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Abbnell29 Tue 10-Apr-18 20:39:17

Hi guys

Any tips and advice very appreciated

I am a first time mum and the dropping bottle situation is really confusing and quite stressful

My DD is 9 months and I'm wondering when to try and drop a bottle ? She's having 4 bottles a day, health visitor told me to try and cut 11am bottle but she seems to prefer to cut the 5pm bottle if any? Advice please, if I skip what foods will be best to fill her until the next

8:00am bottle
11:00am bottle
2:00pm bottle
5:00pm bottle (might skip)
8:00pm bottle

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Abbnell29 Tue 10-Apr-18 20:39:56

Sorry, 5 bottles 🙈

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Mummyh2016 Tue 10-Apr-18 20:41:42

Could you skip one and feed at 8am, 12 midday, 4pm and 8pm? My DD is 10 months and has 8oz bottles at 8am and 8pm, and 4oz bottles at 10am and 2pm, this works pretty well.

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 11-Apr-18 07:21:49

If you are worried about filling her up, just try her with whatever yiu are eating. We eat at 5pm anyway so it would be things like Fish Pue, Spag Bol, Omelette, Toad in the Hole.

ginandnappies Wed 11-Apr-18 07:28:36

My little boy was on 5 8oz bottles until we hit 6 1/2 months. How many oz is your little one on? We dropped our mid morning once first, I introduced weetabix a few hours after his first bottle and then a small snack if needed before lunch. Once I upped the amount I was giving him for lunch he quickly dropped his 1pm bottle. For a month or so were doing 3 bottles. 6am, 2.30pm & 6.30pm. Recently I've introduced an afternoon snack which has dropped the afternoon bottle.

You just have to follow your little ones lead, if you think the 5pm bottle will drop easier then do that.

Now our routine is
6am bottle
8(ish) weetabix
10.30 snack
12.30 lunch
2.30 snack
4.30 dinner
6.30 bottle.

ginandnappies Wed 11-Apr-18 07:33:46

Also for snacks I try mix it up as much as possible but his favourites are grated cheese, yogurt, fruit, Ella's kitchen melty sticks, rice cakes, cucumber sticks. X

Abbnell29 Wed 11-Apr-18 10:34:25

Ah that's great Thankyou, she is hit & miss with her milk feeds since she was born, i make 6oz bottles but mostly she only drinks 3oz each feed that's why I havnt dropped any bottles as of yet, I'm going to try skip the 11am bottle see how that goes. She likes to skip the 5pm bottle as she smells my dinner and wants it so I give her her dinner around the same time then bed time bottle is at 8pm

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Rodent01 Wed 11-Apr-18 10:37:11

8 month dd goes

0730 porridge with 2 oz milk then 4oz bottle
1030/11 after nap- 7oz
1230 lunch
1530/1600 post nap 4oz
1630/1700 tea
1845 8oz before bed

ginandnappies Wed 11-Apr-18 15:01:32

Also my health visitor said something really helpful, most of the time it was just me doing it. He wasn't really looking for bottles, so once I stopped he didn't fuss! Could be different with you but I never thought of it that way x

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