My 13 week old sets his routine from when he wakes, anytime from 6-7am. So he will wake, be up for 90 minutes, where the first 20-30 minutes will be bf. then he wants to sleep again. We do this until 7/8 pm until its bedtime. So what my question is, how do we arrange dr's appointments etc around this? Do you wake the lo? Feed earlier ( I find this makes him sicky)?
We bottle feed on demand. For appointments, we just bring the bottle with us. We actually usually try to feed him while we're in the waiting room, so he's calm. Basically though we just get him ready and go, and don't worry about his schedule for that day.
i just try to plan them for just after a feed or anytime not in the middle of feed time lol lucky though the doctor is just over the road , on hospital appointment days then i just have to work with what they give me ive fed him on the bus on the way to the hospital before lol
I will try to feed not long before but basically, my bag is always packed and I am usually prepared the night before. With hospital appointments, as we have an hour drive to them, I drive through earlier do that I can feed just before. If this is not possible, I will have an expressed milk bottle with me so I can feed where ever I am without having to worry about breastfeeding in public x
i have exactly the same problem!
so far we've managed to make our appointments in time,but mainly because my DH was taking us in the car. no idea how i would do it on my own and it's really worrying me!
I normally feed LO then set off for the appointment - and with mine she tends to awake at around the same time and go for her first nap at around the same time - so I try to arrange appointments for about midday. I'll wake her for the feed if she hasn't woken up so we can still get there on time. Or if she wakes up early and wants to be fed then I'll just go with it and then sometimes leave the house a bit earlier and hope she might have a little nap on the way to the appointment in her sling. If she misses a nap then she'll tend to catch up on it later on and want to sleep for longer in the afternoon.
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