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How much milk for a 8 month old

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kbaby Wed 09-Feb-05 21:27:50

Just wondering if DD was getting enough but I dont know whats normal.
Thanks

ChocolateGirl Wed 09-Feb-05 22:28:37

Kbaby, I think (but I'm not sure) that baby should be getting three breastfeeds a day. Or 3 bottles equivalent to roughly a pint (I think). Is that any help?

ghosty Wed 09-Feb-05 23:01:45

At 8 months DD was having 3/4 breastfeeds a day.
I went down to 2 breastfeeds and one bottle of fomula at 8.5 months and dropped breastfeeding altogether at 9.5 months. She then had 3 bottles a day (200mls morning and night and 150mls at 2pm) ... I recently dropped the 2pm bottle just before her 1st birthday last week ... so she is now on 2 bottles of formula a day.
I would switch to cow's milk but I like the added vitamins in the formula ....

sievehead Wed 09-Feb-05 23:08:07

Mine were on about 3 7oz feeds per day at that age, plus probably 3 meals. don't know if this is normal or not, but they slept well on it!

KathH Thu 10-Feb-05 15:04:02

i seem to remember being told they should be having about a pint - mine wouldnt drink that much so had lots of yoghurts, veggies with cheese sauce etc.

vict17 Thu 10-Feb-05 15:07:01

My ds was (and still is) having 3 7oz bottles - one on waking, one at about 2.30pm and one before bed.

Beansmum Thu 10-Feb-05 15:09:02

ds is 8 months and gets 3/4 breast feeds a day. he's in nursery 3 days a week and gets a 7oz bottle of EBM then. He also gets cows milk on his cereal in the morning and lots of things like cheese sauce and yoghurts,

lunarx Fri 11-Feb-05 17:31:34

DS (who is 7.5 months) is having anywhere between 16-21oz. a day of formula. he is on 3 meals a day, as well.

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