Breastfeeding at 9 months old in Breastfeeding

Posted by Anonymous on - 1 reply

I am looking for advice on how often I should be breastfeeding my 9 month old son. He has 3 meals a day + snacks and drinks a lot of water. I breastfeed him at bedtime and throughout the night (he usually wakes 2-3 times) but I struggle to get him to feed off me during the day. Is he getting enough milk? Hope you can help.


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Jul 27, 2016 08:12 AM

Hi Thank you for your email and questions, if baby is continuing to maintain and gain weight he will be having sufficient milk. Useful milk substitutions include for example a 20g portion of cheese can replace one third of his daily requirement for milk.
However I don't know if you would like baby to continue to wake 3-4 times a night when he could be breastfeeding or having expressed milk or any age appropriate milk instead of water. Replacing some of the water that baby has during the day with milk, should ensure that he begins to sleep better at night.
Hope this helpful.
Katherine