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How many bottles does your 8 month old have a day?

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Fedupofplaystation Fri 17-Jul-15 21:31:17

DD is having bottles at 7am, 11am, 3pm, 7pm and 11pm. She has 4-7 ounces of formula each time.
She has Weetabix/porridge at 9am then naps for an hour.
Dinner at 1pm followed by a 2-3 hour nap (if the nap extends past the 3pm bottle I'll lift her from the cot, feed bottle and she goes straight back down).
Tea at 5pm.
She'd stopped having the 11pm dream feed and was sleeping 7pm-7am from 6 months but has had a rough few weeks sleep wise and since I reintroduced the dream feed 3 nights ago has been back to sleeping through.
Her solids intake has reduced alot though. We do a mixture of mushed food & finger food. She prefers finger food.
I know three babies of a similar age or younger in RL who all just have a bottle in the morning and one before bed now. They also eat a lot more solids than DD.
I'm reluctant to do anything that may jeopardise the good sleeping, but should I be trying to reduce DDs formula intake and increase the solids? If so, how do I go about this?

Fedupofplaystation Sat 18-Jul-15 20:00:16


Lonelylass1218 Sat 18-Jul-15 20:13:50

My lo has just turned 9 months but for the last 5 weeks has been having 7oz at 8am, 6oz at 12 then 9oz at 7pm. Has breakfast at 9am lunch at 1pm and dinner at 5pm has water/juice with these

Aciderwouldbenice Sat 18-Jul-15 20:17:59

Mine has just turned 9 months and has bottles (6-8 oz) at 8am, 1pm, 4pm, 7pm, 1am and 4 am! I don't seem to be able to drop any of them hmm he is a light eater really though (unless it is biscuits blush)

Twistedheartache Sat 18-Jul-15 20:20:21

Dd2 is 8.5 months & has breakfast at 7, bf at 9 ish, lunch 11:30, 7oz bottle at 12:30, bf at 3:30 ish - but not always interested, dinner at 5, 8oz bottle at 7 for bed. She then has 1 to 2 bf per night.
It used to be 1 pre weaning at around 4:30 but has gone backwards even though she eats quite well

Lonelylass1218 Sat 18-Jul-15 20:24:17

I found stretching lo between feeds key in dropping them. She used to have a bottle at 8am then 11am so I dragged it out and made her go hungry for 15 mins and she took an extra oz then built it up to 12 so an hour later and she had a bigger bottle And lasted longer until the next one and so on. It took a while to master it all. She had a 3pm bottle until recently which I changed to juice and a snack of 2 rice cakes or similar. I would say pick the feed where they drink the least and try to cut it out by distracting them try take a walk or play music etc whatever they like to do and maybe introduce a small snack and water instead

annatha Sat 18-Jul-15 21:08:25

We've started doing 7oz around 8am, breakfast/brunch around 9.30-10, lunch around 12-1, an hour long nap either just before or straight after lunch, 7oz around 3pm, another hour nap anytime between 3 and 5, dinner around 5-6 and 8oz around 9-10pm for bedtime. She's up later than I'd like but she won't go down for a big sleep any earlier so I set her mealtimes so she can eat with us. She'd probably take another bottle if I offered it but she was having 4 x 7oz until recently and was usually sick after one of the middle bottles and the HV suggested that she was full from lunch but just drinking the milk because it was available.

breakfastinbread Sat 18-Jul-15 21:20:48


DS (8.5m) pattern is:

7am - 7oz
730/8am - porridge and fruit
9-10 nap
11 - lunch
1230-230 - nap
3pm - 7/8oz bottle
5pm - dinner
630 - 6/7oz and bed

No feeds overnight. He did used to have a 10/11pm dreamfeed which we dropped when he was about 6/7months. Didn't even seem to notice when we stopped it.

Sleeps through about 6 nights in 7 since the age of 6 months. smile.

I know people on here LOATHE Gina F, but I found her weaning book useful, as I was completely clueless when I started.

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