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How much juice/water for 7 month old?

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mmmmchocolate Thu 14-Apr-05 22:02:39

My DD is 7 months old and went off her milk at 5 months so has been a constant struggeling to get the recommended intake of milk down her, gave in and now she just has her one bottle before bed (7oz) and sometimes a couple of oz before breakfast.. How much juice/water should she be drinking?

mmmmchocolate Thu 14-Apr-05 22:18:40

bump.. Please x

sacha3taylor Thu 14-Apr-05 22:52:42

I know that it is recommended about a pint of milk a day, so if she is not having milk I would think as many yoghurts, custard, rice pudding, cheese sauses as possible and then the juice, milk or water to stop her being thirsty. she will also need multi vitamin drops as well i think.

Have you asked a health visitor or doctor?

Hope this has been a little bit of help

mmmmchocolate Thu 14-Apr-05 23:05:12

i did about the milk and they said not to worry as long as she is having 3 meals a day and not loosing weight, the pint of milk is just really a bonus. She will be getting enough vitimins through her food.

How much juice/water is the norm?

highlander Fri 15-Apr-05 17:57:43

My book says it is just little sips of water with meals. Their diet should be mostly milk at this stage. In other words, milk should be offered first, then food, then more milk.

I made the mistake of not giving DS enough time to BF before meals and he quickly became dehydrated Mealtimes now take about 45 mins to allow for the milk-food-milk cycle.

I know what you mean about going off milk though. DS only really takes a lot before his naps and he's really enjoying his diluted prune juice with meals! In total, he probably has about 2oz of this a day (hoping to change to water soon, when the poops soften up).

Fran1 Fri 15-Apr-05 18:11:43

Many children don't drink enormous amounts at that age. Few sips here and there is all my dd ever had.

I'd stick with water rather than juice for as long as you can i.e until your dd can request anything else.

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