No Breast Feeds during the Night - Daily Feeding Routine?
Category:
Nutrition
Age:
8 mo.
No Breast Feeds during the Night - Daily Feeding Routine?
Hi again ...

Just a short question ... as I breastfeed in the time between approx. 6.30pm to 6am, I am a little in doubt whether our son gets enough milk the remaning twelve hours of the day ..

The routine for the day:

6am - breast feed
7am - breakfast (1 dl of oatmeal cereal with shredded apple and water from a cup)
9am - morning snack (Half a bun with butter, fruit (banana, apple, pear) and water from a cup, breast feed and settle for a nap
9.30-11.am - morning nap
11.30am - noon - lunch (boild vegetables, dark bread with a slice of meat or similar, water from a cup)
1.30pm - breast feed and settle for a nap, if necessary 1 dl of cereal depending on the lunch quantity and the time for same
1.30-2.30/3pm - afternoon nap
3.30-4pm - 1 dl of cereal or half a bun with butter, fruit and water from a cup
5.30pm - dinner and water from a cup
6.30/7pm - breast feed and settle for the night
7pm-6am - no breastfeeding, but sometimes water from a cup
At present he wakes up two times a night.

The morning and the afternoon naps are never at the same time each day. One day he sleeps one hour during the morning and two hours during the afternoon, the next day 45 minutes and one hour, regardless of whether he has been eating much or less or whether he has been sleeping during the night ...

Within the next week I have planned to try to give him formula milk from a cup (and for the cereal) for breakfast as well as for dinner and then see how his stomach reacts. Then, after af while, little by little, we can go back to full cow's milk. I do not wish to have any relapse ...








Helen Hansen
Answer

Hi again

As you breast feed four times during the day it seems to me that your son's milk intake is covered. Besides, he also giets milk through the solid meals, in the cereal, purée etc., and he will also get milk and calcium from the sauce, cheese and the rest of the ordinary family food. It is quite all right to give him extra milk in terms of cold formula from a cup instaed of full cow's milk.

However, I guees your son would need something to drink, as sleeping from 7pm to 6am is a long time when you are only eight months old. Some babies at that age will be able to sleep through the night without having something to drink, others will not. It is therefore important that you offer him some water, if he wakes up and seems thirsty - he does not need milk, however.

The feeding routine for the day looks just fine, to me it seems as if your son's food need is covered and that his food intake corresponds to his age.

I wish you and your son the best of luck:o)

Kind regards,

Helen Hansen