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moving from breast to bottle, and weaning. and confused

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Neiffer Wed 12-Mar-14 13:20:34

This is also on breast and bottle feeding as wasnt sure which was best.
I'm not sure if this is the right topic area, so tell
me to shift it if so
I'm currently moving my 8.5 month old from being
ebf to bottles in preparation for my return to work.
We had a few weeks of forcing a bottle on him as
he wouldn't take one, and now he's refusing the
boob instead! Anyway, I'm basically just doing the
night feed now and any feeds during the night. My
question/worry is the amount and timing of feeds
that he's having. Hs rough routine is as follows
(it's built around his 2 year old brothers who is
quite difficult to move out of routine so please
bear this in mind when reading)
3-4am night breast feed
6am approx wake up - wont feed
6:30 breakfast - normally toast based as we're
8am 5/6oz then nap
9:30/10ish snack with big bro, rice cakes or
11:30 lunch
12ish 5oz ish then a two hour nap
3ish snack with big brother as morning
4:30 tea, again BLW so not a huge amount going
in,but will eat a whole petit filous for pudding
5:45 porridge made with 3oz formula (introduced
prior to stopping Breastfeeding as he sleeps longer
7pm bed with Breastfeed.
I'm worried he isn't getting enough milk as with
other son he had milk spprox an hour before
meals. Due to doing toddler things etc this just
isn't possible, especially with lunch. He gets really
cross if not given a snack when his brother has
one. I think he should probably have a bottle mid
afternoon but he's not generally interested. What
do you think? I'd like to drop the bedtime
Breastfeed soon, but last time I gave him a bottle
at bed he puked it all back up....

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