hv having a good moan at me :(

(13 Posts)
zoesmum2012 Thu 22-Aug-13 12:21:56

Wanted sum other mums thoughts on my dd feeding
8am 6oz bottle
10-1030 breakfest
12pm lunch
1pm 6oz bottle
3-4 6oz bottle
5pm dinner
7pm 6oz bottle
Sleeps from 9 - 8 most nights
I use sma staydown and soilds are homemade with sum baby jars if busy out etc
My hv says she's haveing far to much milk and she sud only have 1 bottle a day !!! But dd pretty sure that 4 is what she wants she weighs 18 pound and 8 months any thoought please
Tia

hettienne Thu 22-Aug-13 12:25:50

At 8 months she needs about 20oz of formula a day, so not sure how the HV would get that in one bottle!

3 meals and 4 bottles sounds absolutely fine to me, don't know what your HV's problem is. Has your DD jumped the centiles at all?

Ra88 Thu 22-Aug-13 12:27:02

if that's what she wants then give it to her , maybe offer her Half the 1pm amount and gradually reduce as she gets older

bamboobutton Thu 22-Aug-13 12:27:04

sounds about right to me, im pretty sure that was my feeding routine with my 2 children.

1 bottle of milk a day?hmm

if I can remember correctly my youngest was still having 3 or 4 bottles a day at over a year old.
I think I read somewhere that a pint of milk a day was recommended?

hettienne Thu 22-Aug-13 12:29:52

Yes, it's a minimum 17-21oz (500-600ml), depending on the baby, until 12 months so they get enough vitamins and nutrients. After 12 months you can reduce to 12oz (350ml) of cow's milk or formula.

MyNameIsAnAnagram Thu 22-Aug-13 12:31:21

Milk should still be their main source of nutrition till they're one, so not sure what your hv's problem is really.

zoesmum2012 Thu 22-Aug-13 14:12:20

Thought so thanks girls smile

valiumredhead Thu 22-Aug-13 16:05:27

I'm sure that's what I was doing with ds.

beckslovestimmy Thu 22-Aug-13 19:41:25

DD is 7.5 months and has 3x 6oz bottles and 1x 8oz bottle + 3x solid meals a day. Her weight continues to follow her centile line. I try not to see the HV if possible. I know my baby is fine and healthy. You know your baby best. Ignore the HVsmile

IsThatTrue Thu 22-Aug-13 19:44:32

Seeing your hv isn't compulsory [ wink], just saying smile

Chunderella Sun 25-Aug-13 09:27:43

Your HV is giving advice that goes against NHS guidance, so I would think about complaining. She may be saying the same to other mums who are less knowledgeable and/or confident about asking questions than you are.

valiumredhead Sun 25-Aug-13 12:59:10

I agree actually, imagine of someone took her at her word!

ihearsounds Sun 25-Aug-13 14:22:13

Pull her up on it. Ask her to show you official documentation that states one bottle a day, rather than a pint a day. If under a pint a day then vitamins are needed. Did she suggest this?
I also agree report her. If she is giving this advice to you, what else is she telling others.

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