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    Default How to know when to stop/reduce bottles. Help pls

    I'm just wanting to find out opinions if I should stop/ reduce my LO bottles and if so how do I stop/ reduce them... Do I give her cows milk? Or?

    Recently my chn they suggested I stop/ reduce my lo the bottles as she's having more than they recommended....

    So my LO will be 1 next week and is having 4x 200ml bottles through out the day, solids 3x day + snacks
    She has a tub of the baby vaalia yoghurt once a day and cheese regularly.

    I have been following "food for fun, until they turn one" so I haven't been to concerned with her bottles

    Thankyou xx

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    Default How to know when to stop/reduce bottles. Help pls

    At 1 my dd was have 2 240ml bottles of formula I kept formula up until she was 16 months then switched to cows milk.
    She's now almost 21 months an still on 2 cows milk bottles a day.

    Maybe start half and holding her bottles half formula half cows milk and offer more water instead of bottles?

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    at 1 my son was having heaps more milk!
    He always had more then he was meant to, but he wanted it, followed the same line till he went off charts (was 95% at birth)
    If you really do want to cut down on formula cut out the one he has without the nap, im guessing you give him one first thing in the morning? Offer cows milk (or formula if you wish) in a sippy cup instead of that bottle.

    I always had water in a sippy cup with meals too.

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    Default How to know when to stop/reduce bottles. Help pls

    My 8 1/2 month old we've just dropped one bottle. We swapped food then bottles around and I found instead of 8am/12pm/5pm/10pm she was quite happy until about 4pm for midday bottle and then just when we go to bed or if she's down late sometimes before she's down for night. She was drinking them when offered before but she hasn't actually been asking for them since we've started this this week. She gets water with every meal too.

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    Thanks for the replies.... I have water to offer with every meal and through out the day.
    Im thinking I will just "ignore" the chn advice, and continue with what we are doing at the moment - its working for us and we are both happy so why change!
    She has her needles next week, so might ask the dr for her opinion while we are there
    Thanks again xx


 

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