend. I don't mind her having formula while i'm away but wondering howe many feeds you'd expect she'd be having in terms of having to express to maintain supply.

cara2244 Wed 11-Nov-09 20:48:49

Mine 10mo feeds 4 times a day, but only twice a day when I'm at work.

LeonieBurningHeapy Wed 11-Nov-09 21:01:47

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Arsed Wed 11-Nov-09 21:02:58

2 big ones, 2 little ones.

theyoungvisiter Wed 11-Nov-09 21:07:51

about 4-6 feeds?

Usually 3-4 in the day and 1-2 at night.

But I would think that by next March your supply should be well established and it would be just a question of expressing to relieve engorgement.

You will have been bfing continuously by then for what - 5 months? So supply should be fine I would have thought.

BurningBuntingFlipFlop Wed 11-Nov-09 21:32:20

uh-oh. was hoping it'd be less by then! I ebf her for 5.5 months then mix fed and now ebf. (don't ask!) When i started mix feeding my supply dropped so rapidly. And she really went off the boob. I was a hard few days to get her back into it i tell you.

Do you think i'll be okay by march? Bugger, not sure what to do now. Would you cup feed her milk then? I'm doing blw so she won't be getting that much probably... hmm

WoTmania Wed 11-Nov-09 22:24:27

ooooh....5-6, then there's the night feeds grin

Misspaella Thu 12-Nov-09 08:55:58

Burning Can I ask you a question...when you went on to mix feeding after 5.5 m of ebf how many feeds did you drop for the bottle? I only ask as my plan (IF I reach that golden milestone of 26 weeks) is to continue bf but add a bottle or 2. I thought supply would have been established enough by then to do but you have put the fear in me that maybe it won't?


BurningBuntingFlipFlop Thu 12-Nov-09 11:28:16

I'm sure you'll be fine. I did it all wrong. (My dh left me and i only gave her bottles because i was in such a state that my mum had to bottle feed her) i dropped alot at once. One piece of advice i'd give you though is keep th teats as newborn ones. I gave her the faster flowing ones and she quickly realised that was way easier that breastfeeding.

cory Thu 12-Nov-09 11:35:30

By the time dd was 10 months, I think she was having two breastfeeds, she was drinking out of a cup and getting a lot of nutrition from her food. She self-weaned at 11 months, just lost interest. Just seemed to happen naturally.

Indith Thu 12-Nov-09 11:36:34

4 during the day and half a million at night. However, ds was feeding once or twice at the same age. Dd is also perfectly happy to go without if I am not there in the day.

Misspaella Thu 12-Nov-09 12:31:16

Thanks for the tip re the teat. DS2 occasionally gets a bottle of ebm and I was thinking of changing the teat but won't now or in the near future.

Sorry to hear about your DH. Hope you're ok.

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