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I think I might stop giving her a last bit of milk at the end of the night. Here is what is going on:
Around 6 I give her a sippy cup of pumped milk while we eat and then I give her a bath at 7 and then put her in her crib afterwards. Since she doesn't really want to nurse that much I would wait a half hour until she fell asleep and then go back and get her and nurse her for a few minutes (5 tops is all she would stay on for). I'm thinking that since she is getting a few ounces at 6 that maybe I don't need to go in at 7:45 and top her off. Anyone else not doing a last top off?
We do a bottle before bed, but that is his scheduled one. We don't really do a top off anymore, he won't take it. Usually he gets his solids meal between 5-6. Then he will take a 6oz bottle before bed between 7:30-8.
I was just thinking about this today. We eat around 6:15 and she gets her meal. Bath at 7, nurse at 7:30 and bed at 8. I was thinking it may be time to give her BM with her dinner and get her to finish it and cut out the nursing session. But that is the only time I nurse her anymore. so I don't know if I'm ready to give that up just yet.
it varies for us.I've been trying to not do this so the transition is easier.If he does get a bottle, it's only about 2oz and if he nurses,its just to get him to sleep.
Last night all I needed was to rock him and he gell asleep.
I did give more food during the day and maybe that was why
I think her bedtime bottle will be our last one to drop for a couple of reasons. She wakes up at 6-6:30 hungry, so I think she would wake up earlier hungry. Plus it is also part of our bedtime routine,and its part of her scheduled bottles. We aren't putting any milk in the sippy cup until 1 year, only water. I've heard that by doing that, it makes the transition to no bottles around 1yr easier.
Maybe you could drop the top off and just see how she does, if she wakes up earlier hungry, then maybe she still needs it?
__________________ Baby Taylor arrived on 01/04/2011 at 9:26pm weighing 7lbs 8oz and 19 inches long