As the title says, my 8 month old daughter has started to loose interest in her mid afternoon milk feed. However, she is still waking in the night for a proper feed and will not settle until she has a full tummy. I'm wondering whether to just go with it or cut back her solid lunch to try and get to her to take more milk in the afternoon. Her eating routine generally is something like the following:
6.45/7am BF both sides takes about 20mins
8am millet porridge or yoghurt and fruit about 1.5 dessert spoons plus fruit finger food.
11/11.15 FF about 160ml
12.30 veges around 1 desert spoon plus cheese/egg/tahini mixed in or on the side. Plus vege finger food.
3.30 BF I'm lucky now if she feeds for 5 mins. The other day I gave her expressed milk and she took 80ml. She is very distracted at this feed, so do it in semi darkness and really have to persevere.
5.30 varies. I try and give her what her older brother is having as finger foods. Veges, meat, pasta, salad. She loves eating with her hands and seems to swallow a fair bit and if not I might encourage her a bit more.
6.45 FF between 160-200ml
Sometime between 12.00 and 4am BF both sides
She used to STTN fairly regularly and the last time she did was when she had a really good afternoon feed followed by a really good BT feed. I don't think she has much in the way solids and would eat a lot more if I kept spooning it in! She is a big baby for her age.
Do you suggest cutting back the solids to ensure she gets more daytime milk? Or go with it and offer an afternoon snack perhaps? Obviously I would prefer her to drop the night feed before any daytime feeds.
I look forward to hearing from you!