Hello all! First, a big thanks to you all for posting your DF weaning experience...very helpful :-). At Paula's suggestion, I'm going to do the same (post that is ;-) My 5.5 mo has been drinking less and less during the day for the past week or so, and although he hasn't started solids yet, my sense is that it's time to drop the DF. He is on a solid 4 hr EASY, sleeps well at night, naps well - all that part is good. But he is not hungry for his first feed, second feed...and lately 3rd feed. He takes about 4 oz each time and then outright refuses the rest. He takes his 7 pm feed reasonably well (about 7 oz) and DF well (6-7 oz) for a total of about 26-28 oz per day. Thinking about it today, he did the same thing when it was time to drop last night feed.... He's a big boy, but has never really had a voracious appetite...that is to say, he drinks the normal amount and doesn't want more. Sooooo....
I'm going to give the gradual approach a try...started last night with 1 oz less and DF at 10:00 instead of 10:30 (it had already been at 10:30 for about a week - Papa was away and I was just too tired to make it to 11:00 - so I have a head start! :-) It didn't affect his consumption today - so far it looks like this:
7:00 4 oz
11:00 4.5 oz
3:00 4.0 oz
and the rest remains to be seen...I'll post when I can to let you know how it's going...and if you're reading this Paula, congratulations! I hadn't realized that Abigail arrived so recently! So kind of you to have helped me out on the other board with such a new baby in the house - a big thank you!