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Feeding/milk routines for a 10 month old

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Babymay1 Sat 27-Apr-13 08:26:50

Hi, just wondered what you're feeing routines were for a 10 month old, also the current guideline is milk an hour before food, but it takes my DS about 45 mins to have milk. So do I give food an hour after I finish the milk feed or from when I started? He is exclusively BF. thanks

ilovepowerhoop Sat 27-Apr-13 08:32:16

my lo's werent breastfed and were down to 3 milk feeds by 10 months (morning, mid-afternoon and bedtime). If you bf on demand then give feeds when he wants it and then have mealtimes to suit e.g. we had breakfast at 8, lunch at 12 and dinner at 5. You dont need to stick to the 1 hour between milk/solids if it interferes with the rest of the day/naps, etc - work it to suit yourself.

JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 29-Apr-13 10:53:53

Agree I'd just feed on demand and offer food when you all eat. At that age dd was having bf with us about 7.30/8ish, lunch about 12 and tea about 5ish with bfs when she wanted.

If its easier for you to offer the solids an hour after you started the bf, I'd do that.

Babymay1 Tue 30-Apr-13 00:17:59

Thank you both for your advice. Finding it so hard at the moment. He isn't eating hardly anything. Feeds take so long that they run into nap times which has a knock on effect the whole day. He usually ends up having dinner at around 8pm. Really don't know where I'm going wrong.

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 30-Apr-13 08:14:11

Have you tried some breast compressions? Might quicken the feeds up a bit.

If you are struggling I'd stop fretting over the milk an hour before food completely.

If you tell us what time he wakes, naps, goes to bed and what times your mealtimes are we might be able to tweak it for you smile

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