Bottles?

(3 Posts)
daisychainn Tue 09-Aug-16 09:11:29

Hiya
I have two slightly unrelated problems but couldn't find a forum for contraception (I probably didn't look hard enough) so I'm hoping someone here can help!

Basically I've been on the depo injection for 5 months now with absolutely no bleeding up until this past week, every time I go to the toilet there's blood, the nurse did tell me I might bleed on it so I'm not too worried about it it's just quite random how it's only occurred after 5 months! Also at my last appointment she told me because I haven't bled I shouldn't ever bleed on it nowhmm has anyone else had this?

My other question is dd is coming up to 7 months and she has a big appetite, she'll eat a whole yoghurt or bowl of porridge for breakfast with some fruit, for lunch she has finger food and at dinner time she'll eat either a jar or what we've made and blended for her equivalent to the amount in a jar plus desert, she also has rusks, fruit etc throughout the day. My question is, should I be thinking about getting rid of bottles at meal times or is she still too young? I heard you shouldn't stop giving bottles until around 9 months but she'll only drink a few ounces of her bottle after a meal anyway so should I just skip the bottle all together or will she not be getting enough nourishment at the moment?

Thankyou! flowers

daisychainn Tue 09-Aug-16 11:14:13

Bump smile

SpeakNoWords Tue 09-Aug-16 13:37:56

I wouldn't drop milk feeds at 6 to 7 months, it seems too early to me. I'd prioritise milk feeds over solid food, and offer milk first about an hour before offering solids. I might also swap the snacks for a milk feed too - breastmilk/formula has much more nutrition than rusks. NHS advice is to move to 3 meals a day by 8 to 9 months so there's no rush.

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