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    Default Changes to make leading up to weaning at 12 months.

    DD is 10.5 months and I'm thinking about how I will go about weaning DD from formula at 12 months.

    Do I have to stop giving her formula? Or is the purpose just to give more solids? Do I start dropping feeds now?

    She is on soy formula and reacts to dairy still, so I assume I just give regular soy milk?

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    Default Changes to make leading up to weaning at 12 months.

    With DD1 who was breastfed, I started to cut out feeds at 10months until we were down to one morning, one night feed by 11 months. She refused a bottle but would drink a bit of cows milk out of a sippy cup. She was fully weaned by 12 months but still refused to drink anything but water and a small amount of cows milk. I found she loved to drink out of a straw, and eventually by 14 months was drinking 200mL of cows milk a day out of a straw cup, as well as water.
    Yes you could switch to soy milk, or rice milk but read up on recommendations regarding calcium content etc as I was always paranoid she wasn't getting enough calcium so loaded her with other sources, but I'm unsure what your little one can have. Good luck, weaning is hard work, finding a special cup that they love is probably my best tip.

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    Default Changes to make leading up to weaning at 12 months.

    How many bottles is she having? I noticed my DS naturally dropped them around 10-11 months as he was filling up more on food! I would definitely be offering food before bottles by 12 months

    Not sure on soy formula or if there is a toddler one but the toddler formulas have loads more vitamins and more calcium then cows milk as they are made for human toddlers not cows! I kept DS in his goat formula until about 16 months then he had maybe 100ml of toddler formula a day for a few months is a cup

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    Default Re: Changes to make leading up to weaning at 12 months.

    She has 6 in the day and 0-2 overnight. So we do:

    Wake bottle, food, bottle, nap,
    wake, bottle, food, bottle, nap,
    wake, bottle, food, bottle, bed time.

    She drinks a full 200ml bottle at 7am, 12:30 and 5:00, but the bottles she has before her two naps and bed will be anywhere between 30 and 130mls

    I managed today to drop the bottle before her first nap, which was successful as i gave her a bottle at 7:30 and breakfast at 8:30, then nap at 9. Maybe this was a good start?

    She is dairy intolerant and has a wheat and egg allergy so trying to find additional foods to give her as snacks is proving difficult.

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    Default Changes to make leading up to weaning at 12 months.

    That's a lot of bottles! The morning and night time is good but try gradually cutting out the ones when she wakes up from her day naps (2 I think?)
    Does she eat much? You may have to up her solids so she won't rely on her milk so much, try give her snacks when she wakes up

    With snacks - have you tried rice cakes with avocado or almond butter ( is she ok for nuts?)
    Hummus or baba Ganoush dips with rice cruskits or cucumber sticks
    Gosh it must be hard with wheat , dairy and egg allergys! I'll try think
    Of more snacks - can she have gluten free bread or pasta? What about goat cheese or yogurt?

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    Default Changes to make leading up to weaning at 12 months.

    Chickpea tuna patties with veges is a great snack as it's easy for bubs to feed themselves and high in protein.

    Dd1 moved from 5-7 bf at 12mths to 2 at 14mths when I also nightweaned. Around 12/13mths she actually started eating and not grazing.

    All forms of beans - butter, borlotti, chickpea, kidney, red/yellow/green etc are extremely popular here

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    Default Changes to make leading up to weaning at 12 months.

    Do you have a recipe for the tuna patties? Yum!

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    Default Changes to make leading up to weaning at 12 months.

    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    Do you have a recipe for the tuna patties? Yum!
    Yeah, sounds great! DD tends to suck the moisture out of the finger foods I give her, leaving dry bits of meat, tuna, beans etc. but it sounds like a good starter to get her used to finger foods and chewing and swallowing.

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    Default Changes to make leading up to weaning at 12 months.

    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    That's a lot of bottles! The morning and night time is good but try gradually cutting out the ones when she wakes up from her day naps (2 I think?)
    Does she eat much? You may have to up her solids so she won't rely on her milk so much, try give her snacks when she wakes up

    With snacks - have you tried rice cakes with avocado or almond butter ( is she ok for nuts?)
    Hummus or baba Ganoush dips with rice cruskits or cucumber sticks
    Gosh it must be hard with wheat , dairy and egg allergys! I'll try think
    Of more snacks - can she have gluten free bread or pasta? What about goat cheese or yogurt?
    I've not tried nuts but no allergy turned up on her bloods.

    Avocado makes her break out but I could always put hummus on rice cakes as she loves rice rusks.

    She can have gluten free bread and pasta, but she spat out the pasta last time I tried that (much to my disappointment as I'm a pastaholic!)

    Her feeds after she wakes is usually half an hour to 2 hours after she wakes, but maybe I can try more snacks and smaller bottles until I gradually get rid of those bottles.

    Can I start offering her soy or rice milk in a sippy cup now, just to try, or are they not recommended until 12 months?

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    Default Changes to make leading up to weaning at 12 months.

    Hi Cuddles, I'm in an almost identical situation! Today we didn't have a bottle, we tried 4 different sippy cups and he drank water and tried some soy milk in with his formula. He had 0 bottles during the day today.

    I upped his solids and for tea he ate 3 bowls of veggies, a fish pattie, half a home made muffin!!! The strangest thing though, he normally goes to bed at 7 - he did not want a bar of it so DH got him up and he has played flat chat for 2.5 hours!!! We finally put him down with a bottle and fingers crossed he is asleep.

    Im going ahead with 0 day bottles tomorrow and then a bottle for bed, I'll deal with weaning him from that bed bottle in a few weeks I think.

    Has anyone else experienced evening hyperactivity with bottle weaning???


 

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