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    Default Weaned onto bottle - taking small amounts?

    I just weaned my DS (8 months) onto a bottle from the breast. It says on the tin the recommended daily intake is 200mls 3-4 times daily. But my DS seems to have other ideas, he is taking 80-120mls max every 3 hours (so 5 times daily) and 2 times overnight. He has only just been switched so is it possible that's the amount he is just use to taking from me? He is having solids aswell.

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    Default Weaned onto bottle - taking small amounts?

    The tin is a guide , my DS was the same , as long as he is well hydrated and putting on weight he may not need as much as they say, plus some days you will notice he drinks less, some more , it all differs! Just keep offering!

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    My DD2 went onto a bottle full time at 10 months and was a bit the same. The most she drank was 80ml and only had 4 bottles (in 24hours) I was really concerned but there was aboslutely nothing you can do to make them drink more if they don't want it

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    Default Weaned onto bottle - taking small amounts?

    Agree with PP - the tin is a guide only. My DS has never had the recommended amounts listed - if they are hungry/thirsty they will take it, don't worry

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    Thanks ladies I'll just go with what he needs for now, he's always been on the smaller size for weight but we have a CHN in early December so will check up on him then.

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    DD was having at most 300ml a day when I weaned her. I was so stressed and her poos were hard as rock. It has taken 6-8 weeks and at 11 months she has 100-120 each feed. Five bottles roughly per day. Just try to do what you did when bf - just give another bottle or solids if you think he seems hungry. Good luck


 

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