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How old was your pfb first time left over night

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Kent1982 Wed 15-Jul-15 08:49:13

Hello
How old was your breast fed pfb the first time you left them over night . I have to go somewhere over night baby will be 6 month. I'm having a melt down and I have 8 weeks to go yet

starsinyourpies Wed 15-Jul-15 08:56:40

5 months, it was fine (left with DH) but we had been using expressed bottles for a while including at bed time. Good luck! Remember to pump frequently while away.

Daffolil Wed 15-Jul-15 09:13:54

19 months and counting, plenty of time for going out when she doesn't need me through the night. It is completely natural to have the feeling that you don't want to leave your baby, you are doing nothing wrong. Necessity is the mother of invention as they say, a friend of mine's husband would sleep in the car with their babies while she worked night shift so she could feed then go back to work. The term pfb puts my back up as I feel it undermines the mother's confidence and best instict.

Daffolil Wed 15-Jul-15 09:14:41

Or instinct even

ltk Wed 15-Jul-15 09:17:35

9 months but by then she was breastfeeding very regularly and having little meals that dh cooked him so it worked out well. I found that after 6 months the breastfeeding became way easier to predict, and she would take bottles of ebm.

worldsworstmum2015 Wed 15-Jul-15 09:22:00

6 weeks but he was ff

PosterEh Wed 15-Jul-15 09:23:59

About 16months but she wasn't a very good sleeper.
I left dc2 at about 13months when I stopped bfing.
Neither was that keen on a bottle and so i cba to leave them until they didn't need a morning feed as more hassle than it was worth. I would have left them earlier if it wasn't for the bfing as would've loved the break.

HeyMicky Wed 15-Jul-15 09:25:31

5 months, for two nights. Was fine, although I had to pump regularly. I doubt she noticed and my PILs loved having her - we had almost hourly updates grin

futureme Wed 15-Jul-15 09:25:59

6 years. I couldnt have left her as a baby (bf) but wouod have dearly loved grandparents i could leave her with from say 3 or 4years!

PickledLilly Wed 15-Jul-15 09:26:34

18 months

PickledLilly Wed 15-Jul-15 09:27:07

Although I'd finished feeding her by then which made it easier

Bellebella Wed 15-Jul-15 09:27:25

I have to leave ds soon while I go into hospital and he is 2 in September. Dreading it because he has yet to be away from me, until this point nothing has been worth it to leave him.

Starsaboveyou Wed 15-Jul-15 09:28:41

3 months so I could celebrate my 30th smile

8 weeks is a long time for how you feel to change.

Who will pfb be left with?

ChrisQuean Wed 15-Jul-15 09:28:48

21 months. Gave up EBF at 13 months but never got the opportunity to go away until then.

OhHolyFuck Wed 15-Jul-15 09:30:27

Without me or DP? 4.6 years and counting! Not pfb-ism by the way, just lack of opportunity!

Kent1982 Wed 15-Jul-15 09:35:23

It is only 1 night and he will be at home with dad, I might also get grannies involved to stay as well. Oh hasn't looked after him very much so I'm going to try and get him more used to it prior to the time. The grandmas are both very keen.

TheEmpressofBlandings Wed 15-Jul-15 09:36:26

9 months, left expressed milk for bedtime feed and morning (she slept through anyway by then) and she was fine. I deliberately did it earlier and more frequently (like every 2 months) than I would have otherwise, because I was already 4 months pregnant again so wanted her (and me!) to be comfortable being left with gp's in case I needed to be in hospital with no. 2.
Everyone's different though, my sil left hers at 5 weeks, my sis didn't leave hers until he was about 6.

LaurieMarlow Wed 15-Jul-15 10:57:00

6 and a half months. He stayed with his granny. He was drinking (some) expressed milk and eating a lot of solids by that stage - and he wasn't having milk through the night, so it felt quite manageable.

purplemurple1 Wed 15-Jul-15 11:01:13

With OH, 3 months for each of them (I was working away).

SoftSheen Wed 15-Jul-15 11:03:13

3 years 10 months, when I went into hospital to have DC2.

ADesperateMummy Wed 15-Jul-15 11:03:54

My DD was BF and she was14m old

NickyEds Wed 15-Jul-15 14:04:49

4 months but he was mix fed and slept through at that point. I needed to pump before bed but didn't thinking I'd be fine (hmm)and woke up at 3am in a lake of milk -needed to change clothes and bedding-so actually got less sleep than when he was here! The night out was nice though-had about 3 glasses of wine and had a terrible hangover.

JasperDamerel Wed 15-Jul-15 14:08:13

8 to go on a trip. More down to lack of opportunity than anything se, but she was a rubbish sleeper, so I probably wouldn't have been comfortable leaving her until she was around two and a half when she started sleeping through.

sunflowered Wed 15-Jul-15 18:39:06

About 9 months here, she was ebf but rarely fed at night and happy taking a bottle

She was in hospital until she was four weeks old so her not being there wasn't too much of a shock for us, can't say the same for grandma who was looking after her though.

OneFlewOverTheMumsNest Wed 15-Jul-15 19:00:16

3 weeks ago when I was in hospital having dd2. Dd1 is 3.3yo.

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