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DD is coming up to 6 months and for many reasons we are gently switching to formula, the only problem is I have no idea how much to give her. I've read bf babies can sometimes only consume 4oz at 6 months as the calorie content changes, so do I give 4oz of formula and gently increase it to the recommended?She has it from a cup with 3 mini meals at the momentTIA
If she is happy to take 4oz at a time, how about just giving 5x4oz cups, rather than 3x7oz bottles?
Do you bf on demand?Are you planning to switch completely soon?FWIW I bf on demand and gave cows milk (in a variety of forms) and water when I couldn't bf (relatively short periods of time), but I don't know your circumstances.
Thanks, Yep bf on demand and planning on totally switching once she has got the hang on the meal time ones. She normally has about 6 bf in a day so will just stick to the 4oz but more often
I would do that - just switch each breastfeed for a small cup. I have just done the same with my 13 month old, he was having 4 breastfeeds a day and I have just replaced 3 of them with 3-4oz of cow's milk.
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