My LO is 6 months old and eating three 'meals' a day but I am struggling to fit these in with BF and naps... my LO usually naps before lunch but then wakes up starving and cries as I am shoveling food in (until half way through meal) or falls asleep during lunch if I try to feed her before her nap. Here is our routine:
8.30am - wake and BF
9.30am - Breakfast (baby porridge)
11.30am - Nap
1pm - Lunch (usually pureed veg followed by a fruit pot)
3.30pm - Nap
5pm - Tea (same sort of thing as lunch)
8pm - BF and bed
5am - BF
Any ideas where I can go with this please? Some days it just seems to be all feeding and sleeping!!
It does feel that way once your LO starts on three meals a day. Does she not BF at all between 8:30am - 8pm? I'd say your routine looks pretty good TBH. I struggled for a while, mainly with the naps coinciding with when LO is hungry but our routine fell into place more once he dropped his mid-morning bottle which meant we could move his lunch and afternoon bottle earlier to avoid naps.
My LO is nearly 10 months and this is his general routine (although nap times can differ from day to day depending on when he wakes up and how long his naps are):
7:30/8 am - wake up and breakfast - usually cereal or porridge
9/9:30 am - 7oz bottle
10/10:30am - nap
12pm - lunch
2pm - 7oz bottle
2:30/3pm - nap
4:30/5pm - dinner
7pm - 8oz bottle and then bed.
It is hard when the routine is disrupted but in my experience they end up falling back into place eventually.
No BF all day, but now I am worried that she is not getting enough milk as her weight has stabilised... trying to move her from BF to formula but she doesn't seem to be having any of it - she just refuses a bottle or beaker of milk!!
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