I am weaning my six month old breastfed DD before I go back to work in a few weeks. For months I have tried every method of getting her to take formula milk during the day, however she absolutely refuses to drink milk from bottles and sippy cups - although she will drink water from a doidy cup.
In order to get enough milk into her while I'm at work, will this menu be healthy and give her all the nutrients she needs? For a variation and to make sure she gets plenty of dairy I was going to make things like cauliflower cheese and rice pudding as well. I also give her bits of finger food to chew on, although she doesn't seem to swallow much.
6.30am wake and 1/2 hour breastfeed
10am 4tbs fruity cereal made with 90ml formula with added apple + mini fromage frais
1.30pm 4tbs porridge made with 90ml formula with added sweet potato + mini fromage frais
4.30pm 3tbs sweet potato and philly cheese stick of cucumber baby ricecake
6.30pm 1/2 hour breastfeed then bed
Any advice/thoughts would be much appreciated. Thanks.
i would just breastfeed before and after work and not worry about during the day. actually, that's a lie, i would probably exp0ress and provide ebm for her during the day because you might find that she takes it from someone else if you aren't around.
it sounds like a lot of food for a 6 month old, tbh, but you know her best! as i say though, i wouldnt bother with formula and stuff if you'll still be breastfeeding before and after
I should add she's a big girl and likes her food, and I don't mind her having formula during the day as I don't want to have to pump. Should she have less formula and more veg and fruit, or should her menu be dairy heavy?
Ah you see I thought she needed more milk during the day, and as she won't accept it on it's own, I've mixed it in with food - hence all the cereal and porridge. Do you think she needs any formula milk during the day or will morning and evening breastfeeds be enough for her?
And I agree about the petit filous - again I was just pleased she would have dairy as a replacement for me.