7 month old wont BF during the day?

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-07-2005
7 month old wont BF during the day?
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Thu, 01-13-2011 - 7:31pm

She is doing this again!

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-13-2008
Thu, 01-13-2011 - 9:06pm

Is there a reason you have been giving bottles instead of nursing?

Community Leader
Registered: 06-10-2008
Thu, 01-13-2011 - 9:14pm
Are you continuing to use only the slowest flow bottle nipple? Are you pumping each time you give a bottle to maintain supply? Have you tried offering when she's sleeping or just rousing from sleep?
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iVillage Member
Registered: 09-07-2005
Fri, 01-14-2011 - 9:28am

She nurses at night about 3-4 times.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-13-2008
Sat, 01-15-2011 - 7:51am

Distractability is common in the daytime. Have you tried taking her to a quiet darkened room? Also she may want to go longer between feeds than she did while she was younger, and nurse very efficiently at the times she does nurse. How are her wet diapers.

Have you tried the suggestions? eg small, paced feedings that take at least 20 minutes if you do give a bottle? with the eventual aim that you personally will never give a bottle. How did she react to the paced feedings? If she realises they are not going to be any quicker and easier than the breast, then that is what you want to happen.

Teresa