Think DD is having too much milk but won't drink anything else!! Advice?

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emeraldgirl1 Sun 13-Oct-13 20:59:00

DD is 7m and have just worked out she is having 25-28oz milk per day. Formula, that is.

It goes:

7am: 7 oz bottle
8am: porridge, fruit
10am: tiny snack of fruit or couple morsels cheese
12ish: lunch (shep pie with veg etc, yoghurt) with 4oz bottle
4.30: teatime (pasta with cheese sauce etc, fruit) with 4oz bottle
6.45: evening bottle of 6 oz
Then a middle of the night 7oz bottle that she drains completely.

I keep offering water or v watered down appe juice with her morning snack and with her lunch and tea but she basically refuses it.

Is she having too much bottle? She is enjoying her solids mst of the time (as long as I find something she enjoys!!) but I don't know if she is prepared to consume much more actual food at the mo, I worry that if I reduce her milk she would be hungry? Otoh I know the process is about weaning OFF milk!!

And she is using the milk to slake her thirst anyway I think. If she refuses water etc how can she get enough fluid without the milk? She already gets a bit constipated which is why I am so keen for her to have more water.

I have tried a beaker and also tried getting her to sip from a little cup with no spout, plus recently tried a kind f spouty training cup thing. She won't drink from any of them.

I don't know if it is the liquid itself she doesn't like or the vessel.

Either way I think she gets thirsty!!

Also, isn't this too much milk for her at this stage? She isn't a massive baby, 50th centile.

Help!

RawCoconutMacaroon Sun 13-Oct-13 21:05:30

She's 7months, milk should be her main food ATM, food is just for fun and learning tastes and textures at first. I wouldn't even think of cutting it down until she's at least a year old, certainly don't worry about it at this stage smile.

emeraldgirl1 Sun 13-Oct-13 21:08:11

Thanks for the confidence boost raw coconut!!
It suddenly sounded a lot of milk when I added it up and a bit of (silly) googling suggests that at 7m they only need 18-20oz per day...
She seems to be thriving so I hope it's ok!

5madthings Sun 13-Oct-13 21:09:18

Sounds fine, the 20oz is a minimum! Milk should be her main source of nutrition until she is one smile

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