Do I really have to stop night feeds at 8 months??
The health visitor said that by 8 months my baby won't need milk through the night and i should try to drop the night feeds. He's 7 months now and takes loads of his milk through the night....i guess he guzzles about 12 ounces at night because my sister gave him formula when she had him overnight last week and i expressed 12 oz very easily from my massively engorged dolly parton boobs that morning! I cant reduce feeds because he cries terribly and its too sad! Will he just cut down gradually by himself anyway?
Thanks in advance xxx
I don't think a baby should stop night feeds at 8 months, they want what they want.
Bt now instead of feeding everytme Corey wakes like I would normally ile try and rock him back to sleep instead.
The last couple of nights he's gone to bed for 8.30 with boob. Cried 9.30 and I rocked him back off. Then after that it was next time he woke cuddle then milk ect
I've only started this because he bit me pretty bad the other night so want to give my boob as much rest as possible lol
My hv said the same that I should just be offering water instead. I've not taken her advice as I'm not sure how much lo's taking during the day. She's already dropped feeds during the day and taking it every 4 hours instead of her normal 2 hours so I domt want to not offer her milk during the night aswell. I listen to what hv says but then I puck n choose what I'm going to actually action
My LO is 18 months and still has 1 or 2 feeds most nights. He used to feed roughly 4 times a night at 12 months and has naturally cut down. I decided to ignore the HV's advise and feed on demand both day and night!
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