I'm a BFing mum getting ready to wean !!...help ...a tad confused ??

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  1. kalou1972

    kalou1972 Mummy to Miller & TTC #2

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    Hi ladies.....so DS is nearly 5 months.....we are Bfing ( only the odd bottle of formula ). I wont be weaning until 6 months ( we are going on holiday in 2 weeks.

    so.....do i bf as normal ??....or do i feed first ??

    how long until i start cutting down feeds ??

    and also will i not become engourged ???

    thanks xxx
     
  2. Miss_Bump

    Miss_Bump Well-Known Member

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    Hey Hun I still offer boob first then give food about 45 mins - 1 hour after

    Evie still has 4 breast feeds a day and eating 3 meals :)

    At 6 months milk is still the main part of your LOs diet

    xx
     
  3. kalou1972

    kalou1972 Mummy to Miller & TTC #2

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    thanks chic....its daunting stuff !!!!xx
     
  4. Miss_Bump

    Miss_Bump Well-Known Member

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    I know!!

    Evie isn't really taking much of an afternoon feed now, maybe about 5 mins before she starta taking to my boob and poking it and laughing :haha:

    Your LO will let you know when he is ready to have less milk
     
  5. Odd Socks

    Odd Socks Mummy to 2 girls.

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    hi,

    i don't breastfeed, but we're doing blw with bella (started last week) & she's not cut down her feeds yet as she's not really "eating" food (she's accidentally swallowed some bits, but she's not really doing it deliberately), & as far as i'm aware, she'll cut down gradually, rather than stopping all at once :)

    xx
     
  6. kalou1972

    kalou1972 Mummy to Miller & TTC #2

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    Thanks chic x
     
  7. jonkey

    jonkey Ready to try for no. 2

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    I started weaning LO at 5 months, last week (said I'd wait til 6 months but he was just so ready!) He's bf and he currently has a little bit of baby brekkie in morn and a bit of pureed veg when we have tea. I'd say he has 4 good breastfeeds and a couple of quick snack feeds also.
    The bit of food he's having is making a difference tho cos one of my reasins for weaning was he wanted boob every hour, like he couldn't fill up!!
     
  8. hivechild

    hivechild Mummy to Ronan

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    I always offered boob 30-60 odd minutes before a meal in the beginning. Over time, as he began eating more, he started cutting back on how often he nursed on his own.
     

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