I wondered if I might get some advice re weaning - primarily to do with how the routine changes & the feed times & when my little girl should also have her milk. I am a bit lost as to what she should have and when ! And also worried I may over or under feed. She is 4 months at the mo and bottle fed & will probably start to wean in next 6 weeks. She hasn't ever had a huge appetite - normally drinks between 120 and 150 mil per feed and has 6 feeds a day. She sleeps well - for the past few weeks from 11pm dream feed to 7.30am. Roughly our routine at the mo is:
7/7:30 wake up and feed
8:30/9:00 morning nap
12.45 midday sleep (normally she only manages 45 mins)
I'd wait until she was 6 months, there's no need to rush. When you do start I'd offer some solids at roughly 11.30ish. Just once a day is fine for the first few weeks. Then you can build upto 3 meals a day between 8 and 9 months.
Between 6 and 12 months the minimum amount of formula per day is 20floz. But I wouldn't expect her to start dropping bottles straightaway.
Thanks so much - so I keep as normal but introduce one meal at 11.30 - the others when I get to that stage will be early morning & dinner time then? And what about water / juice - I have read that babies don't need water on its own until 9-10 months as otherwise it's v dangerous. Thanks again !