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    While we impatiently wait for an appointment with the feeding clinic/dietitian/speech therapist, I'd love to hear some weaning stories/information.

    DD is 10months and her milk intake has now dropped to about 400mls in 24 hours. I don't really see it improving.

    So tell me when/how/ why you weaned. What should I aim for? What foods should she be having to balance out the lack of milk? Do I try cows milk etc. TIA xx

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    Default Tell me about weaning

    At that age I would suggest you cook with formula if possible. Ie pancakes with formula as the milk component, rice pudding etc.

    Kids that age need lots and lots of nutrients that plain solids cannot give. Hence food before 1 is fun.

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    She loves weetbix with formula but pancakes is a great idea! Thanks!

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    How does she drink her milk? As in from a bottle or cup etc?

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    Bottle. She refuses a sippy cup (I've bought so many) and normal cups.

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    It took ages for my DD to drink from a cup. ..but she took the bbox straw cup after some practice. It has a weighted straw so it doesn't matter if it tips up.
    I used to make the following with formula. ..
    Pancakes (like pp said)
    Pikelets..plus can add fruit
    Smoothies (still working on this! )
    Weetbix
    Porridge
    Scrambled eggs
    Omelet
    I can't think of anymore but if i do I'll add!

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    Oh.. a way to teach straw drinking is to use pouches of food...as bub sucks you squeeze...so they learn that the sucking gives a reward.
    Also using those fat straws you can get. .like from fast food restaurants.
    They are much easier to learn from. Cut the straws smaller.
    DD didn't take to sippy cups well at all but straws were okay.
    Sometimes you need to pull the valve out of sippy cups..they can be quite hard to suck from. And bubs can give up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamasupial View Post
    Bottle. She refuses a sippy cup (I've bought so many) and normal cups.
    That's annoying. I tried heaps with DS2 and the only ones he likes were the cheap Take n Toss ones. Just wondered if maybe it was more a case of going off bottles rather than milk IYKWIM.

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    We have tried the free pouring ones and straws. She won't suck on pouches either...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamasupial View Post
    We have tried the free pouring ones and straws. She won't suck on pouches either...
    My DD didn't either. It took some time. She still doesn't really suck on pouches but she did learn to use a straw.
    But yeah. ..it took a while. Like honestly. ..at least 2-3 months of teaching her!


 

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