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Offline eeleahc

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Eating & BF schedule 1yo ONE NAP
« on: March 14, 2017, 15:32:42 pm »
Hi! Ive read some other posts on this, but finding it tricky to interpret for my DD2.

Current Routine:

WU: 7:30/8am BF
Breakfast: 10:30 ish
BF @ 12:45
Nap: 1:15-2:30/3 (working on making it longer)
Lunch
BF @ 6:00
Supper @ 7:30
BT @ 8:15

I'm trying to avoid BF her before bed, so i give her a hearty supper instead.  She is sleeping all the way through the night. 

Is this current routine ok? If i wanted to cut a BF, would I just put a cow milk in one of my current BF slots? Or should I rework when I BF in general?? 3 times a day - is that a lot for a 1 yo?

Thanks for your help! I feel like I  have forgotten all of this from my first daughter!! haha

Eeleah


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Re: Eating & BF schedule 1yo ONE NAP
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2017, 16:12:19 pm »
I think at 12 months it's common (and fine) for LOs to just have two milk feeds/drinks per day.  If you're BFing though then 3 BFs is, IMO, still perfectly fine (and beneficial!) too :)

However, if you wanted to drop a BF, and were still giving her two BFs/day, then you wouldn't *have* to swap that BF with cows milk.  2 BFs would be enough milk.

It would be completely up to you which BF you chose to drop.

One option could be to drop the one at 12.45 and replace it with lunch (around 12.30 maybe?).  You could also bring breakfast earlier and have it closer to her WU time (after that first BF).

She then might get peckish in the afternoon though and you could either offer a snack or bring that 2nd BF (and possibly supper too) a bit earlier.

Another option could be to do lunch before nap, and have her 2nd BF after her nap, and bring supper/dinner a bit earlier.

At 12 mos my LOs were doing a routine something like:

6.30/7am WU and BF
7.00/7.30 am breakfast
10.00 water and small snack
12.00 lunch
12.30 nap
2.30/3.00 water and small snack
5.00 dinner
6/6.30 BF/cows milk (DD1 had cows milk at 12 months for this feed, but DD2 still had a BF).
7.00 BT

Of course, you don't have to do the same, it's really up to you though and whatever works best for you and your LO's routine.  If she's getting 3 meals/day plus 2-3 milk feeds (BF or cows milk), whenever they come, that sounds just right to me :)
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Re: Eating & BF schedule 1yo ONE NAP
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2017, 17:50:28 pm »
Thank you!

So Here's what I'm thinking:

8am WU and BF
9 Breakfast
11 Snack and water
12:45 Lunch
1:15 nap
3:00 BF
5:30 Supper
7:30 milk and oatmeal
8:15/8:30 Bed


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Re: Eating & BF schedule 1yo ONE NAP
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2017, 19:07:34 pm »
That looks good :)


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Re: Eating & BF schedule 1yo ONE NAP
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2017, 20:05:06 pm »
8am WU and BF
9 Breakfast

hi!
does she want to eat in an hour after morning bf? what do you give her for breakfast?