Maggie - posted on 10/22/2012 ( no moms have responded yet )
OK - I am a working mother of a 7 month old boy and need advice on a daily feeding schedule. I have tried coming up with something on my own, but I just can't seem to keep something going on a regular basis. Right now, he's waking up at 7am and by 7:20am, I have him in the car going to daycare. (Now, he doesn't eat before we leave...is that a bad thing? I've heard numerous mother's saying they feed their baby before taking him/her to daycare.). When he first started going to daycare (age 5 months), I had him on a feeding schedule for every 4 hours - 8am, 12pm, 4pm, 8pm (all 8oz bottles) and then I would usually pick him up around 5:15pm, go home and play for a while. He had also been going to sleep (on his own) around 8ish and sleeping through the night until 7am...but here recently, he has been sick (just now getting over it) with the croupe and hasn't been going to sleep until close to 10pm...and then waking several times at night...not coughing...just crying. Needless to say, I'm exhausted! I feel like I just need to get him back on a normal routine and hopefully things will get better. I would try going back to the bottle feeding every 4 hours but I know that the baby food needs to be thrown in the mix as well. Right now, he's getting baby food on a daily basis but I'm not giving it to him on any sort of schedule. Advice on a feeding schedule would be awesome. HELP!